Originally written November 03, 2012 on Celtics Life:
There is one thing we do know is that the NBA is a copycat league. When the Boston Celtics revived the 'Big Three' theory, Pat Riley decided that he wanted his own with a slight twist. As a result he got the 'super-brats' together in South Beach and won the 2011-12 NBA title. This year, for some reason, the NBA is not only obsessed with small-ball but the pick-n-roll offense. The reason for this race of the swiftest is that there are very little big-men that a team can build around. Most of the bigs that come to the NBA do not have a back to the basket game. Or,they fancy themselves being the next George 'iceman' Gervin. They fancy themselves finger-rolling or jump-shooting there way to an NBA championship. Many view this as the KG effect; since he came into the league he revolutionized the concept of a big playing away from the basket. Another factor is many of them come into the league without having the body to do the dirty-work  required to play in th...
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