Thursday, September 9, 2010

Scott thinks we can still win

Byron Scott is the kind of guy that will look you in the eye and tell you what he’s thinking. So when he said in Sunday's Beacon Journal profile he believes the Cavs can win and make the playoffs next season, he’s not reading off a PR script. He really believes it.

Scott took over teams in New Jersey and New Orleans with little talent and had them in the conference finals within a couple years. That’s not to say he’ll have the Cavaliers back in the East finals by 2012, but he likes the pieces already in place.

As for losing LeBron, Scott admits the players were shocked at first. But now they’re tired of what’s being said about them.

“A lot of them first of all were stunned. I don’t think a lot of guys on this team saw that coming,” he said. “After that shock, the next reaction was mad and upset. After that you have to let it go and start thinking about what can you do to get better.”

The Cavaliers have been viewed as an organization that failed to surround James with acceptable talent during his seven years in Cleveland. Scott said all of the current players should take offense to that.

“I don’t think a lot of guys are happy about what’s being written and said. Things like ‘he had no help.’ That’s a slap in the face if you’re a true competitor,” Scott said, adding that the Cavaliers will be forced to move the ball more and work together offensively without the two-time MVP.

“It’s not gonna be one guy like LeBron, who can handle the ball and make plays, it’s gotta be four or five guys involved every single time,” he said. “You’ll probably see a whole lot more team basketball.”

Well, it sure is nice that somebody still believes we can win. Who knows, maybe we can...we'll see once the season starts. But for now, I like the confidence coming from the head coach. Do you guys agree with the coach, or do you think we're going to be a shitty team?

Friday, September 3, 2010

Delonte West

Welllllll, looks like D. West is joining the Celtics. As some of you may or may not know, Delonte was my favorite player on the Cavs. Now, I know he struggled with his bi-polar disorder and ever since his arrest on weapons charges last year he's never been the same. But you gotta admit...he had guns in a guitar case...that's boss as fuck. Not only that, but he fucked LeBron's mom. Yeah, that's right, he banged her. So he's pretty much the coolest guy in my book. Good luck, Delonte, hope you find your place in Boston (again).

As a side note, what should I do with my D West jersey?

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mo Williams chats with LeBron

It was, Mo Williams said, a long-overdue conversation.
The Cavaliers' point guard was worried about his flight being four hours late on Sunday, when he had a personal appearance scheduled for Monday's 25th Cavaliers Youth Fund Classic golf event. But, thanks to the delay, he ran into an old friend at the airport -- LeBron James.

Williams had tweeted his disappointment when James left Cleveland for Miami. But the two hadn't really conversed until Sunday.

"We talked for a bit," Williams said. "I think it was a much-needed conversation, being that we were so close.

"The conversation went well. Obviously, our friendship is beyond basketball. Obviously, the basketball decision touched me emotionally. Part of me is still sour, but in the overall picture, you don't wish anything bad to anybody, including friends. I wish him the best. He's got enough people rooting against him. He doesn't need one more."

Asked what he thought James' return with the Heat on Dec. 2 would be like, Williams sighed and then said, "You tell me. It's going to be ... I'm optimistic about that. I wouldn't say I'm looking forward to Dec. 2, but I think it's going to be an emotional day. For lack of a better word, I think it's going to be an emotional day, especially for the fans.

"As players, as an organization, it's personal to a point, but at the end of the day, we look at the business aspect of it.

"But a fan is a fan. Fans love Cleveland on the front of your jersey and that's what they root for. They're going to feel the way they're going to feel. It's going to be kind of ... interesting, the reception."

To be honest, I would have punched LeBrick in the nuts. I guess Mo is a pretty class guy. What do you guys think?

Sunday, August 29, 2010

This Season

Well Cavs fans, I'm worried for next season. My friends are always optimistic, but even their best case scenarios have the Cavs making the playoffs at 6, 7, or 8. And that likely won't get us far into the playoffs. Let's face it, when James decided to take his talents to South Beach, we lost the best player in the world. Now I know Scott's new up tempo offense will be a breath of fresh air...and players like Mo, Jamison, and Hickson will be allowed to step up. But I just don't think we have the pieces to contend. The players we added in the offseason are role players at best.

Now, I'll continue to support my Cavs no matter what, but I'd sure hate to see another Cleveland franchise go down the drain.

Saturday, August 28, 2010



New Uniforms

So guys, what do you think of the new Cavs uniforms for next season? If you didn't get a chance to see what they looked like, you can do so here:

Friday, August 27, 2010

First Post

Well, I'm new to all of this but I hope all you Cavs fans out there will enjoy it.