Cleveland might be “Cursed”

Today in Cleveland it feels cloudy, empty, cold, deplorable and worried all at the same time. The Cleveland Cavaliers lost last night to the Boston Celtics 94 to 85. LeBron James had a triple-double and Mo Williams finally decided to show-up for once with 22 points. The sad thing is that even with performances like that the Cavaliers where never even close to winning this game, heck they were never even close to winning this series.

Another disappointing year for Cleveland

The Cavaliers entered the 2010 playoffs with a different type of “swagger”, all LeBron’s teammates kept talking LeBron had a different type of look in his eye that no one has ever seen. However, last night marked another unsatisfactory year for Cleveland fans. A 61-21 record, overall number one seed and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, the fans thought for sure this might be the year. That all changed after last night. They lost the series against Boston (In the second round) last night 4 games to 2 and left Cleveland astonished, traumatized and disturb.

Boston was the better team out of the two, and they proved it. Boston outplayed Cleveland from the very first tip until the last buzzer sounded. I can only remember game 3 where Cleveland dominated, besides that game; Cleveland got outplayed, outworked, and out hustled by an old aging Boston team. If the Cavaliers gave better effort in games 2, 4 and 5 maybe, just maybe, the series would have been extended. Game 5 will always be remembered as LeBron’s appalling performance. Shooting 3-14 that game and looked like he did not want anything to do with being the leader of a Cavalier team that was playing in-front of his home fans.

Here might be the hardest thing to say. The Cavaliers were closer to winning it all last year when they lost to Orlando, than they were this year losing to the Celtics. If they somehow got past Boston, there was no way the Cavaliers were going to beat Orlando or the Lakers, heck they probably wouldn’t be able to beat the Suns. That is a pretty pathetic thing to say after this season. A season in which Dan Gilbert and Danny Ferry could not have given this team a better chance to win it all. Danny went out and got Shaq in the off-season along with Jamario Moon and Anthony Parker for match-up problems. On top of that Ferry traded pretty much nothing to get Antwan Jamison for a reliable scoring threat besides LeBron. The Cavaliers are probably the fifth best team in the league right now, maybe even sixth or seventh, and that is scary.

So scary that it may lead LeBron out of Cleveland. LeBron wants to win and win now. I know that he is happy playing in-front of his hometown and he loves Cleveland. But he will look at other opportunities that are in-front of him. The Cavaliers are no closer to winning a championship this year than they were in 2007 when they actually went to the finals. That 2007 team by the way was not even close to the talent on the 2010 roster. LeBron may think change is good, he is going to look at options such as: Chicago, Miami, New York, and New Jersey.

See you in New York? Maybe, or maybe some where else

Cleveland is “cursed” one way or the other. Feeling so confident entering the 2010 playoffs and then to say the Cavaliers were no closer to winning it this year than four years ago hurts. It feels like a championship is so far away with this team that the Cleveland Browns might get a championship before the Cavaliers.

On July 1st, Cleveland fans might just find out soon enough where their Cavaliers will be in the next couple of years. Fighting for championships or rebuilding for another decade to come. One way or another Cleveland is “Cursed”


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