Nobody felt sorry for the Cavaliers when LeBron James decided to take his talents to South Beach.
OK, people felt sorry them but then came the game, and all was forgotten. When the ball was tossed for opening tip, the opponents goal was, simply, to beat on the Cavs.
Today, the Orlando Magic are in a similar situation. Its true that, unlike the Cavs, the Magic willingly traded their superstar. But the Magic only did so because they knew Dwight Howard eventually would have split on his own.
So Howard is with the Lakers, a bunch of spare parts are trying to make names for themselves with the Magic, and the Cavs continue to press forward.
Todays lesson: Sometimes, possessing a super-duper star along the lines of James and Howard just aint worth the trouble.
But like the Cavs before them, the Magic arent receiving any sympathy when it comes time to step on the floor. Instead, most opponents are viewing it as payback time for getting occasionally dominated during the Ho...