An Open Letter To Cleveland Cavaliers Fans

May 14th, 2010 by Tom Smith Leave a reply »
Cleveland Cavaliers fans take heart.

You probably don't want to hear anything at all from a Boston Celtics fan right now, but I swear that I'm not here to rub it in.

The first thing to do this morning is to look at some of the facts:

Mike Brown is, and has been from Day One, an NBA example of the "Peter Principle." If you're not familiar with that, look it up, and you'll probably agree. Shaquille O'Neal's signing was always specifically designed as a means to limit Dwight Howard's productivity in an anticipated rematch of last season's Eastern Conference final. Not one credible NBA analyst thought this was a good signing for any other reason. Many thought it short-sighted and reactionary. Adding core rotation pieces at the trade deadline is generally not a best practice. Your Cavs already had one of, if not the best, record in the league when they added Antawn Jamison, and promptly inserted him in the starting lineup. Why? LeBron James has been messing with you for three years. The "will he or won't he" dance that started when he signed the short contract should have hinted at a problem. He either wanted total control of the team (which he got), ...

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