Posts Tagged ‘cavs’

The Hoop & The Harm: Notes from the Hardcourt

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Twenty-Six & Counting

Remember when Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said that a “dreaded spell and bad karma” would follow LeBron James wherever he went?

That quote comes from the same “open letter to the fans” where he personally guaranteed an NBA championship before James wins one in Miami and promised that the team’s “energy, focus, capital, knowledge, and experience” would be directed towards that very goal.

Was all of that supposed to start this season?

With a 99-96 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers set an NBA record with a 25th straight loss…but the milestone week didn’t end there! A loss on Wednesday to the Detroit Pistons tied them with the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the longest losing stretch in major American pro sports history! (more…)

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Kerrzy’s Notebook: Karma Police?

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

The new year hasn’t been kind to the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers so far and if Tuesday night is anything to go by, it doesn’t look like things are about to change anytime soon.

The Cavs are 0-6 to start 2011 and 1-20 since a loss to LeBron James and the Miami Heat to start the month of December. On Tuesday it wasn’t so much that they lost though, it was how they lost! A Cleveland team depleted by injuries is now picking up the pieces of a shattered collective ego after a 112-57 loss to the LA Lakers at the Staples Center.

For the mathematically challenged, that’s a 55-point defeat!

I hope Cleveland’s resolutions for 2011 didn’t have anything to do with winning, because at this rate they’ll never score more points than anyone! I blogged this week about the Cavs changing hotels in LA to avoid bumping into the Heat, who are also in town…I’m thinking they should probably cross the street the next time they see those Lakers too! quotes guys like coach Byron Scott and forward Antawn Jamison talking about how embarrassing the loss was and what a “rock bottom” moment they’re in right now, but the real question is this: What does LeBron think? (more…)

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