Thursday, May 1, 2008
Logic people!! A clairifcation of a section of I told you so
Due to the fact that some people are saying I somehow put my foot in my mouth in my most recent post; I feel compelled to defend and clarify the content therein. Being against a trade a certain team made does not automatically mean that you are required to predict that this particular team will lose its first round playoff series. I believed the Mavericks had a matchup advantage against a novice Hornets squad. I still would have picked the Mavs to lose in 5 to the Spurs in the 2nd round. And you know what? That would still mean the Kidd trade was a terrible one. Giving up a young talent like Devon Harris for an aged star like Kidd is only fruitful for a team like Dallas if it was able to secure an NBA title. So whether or not Dallas had won its 1st round series would have no bearing on my ultimate prediction that the Kidd trade was a bust. There, as such, is no logical contradiction in picking Dallas to win a single playoff series and also patting myself on the back for calling correctly that the trade was a bust. The playoff exit in round 1 merely allowed me to, more quickly than I expected, say "I told you so".