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2005 NBA Finals: The Deepest Levels of Hell. [Jun. 13th, 2005|02:10 am]
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When Rasheed Wallace cussfully waxed hopeful with comments of playing like "Bad Boys," at 2:10 AM on an early Monday, I decided to write the pre-emptive memorial to a special team which stopped the collective heart of their fans.

"I don't think we've been as aggressive as them . . . "

-Larry Brown, on his team's performance in Games 1 and 2.

In sum, Larry Brown's post-game interview showed a rather vacant appearance. Deep down, however, there rests an icy soul already focused on new horizons. All of his statements pointed at his players, yet the logical answer would not pass acceptance with exception to fools.

For his current actions, including the lack of leadership on the court, the shameless and vague blame on his players, and his untimely nature of subtle malevolence at the greatest stage, Larry Brown shall own a special accomplishment.


*Treachery against those to whom sinners have special ties.


*Traitors to family. Held in ice, heads bent forward.

Larry Brown.

Larry Brown fears abandonment. Gripped by his fear, he abandons those who would abandon him.

His treachery extends past his team. By his disservice, he births fear of abandonment in the hearts of those he coaches. His actions spread to the brotherhood of the NBA. Surely, the league would be left with distaste for a possibility of teams not in the largest markets with the most marketable players. Fans will also hold reason to desire such stars. If team play is San Antonio versus Detroit, then who would ever want to watch such horrid basketball?

I would not blame Joe Dumars for inaction. However, this is not Larry Brown's team.


In times of weak leadership, the subordinates follow with weak action.

Joe must defend his team from the silent assailant and turn the subtle knife upon its holder.

I apologize to the fans of basketball.

Detroit plays championship-caliber basketball, and it is capable of battle with San Antonio. The Pistons can hang with the Spurs, and they can possibly beat them. Detroit's team is not to blame.


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[User Picture]From: fruitpunch76
2005-06-13 11:30 am (UTC)
The breakdown of Larry Brown really goes back to November. He started wanting out then, after the brawl. He was talking about it in interviews. Things got a bit better, but deep down he was still wanting a way out. Plus, he's not the young coach he was in the past, where most of his success came from. He's had too many health issues this year, and wasn't there at times during the season. I just think it's time for him to move on, no matter what happens.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-06-13 03:46 pm (UTC)
Would the Cavaliers even want him, based off of his performance as coach since the talks leaked in the press?

I'll put it this way . . . they talk of Larry Brown's fear of abandonment . . . LeBron James doesn't like it very much, either. Can you guess what would happen if Brown lasted up until James's contract expires, only to claim health once more, stating that he needs another break?

Brown's current behavior, even from a GM's desk, could usher the exodus of LeBron James from Cleveland.
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[User Picture]From: pierce
2005-06-13 04:32 pm (UTC)
he definately needs to address his health issues
in the off season.

until then, i can't see why they bother
so much with speculations about next year.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-06-13 04:46 pm (UTC)
Given the seemingly healthy Brown that can earn a technical from the referees, I have little belief in his ability to finish out this series.

Joe Dumars must protect his team. Larry cannot be allowed to unleash his full poison on this club.

Joe could find ways to give an honorable discharge, but given Brown's post-game interview, there is little room available for honor.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-06-13 03:52 pm (UTC)
I cannot understand his motivation if he were truly selfless.

This is a man who is very much a great talent, but why would he lose his focus? What could possibly have turned him into the subjective excuse-maker?

This isn't the Olympics, and the kids are willing to play team basketball. He also enjoys the luxury of contract that extends past this year. Last coaching job or no, when you have Gilbert or any owner call you during your current season on the possibility of another job, the most respect you can give the person is to thank them for their interest and assure them a return phone call after the final game of the year.

There's no rational excuse for the sudden degeneration of a collection of players who truly can be called a championship-caliber ball club.
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[User Picture]From: pierce
2005-06-13 04:29 pm (UTC)
they kept saying that the whole Brown thing wasn't a distraction
because Detroit beat Miami.

i was like..."right".
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-06-13 04:43 pm (UTC)
I was prepared for this post after Game 3, but it couldn't be posted until the Pistons showed the lack of effort they displayed in both games of the Finals.

I can review the 2004 2nd season and view a Larry Brown who had no ceiling. This man, when his future is certain, gives his soul to an effort.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-06-13 05:29 pm (UTC)
He will be the Sam Bowie.

However, Detroit fell victim of circumstance. Detroit massed a collection of talent at SF, SG, and PG. They needed another big man.

Sadly, the top prospects provided none of the PF or C.
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