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Old 04-16-2021, 09:55 AM   #381
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The All-NBA team selections are good, but maybe not good enough. To me it's not just the lack of rings, it's that he only had one conference finals appearance (which ended in a four-game sweep at the hands of the absolute buzz-saw that was the 2017 Warriors), despite spending most of his career playing with good players. His team that he left basically carried on without him fine and had their best recent playoff run a couple years after he left. We'll see how his legacy ages. I don't see Portland fondly remembering him based on how he left, and for San Antonio he had the impossible task of following Tim Duncan. If nobody is championing him, I'm not sure he has the resume to make it.
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