So, yeah. San Antonio kicked the crap outta my Cavaliers and won their Fourth NBA Title in the last nine years.
But it's cool. Dissapointing that the Cavs couldn't even pull out one win in the whole damned series - all four lousy game of it...
But it's cool.
We'll get 'em next year.
Big Time Congrats to the River Walkers from San Anton. Cleveland definitely shot for shit in this series, but the Spurs were responsible for at least half of that. The other half I think we can pin on Cleveland's team being not quite what King Daddy-O James (congrats, at any rate, to teh rich kid on his 2nd Son being born yesterday morning) needs around him to Rise Up to the Top. He's only completed his fourth year in the Association and is just 22 years old. Twenty Two! Along with everyone else who admires human athleticism, I'm thinkin' we're nowhere close to witnessing the apex of this phenomenal cat's career.
These Cavs were good. Make no mistake in thinking they just stumbled into this position. Their Defense was incredible against everyone they faced in these playoffs. Only in Game 5 'gainst the Nets (at the Gund even!) and Game 2 in San Anton did my dawgs get their asses whooped. They had a chance to win every other game in which they ended up on the losing end throughout the playoffs. You just can't beat really good teams by making less than 40% of your shots from the field, and Cleveland shot right around 37% in the Finals.
Next Year they'll do better.
Next Year they'll be more poised.
Next Year they'll have more experience.
Next Year, gawd willin' and the creek don't rise, they'll STILL have Teh King AND he'll have learned how to take over games when his teammates just ain't steppin' it up enough, just as he did in Game 5 'gainst Detroit.
Next Year, well, next year...
Just, Next Year.
In the meantime, enjoy the summer my Eastern Conference Champion Cleveland Cavaliers! You took your town to the rim of the valley of the Promised Land. We know what the NBA's version looks like now. More importantly, I think y'all have what it takes to turn the memory of getting swept by a Champion Caliber Team into the qualities it takes to be One.
Also in the meantime, Go Tribe!!!