A Zone is not man to man, Jordan at times had 2 to 3 guys on him. Bobby loved his man to man but he switched to Zone when MJ had the ball at times it was clear to everyone that watched the game. I am not even trying to be right here. I am telling you I watched it and have played basketball. We will just disagree I guess. I respect your opinion but I watched the game.
My goodness, stop deflecting and using straw man arguments.
I’m not arguing that DD is the sole reason MJ had bad game, you’re the only one bringing that up…because you want to make sure you get your DD shots in.
A double team is not a zone. Not back then & not today. Show me one defense where players don’t help cover opponents cutting to the basket? I’ve never seen a center knowingly turn away from someone driving in because “it wasn’t his guy”.
It is common knowledge that the Hoosiers game plan was to pack the D in tight and give up the perimeter shots….because the head coach that installed the game plan has told us that is what he done. And he told us that not Blab, not Alford, but DAN DAKICH was getting the start and that he would be guarding MJ.
Full Stop. Everything else you’re going on about is irrelevant.
You’re wrong about what type of D they were playing & DD’s role/importance in that game & refuse to admit it. And it appears your purposefully doing this in an attempt to diminish DD(who you, me, & the majority of the other posters here can’t stand) just because you don’t agree with his opinions on some of the Colts issues - which isn’t fair. He was absolutely a part of that team & played a major role in the TEAMS win. You don’t have to dismiss that to prove that he is a blow hard that should by & large be ignored in all things relating to football & the Colts.
If that’s not enough, you’re now taking personal shots at posters and bringing into question their knowledge of sports, simply for disagreeing with you for saying the Hoosiers played a Zone D that game.
Lastly, it’s starting to become a pattern for you to willingly and unequivocally disregard facts presented to you simply because they don’t align with your opinion.
This will be my last response to you on this, as we are detailing the thread & it’s obvious we aren’t going to agree.