NBA: What's Overrated?

Joey MillsContributor IDecember 10, 2008

In this blog I am going to list the things that I think are overrated in the NBA.

Los Angeles Lakers: The Lakers started the season off playing defense, but once everyone thought they were going to be a defensive powerhouse, they went back to their old ways and lost some games because of it.

Boston Celtics: Is it possible for the two best teams in the NBA to be overrated? Yes! The Celtics actually play defense unlike the Lakers, but their offense isn't very good and they have needed the refs to bail them out of games that they would have lost otherwise.

 Referees: The refs in the NBA are terrible!!! David Stern says that they aren't betting on games, but it is obvious that they are. They couldn't make the right call to save their lives.

 Coaches: Everyone thinks that in order to win a championship you need to have a really good coach. All you need is a decent coach that doesn't make a lot of stupid mistakes. (Doc Rivers.)  You don't need a Hall of Fame coach to win a championship. (Phil Jackson.) You just need a coach that isn't terrible like some coaches (Grizzlies, T'Wolves, Thunder coaches).

 Huge Offseason Signings: Baron Davis went to the Clippers, Elton Brand went to the Sixers, and Corey Maggette went to the Warriors, but all those teams suck. So those three teams wasted millions of dollars that they could have spent on LeBron or Wade or Bosh or anyone else that is a really good free agent in 2009 and 2010.

Watching the Lakers this season has made me respect the Boston Celtics because even though they are favored by the refs, and are overly cocky and annoying, at least they try to play defense for all 48 minutes of the game.