This year's offseason, after the NBA’s successive big deals, the league’s teams have returned from the "Big Three" to the "Duo". The combination of James and Davis, Leonard and George, Durant and Owen is full of expectations. In fact, such a combination is more in line with the tradition of the alliance, the most successful is the "rampant dominance" of O'Neill and Kobe, and the "match of perfection" between Jordan and Pippen. But there are also cases where the results are not satisfactory for various reasons. Next, we will review the 8 most regrettable duo in NBA history:
8, McGrady, Hill
In 2000, the Orlando Magic dug Hill from the Pistons. The combination of his and McGrady's strikers was enough to make people excited. But the reality is sometimes so cruel. Hill fell into a cycle of repeated injuries during the best time of his career. The team can only rely on McGrady to support it. Therefore, in the playoffs, the Magic can't escape the fate of a round trip. This combination was gradually forgotten because of too few partners.
7, Marbury, Garnett
Marbury's scoring ability was among the best in point guards, and it was commonplace to enter the All-Stars. Garnett also showed the all-around interior style, both offensive and defensive are extremely powerful. Two young and energetic stars There should have been sparks together, but because of salary issues, Minnesota finally chose to keep Garnett with the maximum salary and gave up Marbury.
6, Iverson, Webber
Iverson, who led the 76ers with a single core for a long time, waited for Webber to join in the 04-05 season. Although he did not have the explosive power of his peak period, Webber was still able to contribute 20 points per game with his fine technique , Iverson even more than 30 points per game. The power of the two on the offensive end was not diminished back then, but the defensive end was obviously weak. Therefore, in the playoffs, the 76ers never achieved breakthrough results. Later Webb was injured again, Iverson moved to Denver, and the 76ers announced that they would rebuild.
5, James, O’Neal
In 2009, in order to fight the Magic’s Howard, the Cavaliers introduced O’Neal late in his career. Although Already 37 years old, but the Sharks averaged 17.8 points per game with the Suns in the previous season, so people are still very optimistic about the "Tsar Combination" rushing to the championship. But in the actual game, the two are not compatible, O'Neal occupied the inside. Space, affecting the route of James’ breakthrough. Finally in the playoffs, ridingShi was eliminated by the Celtics, and the "Tsar Group" ended hastily.
4, Iverson, Anthony
Compared with Webber's partner, the combination of Iverson and Anthony makes the outside world look forward to it more. In the 07-08 season, Iverson averaged 26.4 points per game, Anthony averaged 25.7 points per game, and the firepower of the double guns in the backcourt was still fierce. But Iverson’s old questionThe problem still cannot be solved. The defensive end has natural loopholes and it is difficult to drive the whole offense. In the end, the Nuggets were swept by the Lakers in the first round of the playoffs. Tour of the playoffs.
3, Yao Ming, McGrady
The most distressing pair of Chinese fans, because they carry too many expectations.McGrady and Yao Ming started working together in the 04-05 season. The team was defensively solid under Van Gundy's forging. Yao Mai led the offense. The Rockets occupied a place in the powerful West. If it were not for the referee, they would have beaten the Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs that year. The outstanding performance in the first season made everyone look forward to the future of the pair. Unexpectedly, since then, both of them are deeply troubled by injuries, and it is difficult to see a healthy Yao-Mai combination. The lack of team performance has become a common regret in their careers.
2, Paul, Griffin
Paul was unanimously optimistic when he came to the Clippers. The explosive combination of Liffin and Jordan makes Paul's pass very useful. With the guidance of champion coach Rivers, the team's goal is aimed at the championship. The first round of the 14-15 playoffs, the Clippers tie-breaker Defeating the defending champion Spurs, Paul's lore demonstrated the leadership style, and the team quickly became a champion favorite. But who knows, in the second round of the excellent situation of leading the Rockets 3-1, they suffered a shocking reversal and missed the West Decided. This huge blow became a turning point, and the Clippers’ united morale was never recovered. With Paul leaving Houston, the air-receiving combination failed.
1, Kobe, Howard
The combination of these two superstars made a sensation in the league at the time, plus Gasol and Nash in the Lakers The dawn of Zijin’s revival seemed to be right in front of him. But soon, Howard found it difficult to adapt to Kobe’s harshness, and the tacit understanding between the two never formed.
In addition, the team suffered frequent injuries, and later Kobe Reimbursement, this F4 Lakers collapsed like a decade ago. Now 5 years have passed, Kobe has retired, and the pastThe monsters are wandering around. Howard finally understood Kobe's good intentions. In this fiercely competitive league, if you relax a little, you will be abandoned, no matter how brilliant you were. The superstar combination of Kobe and Howard met at the wrong time, leaving only regrettable results.