Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Suns-Red Sox

If you like awesome articles, head on over to Hoops Addict to check out my latest column that compares the Suns to the 2004 Red Sox.

Even after finishing the piece, I realized that there are even more comparisons to be made:

Mike D'Antoni to Terry Francona. Both have unmitigated belief in their teams, neither is much of a strategic force.

Steve Nash to Pedro Martinez. Each was dominant as a small man, each had an apex of pure brilliance, and each give you the sad impression that they are being bullied and picked on by their tormenters (Spurs or Yankees), even as they are playing beautifully.

Amare Stoudemire to Manny Ramirez. Offensive savants ... no defense at all.

Raja Bell to Orlando Cabrera. Both play with a chip on their shoulder and don't back down from anyone and both have the ability to make huge plays under pressure.

We could probably do this all day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

But how do you fix the Suns, knowing that Shaq will be there for the next 2 years? Shawsure came through as the series went along, but not enough in the face of no contributions to speak of from Hill or Barbarosa, and Nash showing signs of being closer to the end?

You must have some thoughts on the matter!