Friday, May 25, 2007

The Cavs need to stop crying and get The King some help

The Cleveland fans are upset that Rip Hamilton did not get called for a foul on Lebron James in the closing seconds.....whether it was a foul or not does not matter....the bigger picture is that the Cavs will not win this series or any future series if James scores a combined 29 points in the first two games....

After Monday’s loss when "The Chosen One" scored 10 points, I gave him a break and thought it was just a bad game.....I mean everyone has those days....I expected James to come out for game 2 and dominate.....it didn’t happen....nothing....nada.....but, I don’t put all the blame on The King.....the national media, and especially the local Cleveland media, are comparing James to Michael Jordan.....he is supposed to be the next Michael.....just this past week, a now retired Cleveland sports writer made a comment that at his (James) current age and years in the league, he has gone farther than Jordan did at that age and time in the NBA.....this has to stop!!!....

Jordan won squat with the Bulls until he got help with Scottie Pippen and a true point guard in John Paxson.....what do the Cavs have???.....the Cleveland fans and media are fooling themselves if they truly believe the Cavs are a dominant team....yes I picked them to win the East, but that was because they were fortunate to have an easier route than Detroit or Chicago.....

Who is the second best player on the Cavs???.....come on, name someone - Gooden???...puhleeze......Hughes.....yeah right......you can’t name a true second best player.....plus, the Cavs have Hughes playing out of position as the point guard....let’s face the hard facts, if the Cavs want to win a title, they MUST get James help.....and I mean a true NBA stud, not someone like Flip Murray or some other bum who is masquerading as a star....there is one player who could help the Cavs get to that next level....and that is Jason Kidd....

I don’t know what the Cavs financial situation is with the salary cap, but they need to get Kidd... according to the talk around the league, Kidd is on the trading block.....I know that Kidd has 2 years left on his current contract for $40 million.....so owner Dan Gilbert has to make a decision.....does he want to be the first professional team to win a title in the city of Cleveland since 1964 or does he want to be a very good team that always falls short.....

Kidd is a perfect fit for the Cavs....first off, he is a true point guard who does not have the ego in which he must score at least 25 points per game ala Allen Iverson.....Kidd is more content dishing out 10 plus assists per game.....and what is also nice about Kidd, the guy could rebound with the best of big men in the league.....also, with Kidd on the team, he would be able to score, if James should be in foul trouble or in a funk like he is in this series.....the dominant NBA teams have at least 2 solid players....the Heat have Shaq and Wade; the Spurs have Duncan, Ginobilli, and Parker, the Bulls have Deng and Hinrich, the Suns have Nash and Stoudemire, and the Pistons have Hamilton, Rasheed, and Billups....

The Cavs have just Lebron - a lonely King who is associated with a bunch of court jesters...anyway you look at it, the Cavs must get Jason Kidd.....if not, they will be like every other professional Cleveland sports team.....always a tad short



  • Mitch Albom - Detroit Free Press


  • Drew Sharp - Detroit Free Press


  • Bill Livingston - The Plain Dealer


  • Terry Pluto - Akron Beacon Journal
  • 5 comments:

    Signal to Noise said...

    Kidd isn't a bad idea.

    Despite the way he left Cleveland, imagine if Carlos Boozer was still on the team...

    grittysquirrels said...

    yea no kidding i bet they wish theys still had boozer cuz this would be a totallly different series.

    Cavs just need to face the facts. One superstar can't do it alone. Of the 4 teams left King James is the only superstar left. All other 3 teams are just solid well-build, playoff-calibrated teams that play like teams.

    Honestly, who would you rather gameplan agains? Cavs with LeBron in a superstar situation. Or the Pistons as a all-around beat you as a team kind of team. Billups can beat you one night and the next night Rip is getting you, or Prince.

    Yea, I think we all know the answer to that one. And that's why the finals are going to be Spurs vs. Pistons.

    Mini Me said...

    This whole situation is just unfortunate. Unfortunate for Lebron James. The Cavs have given him no help at all and he has lead his team to the Eastern Conference finals anyways. Admirable stuff. Get him a player that can actually contribute and Lebron will carry that team to the NBA Finals.

    twins15 said...

    If not Kidd, they at least need someone that can shoot. (RASHARD LEWIS would be great)... LeBron can get in the lane anytime he wants, and he's a great passer. If the Cavs had someone to bury outside shots that would take lots of pressure off of LeBron.

    nurse128 said...

    I totally agree. Cleveland is supposed to be a team...not leave it up to one player to make the game a success. I think the media and the fans are being very unrealistic. LeBron seems to be very professional and focused but he does need help to beat the Pistons. Hopefully, Sunday night's game will be a turning point for the Cavs in the rest of the series. Detroit is way too cocky.