Damon is constantly pointing the finger at himself....."Bringing in this guy will help me to get better looks at the basket"...."I wnat the ball in my hands"...."I llook to score"theWanker said:
I too, get tired of the damon bashing..but I too get tired of the Damon praisers.SodaPopinski said:Would you guys lay off Damon for two seconds? It's mind-numbingly annoying to hear everyone ***** about the only veteran on our team who consistently plays his heart out on a nightly basis.
Considering that Damon is being asked to play the shooting guard position most of the time, I welcome the fact that he's looking to score.
Yet, you guys find a way to demonize the guy. LAME.
Oh, and by the way, Damon had the game high for either team in assists last night. But, you know, don't let the facts get in the way of a good story.
What part of "Do as I say don't do as I do" don't you understand?Hap said:btw, why is it ok for you (and others) to criticize the management and the coach at the drop of a hat..but not Damon?
You know how some people use talking sticks in groups to show who has the right to talk....Well the Blazers have a lightening rod to pass around to take the heat for the team. They pass it off to the next person after every game. Unless a player/coach deems they have more to say and want to hold that lightening rod longer.SodaPopinski said:Just my two cents, I suppose. And I'm just venting because I feel like Damon's a lightning rod on this team when there are so many other likely candidates for the problems this team has.
theWanker said:I actually started this thread more as a way to highlight one of the nicer aspects of Telfair than to harp on a consistent weakness of Damon over his entire career (his inability to point the finger at himself for a loss).
but if Soda says we aren't allowed to criticize the guy on our team who gets the most minutes, takes the most shots, handles the ball the most and plays the worst defense, then gosh, I guess we shouldn't. there are, after all, four other starters. we'll all just pretend he's not the highest paid guard in the NBA as he helps us circle the drain.
nope, I won't say any of that. the last thing I'd ever want to do is annoy someone.
Sheed30 said:Damon wasn't a problem at the beginning of the year? ha, when he was in a giant slump and playing the worst basketball of his career.
It's called a slump.
But, blaming the franchise on him completely ... over and over ... is ridiculous.
Also, statistics don't always tell a whole story.
Well, a slump for Damon is saying something.Playmaker0017 said:It's called a slump.
Are people REALLY blaming everything on him? Maybe I've seen it so much that I'm oblivious to it, but he gets criticized for his lack of playmaking and his lack of defense and his salary and his attitude and other things, but if he hadn't been in Portland the team wouldn't have beaten the Lakers all those times and it would be in much the same state it's in now.But, blaming the franchise on him completely ... over and over ... is ridiculous.
That's true. We've seen him stink for the better part of a decade, and we don't need statistics to prove it to us.Also, statistics don't always tell a whole story.