That's because there were no expectations. You could watch the game and be okay with the outcome no matter what. It was better than watching perennial underachievers. It sucks knowing that a team with so much talent just couldn't execute when it mattered. But... Like you said... I'll be back for more punishment next year.I don't know why, but I'll say it anyways.
I was honestly a lot more happier watching the shit years of the late 90s/early 00s than these past 7 years. If and inevitably when, LeBron leaves...I'll still be here...a REAL Cavs fan.
Nope that's exactly what I thought too. I bet, among many reasons for this teams chaotic collapse, is some serious divide between players in the end.So I was only able to watch the first half last night. However, somewhere in another thread someone had mentioned this, and I tried to think back and it seemed like it could be the case from what I remember seeing, although I haven't looked back at the gametape nor do I really want to.
In the first half last night, Mo was aggressive and came to play. However, it seemed as if he wasn't trusting Lebron. There were at least two separate fast breaks where Lebron would have had an easy finish and Mo took it upon himself to take it to the rim. It was almost as if Mo was making a point not passing to LBJ. Was this just a lack of faith on his part that lebron wasn't really in this mentally/checked out? It really just seemed that there was a divide between the two and Mo had a "fuck this...if you aren't going to play and help us win get out of my way," attitude. Like he almost expected Lebron to not come out hard initially. Like I said, most of last night is hazy and it's just some images that popped into my head, but can anyone give their thoughts?