Posts Tagged ‘ Cleveland Cavaliers ’

State of the NBA (Part 3: East; Southeast)

In case you actually were following my blog consistently (thanks, mom), but somehow missed part 1 and part 2, there are the links.  Those cover how I see each NBA team in the Atlantic and Central Divisions in the East.  But I know nobody was really interested in those divisions, so I saved the best (at least from an interest perspective) for last.  As always, I will do this in reverse order of standings based on the 2010-2011 regular season.  So if you want to read about the Heat, scroll down to the bottom.  I don’t care, you’ve already clicked on the blog – counts as a “view” for me. Continue reading

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State of the NBA (Part 2: East; Central)

For Part 1 of my team-by-team breakdown covering the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division, click here.  Otherwise, here’s the breakdown, as I see it, of each team from the Central Division.  Again, in reverse order of their regular season record: Continue reading

2011 Draft (Part 1)

Because I fell so far behind in my blogging (due to a 3 week hiatus that included a trip to Montana, lots of pizza and an ungodly amount of AoE), I have yet to give my two-cents worth on the NBA draft.  So here goes: Continue reading

Miami v Dallas (Preview)

As I’ve mentioned before, numerous times, really, I hate the SuperFriends and it is killing me that they made the finals, much less have a chance to win.  But I’ve been over that in my previous blog posts, so let’s move on to looking over these teams for real. Continue reading

The Decision (part 2)

Before I begin talking about the upcoming NBA finals, I just wanted to add a couple words on Lebron James.  As you’ve seen, I posted a long(ish) article about the “Decision” and why I thought it was such a bad idea.  Well, one very weird story that I’ve been hearing and reading a lot in the media over the last week or so has been that the SuperFriends’ get together was/is good for the NBA.  Needless to say, I think this is total garbage.  The evidence used currently to support such theories is that the ratings for the NBA have never been better for the NBA at large and for the Miami Heat specifically.  Three things about this trend: 1) it’s extremely short-term 2) it can’t tell why people are watching 3) higher viewership does not equal “good for the NBA.”  Let me explain. Continue reading

The Decision

Recently, two ESPN articles have come out talking about Lebron James and how he is seen by the public.  So I’ve decided to take up the issue of James and his image, especially now with his Heat on the precipice of the NBA championship.  So here you have it – the reasons why people hate the Heat and more specifically, Lebron James. Continue reading

Round 3, Game 3 (Miami v Chicago)

Here we go.  I’ve decided that I’m going to change the way I write these blogs to cater to more analysis than recap, which I feel is more interesting both to me as a writer and any reader who is a true basketball fan. Continue reading