Could the Cleveland Cavaliers’ “Curse” End the Phoenix Suns’ Title Drought?

May 13th, 2010 by Greg Esposito Leave a reply »
I’ve been at a complete loss for words since Sunday. The Phoenix Suns swept the San Antonio Spurs and are preparing to play the Los Angeles Lakers for the Western Conference Championship? It just seems counter-intuitive.

In a season when no one expected the Suns to be a top-four seed in the Western Conference, let alone make the conference finals, the team has managed to shed it’s 40+ year image as a “soft” team, found a possible franchise center, made Steve Nash look like an MVP, rejuvenated Amar’e Stoudemire, made Steve Kerr look like not just a competent GM but a good one, beat their arch rival San Antonio Spurs by sweeping them and have a chance to end the team’s “curse.” The question is how?

That quandary is one I’ve struggled with since after the NBA trade deadline.  How in the world has this team gone from left for dead to title contenders?

After much deliberation, a few drinks and a five-hour stint at the car dealership waiting for a new battery, I think I’ve figured it out and, like everything right now in the NBA, it involves LeBron James .

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