Rob Oller commentary: Don't fret, Cav...

Rob Oller commentary: Don't fret, Cavs fans, you'll see James a...

There are 7 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Apr 12, 2010, titled Rob Oller commentary: Don't fret, Cavs fans, you'll see James a.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Grumblers mumbled their way through the concourses of Quicken Loans Arena as word spread that LeBron James would take yesterday afternoon off on Cleveland Cavaliers Fan Appreciation Day.

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“The One, The True”

Since: Dec 09


#1 Apr 12, 2010
They weren't just without James. Mike Brown limited the action of a number of key players. Sebastian Telfair even played! If the Cavs had played to win without James it would have been a different story. Don't underrate the rest of the team, Rob.

Akron, OH

#2 Apr 12, 2010
Telifair should have played more, on a squad full of 2's and combos he is a true point. At any rate not crazy about resting players at all.

Marshall, AR

#3 Apr 12, 2010
What a shocking revelation Mr. Oller. The Cavs are not close to being as good as they can be while playing LeBron James? Are you positive? Have you considered the alternatives properly? Very mediocre column that has been done countless times at one time or another in probably every sport imaginable when teams rest their players and they get waxed that game. Save this article and then just quick edit it so you can add and subtract different names and teams in the future. Shazam!!! Instant op. column when you really dont care about it.

Dayton, OH

#4 Apr 12, 2010
Go Cavaliers ..... LeBron James is the greatest of all time and it's looking like this may be his last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers . The New York Knicks are coming with Big Time Money after King James .

United States

#5 Apr 12, 2010
Ok, I've read a few of Oller's columns on basketball and it's painfully obvious that this guy doesn't have a clue. I read his drivel and I'm left with the same impression I get when I speak to a rube at a bar who had too many 'lite' beers.

LeBron was on the bench but the Cavs were dominating the game early. Then Mike Brown unloaded the bench . As one comment already mentioned, Sebastian Telfair was on the floor at one point as was Danny Green. The Cavs didn't even let Leon Powe log significant minutes.

From my perspective (I was at the game) it looked like Mike Brown was letting the entire roster get a chance to play before the home crowd. Brown wasn't too worried about winning. He let the team get a good workout in with James on the bench, seemed pleased with how they did and then pulled his regulars and let the bench warmers have a little fun in front of the home crowd.

I think the bigger story is how well the Cavs played without James before Brown emptied the bench. The Magic needed to win that game and the Cavs, relying heavily on guys who rarely see the floor, gave them everything they could handle. This, to me, proves that the Cavs are a solid team without James. Instead, Oller opted to write another "boy this team is in trouble without LeBron" tome. Idiot.

Oller should also stop writing about LeBron's intentions in the off season. ESPN, Fox Sports and several Cleveland area news outlets have news teams designated to cover every angle of this discussion. Oller's so far out of that loop he can't even speculate on what might happen. So stop pretending you have any clue.

The Dispatch shouldn't dedicate column space to the Cavs. I'm a lifelong fan of the team and understand that Columbus has limited resources to dedicate to a Cleveland team. I accept that. I'd just prefer to see Oller's column on the Cavs scraped in favor of a news item from a Beacon Journal writer who actually covers the Cavs.

“All for 1, 1 for all”

Since: Apr 08

Akron, Ohio

#6 Apr 12, 2010
Cavs rested their key players last year at this time. In both instances, they had clinched the #1 spot. It's just common sense to try to keep everybody healthy in these last few games. Orlando had something to play for, home court over the Lakers. Cavs are fortunate to rest the experienced and play those less experienced. It's a good thing.

Why does the Columbus Dispatch write articles about Cleveland's team? lol
FooLeD uS

Columbus, OH

#7 Apr 12, 2010
You nailed it hoopster. Thats how I saw it when I watched the game.

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