Originally Posted by Northern Neighbour
Griffin will likely make it on every franchise player list, but he's not quite there yet. He still needs to round out his game, utilize his teammates more, and improve defensively. He's close, but not at the level of James, Kobe, Wade, Rose, etc.
And Chris Bosh
as a franchise player? Seriously? Bosh is a very good player, but he's not the type of player that can carry a team.
I also disagree with you on Pierce. He's not a franchise player today, but he was in his prime.
We've been down this road before, but maybe you weren't around for it.
No one player can carry a team (perhaps Lebron is the exception).
Kobe's teams failed miserably when he was left alone to carry the Lakers.
Wade's teams failed as well without Shaq and pre-'Bron/Bosh.
KG couldn't make it out of the 1st round until he got some help.
The Celts struggled mightily when Pierce was the only option there.
D12's team got embarrassed last season by the Hawks because his supporting cast crapped the bed.
And the list goes on.
It's impossible to know what Bosh
could or could not have done here with adequate help because he never played with another all-star alongside him.