|Posted by shawn cassidy on October 3, 2013 at 6:05 PM|
Do the Clippers have three future Hall of Fame players on their roster? Do they have a former league MVP on their roster? The Celtics 2008 team had that, plus a former league MVP in KG. Let's not discredit Rondo's emergence either that year. Doc Rivers is at it again. The Clippers are nowhere near the Celtics of 2008. Chris Paul is a great player, and to be honest. Is he considered a hall of fame player yet? He's on his way, but if Chris Paul stopped playing today. Would he be a hall of famer?
"They should be better than any team I've ever coached, I really believe that," Rivers said. "They're more athletic. They don't have the veteran IQ but they should be in that area. We have a couple of individual defenders that can be dominating on defense. We have great speed but we don't have the size in some ways as some of the teams I've coached."
"That's our big three, I like our big three," Rivers said. "I like what DeAndre [Jordan] gives us. He gives us something a lot of the guys in the league can't do. He can block shots, he can run the floor, he can defend, he's talking and he's in the best shape of his career. He's doing a lot of great things for us."
Doc is putting the belief into his Clipper team, I get that, but why would Doc want to take a jab at his 2008 title team, forget the Celtics, what about the players that you coached to a title? The Celtics of 2008 dominated everyone in their way, despite a the first two rounds of the playoffs when they were taken to the limit in the first two rounds. The Celtics had perhaps the best defensive team,and team of the decade. Doc is just acting a bit bitter, and I don't understand why.