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LeBron James doesn’t care

by The Cavalier on May 16, 2007 · 44 comments

In the chat with Becky we posted the other night, we mentioned to her that we didn’t really have that passion for the Cavaliers we’d had in years past, ie our entire life.

“Why?”, she asked, and perhaps you asked, too.

Well, if you haven’t been reading all season, we have a really hard time getting behind a group of players that flat out don’t care, and if you think the Cavaliers care after watching them get rolled at home by the Nets last night, you’re watching a different team than we are.

They had a chance to close out the series and start resting for the Eastern Conference Finals, and what did they do? Wait, we already said what they did – see what they do to us?

Repeating ourself.

Discombobulation.

What else can we say that we haven’t said all season? What else can we type? How many ways can we say it? If they don’t care, how can we? We feel bad, because we know our parents are planning to watch this garbage on Tivo, and we feel like we should call and warn them.

We can’t wait to see how Coach Mike and the Gang justify this one. Which cliches that make it seem like not a big deal can they roll out this time?

Ambivalence, thy name is the NBA.

(For his own reasons, Bill Simmons is starting to hate the league, as well.

We don’t hate the game itself, we just hate NOT FREAKING TRYING. BTW, the game isn’t even over yet – oh look, LeBron just pulled a Vince Carter on his ankle. Nice.)

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{ 41 comments }

1 Ben May 16, 2007 at 9:48 pm

angry….

2 The SP May 16, 2007 at 9:52 pm

Tears…..

3 becky May 16, 2007 at 9:59 pm

I like that sometimes we make the same jokes.

4 The Cavalier May 16, 2007 at 10:01 pm

Why is Larry Hughes taking more shots than LeBron in the last 2-3 games? Is this what Coach Mike means when he says the offense is fine how it is?

5 The Cavalier May 16, 2007 at 10:04 pm

btw Becky there is a dude in the last post with Nets tix for Friday who wants a date.

6 becky May 16, 2007 at 10:10 pm

PAT BURKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7 becky May 16, 2007 at 10:11 pm

do we know anything about this dude?

8 The SP May 16, 2007 at 10:17 pm

Anguish….

9 The SP May 16, 2007 at 10:18 pm

Shrek 3….

10 The SP May 16, 2007 at 10:18 pm

Halle Berry naked again….

11 Johnny Kilbane, esq. May 16, 2007 at 10:19 pm

did the cavs lose?

i hadn’t noticed because with 6 minutes left in the 3rd i decided my time would be better spent calling a buddy of mine (who i had been ducking for weeks) and asking him if he still needed help moving some furniture.

i’m glad he took me up on the offer.

at this point i’m just going to go on ahead and schedule a colonoscopy for 8 pm friday night and ask my neighbors if they’d like me to clean out their gutters for them on sunday…

12 The Cavalier May 16, 2007 at 10:21 pm

They’ve made me completely numb this season – this sealed it. At this moment (disclaimer!) I honestly don’t care if they even play another game, let alone win the series.

13 TVBrain May 16, 2007 at 10:27 pm

It’s called “Shrek The Third.”

14 The SP May 16, 2007 at 10:29 pm

Instead of watching this worthless excuse for a team, I will be seeing Shrek The Third.

15 Johnny Kilbane, esq. May 16, 2007 at 10:40 pm

it’s obvious: this team is san antonio, if san antonio had no discipline or coaching.

of course, the cavs play with so much more heart and passion.

oh, wait….

16 Ben May 16, 2007 at 11:19 pm

Is anyone super secretly hoping that they blow this series just so we might see some movement on the Fire Coach Mike front?

Seriously, how can he go the entire game without drawing a technical? This is one of those games where you have to get a T just to show the team that you’re alive. And if it was me, I’d have been thrown out by mid-way through the fourth quarter (at least!).

17 The Cavalier May 16, 2007 at 11:29 pm

Shots:

Hughes: 17
LeBron: 15
Z: 8

WTF???

Ben I agree to some extent. Like I know this girl who said she sometimes wishes her boyfriend would die so she doesn’t have to deal with his BS anymore. It cruel, but kinda how I feel like about the Cavs right now.

