Five Reasons Why The Cavaliers Playoff Exit Isn’t Entirely LeBron’s Fault

May 16th, 2010 by Charlie Scaturro Leave a reply »
With their 94-85 loss to the Boston Celtics on Thursday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers saw their hopes for a championship come to an end. Before the playoffs began there were many reasons to think they had a legitimate shot at winning it all; they put up an NBA best 61-21 regular season record, had home court advantage throughout the playoffs, had arguably the best player in the NBA on their team, and they had a veteran laden roster that was built by the Cavaliers front office specifically to thrive during the playoffs. But after two downright embarrassing performances against the Boston Celtics in games five and six, it is apparent that Cleveland’s best laid championship plans were more like a college kid who goofed off all semester and tried to cram four months of material into a single night of studying. If I were a Cavs fan I wouldn’t be upset about the fact that they didn’t challenge for a title, I would be upset because of the way that they didn’t challenge for a title. As a sports fan, if your team plays their guts out and simply came up short, you can live with that. But watching the Cavs play games five and six it appeared that the enti ...

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