What’s Wrong with the Cavaliers? Maybe the Celtics Are Just Better

May 12th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
So it has come to this.

LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers stand on the precipice of yet another postseason defeat amid high expectations, and should the Cavaliers fall this time, the blame will be laid squarely at King James' feet.

The Cavaliers' 120-88 home trouncing by the Boston Celtics has exposed the Cavaliers' deepest flaws, and even if they are able to muster the courage to survive the Celtics, the chances of upsetting Orlando are slim to none.

Cleveland has been in this position before, but the stench you smell across the NBA is the bile slowly rising from the guts of all those who gave grave assurances this Cleveland team was different from last season's.

Well, take a moment to let your stomach settle down as the realization slowly dawns that while the Cavaliers are a team who has one star quality player in James, he is surrounded by a deep pool of strikingly average players.

During the regular season the Cavaliers were able to excel because James rarely had a bad outing, and it was harder to get a handle on the team based on single game snapshots.

But in the postseason, an opposing team has the ...

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