- 11:46 AM, Monday,
June 20th, 2016:
- Words will not
suffice, so video shall...
- Man, after the
early part of the day bonding with Vienna, then this
game with Cam? Could there BE a better Father's Day?
What's crazy is - he GOT IT when Lebron missed
the first free throw and by himself CHEERED when he
made it. Not bad for 2. He may not understand the
finer points, but he's at least gathering the pieces.
- Now, that game...
I mean... that, game. Yes that's the best Game 7
I've ever seen. Less than a minute to go and it's
tied!?!? All the points up to that moment for the
entire series made it 699-699!?!?!?! And Kyrie hits a
fucking THREEEEEEEEEE? Dude. And that BLOCK? And even
Kevin Love with the defensive stop?!?! WHAT??!?!? Just
an amazing finish for a team that seemed destined to
disappoint the city. And as proud of that group as I
am... (and LeBron just surpassed Kobe in my mind) I do
have to say this...
Golden State gave it away. I mean, just awful
choices down the stretch of that game that had very
little to do with Cleveland's defense. Totally
unforced errors. That behind the back pass? Not
keeping Draymond involved with the first half he had?
I gotta pin some of it on Kerr to boot - it was
just an awful lack of execution from a team that
clearly relied mostly on improv because when they
needed to do set plays to keep Green involved? Curry
is chucking up 3s. Granted, he usually makes those
(duh) but when you're NOT? That's when you become a
champion. It's knowing how to positively effect the
game when your shot isn't falling. It's why LeBron
could very well be (goddamn it's hard to admit this as
an MJ fan) the best to ever play when it's all
said and done (in 6 or 7 years and a few rings from
now). When LeBron's shot isn't falling he can do
EVERYTHING ELSE and he DOES. He can play every
position at an all-star level. You want to see the
craziest fucking stat I've ever seen in my
- Not only has that
never been done, but I don't even know who could
have ever come CLOSE to this. MAYBE in one
or two games, Magic or Bill Russell could've pulled
this off. 7 GAMES? EVERY CATEGORY? He's the best
basketball player alive right now and I've never seen
a more valuable player to a team. No one. It's not
even close. The Cavs were a LOTTERY team and the
WORST team the 4 years he was gone. Not simply
bad, the WORST TEAM in the NBA. They had Kyrie!
Still, worst team in the league. He comes there and
takes them to the CHAMPIONSHIP in ONE YEAR. Loses
both Kyrie and Love and still gets them to a Game 6
last year. This year they do it again and win it
- You put Jordan on
the worst team in his prime, he couldn't have done
that. No one should EVER be expected to do that.
LeBron has also done it with pretty sub-par coaches.
We forget that MJ and Kobe had Phil Jackson. That
guy was pretty good. LMAO. You can say that
MJ made those around him better, but looking
back? That coach was brilliant at bringin the most out
of players. Not to take anything away from MJ, what he
demanded from his teammates is the stuff of legend,
but LeBron is on a different level. He just is. And if
he keeps winning? He could easily go to 10 Finals and
win 6 of them. So... I'll happily have that debate in
7 years. Whew. What a career.
- And again, what a
great Father's Day. It was the right choice not
to go. Someday I'll take Cameron to a Game 7 and it'll
be my first. The timing was just a little off in 2016.