Posts Tagged ‘LeBron James’

When I saw LeBron James take off his dishtowel, or whatever type of headband he had on, I knew that we all had crossed a threshold.  As this article so eloquently put it, it’s all about basketball now.  No more ringless King comments, the clutch gene has been removed from our sports biology books.  Even hairline jokes now become a little hollow.  All of commentary about LeBron that had now become noise during a playoff run where he averaged 30.3 pts, 9.7 reb, and 5.6 ast, could now be sopped up by that headband, tossed aside, and be replaced with the 2012 NBA Crown.  Even as a LeBron hater, especially last year, I found myself wishing he could just win the title (or at least hit a game winning shot) just to end the boring insults that James constantly gets despite superhuman performances night in and night out.  For LeBron, you can see that what people say won’t matter too much anymore; you have receding hairline, so what?  You are the greatest basketball player on the planet and now an NBA champion.

It’s back to basketball now.  We can talk about Miami’s great defense against an offensive juggernaut in the Thunder.  We can talk about how reports of Dwyane Wade’s demise were greatly exaggerated.  We can talk about the Thunder showing their youth in this entire series, looking a lot like what the Heat did last year against the Mavericks.  We can talk about the defiant stare Kevin Durant gave the camera after he wept on his mother’s shoulder.  We can talk about Russell Westbrook, and how he is the Fire to Durant’s Ice, a man who when the chips are down, will still compete with a will to win like none other.

Let’s talk about Pat Riley (“the greatest leader of Black Men” – Chris Rock) and his vision for this day 2 years ago.  How he trusted Erik Spoelstra and the Heat even though everyone else said that Spoelstra would be gone and the team broken up while they were still playing playoff games!  Let’s talk about the role players who finally came through, making Game 5 look like a cakewalk.  Mike Miller has been saving those shots since he was a Wizard!

Finally, we can talk about LeBron James.  Not about sports psychologists or his mom or whatever else used to be cool to talk about.  Let’s talk about how he may have been the most underappreciated athlete of all time, in an era when we have the most access to athletes.  But for the majority of us now, that changes.  Because everything else doesn’t matter anymore.  It’s just basketball from here on out; and it’s about damn time.

Actually, I have to say one thing.  Chris Bosh what are you doing here?  What a minute, you know what?  You just won the NBA Title.  Just be yourself and don’t let anybody tell you otherwise lol.


We picked this Finals series and picked Miami to win earlier in the year so we’ll stick by our guns.  Heat in 7, LeBron James finally gets the monkey (namely Skip Bayless) off of his back.  But what we truly are rooting for is a great, hard-fought series.  What we fantasize for is the birth of a new decades-old rivalry between Kevin Durant and LeBron, similar to the 1980s rivalry between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.  What we anticipate is basketball at its best; not worried about clutch genes, being a closer, and other made-up media storylines which take away from the fan’s enjoyment of the game.  What we predict is an electric two weeks of ball.  See you on twitter at 9pm.


These Jerseys are Poop

It is clear that our game of the week for this week had to be none other than Knicks vs Heat. The game had all of the hype of a playoff game. Linsanity has been on a role, and this is the year Miami must win it all or they will be eternally slandered. Would the Heat stop Linsanity and the Knicks or would the Knicks put a halt to the Heat current winning streak?

Well, the game has concluded, and the Heat came away with another impressive double digit win defeating the Knicks 102-88. Probably the most impressive part of this game was the Heat team defense, and the Heat Big 3 dominating the game. Lin was held to under 10 points total while Bron, Wade, and Bosh all had at least 20 points. Not to mention LBJ was 2 ast and 1 reb from a tripe double.

What we have learned from this game is simply what we all knew once the Dallas Mavericks won the title last year. The Miami Heat will be best team in the NBA this year, and they will hold up the trophy at the end of the season. As my fellow mancaver dontbeskerrit stated prepare yourselves for the inevitable. LBJ gets himself a ring. Kind of anti-climatic, but hey its the NBA.

So prepare yourselves this weekend. Sit back open a couple of beers and enjoy the weekend of “no defense”. Otherwise known as 2012 All Star Weekend in Orlando. The only defense that will be going on this weekend will be the groupies blocking each other to be first in line for the after parties in Orlando. From TheManCave06 enjoy your weekend, and we hope you enjoyed this weeks Game Of The Week.