Save The Puppets: LeBron and Cavs Are Going Fishing!

Ray StoneCorrespondent IMay 28, 2009

CLEVELAND - MAY 22: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Orlando Magic during the 2009 Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 22, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. 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 Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The NBA is sick about it, but the Magic are really out classing the Cavaliers in this series. 

It's one miracle shot from being a sweep!

The Orlando Magic will likely finish off the Cavaliers on their own floor. 

Of course the world wanted the LBJ versus Kobe matchup. 

But the ad makers and media shouldn’t fret too much.

Dwight Howard is a young emerging as a superstar in this league and he is nowhere near the player he will become as he develops more skills. 

The high scoring Orlando squad will capture some ratings. 

The good news in the defeat is that LeBron James may begin to eyeball the profit and history that being a star on Broadway brings.

I think LeBron is taking his game to New York City (maybe the Brooklyn Nets even) at some point, where big endorsements and opportunities await. Failing to even make the Finals this year, given the way he is playing, makes it an easy decision. 

That’s good for us all in the long run.

Imagine the enormous hype that the league can put around New York-Los Angeles featuring LeBron James and Kobe Bryant

That is the real big money series! 

We will see it in the next few years. Remember where you heard it.

It’s a perfect rivalry. 

New York versus LA—Puffy and Snoop throwing Finals’ parties. That would be crazy! 

Spike Lee wouldn't know what to do. 

The two biggest markets and best players going head to head would be a dream for league. Merchandise sales and all the rest.       

So the NBA better keep the puppets. Trust me, they will need them again in a few years.    

And just for the record, I’m starting to like the puppet Kobe better than the real life one anyway.

Go Magic.