Can King James spur his team to a better result within their (home)court? Or will their more cavalier attitude be the result from two defeats at the hands of San Antonio?
So the San Antonio Death Spur heads implacably towards their 4th championship, one wonders if Lebron has any jedi-tricks up his sleeve… or will the fortunes of the Cleveland Cavaliers plummet just as much as NBA ratings? I think the Cavs’ll salvage a bit of pride, and take a game at home, but the routinely-unexciting Spurs are going to take this in 5.
All in all tho’… a pretty good way to wrap up a season for Mr James. He’s 22, doesn’t really have much around him at the moment (Z was good, but the key is ‘was’. Daniel Gibson’s gonna be pretty good… and Hughes is… injured), and in a few months (Weeks? Days??) we’ll have all forgotten that thus far, San Antonio has monstered them. No answers for Timmy, Manu or Parker. Especially Parker (do you think the Spurs regret not getting J-Kidd oh-so-long ago?). Back to Lebron – guy’s fantastic, but there’s a big difference to the way they were down against the Pistons, and where they find themselves now. They just lost the first two against Detroit… they have never been in the first two games of the NBA ’07 Finals. They won’t be taking a “we-can-beat-’em-we-only-just-lost” feelgood scenario with them back to the Quicken Loans Arena (ugh – hate that name). Lebron’s gotta be happy he’s in the East… where would this team rank in the West? 6th? 7th?
Sigh… almost makes me wish Detroit DID make it.
Now… c’mon Lebron, make me eat my words & make this a series. Wake me up if they do… zzzzZZZ