Will A Foreign Born Player as a #1 option ever lead a team to the championship???
I have been going over this question with some frinds of mine and I really dont think it will happen not in the near future what do you guys think.
The Mav's about did it in 06 (game 6 was a close one too). This is a horrible question, as we all know it is possible. Picture the Lakers in four years, if they can keep their nucleus together (and add youth) , Gasol could be every bit as important as Kobe in the near future, and potentially more important.
Hasn't Tim Duncan already done it... like 4 times?
Alot of people have done this already
Duncan,Parker and ginobili are all international
then of course how cAn you forget Hakeem The Dream Olajuwon??
Hakeem Olajuwon did it 2 in a row for the rockets
Yeah, I'll agree with everyone else. It's been done. Maybe you are asking if any foreign born European player will ever lead a team to a championship as a number 1 option, but that would include Parker at the least because he's from France. I would also say that even though Gasol wasn't the #1 option for the Lakers he came up huge for them and they wouldn't have won without him. I would actually say that he was pretty dominant throughout the series. I would have liked to see what kind of numbers he would have put up with more shots because he really didn't miss much.