Well, the good news is that I probably won’t have to change my summer vacation plans next week to accommodate the NBA Championship celebration here in Cleveland.
The bad news is the Cleveland Cavaliers are down (3-0) to the San Antonio Spurs - and they are going down harder and faster than Yosemite Sam versus Bugs Bunny at The Alamo. The third game of this series against the mighty Spurs was the hardest to swallow, to be sure. The Cavaliers did everything in their power to lose game 3 - a game that was theirs to take - and lose hard, they did.
There is nothing new I could possibly tell you about my Cleveland Cavaliers that you haven’t already heard by now - or could easily figure out for yourself. They need another star on this team to take the pressure off LeBron James in the future, for “Boobie” and beyond. The need to make their free throws - or die hard out on the court. They need someone - ANYONE - to make a 3-point shot to stay ahead of the sizzling Spurs.
They need all that, a little luck - and not much more.
Anderson Varejao may be a fan favorite here in Cleveland, but he has been a lumbering oaf out on the court during the playoffs. And honestly, after taking that ill-advised shot that could have possibly kept the Cavs alive and taken the series to (2-1) , Anderson Varejao makes Mr. Snuffleupagus in ballet shoes look graceful.
Buy, hey, just like the refs on LeBron James in this series: I’m not crying foul. And the Cleveland Cavaliers (or their fans) have nothing to be ashamed about either - these NBA playoff “newbies” lost to a superior Spurs team that is quickly becoming the New England Patriots of the basketball world.