Yeah. This is despicable. Why? I know the Cavaliers are a good team.
But is our team so bad that we can't even compete with the Cavaliers' second stringers? LeBron only played 31 minutes.
That means for a period of 17 minutes (ie more than a QUARTER) we got balled on by the Cavaliers' second stringers. And we couldn't even win a game? Is our team really bad to the point where we legitimately have a hard time scoring and defending against the likes of JJ Hickson and Delonte West and Anderson Varejao? Do we really suck THAT much?
I'd understand it if LeBron came in and dropped a deuce on us. That can't be helped - he's the best player in the game, and he owns everybody, especially our team that has no defense.
But to allow Hickson and Flopajao and West and Leon Powe to come in and take a dump on us? That's not acceptable. Our team is better than that.
My selling point for LeBron to come to New York was always that without LeBron, the Cavaliers' supporting cast was no better than the Knicks'. Evidently I was dead wrong, because at least the Cavs' supporting cast can play some defense and force us to take bad shots, whereas our first stringers can't even dent them. They turned the ball over more often than we did and yet we got blown out by 30 points...because they grab boards. We don't. They had 14 offensive rebounds. We had two. You know what that is? Lack of hustle and a sheer lack of caring. It's sad.