Wait … Maybe It Is The Cavs

I find myself writing about LeBron (and to a certain extent, the Cavs) a lot, but he is a "slam dunk" of a topic.

LeBron is the best player in the NBA, unless it comes down to making game winners, then Kobe is, but Bron Bron has taken his game to new heights yet again.  It’s almost, wait … IT IS ridiculous to think about what the ceiling is on this kid, if there even is one.  Last season, the consensus thought was that the two best ball players in the planet were heading towards a June showdown.  Orlando had other plans.  This season, especially with how it began, the majority were leaning towards another Lakers/Celtics Finals.  That might have changed as of late.  The Cavs are winning, and they’re winning important games.  No matter how much LeBron down played sweeping the season series against the Lakers this season, it has to give him and the Cavs a huge boost in confidence.  They man-handled the defending champs in LA.  Then they outlasted them in a nail biter in Cleveland.  It’s embedded in their heads now, that they can beat the best in any fashion.  They’ve beaten Orlando convincingly, and Atlanta can not win against the Cavs.  The next test for them is when they match up against Boston again.

I guess Shaq helps Bron with some things ...

There’s way too much season left to be sold on a team completely.  Injuries, trades and other stipulations occur, that may catapult a team to greatness, or deter them from it.  But, we’re definitely far enough into the season to make a down payment.  And I have the Cavs on lay-away.  Right now, LeBron is playing like he’s not from this world.  He’s just too, too good.  The thing is, Shaq hasn’t had much to do with it.  Mo Williams got injured, Delonte West is out, I mean, who’s even on the Cavs worth mentioning at this point.  And yet here they stand, in my opinion, the best from the East.  It’s literally all because of LeBron.  Imagine if you took LeBron away from the Cavs.  What’s left might be the New Jersey Nets.

LeBron is making his case for back to back MVP titles, and at this point, he’s definitely ahead of the pack.  I know it’s a basketball is a “team” sport, so I’ll try to refer to the Cavs as a team, as oppose to just LeBron.  The Cavs have moved up my own personal power rankings, and are one good trade away from solidifying their spot as top dogs in the East.  I have been skeptical of their chances at a Finals appearance this season, since being exposed last season by Orlando in the ECF.  But.  I’m over it now.  The Cavs are ready.  The East is no walk in the park (the West is worse though) so home court advantage throughout will be key for the Cavs.  But I fully expect them to continue to play at a high level, and potentially wrap up the #1 seed sometime late in the season.

It's LeBron with some random guys wearing Cavs jerseys posing for a picture. This is why the Cavs are the best in the East!

With that said, I truly feel that the Cavs have become the team to beat in the East, and should be the representative for the conference in this season’s championship series.


9 responses to “Wait … Maybe It Is The Cavs

  1. sportsguyby

    ’til LeBron has that ring on finger to signify he’s a champion. He’ll just be thought of as a phenom and that’s it. At the end of the day it’s all well and good being called a great player.

    But when you’ve got the ring there to cement that claim then it completely legitimizes that legacy to begin with. ‘nough said !

    Dropped this on the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    The Pirates Still Suck …Pittsburgh Pirates That Is … !

    Click on the link to view.

    Alan Parkins

  2. sportsguyby

    Here’s an NBA piece covering the Mavs’ meltdown against the Trailblazers.

    If Andre Miller Can Drop 50+ On Your A-s What Does That Say About You As A Team ? Answer The Dallas Mavericks Aren’t A Team ………….!

    As and when you’re ready I’ll look forward to reading your comments.

    Alan Parkins

  3. Yeah, he’s pretty much the man these days. I’m still waiting for the season when he averages a triple double. I’m not sure it will ever happen, but if there’s a guy in the league that is capable of doing it, that would be Lebron! It’s funny I watch Cavs games just to see what he will do, because you never know when something that you’ve never seen anyone do will happen!

  4. chappy

    The Big O (Oscar Robertson ) threw up triple-doubles with regularity . So what’s the hype about LeBron ?

    Alan Parkins

  5. Yup Oscar did do it, and I wasn’t alive for that, so I’d like to see someone else do it in MY lifetime. Lebron looks to be the only guy in the league capable of putting up a triple double a night, so I’m hoping he does it one of these years… Not sure why you wouldn’t want to see it happen hype or no hype…

  6. chappy 81

    It’s been done in your lifetime by Jason Kidd, David Robinson and Hakeem Olajuwon.

    So what or who were you doing at the time ? You don’t need to answer that mind you as it’s your prerogative. I just hope she was worth it ? LOL,LOL,LOL !!!

    Alan Parkins

  7. sportsguyby

    New piece up if at all interested ?

    Click on the link provided to view.

    I Won’t Discuss Politics But I Will Discuss Sports ….

    Alan Parkins

  8. Do you have a link that shows that Kidd, The Admiral and The Dream averaged a triple-double for a whole season?

    I was unaware of that myself.

  9. sportsguyby

    The trio haven’t averaged it over the season. They’ve each accomplished during an NBA game.

    Kidd lead s all active players in that particular category .

    Click here to read his bio.

    Alan Parkins

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