NOPE! Yall dudes aint hiding from that Giannis accountability....

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Couldn't post for a week and I'll preface it by saying that no matter what happens the rest of the way, it's very clear that Giannis is the best player in basketball today. No doubt about that...

But that weak G7 performance didn't get the attention it deserved on here, mostly because it was bigger than just one game. Starting with the game though, he was 1-5 in the 4th of a game that was still winnable the first 5 minutes. His inability to elevate and stop the bleeding and lose in blowout fashion and getting the "fatigue" and "no Middleton" excuses are not acceptable...

Overall he had a great series and was the best player in the series, but I can name guys easily from the past 6-7 years who were missing their best teammates, and had to increase their workload and energy in a series, yet lost and were NOT allowed the fatigue and "missing their best teammates" excuses: LeBron (multiple times), Steph, Harden, just start with those three. There are others...

And it's not because Giannis is a made man full of accomplishments, Bron was far more accomplished carrying series with inferior rosters and yall shytted on him; Steph was more accomplished when he didn't have Durant abd Klay in '19 and yall shytted on him...

You dudes so eager to crown brothers without letting the shyt play out, and yall definitely have different standards for different players...

I was one of a very few on here who said, "let me see Giannis complete a title run again". I got called a hater because I factually stated the following:

•thru 8 years, he'd only advanced beyond the Semis twice--->now that is thru 9 years, he's still only had two deep playoff runs;

•the immediate two years prior to his '21 title run, he choked big time getting backdoor swept by Toronto and getting whipped by Miami, mind you in both those seasons he was the 1-seed, MVP, abd had 60+ win teams....one chip run wasn't enough to convince me the two years prior were the anomalies rather than the one year;

•he won his title in a Covid-shortened season by beating a flawed Heat, injury-riddled Nets, imposter Hawks, and imposter Suns. There's no way looking back on '21 run anyone says that was a slate of worthy opponents

I always said this: run it back, can't deny doing it two years in a row. Going out sad would fall in line with his performances prior to '21 and establish that those patterns are real. I wasn't a LeBron fan in '12 and felt the same way about him after the lockout chip, despite the fact he was more dominant and accomplished than Giannis at the time. But he ran it back and the rest is history...

All the comparisons to LeBron need to be deaded ASAP. Again in 9 years he has 3 Rd1 L's and has only been out the Semis twice, he isn't LeBron. Just stop it...

More importantly though, all you nikkas caping for him, I'm not allowing the he's tired excuse, he didn't have Middleton excuse. Up 3-2 with two opportunities to close the series yall nikkas was riding him hard. He IS the best player alive today. There's a pattern with him though, and his degree of dominance is more Regular Season Warrior than dudes wanna admit. There is a pattern here, and I'm holding all you frontrunning nikkas accountable!
 

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I mean I will say you have a point OP

People will be annoying in this thread but you have a solid case. Giannis didn't get any flack.

I personally won't criticize him too much, as he got gassed almost single-handedly beating Boston in 7 without Middleton, and his team shot horrificly from three.

But it's interesting he has ducked critique from even last year's run. Kyrie and Harden got hurt, Trae got hurt, and the Suns made it because Kawhi got hurt. But no one knocks Giannis for that.

We'll see next year if the team is healthy. For now, I'm on the fence a little bit.
 

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I mean I will say you have a point OP

People will be annoying in this thread but you have a solid case. Giannis didn't get any flack.

I personally won't criticize him too much, as he got gassed almost single-handedly beating Boston in 7 without Middleton, and his team shot horrificly from three.

But it's interesting he has ducked critique from even last year's run. Kyrie and Harden got hurt, Trae got hurt, and the Suns made it because Kawhi got hurt. But no one knocks Giannis for that.

We'll see next year if the team is healthy. For now, I'm on the fence a little bit.
Plenty of people knocked that title run from Giannis. It just got drowned out by people being happy the Nets and Lakers didn’t win
 

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I mean I will say you have a point OP

People will be annoying in this thread but you have a solid case. Giannis didn't get any flack.

I personally won't criticize him too much, as he got gassed almost single-handedly beating Boston in 7 without Middleton, and his team shot horrificly from three.

But it's interesting he has ducked critique from even last year's run. Kyrie and Harden got hurt, Trae got hurt, and the Suns made it because Kawhi got hurt. But no one knocks Giannis for that.

We'll see next year if the team is healthy. For now, I'm on the fence a little bit.

Injuries are part of the game. :manny:

Maybe in another universe there is no such thing as injuries and everyone plays 82 games and twice on Sunday. But in this universe they get hurt.

And if Giannis didn't win last year people would of given him flack for not taking advantage of it.
 

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imagine typing all this up about Giannis a week later because you care that much about Lebron :mjlol:

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Him all week waiting for the site to work again
 
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