Originally Posted by -Slap-
I guess I do find it funny to see how different people evaluate different players, though. I think back to the Lakers glory years during the 80s. Many outside observers remember Byron Scott as a nice complementary piece to those championship teams. Most die hard Laker fans remember a guy who completely disappeared in the clutch consistently throughout his career. I still use Scott as a litmus test to judge Laker fans from that era. If you thought he was great, I can safely assume you either, didn't watch the games, or you don't know what you were looking at. It was hilarious when Scott drifted to Indiana. He made a shot to win a playoff game (after missing dozens of big shots for the Lakers over the years) and the announcers were kissing his ass like he was this venerable old star who made plays like that his whole career.
That is so true about Scott! I loved watching him play the wing but he sucked in the clutch unlike Robert Horry who may be the Best Clutch Shooter in the game now that Reggie Miller is gone. I got to meet him a couple of times when he was with the Pacers great Guy, not good in the clutch.