Archive for the ‘Cleveland Cavaliers’ Category

Break Out The Brooms
June 13, 2007

See ya LeBron. You and the Cavs had a nice run, but the Finals are over. If there’s one athlete on the planet who should walk into the G.M.’s office and demand help (i.e. quality players and a coach with a clue), it’s LeBron.

Enough about them, are you enjoying our creative response to the Sopranos finale? David Chase goes with a black screen for 7 seconds, so we fire off a blank white page for 36 hours! Take that. Actually our team of engineers (John) is still working feverishly (he packed up his speedo and left the Cape) on our technical difficulties.

As for the Celtics, there’s not much going on. Although Rashard Lewis’ name has surface in trade rumors for the 5th pick. Here’s some other workout stuff courtesy of our friends at WBZ.

Joakim Noah Talks After Workout

Danny Ainge On Wright and Noah

Don’t Watch The Finals Tonight
June 13, 2007

Here are 5 things smarter than the NBA waiting 3 days in between games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals (especially after waiting 5 days to start the Finals):

1. Making Lindsay Lohan the designated driver.

2. Bringing Mel Gibson to a Bar Mitzvah

3. Making fun of Chuck Liddell’s mom

4. Unprotected sex with Paris Hilton

5. Putting Isaiah Thomas in charge of anything

What ever happened to a weekend afternoon game? Why can’t the NBA… or any other major sport figure out that marketing to kids is the way to keep your brand alive.

Hey morons… why don’t you take a step back from your ledgers and realize one thing: Cigarettes kill people. We know they kill people. We’ve known it for a long time. Yet they still exist… and they still make tons of money. You know why? Because THEY MARKETED TO KIDS AND GOT THEM HOOKED YOUNG!!! These NBA Finals are only slightly less deadly than smokes… so David Stern and his crew had better get their act together and start playing these games earlier and with more frequency. There is NO reason a finals game should be played on a Sunday at 9 when it could have been played on Saturday at 6. You’re trying to get kids hooked on LeBron… make him play when they can watch him. In the meantime… I and the rest of the adults will be watching the Sopranos… which will be infinitely more interesting than anything that happens in the Finals… unless LeBron whacks someone with a baseball bat at halftime and Tim Duncan opens a strip club in the lodge section.

Other stuff:

Buried WAAAAY down in Peter May’s piece today is a trade scenario is which Shawn Marion becomes a Celtic (finally… someone is listening) | Mark Murphy: Calipari WILL return to the NBA (eventually), and Greg Oden misses Ohio State | Joakim Noah working oiut for C’s today | The Euros are on display in Italy at RBK Eurocamp | Glen “Big Baby” Davis to Knicks? | Arenas will opt out of his deal after this year

LeBron James Is Good
June 13, 2007

Let’s flash back to game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. LeBron James passes the ball to a wide open teammate who misses a game winning 3 pointer…. Cavs lose.

Game 2…LeBron James drives to the middle of the lane late in a tight game. He spins, seemingly gets fouled, misses the game tying shot…. Cavs lose.

Somewhere after game 2 but before game 3, LeBron James looks in the mirror and says “Screw the refs…. Screw my teammates… It’s time for Bron Bron to do his thing” (yes, he calls himself Bron Bron).

Where is all this going? After dominating games 3 and 4…. he flat out OWNED the Pistons in game 5. LeBron scored 48 points, including the 29 of the Cavs last 30 points. He was dunking over people. Going by people. Shooting over people. He even stopped to throw a bucket of water at someone…. except it was confetti.

Get the point? LeBron put on one of the all time greatest offensive playoff performances last night. If you’re a basketball fan, you’ve GOT to appreciate that.