Sunday, May 24, 2009

Just a quickie...

Just a quick thought here as the NBA playoffs roll on:

National media has been praising LBJ non stop for his miraculous shot, and the comparisons to MJ have made me borderline nauseous. Has no one noticed that the rest of his team is not contributing one bit to the immense effort that he is putting forth? How about the fact that the TEAM almost lost two consecutive playoff home games on a court where they were virtually unbeatable all year? Right now I think that the Magic have the Cavs right where they want them, and instead of praise flowing down on LBJ like he is the second coming, how about the realization that they are playing mediocre basketball right now against a team that they should be rolling over.

Today I find myself wondering if I am the only person in America that thinks that the Cavs should be very very worried?? I will give LeBron all the credit he deserves for making one of the most memorable buzzer beaters in history. But it was a miracle shot, and one that has basically kept Cleveland from digging themselves a huge hole.

Quickly: If Stan Van Gundy and the Magic pull this upset, will Shaq be obliged to eat his words about SVG being a "master of panic"?? I sure think so.


GregGoBlue said...

Re: Lebron's future with the Cavs.

The way this series has gone, it's clear that LeBron has no future with the Cavs. Time and time again he's played at the pinnacle of his game, only to lose because the Cavs have consistently shown themselves to be inept in surrounding him with any semblance of talent. If the Cavs somehow pull out a win in this series, it will be in spite of the surrounding cast, not because of it.

Sancho said...

I couldn't agree more. For the 4th postseason in a row, Lebron has played at the top of his game while his teammates have just disappeared around him. That, combined with the outpouring of Yankees who were at the game last night, as well as Jay-Z (co-owner of the soon to be Brooklyn Nets) should just about guarantee that Lebron will be headed to the Big Apple in the summer of 2010. He is already getting more support from the NYC contingent than he ever would in Cleveland. He has given Cleveland more than enough time to assemble a championship team around him, and they continue to spend money on mediocre players who can't perform when it counts. Enjoy your time with Lebron while it lasts, Cleveland.