By Craig Kwasniewski
LeBron is the MVP! At least that's what I saw after watching the Cavs pull out a nice 98-95 win in Los Angeles from section 316.
LeBron's team is not that talented and he found a way to win the game for the Cavs. Varejao goes down, Pavlovic is out injured, the man defending Kobe is named Ira (and is NOT Jewish… who knew?), he had a very quiet 41 points and LeBron hit the shots when it counted.
Brett Edwards emailed me his thoughts, "LeBron also shut down Kobe when he guarded him in the fourth ... Kobe went 1-6 with LBJ on him, and remember, Bron hit the game-winner with Kobe guarding him ... so there's that."
The photo on the right shows that sick jumper LeBron hit to seal the game.
Here's a few other things from the game:
Son of Walton sucks. It’s gotten so bad that the Lakers post game show is praising Luke Walton when he plays semi-decentlyin spurts. After the game, people were cracking on him just a little (somehow this guy is immune to blatant criticism from Lakers Nation) and the host Matt "Money" Smith was like, “Well… the fist half was below average, but I felt he had a few good moments in the second half, so you can’t blame the loss on him.” Why the pass from Laker fans? When did Luke Walton become the retarded kid in third grade that we awkwardly put up with during reading sessions? People... it’s called a contract year! He got his big contract and now he’s fat, injured and lazy.
WRT the "roof leak"… The game was stopped for 30 minutes for an alleged roof leak. Actually, the roof wasn't leaking, some dudes inspected the roof before the game and left their rain soaked gear on one of the catwalks inside the building, so the wet gear was dripping on the court.
SERIOUSLY??? So building inspectors fuck everybody in the end no matter how important the job is. I was joking that Staples Center would get killed trying to hire a roof repair man for the job. “I dunno… it *IS* the weekend and I’ve already got a few jobs and no staff… Mr. Buss, this’ll cost ya!”
The Lakers pulled a Clippers yesterday. They didn't even get a shot off in the final 7 plus seconds! BTW – Jackson was getting killed in the postgame for not having Farmar on the floor in the final seconds. He quickly shot back “that play didn’t lose it for us, it was that 4-point play earlier that cost the game.” That and the fact that he took Kobe out for a few minutes in the last half of the fourth quarter. NOT the right time to send a message to your superstar... Phillip!
Simple solution to Son of Walton crapfest: Shift Kobe to the 3 and start a backcourt of D-Fish and (heavy sigh) Sasha Vujacic. I can’t believe I wrote that, but Vujacic is a lot better offensively this year and his defense gets under the opposition’s skin. And Kobe at the three spot is a ton better than Son of Walton.