E Pluribus Unum

July 21, 2010

Is LeBron James the man? It seems a silly question that has no actual consequences. No, he is not the man in the same way Michael Jordan was. He is not Michael Jordan. He was never Michael Jordan. He will never be Michael Jordan. So what? How many people are (besides Kobe)? Read the rest of this entry »


The End.

July 9, 2010

Everything has changed.

Long-time Cleveland fans know that the only real way to deal with the series of miserable sucker punches that comprises our area’s sports history is to be pessimistic. Last night, a new generation of Cleveland fans learned the same thing. The jerseys of our Chosen One were set afire; watching the wine, gold, and white burn on SportsCenter seemed to be a fitting metaphor for… something. For everything we thought we understood, even within the reference frame of a city sport scene that hasn’t seen a professional title in decades.

We had to know he was leaving. But we thought he would stay. How could he leave? He was King of Cleveland. Read the rest of this entry »

LeBron James “The Decision” Bingo

July 8, 2010

LeBron glares knowingly into your soul


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LeBron James to the Chicago Bulls. And how.

June 25, 2010

Since we have spent the last year or so wading through the murky waters of free agency, don’t you think it’s about time we started drawing some conclusions?

But before we come to any real conclusions, a little role play. Imagine yourself as Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant. In just your second week on the job you are faced with the prospect of having to trade away the best player in franchise history in a do or die sign and trade, or watch the two time and defending league MVP simply leave town as an unrestricted free agent. Of course, there is also the possibility of resigning him, but I think the chances of that are very small.

Glad I’m not that guy.

Conclusion #1: The only one that really matters.

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Where Amazing Happens

March 2, 2010

They say when you have a song stuck in your head you just have to play it out until it has left your inner conciousness. That’s kind of how I feel about Reggie Miller these days. I just feel that the guy needs a little respect. The guy was just as clutch as anyone not named Michael Jordan in the history of professional basketball, never playing with anyone better than him. The thing that does it for me (other than Reggie’s exuberation) is Larry Bird’s stoic expression.


March 2, 2010

I Paid My Money

March 2, 2010

“Michael Jordan” and “failure” are two phrases not usually used in the same sentence, unless antonyms are the goal. And with the news that MJ plans on becoming the majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats rather soon, a fair amount of skepticism has bandied about whether or not Jordan can be a good if not competent owner. Read the rest of this entry »