After the recent back to back losses by the Cavaliers, for the second time this season, I was totally frustrated and disappointed. And as I suffer from low blood pressure, I decided to calm myself down by staying in bed and trying to remember the good memories of the team, just to feel happy, even for a while.
Brown directed the Cavaliers to an NBA and franchise-best 66-16 (.805) record. With the 66 victories, Cleveland became just the 12th team in NBA history to win 66 or more games in a season. The Cavaliers also posted a 39-2 (.951) record at The Q, which tied for the second-best home record in league history. Their 27-14 (.659) road record tied for the second-best road record in the league this season.
Remembering all that made me recognize why LeBron announced he will participate in the 2010 Slam Dunk Contest, when said to Cheryl Miller: “Right now I am preliminarily putting my name in the 2010 contest Saturday night.”
In 2008-09, the Cavs were a locomotive at full steam until put to a screeching halt by Superman and the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference Finals.
To the surprise of the media and fans, the Cavs wheels of fortune turned around and it was thwarting. Unfortunately,for the Cavaliers, the season ended with a dunk in the face, a defensive collapse and a total breakdown of what made them the league’s best team in the regular season.
In game six, the Cavs’ will was broken, it’s confidence slammed by Dwight Howard scoring inside and the perimeter play of the Magic proved to be too much for the Cavs.
After they were eliminated by the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference Finals, LeBron James left the court without the ritualistic hand shake following a hard fought series. He also refused to speak to reporters after the game. Not surprisingly, several sports columnists lost their minds, saying that LeBron was unsportsmanlike.
“LeBron should be better than that. He said he e-mailed Dwight Howard after the game. Howard deserved better than that, Orlando deserved better and next time, LeBron James should do better.”
(Courtesy of msn.foxsports.com )
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