30Assists, on 27 November 2012 - 02:25 PM, said:
Yeah, it's a tenuous connection that's been tested in recent years. I still like the way they built their team, but I'm not so wild about the actual team anymore. I'm a lot like you in the fact that my loyalties outside the Magic are fairly mercurial. I've never liked Miami, even back in the Zo/Hardaway days, Boston is hit or miss - I hate Boston because they're so good and they have the team I WISH the Magic were. Garnett's mouthy, but he backs it up. Pierce whines a lot, but he backs it up. As much as I dislike him, Rondo's a legit PG and backs it up.
No matter who arrives in Boston, they play up to the standards of the organization.
With the Magic, with few exceptions, it seems players play down to the history of the organization.
Yeah, as much as I hate Boston, I at least respect them. Though, I'm tired of Pierce's flops and Rondo's ego, you can't deny their skills when it matters. I liked Ray Allen most of the Big 4, but now that he's in Miami, I can't bring myself to root for him. Oh well.