Friday, April 22, 2011

TJ Ford: Closer

Remain calm!: That is what I have to keep telling myself!

Because you have no idea how irate I am over the lack of playing time TJ Ford has received lately!

And as I watch Darren Collison and Indiana melt down in the final minutes of the fourth quarter in game after game, the fury increases immeasurably and takes complete control of my emotions!

I've written about this a thousand times and said it a thousand different ways!

And still, nobody seems to be listening!

But they say a picture is worth a thousand words, and that action speaks louder than words.

And if a picture is worth a thousand words, then moving pictures must be worth quite a bit more, right?

So here is TJ Ford (according to Larry Bird and Frank Vogel, the fourth-best point guard on the team), in moving pictures, in action, closing out the Lakers in Los Angeles back in November (:30) with beautiful, flawless execution.

It is precisely what Indiana needed at the end of the regular season and what they needed against Chicago in the playoffs.

It is also what Philadelphia needs, and a few other teams.

Ford would be a perfect fit for Philadelphia, even though he is only the fourth-best point guard on Indiana's roster.

It would be a little too much to ask Ford to come in and save Indiana now, since he has barely played, and unrealistic considering how little Bird and Vogel think of him.

But teams around the NBA in need of a top-flight point guard should be giving Ford a call as soon as the Chicago series is over.

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