I don't even know if there's any basketball analysis to be done. The Cavaliers showed no heart, no effort and absolutely zero toughness on Thursday night. They were absolutely terrible.
Does this game get added to the list? The Shot, the Fumble, The Drive, The Decision and The Return? Really, how much worse could it have been? The Cavs lost by 28 points!! Was this not the biggest game of the year?
The Heat players tried. They looked like they gave a shit. They looked like they didn't want to lose this game for LeBron (who played and conducted himself quite well). The Miami Heat played like this game mattered.
The Cavs players? Well, they lost by 28 points. The Heat got whatever they wanted offensively. Not one Cavalier offered any resistance. No hard fouls. No getting in anybody's face. No trash talking or chippiness. No one paid for going inside.
Bah. This sucks. Sports are supposed to be fun. The players are supposed to give a shit. Isn't that the trade off? We give you millions of dollars, you at least pretend to give a shit. Get off my lawn. Bah humbug.
I dunno. I'm feeling a bit jaded at the moment, but can you blame me? Dan Gilbert seems pissed off too, I wouldn't be surprised if he trades the whole team today, he tweets:
CavsFans: Words don't express my feelings so I won't even try. Know this:There's nothing U are feeling that I'm not. The best B-Ball player ever once said: "My pain was my motivation"....And so it will be with us...
But hey, look at the bright side, at least no one threw anything. The fans didn't embarrass the city.
The team did.