Giving LB James his due

We haven’t before, but we sure are now. LB James, that ONE guy is trying to carry Cleveland to a championship, in a way no one with the possible exception of Magic Johnson, ever has.

That spike at the end of Game 2 said everything about that game that could be said. LB James was not getting legitimate foul calls in the Game 2 overtime. I found it incredible the game’s best player was basically getting roughed-up and wasn’t going to the charity stripe. Clearly at the end of the regulation, he was fouled. I remarked to some friends:

If that was Mike Jordan, he’d be shooting two free throws with no time left on the clock

Yes, and sports media would be thrilled to death at him ending the game with a free throw. LB James, as disturbing as it was, didn’t get the benefit of the doubt. I guess the league’s decided it likes Golden State.

I’m not so sure if I like preferential officiating if I’m Golden State. That kind of woke up a sleeping giant. The Cavaliers won a The Finals game for the first time, without their second and third best players in the lineup. Any other team would be finished at this point; in fact Cleveland has pretty much outplayed the Warriors up to this point.

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About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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