Okay, so we’re going strong on our Cavaliers strike, and we’re sending out a big thanks to those of you who sent in the answers to the five questions so quickly.
You can read Ben’s recap of the LeBron-less road win over the Seventy-Sixers over here. (Ben lives back in our hometown btw, and thus kicks ass. We miss it – 96.4% less crazies than Los Angeles.)
As for what we’re personally running with on the site, it’s reader Sam’s entry, since he got it in first and it’s like totally what we’re looking for.
Is the strike over? Our thoughts are below Sam’s thoughts.
1) What was the team’s effort level on a scale of 1-14? Explain in two
sentences or less.
1. This win made absolutely no sense…so considering the bench players got
more burn I would have to say they gave it a 9 out of 14 for effort.
2) What was the estimated ratio of times “Coach Mike spit into that cup” to
“times Coach Mike said something that looked halfway motivating”?
2. I didn’t see Coach Mike going too philly on the spit cup tonight….once
or twice tops. Is he ever motivational? No. Spit cup to Motivation ratio
2:0. The Cavs did the work.
3) Did LeBron care tonight or not? Don’t tell us his stats, because he can
put up a triple double without even concentrating.
3.Well LeBron had a sore toe, but if he played we would’ve lost. My reason
for saying that is the rest of the team thinks they can chill during the
game because LeBron is playing, thats when they get lazy and don’t want to
go in the paint….hence poor shooting percentages. LeBron would’ve also
gone 50% from the line and Samuel Dalembert would drop 50.
4) Did Daniel Gibson play? Details please.
4. Boobie got some time tonight…a little over 20 minutes. 11 pts 5 assists
and he was pretty clean with the ball. As punishment he’ll sit the next 5
games and we’ll end up trading him to Washington which will come back to
bite us in the ass in the Playoffs because he’ll drop 40 on us every game
because God hates Cleveland sports. (See: the drive, the shot, the fumble,
and of course the rebound.) Fuck the Pistons.
5) How many times did you find yourself muttering and/or screaming, “Stop
taking so many freaking jumpshots!!!” or something of that ilk? Please
5. I was pretty pleased with the shots today because they were actually
going in. DJ had 5 3- pointers and Donyell decided to be random and drop 17.
BONUS: Did missed free throws play a part in the loss, if in fact they did
lose? YES/NO will suffice here.
Bonus: We shot 72% from the line as a team because LeBron wasn’t there to
kiss his wrists and throw up free throws. As far as this win goes I don’t
understand. Wednesday we lost to the Sixers at home with LeBron…..Friday
we beat them on the road without LeBron. SMH Cavs, SMH.
Well I don’t know if you’ll read this or not so I attempted to make it
insightful. Keep the YAY going strong because I need a shoulder to cry on
when the Cavs blow 20 point leads to lottery teams.
P.S. I just got my shirt and my Swag has gone from sub par to PHENOMENAL.
Oh, it was inciteful, plus the plug for the t-shirt store was above and beyond.
Basically, this sounds like a typical Cavalier win. Play like junk, get lucky on the excess jumpers, somehow manage to win.
Sam’s Daniel Gibson commentary is especially special – this is exactly how it goes for this kid. It has to be horrible. We’re pretty sure we’ve been saying “play Gibson” since before CLE even drafted LeBron.
The team is desperate for some proactive scoring from the point guard spot, and every single time he plays he gives it to them. Yet we always turn back to snow.
Result – strike not over. However…since the Cavs’ next game is on ABC Sunday against PHX, we watch it. See, we always watch the ABC Sunday game. So we’re not really watching the Cavaliers, we’re just watching basketball.
Make sense? No? Good. Go buy a t-shirt about Kwame Brown and cake.