Joe Girardi didn’t lose the Yankee clubhouse because he’s a real leader
The Yankees climbed out of an 0-2 hole to beat Cleveland in Game 5 and comeback to win their ALDS series. Even though Yankee fans wanted to fire manager Joe Girardi for failing to challenge a play that led to a grand slam and a Game 2 loss, Colin thinks his leadership helped his team persevere and win the series.
Because Girardi owned his mistake and was accountable to the team, his players still bought in to his message instead of tuning him out. Professional athletes must respect their coach or manager as a man, and Girardi earned that respect.
The opposite is happening in New York with the Giants, where Ben McAdoo doesn’t have the respect of his team and has lost the locker room. He isn’t respected by his players, and now they aren’t buying what he’s selling any longer. It’s only a matter of time before he gets canned.
The Cavs roster is talented, but the parts don’t fit together
The Cavs are heading into the season with deep and talented roster, but something about the way the pieces fit together doesn’t seem right to Colin. Not only did they lose Kyrie Irving to Boston, they have to figure out how to incorporate aging former All-Stars Dwyane Wade, Derek Rose, along with Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and others into the rotation that’s full of undefined roles.
Winning in the NBA isn’t just a question of amassing talent, it’s about the chemistry created by how the pieces fit together. It’s not clear if the Cavs will make it work, but something about the construction of the roster feels off, and Colin isn’t buying in.
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