Monday, February 09, 2009

Bad Week For The Cavs Got Worse

First, it was Mo Williams being snubbed (again) for the All-Star game. Then, it was the NBA diminishing LeBron's epic performance at The Garden and taking away his triple-double. Has that ever fucking happened before??? Since when was the commissioner's office allowed to take away rebounds two days after the game? Finally, there was yesterday. The Cavaliers home winning streak ended at 23 as the Lakers came in to Cleveland and pretty much kicked their teeth in (again).

That was an incredibly frustrating game to watch as a Cavs fan. The first half was the tits as the Cavs went into the locker room after 24 minutes up 10. But then everything went to shit. Basically, they did nothing right in the second half. A few thoughts:

*That was by far the worst game that I've ever seen LeBron play. I don't even think I'm overreacting when I say that. He played timid. He did not try to enforce his will. When you look at their last game against the Knicks, he didn't even remotely look like the same player. He didn't play like a superstar in a game in which he needed to be that. That was the most frustrating part of the game other than...

*Good job making Lamar fucking Odom look like the best player of all time. Seriously. "Boxing out" is not a new idea. It has been in basketball for decades now. How ANY player can get 15 and 10 in a QUARTER speaks to how awful the Cavs frontline played yesterday.

*Big Z was fantastic but other than him, our 4's and 5's were rotten. Varejao, Wallace, Hickson, and Varejao again should donate their game checks to an orphanage. They should not be getting paid for that shitty effort.

*The officiating was beyond awful but I don't want to use that as an excuse. The Lakers earned the win but my God those refs were shitty.

*I liked how "Kobe has the flu" was already set up for being the excuse if the Cavs would have won the game. Oh, he's cold. His halftime IV made him chilly. He needs towels to keep his temperature up. Give me a fucking break. If he was sick, he would not have been out there. Period. Fucking drama queen. And the way the Cavs defended yesterday, he probably could have taken the game off and it would not have mattered.

*The team that finally ended the Cavs home winning streak featured a starting lineup with Luke Walton in it. That pisses me off to no end. And that fucking bag of shit actually hit a 3. I still stand by my statement that he is the worst player in the league.

*For some reason, I don't like Derek Fisher. I'm sure he's a nice guy, but I hate him.

So what does it all mean? Not much really. The Cavs are 39-10 and still own the 1 seed in the East thanks to a nice choke by the Celtics yesterday. The only thing that bothers me is that now we all know that the Lakers are a better team than the Cavaliers. Unfortunately, it is not debatable. They beat us at home without Andrew Bynum. That says A LOT.

In conclusion, when you have Wally Szczerbiak wearing a facemask and a headband, you have an awesome team. I think that Marc Jackson is in love with him.


Mr. Ace said...

The debate is over, Lebron is not the MVP. I agree with your assessment of Lebron during the game. He was having trouble finishing around the basket and I think that got into his head.

Ben Wallace is the worst player in the league.

The refs were definitely giving the Lakers the calls...but they were better than you.

Go Spurs!

GMoney said...

We'll see about that. It's not even debatable as to who is more important to his team and that is, in essence, what the award means.

I would like to thank the Spurs at +6.5 yesterday. That was almost too easy.

Jeff said...

The Cavs need someone else besides the Lakers to win the west in hopes of a chance that they match up better with them. The Cavs can't beat the Lakers in a 7 game series, especially if the Lakers have home court. Unless Lebron goes for 50+ in a triple double 4 times the Cavs have no shot, but Kobe would probably go for 100 if he did that.

Anonymous said...

didn't micheal jordan score 50 on someone with like a 103 degree temperature?