I very rarely have an opinion on this site (that is Crunch’s department). I view this site as a historical repository of Cavs stuff. There are lots of Cavs sites (blogs, forums, etc…) where people let off steam and state their theories about Cavaliers junk in general. So, I try and keep out of it.
1. because my command of the written word is bad
2. because… who cares what I think?
But, for the first time, I’m going to comment.
LeBron not being on the All-NBA 1st team is bullsh*t (sorry kids).
First off, he has the same amount of total votes as Amare (who isn’t a center) at 494. BUT, he has almost DOUBLE the amount of first team votes (64 to 36) of Amare (who, again, is NOT a center).
Basketball is not Baseball. Its not like position players make a whole hell of a difference. i.e. it wouldn’t make sense to vote a pitcher into a catchers position. But having designated positions based on your listed position from the previous year (yes, that’s how they do it) to be elligible for a slot is just stupid. So, with that in mind… shoehorning Amare (THE FORWARD) in at center is stupid, too. Hell, Duncan is a center. The only one that won’t admit it is the position listing.
LeBron again put up numbers that only Oscar could muster. His team hit 50 wins for the second straight year. Second best record in the East, on and on.
Flat out, he has different standards imposed on him than other players do (Like Jordan for example. Remember when he was dominant EVERY year but they gave the MVP to the Mailman twice seemingly just to break up the monotony? That was bull, too). LBJ puts up 27-7-6 AGAIN, but because before the season everyone EXPECTED 30-8-8 he “fell short”. Well he didn’t. He was the man when it counted. But, once again, the hype and the hate hurt him.
I know James mailed it in during some games in the middle of the season. Everyone admits that. But he never got the chance to catch eight ‘oops a game from Nash either. Dragging a team through the defence intensive east for 80 games AND scoring and passing against triple teams every night can wear a dude out. So “dogging it” he has the best statistical season in the NBA… again. Where’s the props votes? Oh… that’s right. They are out West.
I get so uptight about this because it hits me where it hurts… STATS. That’s what this site is about. Making stats (points, rebounds, VOTES!) available to the common Cavs fan. And by slighting him of his earned historical significance of being a life 1st teamer is crap.
Regardless, its in the books and its part of CavsHistory now. I’ll update the site in a day or two when I get the formatting right.