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Which perimeter benefited the most from the rule changes following the Malice in the Palace?

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by HardenVolumeOne, Jul 2, 2021.

  1. HardenVolumeOne

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    Options include

    Steve Nash
    Stephen Curry
    James Harden

    some say Steve Nash was gifted that mvp over Kobe because of the fallout of the legal issues still clouding Kobe’s career popularity at the time. And the league was trying clean up the court case and then having to deal with the malice was too much

    I also heard that David stern was a fan of the suns style of play in contrast to the grinding defensive battles of the past which ultimately led to the malice in the palace. Also fishy was that after the malice, the nba mvp went to a European player 3 straight years.

    Of the three players I listed I feel harden would be by far the most dominant. Even with handchecking. Because harden unlike Stephen curry in particular is often slightly handchecked even in today’s game. And the refs rarely call it

    what fo you guys think

    EDIT: Title is which perimeter PLAYER benefited the most following the rules changes after the malice in the palace
     
  2. durvasa

    durvasa Contributing Member
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    What were the rule changes and which year were they implemented?
     
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    i don't understand.

    but ill say dwyane wade. the most protected player i have seen in an nba finals
     
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    Roc Paint Contributing Member

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    It sure as hell wasn’t anybody from Indiana
     
  5. Easy

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    Not so cleverly disguised "Harden should win MVP" thread.
     
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    arno_ed Contributing Member

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    Weird thread. I have no Idea what you are trying to say.
    Nash is not European, he never lived or played in Europe.
     
  7. Easy

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    Canada is Europe. Don't they speak French?
     
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    He likes soccer, probably watched the Euro today, ****ing Europeans.
     
  9. HardenVolumeOne

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    nash is a WHITE south african.. close enough lol
     
  10. arno_ed

    arno_ed Contributing Member

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    Oh so you mean that they made a white player MVP 3 years in a row. Why not just say that. It is clear that was what was bothering you. No need to dance around the subject and calling him European.

    That being said I was not a fan of the MVP of Nash. I believe it was more narrative than actually earned. Yes he turned the Suns around, but the previous year they also had a lot of injuries.
     

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