Lionel Messi, Jerry West and the gut-wrenching uselessness of the individual accolade

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  1. sportschump

    sportschump Well-Known Member SportsChump.net

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    The World Cup is finally over much to the chagrin of soccer fans that eat, drink and breathe the sport but much to the enjoyment of Americans who still can’t grasp concepts like offside and stoppage play. (Think outside the box, people!)

    I watched the conclusion of the final game as a dejected Leo Messi received the World Cup’s Golden Ball, the tournament’s MVP award. His Argentina team had just suffered a crushing defeat to Germany minutes earlier yet his time had come to be individually honored.

    While watching Messi accept the award, I couldn’t help but think of Jerry West.

    Follow along at: http://sportschump.net/2014/07/22/l...nching-uselessness-individual-accolade/14117/
     
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    CapnTreee ...disgusted...

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    Jerry West always deserved better than the Lakers would give him.

    The man bleeds purple and gold
     
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    sportschump Well-Known Member SportsChump.net

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    Have you read his bio, Tree?

    The guy is a nervous freak. He can't watch his team's games.

    One would think that with Golden State, he really doesn't have much to worry about.
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    he was like that back with the lakers as well
    cameras would routinely catch him standing in the tunnel
     
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    sportschump Well-Known Member SportsChump.net

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    I didn't make it all the way through the book. I may have to pick it up again.

    Although this whole Golden State experience has certainly added another chapter or two to the guy's already insane legacy.
     
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