What is going on the NBA?
The Orlando Magic have not lost a game in the playoffs to date and the King, LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers are on the brink of elimination to the Boston Celtics.
I am not going to mention, yet again, how I despise Vince Carter for what he did as a Raptor, but I am rooting against the Magic because he plays on that team.
As for the Cavs… We all know how I felt about LBJ stating that he wanted to play the Bulls in the playoffs because the Raps, in his opinion, seemed that they didn’t want to make the playoffs.
Thank you for you opinion, LeBron. Next time I’ll give you a quarter so you can call someone who cares.
But seriously… If the Cavs lose to the Celtics there are going to be a lot of questions asked of LBJ. I mean the Cavs made changes to ensure he had a supporting cast to take them to the championship in hopes he would stay in Cleveland, so if they don’t make it what does that mean for his potential windfall? Well, nothing.
He’ll still get the big bucks to take his show and plethora of tattoos to another city, probably a big city, where he can do commercials, act, and talk about “stuff” after dominating meaningless regular season games.
Sure he wanted the pathetic Bulls over the more pathetic Raptors but I think if the Cavs lose all fingers will be pointing to the Cavs star, questioning whether his focus is on everything else but basketball.
Sure the Cavs are going to be in tough against the Celtics. The defending champs have Garnett, Pierce, Rondo, Allen… Key players who have been there before. I’m sure after games they care more about the next game than who they thought deserved to be in the playoffs and who didn’t try hard enough.
While I’m not sure anyone can stop the Magic, I at least would have expected this year to be LeBron’s coming out party. Who knows where he will be next year and if that team will be any better or any worse than this Cavaliers team.
And really, at the end of the day, if the Cavs go bust, there will be a lot of questions surrounding LeBron’s ability to get the job done in the post season.
This may be his make or break campaign.
As a Raptors supporter I can only utter the following sentiment…