18 Stevo May 17, 2007 at 3:09 am

what about running out to the court after winning the game?

19 The other Ben May 17, 2007 at 6:59 am

Much like the rest of the Cavaliers fan base, I stopped watching this game half way through the 3rd quarter. Anyone notice what lineup Brown had in the 2nd quarter? Lebron, Snow, Mr. Floptastic, Z, Donyell Marshall. Talk about INSTANT offense. Those guys together would do more harm running Dean Smith’s old 4 corner offense to simply tire the Nets out. Hey, it might not score points, but the Nets would be breathing heavy unlike our complacent Cavaliers. Heres a plug, fire Brown, drop a line in Isaiah Thomas’s ear that Hughes is on the trade block, press to get Chancey Billups, and and throw together some package that includes Drew Gooden for a 1st round pick. Trust me, there are plenty of dumb owners out there willing to make bad trades. All I know is that baseball season is in full swing, and if you arent a baseball fan but love Cleveland, PLEASE make an effort to see our Indians play. Unlike years past, we have a winning record through May (YAY WEDGEY!!!! No Shaving required) and they are simply a delight to watch (dont believe all the bullpin/Borowski hating. The guy has saved 12 of 14 and has looked great for the most part)

PS – Benny, I plugged your blog as my website. Booooo Larry Hughes shooting selection!! Hooray free advertising!!

20 Fios May 17, 2007 at 7:21 am

I would like to take this opportunity to applaud Larry Hughes’ Missed Shots For Cancer campaign. Three for 17 last night, just truly special.

21 Just a reader May 17, 2007 at 7:23 am

After reading your story, i was just wondering what happened to JACK COBRA ? Is he no longer writting on this site, if so any idea where he ventured off too, is he still writting? If i recieve a answer thats for your time.

22 The Cavalier May 17, 2007 at 7:27 am

Cobra is here on Fridays and also is at his new website at this link.

23 Ben May 17, 2007 at 7:35 am

hooray plugging my site!

24 dave May 17, 2007 at 8:17 am

the cavaliers are the anti-warriors, from an offensive standpoint. both teams have formless, undisciplined offenses, yet the warriors make it work with energy and creativity while the cavaliers main strategy seems to be hoping the other team will just leave them alone for a second so they can shoot.

as for the nets, they need to stop running their offense through vince carter if they want to continue winning playoff games. he is NOT a playmaker. he’s just a very confused looking manchild.

25 G May 17, 2007 at 9:06 am

I grew up a fan of the Price/Daugherty Cavs (and yes I had to use google to spell Brad’s name correctly), so it saying something that this Cavs team is the softest I can ever remember. For my money it all begins and ends w/ the global icon himself, the rest of the team (with the exception of Eric Snow) take their marching orders from him. Unfortunately the walking cliche has turned into a worst case scenario combination of Chris Webber and Kevin Garnett, sure the numbers are there at the end of the game but when you need your best player the most he simply does not deliver. What is worse,he still insists on dominating the ball in those situations even though nothing ever comes of it. He simply does not hate losing enough, it has become a play for pay league and Lebron is the poster child.

26 G May 17, 2007 at 9:13 am

All that aside, he is still the most talented player in the league. He can go for 28-7-7 at half speed with his mind clearly elsewhere. He is awesome and has taken and will continue to take the Cavs places they have never been. He is also w/o question the most god-damned frustrating player to watch because it is so easy to see how much better he could be then the rest of the players out there if he had half the drive of some the other great players. For the love of all that is good and pure in this world…whatever, Go Cavs.

27 Boney May 17, 2007 at 9:17 am

Go SHREK THE THIRD!

28 dave May 17, 2007 at 9:25 am

it seems like lebron wishes he was on any other team in the league, and with good reason. at one point the nets were basically quadruple teaming him and ignoring everyone else.

29 Fios May 17, 2007 at 9:42 am

Dave, I get the impression he sometimes sees basketball as an impediment to whatever else it is he’d rather be doing

30 Jeremy May 17, 2007 at 12:15 pm

Thank you for being the only people who seem to see what is going on with this team and ridiculous feeling of being a fan for a team that doesn’t seem to be there.

