If David West is the leader of the Indiana Pacers, then it's true what they say, "In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king."
Charles Barkley praised David West for his veteran leadership getting the Pacers off the floor after Game 2 like they expected to win. The only problem is that West doesn't have enough experience in the playoffs to qualify as a "leader".
This is West's ninth NBA season. According to basketball-reference.com, 52 players have started more playoff games than David West in his first eight seasons, including "veteran leaders" like Rafer Alston and Delonte West.
Most NBA Playoff Starts From 2004-2011
David West's playoff experience only qualifies him for "veteran leadership" in the post-season if his followers are #ChildrenOfALesserGod. Of course, no one else on the Pacers' roster made the list.
If the Eastern Conference Semifinals will be determined by "veteran leadership", then the Miami HEAT have a better chance of advancing with LeBron James (66 playoff starts) and Dwyane Wade (40 playoff starts) than the Pacers have with David West (24 playoff starts).
How will the HEAT do without Chris Bosh in Indiana? Wade said they are going to Indiana "expecting to win." Keep Following the Leaders.