Cleveland and LJ: The Fairy Tale That Lost Its Happy Ending

Brandon Ribak@reebokforthreeSenior Writer IMay 31, 2009

ORLANDO, FL - MAY 30: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers sits on the court after being fouled by the Orlando Magic in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2009 Playoffs at Amway Arena on May 30, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. 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 Elsa/Getty Images)

After capturing 66 wins during the regular season and practically breaking history with the best home record in the NBA, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers came into the postseason absolutely invincible, especially with James just capturing the MVP trophy of the league.

After being the only team in the playoffs to sweep the opposing team, in which the Cavaliers managed to do it twice, Cleveland matched up against the unappreciated Orlando Magic.

In an interview, Cleveland's point-guard Mo Williams went about to boldly state that there was no way that the Cavaliers were going to lose this series. He spoke highly of his team, saying that they were the best professional team in the world.

Every ESPN NBA Analyst predicted that the Cavaliers would indeed advance past the lowly Magic and face up against Kobe Bryant in what seemed to be portrayed as the ultimate fairy tale NBA Finals matchup.

With everything on Cleveland's side and the team putting on a show night in and night out, who in their right mind would not be a fan of this team?

After losing Game One of the series, reality kicked in, and after being down three games to two, the Cavaliers quickly watched their season go down the drain at the Amway Arena during Game Six.

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Sorry kids, but this fairy tale did not have a happy ending. (No Disney producers involved in the NBA!)

Although this series had some spectacular moments (which will obviously be on the "where amazing happens" commercials for the playoffs next season), James and the Cavaliers lost in what was supposed to be just another step to reaching their ultimate fate.

With the roles reversed, Orlando will now face Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals, while LeBron James will sit at home and watch his little puppet get more airtime on the TV then his actual self.

I truly have to say, I feel sorry for LeBron James. The dude did everything that he possibly could to help his team capture the title, but clearly everything was not enough.

James is still the best player in the league in my book and you can bet your a** that he will come out next season and play even better than he did this year...which is really a scary thought.

Sorry Cleveland fans, but this fairy tale lost it's happy ending!

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