LeBron James made up for stiffing the media right after the Cavs‘ loss to the Magic by, the next day, standing around for 7 minutes answering dumb questions. I’ll summarize the video for you: “Congratulations to the Magic. Both sides played hard. I wasn’t tired. I’m not going to bash my teammates even though they stink. I’m not going to express my wish to go to New York even though I dream about it every night while I lie in bed clutching my Patrick Ewing teddy bear. Condolences to David Stern on not getting a Me vs. Kobe match-up. I [...]
You would’ve thought LeBron James was some kind of living saint, the way the media kowtow to him, and speak of his every move in the most effusively complimentary terms. But that Mr. Perfect image cracked somewhat Saturday night, in the wake of the Cavs playoff ouster, when LeBron went low-rent, and blew off the very same media members that have spent that last several years carefully maintaining his pedestal. Now, for perhaps the first time in his career, LeBron is getting ripped. The lesson for The Chosen One: those media guys only suck up to you and act like [...]
LeBron James is getting it done like always, but unfortunately, the supporting cast that was supposed to be so much improved this year has bailed on him when he needs them the most. One need only look at the stat-line from Game 3 – a 10-point Orlando victory over the Cavs – to see how dire the situation has become: LeBron James – 41 points Rest-of-Cavs – 48 points Mo Williams, the team’s second-leading scorer throughout their scorching regular season, at least had an excuse Sunday night: he got elbowed in the eye by Anthony Johnson and had to play [...]
The Cavaliers came this close to blowing a 23 point lead and losing in Game 2, a circumstance that would’ve put them down 2-0 to the Orlando Magic with the series shifting to Florida. But LeBron James, with just 1 second on the clock, hit a three-pointer that turned ignominious defeat into miraculous victory. A slightly more impressive accomplishment than heaving one in underhand from half-court with only Steve Kroft covering you.
Fake Skip Bayless has a problem with Craig Sager‘s eccentric wardrobe, and isn’t shy about expressing his disdain via the ever-popular social networking site Twitter. During Wednesday night’s Cavs-Magic game, Fake Bayless tweeted the following: Craig Sager always wears the dumbest looking suits TNT should really say something to him I’m Sorry but Sager is such a joke I have always thought so Sager is a joke again, Goodnight everyone 10am be there How much does Fake Bayless despise Sager and his clown suits? It was the last thing he tweeted before he went to bed. Had Fake Bayless died [...]
So I guess the Cavs were rusty from the lay-off. Or maybe they had it too easy in the first two rounds and underestimated the Magic. Or…maybe they’re not as good as everyone thinks?
It was the dunk that launched a thousand 10 Best Unintentional Sports Equipment Destruction Incidents of All-Time lists: Dwight Howard puts back a miss early in Game 1 of Magic-Cavs, a slam so rim-rocking it causes the shot-clock to go down like Tara Reid at a Hollywood party (she was not invited to). It takes 15 minutes for officials to decide they can’t fix it, so they have to roll out the spare shot clocks and set them up in the corners. Craig Sager runs about the arena breathlessly interviewing players to find out if the shot clocks being in [...]
The question was, “Are the Celtics good enough to get it done without Kevin Garnett?” The answer turned out to be, “No.” That whole Stan Van Gundy-Dwight Howard flap appears to have acted as a nice psychological colonic for the Magic, who may now commence getting booted in 4 by the Cavaliers, who have not played a game in about a month.