For starters, as a die-hard Celtics fan, it’s in my lifetime contract to never root for Lebron James. Sorry to the people of Cleveland, who genuinely deserve a hero and championship, but as currently constituted, this Cavs team is impossible to cheer for. I find Lebron’s on court antics to be nauseating and off court attitude just as insufferable. He’s been the self-proclaimed “King” and “Chosen One” before he won a thing in this league, and deserves more criticism for Cleveland’s lack of success in this series. He handpicked this roster, and placed this coach. He’s the chef, these are his groceries, and I don’t know about you, but I’m spitting the entire meal in my napkin. What happened to all the “wait until Lebron has a full roster, wait until Love and Kyrie are back” talks after the Finals last year?
This time around, the team has been stagnant offensively and exposed defensively, leading to a far less competitive series thus far. The almighty “King” has even resorted to publicly lobbying for the suspension of Draymond Green, which as we know, worked out favorably for Bron and co. Did anyone catch a transcript of the supposed dialogue between the two that led to the suspension? It went something like this:
Draymond: “You’re a bitch.”
Lebron: “I have a family, I’m a husband and father of 3!”
Draymond: “That’s nice, you’re still a bitch.”
This was the exchange that hurt the 6’9, 265 physical freak’s feelings so much he completely lost his composure. Um…My sister has slung more scathing insults to me over a fight for the TV clicker. What a freaking crybaby. The fact that Draymond was suspended over this “altercation” was questionable at best, terribly inconsistent and flat out embarrassing at worst. At the end of the day, even without the aforementioned Green, I still don’t see Golden State losing this game at home.
Cleveland has looked lost during 75% of this series, and unless the neutered Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, or one of the role players (Smith, Delly, etc.) can match Curry/Klay’s production (something anyone with a set of eyes would be highly skeptical of), the Cavs are as good as fried. Here’s to this series ending tonight so we can all salvage an evening or two of our week.
I’ll take Golden State in (hopefully) a tight one, but I certainly wouldn’t want to ask for too much from the “King”. I’m onto the offseason, and I have a hunch by tonight around 12:30, everyone will be.