The Cleveland Cavaliers Have Prospered in the Face of Adversity

March 4th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
During the first half of the NBA season, the Cleveland Cavaliers were lucky enough to avoid the types of injuries which plagued the league's other top contenders and caused impact players to miss significant time.

Teams like the Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, and Denver Nuggets were forced to endure trying stretches without the help of players like Dirk Nowitzki, Carmelo Anthony, and Kobe Bryant.

But adversity chooses no favorites, and right before the All-Star break the Cavaliers were stricken with a slate of injuries which downed Mo Williams, Delonte West, and most recently Shaquille O'Neal.

But maybe the basketball gods are finally smiling on Cleveland, because LeBron James has remained healthy, Antawn Jamison arrived at just the right time, and this stretch of the schedule makes an injury easier to swallow.

Of course, the key has been James, and his recent play has more than likely sealed the MVP award, if it wasn't already, and simultaneously maintained the Cavaliers' edge in the Eastern Conference and the league.

James is the league's most complete player, and the Cavaliers desperately need the scoring, assi ...

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