How the Cleveland Cavaliers Are the NBA's Indianapolis Colts

Kyle StrittholtCorrespondent IMay 27, 2009

ORLANDO, FL - MAY 26:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots against Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic in overtime of Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at the Amway Arena on May 26, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. The Orlando Magic defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-114. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been the most dominant team in the NBA. They were near tying the Celtics for best home record in NBA history, and are led by the most dominant player in the NBA.


The first to series of the NBA Playoffs the Cavs continued that dominance cruising past their opponents in each of their games, and being the first since 2005 to sweep their first two series.


Now they’re at their third series and the tide has turned for the worst. The Cavaliers have hit a road block named the Orlando Magic, which is the only team to successfully beat the Cavs out of the east.


The Magic took game one, three, and four. They would have taken game two if not for LeBron being the best player in the league.


If they lose one more game it will be the most disappointing loss in a playoff series ever.


How is this happening? The Magic is just simply beating the life out of them. It’s not LeBron’s fault he’s been out there to play every game. The key players stepped up in game four, but they couldn’t guard the three-point line if their life depended on it. The Magic have just out muscled this super powered team.


Last season the MVP was Kobe Bryant, and the defensive player was Kevin Garnet. Kevin’s Celtic’s beat out Bryant’s Lakers to win the NBA Title.


You would have thought this series would be different, because the Cavs are the best defensive team and LeBron was second in Defensive player voting.


If the Cavaliers lose they will remind me of a Peyton Manning quarterbacked Indianapolis Colts. The Colts were consistently the best offense in the NFL, but they have only won one Super Bowl.


All those season’s where Manning would have remarkable performances, and the Colts would dominate almost every team they played meant nothing in the postseason, and league MVP was just an accomplishment.


Just like the Colts, the Cavs have been all offense and little defense and it has killed them in the Magic series.


LeBron will have the same mark placed on him that Peyton Manning had on him, if the Cavaliers don't magically come out.


LeBron has been the best player in the league this year, but if Kobe ends up leading his team to a championship critics will not say he is the best player.


Statistically Peyton Manning has been the best quarterback of the NFL for the longest time, but his losses when it matters has people saying Tom Brady is just because he has more Super Bowl wins.


The Cavs lost against a very good San Antonio Spurs team in the Finals two season's ago, and have made the Celtics grind out a win last season, if any team can come back from a 3-1 deficit in a series it is the Cleveland Cavaliers.


The odds are definitely stacked against them, but this is King James, you know he has to have a few tricks up his sleeves.


In order for the Cavs to win a game they need to be a lot smarter defensively. Give up the lay-ups instead of the three's. Put Ben Wallace in there more, because he's the only one to have any success against Dwight Howard.


They need to continue to be aggressive, and I would like to see all the starters get a field goal before LeBron James.


Again the odds are against the Cavs, but they have a leader that is more effective than a Peyton Manning. He need his defense to step up and stop the phenomenal offense of the Orlando.