They never seemed to want to win in Game 5. That makes no sense. And I think Mike Brown’s coaching sunk them. He didn’t prepare them to win and he put bad combinations of players on the floor.

Hughes stunk and he made it worse by continuing to shoot instead of passing, especially to Z. Speaking of Z, did Coach Brown have to sit him for most of the second half with his team down by 20?

Let’s Go Cavs, but Let’s up they show up to play next game.

31 Jeremy May 17, 2007 at 12:15 pm

Thank you for being the only people who seem to see what is going on with this team and ridiculous feeling of being a fan for a team that doesn’t seem to be there.

They never seemed to want to win in Game 5. That makes no sense. And I think Mike Brown’s coaching sunk them. He didn’t prepare them to win and he put bad combinations of players on the floor.

Hughes stunk and he made it worse by continuing to shoot instead of passing, especially to Z. Speaking of Z, did Coach Brown have to sit him for most of the second half with his team down by 20?

Let’s Go Cavs, but Let’s hope they show up to play next game.

32 Harry May 17, 2007 at 1:10 pm

Yeah, sue LeBron for caring more about his pregnant girlfriend who was rushed to the hospital at halftime than the second half. Why is there no mention of that??? If you’re such a big fan you would have read about that.

33 The Cavalier May 17, 2007 at 1:23 pm

It’s in the next post. Doesn’t explain his first half, or the ENTIRE 2006-07 SEASON. :)

34 Harry May 17, 2007 at 2:53 pm

So 50 wins and the 2 seed weren’t enough for you? And did you think they would go undefeated in the playoffs?

35 Fios May 17, 2007 at 3:52 pm

I won’t pretend to speak for the Cavalier but I didn’t expect an undefeated run, I did expect the team to compete, to the fullest of their abilities, each game. They have fallen short of that.

36 The Cavalier May 17, 2007 at 4:12 pm

What FIOS said.

Oh well, I guess we should learn to be happy with “good enough”.

37 Ben May 17, 2007 at 6:03 pm

The Cleveland sports radio shows keep harping on the fact that everyone was picking the Cavs in six, so what’s the problem? They’re still on that six game pace. This ignores the fact that they got completly destroyed during a close out game on their home floor…

If they had simply lost, we wouldn’t be that upset. But they failed to show up. It’s not like the tried hard and didn’t get it done. They completly and utterly stunk the place up. You can’t control every rebound or make every shot, but you can control your own energy and passion and they had neither.

38 Tony Parker May 17, 2007 at 6:56 pm

If Larry Hughes finds a basketball in the forest, does he shoot it? (TM)T.P.

39 Brownbag Cavs Fan May 18, 2007 at 12:32 am

Umm…. Harry? You’re an idiot, or you’re LeBron’s idiot mom. There’s no way you could legitimately watch the Cavs and become a LeBron apologist. By the way, some players (Derek Fisher) are able to perform with other things on their mind. If you were a real fan, you moronic highlight-watching twit, you’d know that LeBron hasn’t brought it since last year. I hate you and all the fans like you who think we should just be happy to be in the playoffs. Do me a favor and die.

40 Brownbag Cavs Fan May 18, 2007 at 12:35 am

Umm…. Harry? You’re an idiot, or you’re LeBron’s idiot mom. There’s no way you could legitimately watch the Cavs and become a LeBron apologist. By the way, some players (Derek Fisher) are able to perform with other things on their mind. If you were a real fan, you moronic highlight-watching twit, you’d know that LeBron hasn’t brought it since last year. I hate you and all the fans like you who think we should just be happy to be in the playoffs. Do me a favor and die you flag-waving twit.

41 Brownbag Cavs Fan May 18, 2007 at 12:39 am

Umm…. Harry? You’re an idiot, or you’re LeBron’s idiot mom. There’s no way you could legitimately watch the Cavs and be a LeBron apologist. By the way, some players (Derek Fisher) are able to perform with other things on their mind. If you were a real fan, you moronic highlight-watching twit, you’d know that LeBron hasn’t brought it since last year. I hate you and all the fans like you who think we should just be happy to be in the playoffs. Do me a favor and die you flag-waving homer.

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