Breaking news came into J Beanie last night; LeBron James is good. LBJ went off for 50 last night. Everyone thought it was 52 to but a scoring error gave a Devin Brown bucket to LeBron. I’m glad to know that even the professional score keepers get the two mixed up sometimes.
LeBron called it one of the greatest games/moments of his career. Getting a standing ovation at Madison Square Garden seems like quite the feat. But really, the Knicks fans can’t really cheer for their own team. The last time Knicks fans all cheer together for the same person was when they read the story about Stephon Marbury banging the intern in the back of his car.
LeBron said something about all great performances that have took place at MSG; Reggie Miller’s and Michael Jordan’s specifically. Miller’s always come to mind for me. Him and Spike Lee going back and forth with each other was classic. The difference between those and LBJ’s last night, LeBron was talking to Spike and Spike was cheering for him. Not quite the same as Miller.
LeBron just went off. That fourth quarter was really fun to watch. It’s understandable why Knick fans were cheering for him. It’s understandable how a fan was so in awe that he had to go shake LeBron’s hand when he finally came out of the game (and Billy Thomas finally went in. Put him in sooner Mike Brown. In 23 seconds BT can only get 6 threes off). Watching it on TV I thought it was a buddy or something because LeBron wasn’t phased and even shook the guys hand. LBJ said that was one of the coolest things to happen to him and he respected the guy. I wonder if respected him enough to pay is bail and fine?
Why does Nate Robinson and Jamal Crawford continuously kill the Cavs? That would be the story line if wasn’t for LBJ’s huge, amazing shooting display in the fourth quarter.
I understand with Z out, the Cavs are short handed up front but why do Ben Wallace and Andy spend so much time on the floor together? It’s obvious, or should be, that Joe Smith is the best option at the four. Why doesn’t he get more time. He finds open spots on the floor and makes the 12, 15, 18 foot jumpers. Along the same line, Damon Jones is playing sick and should be getting more minutes. He should be the first guy off the bench. While he is still shooting well, he should get more minutes than Wally and close to as many as West.
But the bottom line is LBJ owned the night and it was fun to watch him take over down the stretch (again).
In Chicago tonight to see our good old friends Larry Hughes and Drew Gooden. Shoot, Larry, Shoot. (Quick question: why do the Cavs play so many back-to-back game? and it seems like all of them are on the road. I think I read somewhere that they have played four more back-to-backs on the road than any other team. Is that fair? Is it even legal?) I sure hope the Cavs win tonight because it’s always fun beating the Bulls, especially with former teammates on their roster, and also 50 wins is still a possibility. However, win or lose, at least we know Larry will be having fun.