Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The King's Resurgence

My latest is at Outside the Beltway. Excerpt:
Brian Windhorst of the Akron-Beacon Journal, probably the most knowledgeable writer in the country about Lebron James, has an excellent article on ESPN discussing Lebron's sudden resurgence over the past month. In the article, he questions what exactly it was that 'set Lebron off':
So then perhaps there was a column that proved to be the final straw. Maybe it was a private call from Wade or another peer. Maybe James' bed at a posh Beverly Hills hotel was particularly comfortable. Whatever it was, something cracked Feb. 15 in Los Angeles.
I think it was none of those. On February 14th, the night before that game, I called up my brother. "I think that tonight was the best thing that could have happened to the Cavs", I remember saying. The Cavs had just lost 99-98 to the Jazz - in Utah - on a terrible non-call at the last second when Sasha Pavlovic was clearly fouled at midcourt as he was running down the court to take what would have been the game-winning shot. They were furious, and had no problems stating as much to anyone who would listen.


  1. I read Windhorst's article on I'm happy that you're finally discussing some Cleveland sports ( I think you should post more). I'm a little nervous about LeBron and the Cavs, I'm seeing a re-peat of KG and the Timberwolves. How hard could it have been to close a deal on Mike Bibby? Bibby would have been a perfect fit for LeBron and his fast pace style. Even though the Cavs have the 2nd best record in the East, they aren't going anywhere. I hope the Cavs make some off season moves to provide LeBron with the help he needs. It should be noted that one player never won a championship alone, there was always a robin to the batman: D-Wade and Shaq, Kobe and Shaq, Duncan and the rest of his team, Jordan and Pippen, the list goes on. In Sports, there is no such thing as superman,

  2. The Cavs will have Lebron for another couple of years and then he'll move on to a place where he has a chance to win.

  3. DG - I know, I just don't have the time...

    I'm not sure (anymore) that Bibby was the answer, though I'm really not sure what is. I don't know if the Cavs need a "great" second player to win, but they seem to only have a shot when everyone else is playing well, too. When they're too reliant on LBJ they don't stand a chance.

  4. Every team needs another superstar or at the bare minimum two other very good players.