3. Cleveland Cavaliers (90/100) last week 95 - The Cavs, for all intents and purposes should have stayed flat this week at 95. Nothing really happened to lessen their chances at being Cleveland's greatest (only?) hope for a championship anytime soon. Then I watched the latest episode of Shaq Vs. on ABC this week.
Shaq was squaring off in a home run hitting competition with Albert Pujols. I won't go into the details of the show because really all that matters is my final opinion after watching my first episode. Shaq's show (that he kind of ripped off from Steve Nash) is really close to being unwatchable. From the contrived scenarios to the handicapped competition all the way to the interviews with Charissa Thompson... Well, those were kinda watchable. Anyway, that show all by itself cost the Cavs five points in the Championship Watch this week.
LeBron again talked about the possibility of staying in Cleveland long term. We try not to spend too many words discussing this continuing saga for a few reasons. First of all, we think LeBron digs the attention. Secondly, we think LeBron cares a whole lot about winning and he needs leverage to keep pressure on whatever team he is with. Third, the landscape changes so frequently and dramatically in the NBA on an annual basis that there is absolutely no way to predict where all the pieces will fall, LeBron included. We are just trying to enjoy the ride as it happens.