When the National media put the Cleveland Cavaliers down, I laughed.
When Yahoo projected them to win just 12 games this season, I said just wait and see.
And when it was time to make a prediction for this Cavaliers squad, I said 41-41 or better.
It's hard not to get behind your home town team after LeBron James delivered the biggest blow since the Browns got stolen by Baltimore.
I mean, what was I supposed to do?
Should I have said we would be this bad?
Should I have agreed with Yahoo's prediction of 12 wins?
Should I have listened to my friends who told me it would be like this?
I mean really, what should I have done?
Sorry, I couldn't help myself.
But seriously, with a roster compiled of LeBron's leftover supporting cast, it wasn't supposed to be THIS BAD.
I mean, Mo Williams and Antawn Jamison know how to score.
Anderson Varejao knows how to play defense and rebound.
J.J. Hickson was supposed to be the break-out player of the year.
And the rest of the guys were supposed to fill in the blanks.
A team full of players who have experience winning weren't supposed to sink this low, and it doesn't look like the ship is rising any time soon.
The Cavaliers are currently on an eight-game losing streak, and taking a look at the schedule, they only have four games in their next 24 that they should win.
That means that come Feb. 1, this team could be 11-37.
The unofficial law of the NBA says it won't be that bad, but it might be.
With the outlook not too bright for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season, let's take a look at five moves that need to happen in order for the Cavaliers to put themselves in a position to contend for the rest of the season and the future.