I saw on ESPN where they’ve decided to publish the Dan Gilbert comments indicating LB James “quit” during Cleveland’s second round series against Boston last year. Not too hard to see why that might have happened, especially since the guy had to deal with rumors of a teammate banging his mom. Gross. Damn, those are the worst words ever stated on BSP, and the second worst I’ve ever mentioned…Barry Williams of “Greg Brady” fame dating Everyone’s Mom, Florence Henderson obviously overtakes everything else ever mentioned by me.
Then again, Dan-o, maybe you quit as an owner by only bringing in an over-the-hill Shaq O’Neal and Antawn Jameson to help out James. That Cleveland squad showed its true colors this season by going completely south after LB’s departure. Cleveland does not rock.
Anyway, the hype seems to be whether LB can get past the Boston Celtics. The interesting thing is, everyone’s seeing this as LB’s challenge, and Dwayne Wade’s challenge. Meanwhile, the Celtics are (once again) getting short shrift as the defending Eastern Conference champions. It wouldn’t surprise me if Boston handed the “Heatles” their lunch. It’s not good and it’s not smart to neglect a champion. Regardless, the league will do their best to make this as long a series as possible.
And don’t be surprised if anything bad ever mentioned about players comes out in this series…and if the Heat are the victims in all of the negativity. Stuff like Dwayne Wade’s treatment of his ex-wife (which really was hideous), LeBron’s circus and Chris Bosh’s unusual denial of being married (despite the fact the legal documents are public record). Boston sports media is like an information operations campaign. They bring up a lot of negative stuff outside the lines, because they are pretty much the worst homers in sport. They do what they believe is necessary to bring home the titles for their teams, even if much of it is below the belt. They make distractions. Meanwhile, Boston sports media conveniently ignores the lives of their own stars, former stars and more former stars.