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Cleveland Sports Torture:
For Cavaliers fans, the strange bedfellowing
of last year's NBA Finals continues this summer, just with a different potential
paramour. The question is, what kind of relationship can we really have when
our newest crush barely knows we exist?
Last season's wooing of the Dallas
Mavericks was all hand-holding and restaurant desserts, admittedly. The wounds
of The Decision were still fresh, and Clevelanders happily climbed into Mark
Cuban's bunk as his team sent the Heat back into the swirling vortex of evil
from whence they came.
The Cavs for Mavs movement was a
fun and ultimately cathartic frolic for a fanbase one ugly season removed from
the departure of That Guy in Miami (TGiM). There was a savage satisfaction in Miami's ouster, made
doubly lovely by James's undeniable role in his team's defeat.
Miami's back in the championship round,
starting tonight, and the media is salivating over a focused, mean-mugging James
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Kevin Durant and his mother, Wanda Pratt, are very close. If you weren’t already aware of that, you know it now after seeing the two of them embrace after the Thunder beat the Spurs in the Western Conference Finals. According to Sports Illustrated, Pratt even lived with Durant during his rookie season and K.D. was perfectly fine with it, saying his mother makes him a better person...
Why aren’t you rooting for LeBron James? Unless you’re an Oklahoma City Thunder, Boston Celtic (Classy) or Indiana Pacer fan, it has no intellect at all. Aren’t you tired of giving all your effort to hating LeBron? Or have you not reached your peak and plan on taking your disgust Facebook statuses to the next level?
We get it, LeBron left you clinching your...
There is no question that Miami Heat star LeBron James is the best player in the NBA but last year in the NBA finals against the Dallas Mavericks he choked. James was horrible when the games where on the line in the 4th quarter.
Below are some of what I wrote during last year’s NBA finals.
LeBron James was awful during the 4th quarter; he was 0 for 4 from the...
LeBron James has been criticized his whole career for not stepping up when it really matters. That’s the price you pay when some call you the best in the world. His constant disappearing acts down the stretches of big games have now become part of his calling card.
Last year’s NBA Finals was no exception. James didn’t play to the level he’s capable of and the Heat lost to...
The Oklahoma City Thunder finally faced a deficit even Kevin Durant couldn't rescue them from.
Another slow start put Oklahoma City down 16 almost from the start, and even Durant's 16-point fourth quarter wasn't enough to rally the Thunder back in a 100-96 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.
In a postseason filled with thrilling comebacks...
Game 1 off the NBA finals went to the Thunder. But what about the OTHER battle, the fashion one? Russell Westbrook wore a shirt from the 2012 Prada spring collection and of course, personality frames. KD opted for a slim cut suit in black. King James opted for a color mash featuring a berry shirt, [...]
With the NBA Finals tipping off this very evening, LeBron James will once again try to win the highly-coveted prize which has found a way to escape his annual grasp. This past Sunday, author Tony Meale released his chronicles of the 2002 basketball team from Cincinnati’s Roger Bacon, the state championship team which topped Akron’s St. Vincent-St. Mary — led by one LeBron James...
Mike Tyson, who hasn’t boxed since losing to Kevin McBride in 2005, is still relevant and still hilarious. Tyson showed off his singing skills on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night by performing his song power ballad about LeBron James. All bets are that Tyson wrote the piece himself and if he didn’t, Jimmy Kimmel and his writers are pure geniuses to dish off the line “LeBron...
It was a tough night for the Heat. Shawn Battier was on fire early and the Heat had a big lead, but they were only up by 7 at the half, and as the game went on it was just a matter of time. Oklahoma City was too fast and too talented, and the Heat players were too tired in the fourth quarter.
Kevin Durant is an assassin. He’s fearless and he has the best shooting stroke since...
Who knew that boxer Mike Tyson was also one of the greatest singer-songwriter-entertainers of our generation?
No one. They still don't. (I hear he can chew your ear with a good story though).
But they do know what he thinks of LeBron James, after this piece of brilliance which he sung on the Jimmy Kimmel show:
"Sorry babe, but I just gotta dance."
After the Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday night, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James led their fired up teammates to the locker room for a brief celebratory dance party. They deserved every bounce of it, too, as they fought back from a 3-2 deficit to return to the NBA Finals for...
Prior to getting traded to the Rockets during the 1994 season Clyde Drexler had been a seven-time All-Star, he was the most important player on two Portland teams which had reached the NBA Finals yet lost and he finished second in MVP voting after the 1991-92 season. Drexler was an accomplished star and perhaps, for a short period, he was the second best player in the NBA behind...
Man, this series is off to a great start.
Even when the Heat went up 16-2, you knew at some point, the Thunder would make it into a game. Oklahoma City waited almost the whole game, but they didn’t disappoint.
The biggest difference I saw in last night’s game compared to Game 1 was the help LeBron James got from his All-Star teammates. James has done what should be expected of...
Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Oklahoma,with the Heat and the Thunder, is set to Tip-Off at 8 PM Eastern time. Kevin Durant Dominated in game one and just took over. Can LeBron dominate today and get the win on the road? There are many factors that will contribute to tonight's game in order for the Heat not to go down 2-0 in the series. Dwayne Wade needs to have a better game than...