Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Second Funniest Thing I've Heard All Year

Jerry West explains to the Boston Globe's Shira Springer why his success as an NBA exec was mostly due to luck. Via the Fanhouse's Tom Ziller.

"Garnett is very good, but if he had the pressure on him to score like Kobe does every night, there's a difference," said West. "Kevin is going to be a great, great player every night in all facets of the game.

"But the other one has a little bit different kind of cachet to him. You're going to pay to see Kevin Garnett play, but you're just going to see a tremendously good basketball player.

"The degree of excitement with Kobe Bryant is like going to an action movie instead of seeing a great film. Kevin Garnett would be in a great film and Kobe Bryant would be the action-hero figure. He's going to supply the jumps off the tops of bridges, dunks, going through 10 people, driving to make a layup.

"Kevin Garnett is just going to be the steady, steady, steady guy there every night. But I think from an all-around standpoint, Kobe is the best."

If the Logo had made a Rick Fox is like an impossible to watch direct to video action movie analogy, I'd be more inclined to believe him. Since when did scoring a lot of points = all-around?


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