Danny Ferry’s Departure Signals Chaos, Strife in Cavaliers Organization

June 5th, 2010 by Robert Kleeman Leave a reply »
Danny Ferry stood at center court three years ago and bathed in the rare jocosity of it all.

On this night, miserable, cursed Cleveland fans engaged in some of the rowdiest merrymaking in Ohio's 204-year history.

Quicken Loans Arena rocked and the Detroit Pistons felt the reverb and suffered the hearing damage. The hometown Cavaliers romped to a 98-82 win behind a 31-point explosion from Daniel "Boobie" Gibson. That remains his career-best scoring outburst.

Cleveland residents had not celebrated a championship since 1964. That Eastern Conference Finals clincher set up the first NBA Finals appearance in the 35-year history of the franchise.

After decades of heartbreak and incompetence, the Cavs danced on the biggest stage with the then three-time champion San Antonio Spurs.

More impressive was how the Cavs did it: with David Wesley, Gibson, Larry Hughes, and Sasha Pavlovic at the guard spots.

Anderson Varejao, Drew Gooden, and Zydrunas Ilgauskas shared the bulk of the frontcourt minutes with LeBron James.

Had a less talented roster ever made this kind of noise? ...

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