- Jan 17, 2014
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Yeah, it really does, and it’s naive to suggest otherwise.All of this talk about “losing is corrosive” etc etc. doesn’t matter, at the end of the day, the team with the most superstar talent is winning it all. Toronto had a winning culture. Didn’t matter til they got Kawhi. And they only won with him because GSW had injuries to their superstars. Then he left and Toronto became faux contenders again.
Cavs were horrible for years with Kyrie. Until they got Prime Love and Lebron.
Nobody’s saying talent doesn’t matter; that’s a straw man you’re creating. That said, players aren’t fixed quantities. They don’t develop the same in shitty orgs as they do in winning ones. Kawhi is a good example. If he’d been drafted into one of the league’s black holes (think Sacramento, Minny, etc.), he doesn’t become the same player.