Wizards, Cavaliers add spice to rivalry

Wizards, Cavaliers add spice to rivalry

There are 53 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Mar 23, 2008, titled Wizards, Cavaliers add spice to rivalry. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

In the past week, the Cavaliers have entrenched themselves into the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race - more because they've fallen almost out of reach of the No.

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“Serenity Now!”

Since: May 07

York Township, OH

#41 Mar 25, 2008
LeBron is the best player in the NBA. The only other player who's in his league is Kobe.....but to me he's a close second to LeBron.

Anyone who says he's overrated or that he sucks is just a troll. I can understand someone saying he's not as good as Kobe, but to say that he sucks.....that's not even worth a response.
RPB

Pittsburgh, PA

#42 Mar 25, 2008
The stupidity has once again reached new heights. The idiots that get on here to bash Lebron would lose a legitimate debate with an amoeba. But because the internet gives them a chance to babble their nonsense they feel compelled to share their brain farts with the rest of us.

Josh, Brittle, ESJ, Just A Fan, Steve G, I enjoying talking Cavs with you guys! The reality is, as they (and the Tribe and Browns) get better and win more and more, there will be more haters trying to bring us down.

Go Cavs!
Go Tribe!
Go Browns!
rusty

United States

#43 Mar 25, 2008
i believe the cavs easily make it to the finals this year---the pistons---lol----boston? no playoff experience, the cavs will eat them alive.
Josh

AOL

#44 Mar 25, 2008
I dunno about easily, but the Cavs have a VERY good shot at repeating last year's run. It'll be nice to try to do it without Larry's nightly 4-19 shooting and Drew forgetting which team he's playing for.

I like our chances against anyone, and I doubt we'll hear anyone with brains (that means you, Washington) talking about how they want a piece of Cleveland.

Lastly, Tayshaun Prince is one of the few Pistons players I truly respect. He's a great ballplayer and a very smart guy. His take on who is tougher to guard, LeBron or Kobe, was something like this:

"No question it's LeBron. Kobe's tough, but LeBron is so big and so fast, it's almost like you dont even have a chance."
RPB

Pittsburgh, PA

#45 Mar 25, 2008
rusty wrote:
i believe the cavs easily make it to the finals this year---the pistons---lol----boston? no playoff experience, the cavs will eat them alive.
I love your optimism but I think your bring a bit unrealistic. The Cavs will beat Washington/Toronto/Philly, no doubt. They match up well against both Boston and Detroit. They won't beat them easily, but I do believe they have a good chance of winning the east again.

The one thing to remember, nobody, I repeat, nobody can match up with Lebron! In the playoffs, if it comes down to the final minutes of a close game against anyone, I take the Cavs to win more often than not because of Lebron!
Chris K

Rutherford, NJ

#46 Mar 25, 2008
Love the lively comments this one generated. The word rivalry seems to mean more about who talks trash than who is responsible for consistently playing meaningful games. It's sad, I'd almost want to know what LeBron said to Drew about DeShawn...

Almost. The Wizards make me a little nervous, but playoff basketball means just that--no cupcakes. Personally, I think the Raptors are the weakest of the three for the 5 spot. I think the 76ers are the most balanced of the three, with inside and outside presence both offensively and defensively. The Wizards' talent hasn't seemed to mesh the way paper says they should. I get this feeling they have a sabotuer on the inside--somebody with two zeroes...

Really, I most worry about the Bucks. Tell me they're in the playoffs, and I'm shaking. Thank God no one's able to trade for Mo Williams or Michael Redd.

And a sfor LeBron: take Josh and RPG's qoute from Tayshaun, and you've got all you need to see. From watching MJ for years torch the Cavs with 20,000 helpless fans (and 5 helpless defenders), the NBA continually teaches us that one unstoppable player can truly defeat five great ones. Who guards LeBron from the Wizards? We've already seen those highlights. The Celtics? The Pistons? He'll carry them again. Can the weight be lightened? Do your homework, Mike Brown. We're counting on you.
hdawg

Mamaroneck, NY

#47 Mar 26, 2008
Well, we all thought the Cavs could EASILY beat Milwaukee, had two chances and couldn't do it. The Celtics have won 55 games, that's 15 or 16 games more than the Cavs. In comparison, that's like comparing the Cavs win total to that of the Charlotte Bobcats. With Lebron the Cavs have a good shot at winning any series, but they don't play well on the road. I know everybody wants to think that because they did it last year they should do it this year. Personally, I thought they had a better chance before the trade. I just don't see them beating both Boston and Detroit without home court advantage.
Josh

AOL

#48 Mar 26, 2008
Home court is meaningless... ask the Pistons circa 2007. One loss at home and all that regular season work to gain home court advantage is *poof*, gone.

Milwaukee should be VASTLY better than they are. How they arent a playoff team, I'll never know, but to look down your nose at the Bucks is to be living in the past. They're scary when they're hot. If the Cavs can come back on Detroit after being down 2-0, they can do just about anything.

Against Boston, you make their role players beat you. Guard KG straight up with Ben Wallace/big Z, let LeBron continue his duel with Paul Pierce one on one, and glue Sasha Pavlovic to Ray Allen's chest. If Rajon freaking Rondo beats you, so be it.

And the Pistons... well, I think the Cavs are in their heads, BIG time.
The Truth

New York, NY

#49 Mar 27, 2008
DeShawn dated Farrah back when they were in HS, so her name doesn't even need to be mentioned. Not to mention Farrah was only in Destiny's Child for a few Month's so she doesn't even count as a former member imo. Kelly did not date Lebron, she wishes.. LOL!
rusty

United States

#50 Mar 27, 2008
bucks arent making the playoffs anyway, so who cares? its the playoffs, not the regular season--all things change then. but..but..but..i am afraid if we lose to the celtics it will be because rajon freaking rondo beat us----lol. as an aside, remember the cavs went hard after both redd and mo williams---why they stayed in milwaukee is way beyond my comprehension--perhaps they just want to pick up a paycheck and not have the pressure of winning tied to that check. competitors that are superstars are not born everyday and we have one---i'm thankful for that. jordan was a auperstar but he also had such a will to win it made him the best---lebron has that same personality--eventually, even if its not this year, the cavs will begin to rack up some championships.
hdawg

Mamaroneck, NY

#51 Mar 28, 2008
The only difference in personalities between Jordan and Lebron that I see is that Jordan was more down to business. Lebron does a little too much talking to his friends in the stands and such. Jordan was all about winning, Lebron is close to being that, but still has a ways to go to have the same attitude MJ had.
Josh

AOL

#52 Mar 28, 2008
I dont think anyone, in any walk of life, will care more about winning than Michael Jordan. I've read multiple times about him wrecking hotel rooms over card games. LeBron cares about winning deeply, but Jordan is a completely different cat.
Booger Man

Wapakoneta, OH

#53 Mar 29, 2008
Lebron could play with a blindfold on and cue-tips in his ears and still be a better player than Stevenson.I do wish we still had Drew Gooden.I think his occaisional "lost games" were more than offset by his frequent double-doubles.

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