Ode To LeBron and The Cavs: Please Save My Sanity

May 13th, 2010 by bryan richardson Leave a reply »
Last summer was supposed to be the best time of my life. My wife gave birth to our twin boys on May 7th. Later that night, while in the hospital room, LeBron and the Cavs played Game Two in Cleveland against Atlanta and went on to rout the Hawks in route to a four game sweep.

Life was good. I could take the staying up all night and the helping my wife recover, because I had time off from work (FMLA), a beautiful family, and most importantly (please dont take this out of context) the Cavs were on their way to an NBA Finals appearance against Kobe and the Lakers.

Then, the bottom dropped. The Orlando Magic came out and spoiled it. Mo Williams couldn't make shots. Dwight Howard made his free-throws. The Cavs couldn't hold on to leads. The Cavs lost 4-2. I instantly went into a state of deep depression.

Over the summer during my free time, I watched re-runs on NBA TV and NBA.com of the conference finals trying to pinpoint where it all fell apart. With each trey buried by Pietrus and Lewis, the knife in my heart sunk deeper and deeper. Then the offseason moves by LeBron. The non-handshake. Nike-Gate. The NBA MVP t-shirt he was ...

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