t's not that simple. Kobe's drive to win coincided with a relentless approach that wasn't always conducive to team basketball. Russell Westbrook is a perfect example of where this approach has its limitations. How would a young Kobe have fit with this group? Also, the 2009 Lakers wouldn't have really worked in today's league.
Kobe always needed a good big man to win, so please don't use that pukebag Laker scum as an example of what we need to do. He messed with Tatum's game for the worse this summer.
Both of these guys win more than we do now so try again.
Also, why not use Jordan in your example, I tell you why, because he did what I am saying and he was far more successful than Kobe or Westbrook. So there is that blows a hole in your assertion.
I have no reason to believe Jaylen doesn't have the drive to be great. He is simply struggling to balance aggressiveness with making the right team plays.
Long term the Celtics are trying to emulate a style of play that is in line with the Spurs of 2014. I could also use the 2015 Warriors as en example, but the combo of Curry and Thompson is too crazy to emulate
We need some guys to step it up and start carrying us instead of worrying about tipping toeing around and hurting others feelings. When you try to please everyone you please no one and we are losing. We had a nice run last year despite injuries because guys stepped up to spotlight and delivered.
This is not grade school basketball, we need studs not duds and we need guys to be pros and play well when they are called upon.
As for the spurs, we don't a Tim Duncan so that comparison is beyond poor. I don't buy your BS, not even a bit what you are saying is a surefire recipe to mediocrity. Right now, we have blamed this on tinkering but it is clear that we need guys to assert theirselves more because the ra ra team ball has caused guys to pass up easy shots that guys are not hitting. Look at Timelord last night, there were two times that he passed up a post play that he should have shotI am advocating for guys to be aggressive not selfish, perhaps you don't understand the difference
. We could use some aggression and some genuine disgust at losing that drives guys to take over and win. Taking what you are good at and doing it the other team to make baskets. Jaylen is a slasher and he should slash for example! This season has been a season where guys do not play to their strengths!