Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 26 to 36 of 36

Thread: Remember when we were championship contenders?

  1. #26
    Harmonica
    Guest

    Default Re: Remember when we were championship contenders?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peck
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I remember when we were championship contenders as well.

    It was the 99-00 season & then for reasons that I will never understand it was all taken away.
    I'm curious. I've seen it well-documented how that team broke up. Trade requests, expiring contracts, retirements, etc. What's not to understand? Or do you have a revisionist take on it?

  2. #27
    Administrator Unclebuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    33,982

    Default Re: Remember when we were championship contenders?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harmonica
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I'm curious. I've seen it well-documented how that team broke up. Trade requests, expiring contracts, retirements, etc. What's not to understand? Or do you have a revisionist take on it?


    Don't do it that. Stop

  3. #28
    13/31 Shade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Age
    38
    Posts
    49,716

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Remember when we were championship contenders?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unclebuck
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Don't do it that. Stop


    Skip Bayless:

    "Derek Fisher will prove to be a much better NBA head coach than Steve Kerr."

    "The Houston Texans will forever regret it if they do not take Johnny Manziel with the No. 1 overall pick. He will haunt them."

    "You bet I'd take Tebow late in games over ARodg."

    "Manti Te'o: the next Ray Lewis."

  4. #29
    Tim
    Guest

    Default Re: Remember when we were championship contenders?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shade
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Yeah, me neither.
    It was a couple of years back, I know you remember. And it still isn't funny.

  5. #30
    Tim
    Guest

    Default Re: Remember when we were championship contenders?

    Quote Originally Posted by Isaac@Section216
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Everyone's talking about 03-04, what about 99-00? Or even better, 97-98, when we came so close to beating the Bulls.

    But seriously... let's wait to see who we get in a trade before we write this team off. There's a lot of season left.
    99-00? If Travis Best didn't hit that 3, we all would have had an early vacation and demanding a youth movement. The East wasn't strong and we barely made it out of the first round.

    97-98, now that was a season!

  6. #31
    Tim
    Guest

    Default Re: Remember when we were championship contenders?

    Quote Originally Posted by Los Angeles
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I've come up with a slogan: "Pacers 03-04: Ignorance is Bliss."
    ??? What do you mean?

  7. #32
    Jimmy did what Jimmy did Bball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    22,985

    Default Re: Remember when we were championship contenders?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harmonica
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I'm curious. I've seen it well-documented how that team broke up. Trade requests, expiring contracts, retirements, etc. What's not to understand? Or do you have a revisionist take on it?
    After the loss to the Knicks, DW decided that team had run its course. He decided NOT to offer extensions to a major cog or two, and he decided to trade another of the cogs for his own Marcus Camby project straight out of HS who since has retired after playing 2 NBA games in 6 years (or something that feels like that). Meanwhile, he ignored Rik Smits' declining performance and frequent pain issues (and talk of retirement) while over-valuing him.

    So the wheels were set in motion for all that followed in the summer of 2000... except the fact DW was admittedly surprised when the team went all the way to the Finals in 2000.

    Or is that the revisionist version?

    -Bball
    Nuntius was right for a while. I was wrong for a while. But ultimately I was right and Frank Vogel has been let go.

    ------

    "A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player. Losing yourself in the group, for the good of the group, thatís teamwork."

    -John Wooden

  8. #33
    13/31 Shade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Age
    38
    Posts
    49,716

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Remember when we were championship contenders?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    It was a couple of years back, I know you remember. And it still isn't funny.
    If we bring Al back, does that make us contenders again?

    And it's still hilarious.
    Skip Bayless:

    "Derek Fisher will prove to be a much better NBA head coach than Steve Kerr."

    "The Houston Texans will forever regret it if they do not take Johnny Manziel with the No. 1 overall pick. He will haunt them."

    "You bet I'd take Tebow late in games over ARodg."

    "Manti Te'o: the next Ray Lewis."

  9. #34
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Brown County, Indiana
    Posts
    5,171

    Default Re: Remember when we were championship contenders?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    99-00? If Travis Best didn't hit that 3, we all would have had an early vacation and demanding a youth movement. The East wasn't strong and we barely made it out of the first round.

    97-98, now that was a season!
    If you are talking about the Milwaukee series, I will say this. If Travis had not bricked his previous 13-14 shots, that shot would not have mattered.

  10. #35
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Brown County, Indiana
    Posts
    5,171

    Default Re: Remember when we were championship contenders?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peck
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I remember when we were championship contenders as well.

    It was the 99-00 season & then for reasons that I will never understand it was all taken away.
    The main stat that I remember from the final game of the Laker series is 32-3. Shaq outscoring Smits by that margin. Why Bird insisted on keeping Smits in the game in that fourth quarter is what still puzzles me.

  11. #36
    Harmonica
    Guest

    Default Re: Remember when we were championship contenders?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bball
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    After the loss to the Knicks, DW decided that team had run its course. He decided NOT to offer extensions to a major cog or two, and he decided to trade another of the cogs for his own Marcus Camby project straight out of HS who since has retired after playing 2 NBA games in 6 years (or something that feels like that). Meanwhile, he ignored Rik Smits' declining performance and frequent pain issues (and talk of retirement) while over-valuing him.

    So the wheels were set in motion for all that followed in the summer of 2000... except the fact DW was admittedly surprised when the team went all the way to the Finals in 2000.

    Or is that the revisionist version?
    He decided not to offer extensions to a major cog or two? Care to be more specific there? And he decided to trade another of the cogs for his own Marcus Camby? Didn't he do that before the '99-00 season?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •