King, Queen Or Villain?
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“With the first pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers select...Lebron James,” said David Stern. Since that day, in the past seven years, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers have met 14 times. The Cavaliers have won eight of those matchups.
Last night they met again, this time without their “King,” who’s now known to Cleveland as a villain, traitor, quitter and many more names along those lines. All just because he said a couple words, “I’m going to take my talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat.”
Apparently James didn’t learn the life lesson: Think before you speak. After saying those words, he caused a whole town to go up into flames. You think he would’ve learned…
After the Los Angeles Lakers' 55-point victory last night (112-57), Lebron James spoke again, posting this on his twitter page “Crazy. Karma is a b****...Gets you every time. It's not good to wish bad on anybody. God sees everything!” Once again, he didn’t think before he spoke.
Well, let me tell you something, Lebron. Crazy, you said something stupid again. Karma isn’t a friend to you…gets YOU every time…remember? You took your talents from Cleveland to Miami and then you went from one of the most popular athletes to one of the most hated. You're right, it’s not good to wish bad on anybody, so why are you doing it? God sees everything, remember?
Now the big question comes up: What’s wrong with Cleveland? At this point in the season last year, the Cavs were 28-10. This year it’s the complete opposite as the Cavs have yet to win 10 games. Sitting at 8-30 after coming off a loss from a deficit of 55 points, the Cleveland Cavaliers have experienced big differential margins before, but just not like this.
Remember December 17, 1991? The Cleveland Cavaliers vs. the Miami Heat, where the Cavs went onto beat the Heat 148-80, winning by 68, for the biggest margin of victory in the NBA. Well, where was that Tuesday night? It’s all right though, the Lakers are very experienced when it comes to big wins.
On March 19, 1956 the Lakers beat the St. Louis Hawks 133-75, winning by 58. Then they did it again on March 20, 1972, as the Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors 162-99, winning by 67.
Then last night, that Lakers victory not only went down as their third biggest margin of victory in their franchise history, but it also showed us that there may just be an “I” in team…well, at least in Cleveland.
The Cavaliers just looked like a team without a leader as they were out-hustled, out-rebounded and—as a result—out-scored. Now they can pull the card, “Oh we lost Lebron and he was so good,” yada yada. Well, one player may make a difference in high school basketball or rec league basketball or at the younger stages of the game, but we’re talking about the best players in the world!
You’re telling me that 12 NBA players can’t score more than 55 points in an NBA basketball game?! Are you kidding me!
Maybe Dan Gilbert should be more concerned about the effort of his team rather than bashing Lebron, because the performance last night was just unbelievable.
Mo Williams, who averages 14.1 points per game, scored two points. Yes, two points. Then, Antawn Jaminson scores six points, a player who has dominated the NBA in his days at Washington and even for a short time in Cleveland last year.
Then the Cavs' “future” with J.J. Hickson, who they refused to trade to get Amar'e Stoudemire (currently averaging 26.2 ppg. and 9.0 rpg.) scored five points.
In the words of Charles Barkley, “This is turrible.”
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