I dunno, Kobe & Lebron have established their global net worth. Howard is on the rise & adding Melo to the fray has to be good for broader sales & exposure. I'd love to see a Cavs v Nuggets finals. Or a Magic Nuggets. So long as the Lakers get bumped I'm happy with either of those 3 teams gettin' their gold.
The Lakers are gay. I just really don't like anyone on the team bar Gasol. Vujacic is a lesbian.
Mike Brown is really a bad coach. He has no idea what he's doing. He's changed his rotation almost every game, and has no answer to the Orlando mismatches. The fact that he got coach of the year is a joke.
Lebron doesn't have anyone to help him. Mo Williams has been extremely overrated the whole year, and that team is just full of role players. Every single player on their roster is easily replaceable.
Unless the Cavs make some blockbuster trade bringing Chris Bosh or Amare (which really isn't possible, since they have no trade assets), Lebron will most likely leave Cleveland.
^I agree to an extent. But he never tried going small.
PG- Mo Williams
This is their best shot at guarding them, IMO. But Brown is so uncreative, one dimensional, and stubborn as coach, he'll never try it. But the Magic do cause a lot of difficult match-up problems.
Im pullin for the Magic tonight, i would love to see lebrick eliminated
In this series alone, Dwight Howard has solidified himself as being top 5 in the NBA. He would have even better numbers if the refs weren't making all these calls in the Cavs favor
Orlando obviously controls the pace of this series.
But if Cleveland can't beat Orlando with their style...then, how can they beat Orlando with their own style?
Orlando are superior at shooting...plus they have an INSIDE PRESENCE.
Big Z can't dominate like Dwight....Lebron comes from the perimeter and tries to create on his own.
Williams is a pick and roll guy...not really going to break down the defense by himself...good spot up shooter, not great shooting off the dribble.
West is random.
Cleveland's best bet is rely on their defense to create offense.
Dwight is turnover prone.
Take advantage of it.
But I don't see them winning the series.
Orlando to the Finals.
I'm not going to predict the West....too tough right now.
true but dont forget the other point i made, mo williams and delonte west makin their shots. hey ive been defending mo williams as an all-star, and while i still think he is one, hes playing like a role player, like jay predicted. he cannot be missing open shots, and shooting these terrible percentages. and west needs to start shooting at a high level. u realize these games have been super close, with lebron playing by himself? if he gets williams and west to show up, this cud be a clevand comeback (hopefully not). lets face it the cavs are a GREAT defensive team. to be hanging in when they have so many matchup problems is plaudible. but shots created by lebron need to start going in, but im with msg i hope the magic win this series.
Mo Wiliams was Arroyo's back up in Utah...I never thought he was an all star...Rose got snubbed.
Dwight Howard needs to start holding the ball higher up, like Pau Gasol. He's always getting stripped in the post because he's holding the ball down by his legs. He needs to take advantage of his height, and hold the ball up over his head, in order to get less turnovers.
lol and thts exactly what happened and the cavs win. hopefully orlando wins next game i want cleveland to lose. but kenny smith made a good point by saying, that it took a superhuman performance by LBJ jst to keep the game close which doesnt bode well for the cavs, there is no doubt tht lebron is getting fatiged out there. but for today im gonna appreciate what i just saw, the most gifted basketball player in the world willing his team to victory.
This team lives and dies with lebrons teammates.
Cavs lose!!!! Lebron has to go fishing.
Dwight Howard's performance tonight was incredible. He should have gotten more consideration for MVP. An efficient 40 points, 14 rebounds, and 4 assists.
Lebron just left after the loss. No congrats or shaking hands to the Magic. I hope he changes his attitude. I do not like to see players like that, especially if they ever play for the knicks (not saying he will).
I am glad the Magic won.