an empty-basket case

an empty-basket case

There are 52 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from May 6, 2008, titled an empty-basket case. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

BOSTON: The game couldn't have been uglier, but it also maybe couldn't have been more winnable for the Cavaliers.

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bob lewis

Kansas City, MO

#46 May 7, 2008
Mike Brown's offense is so bad as to be laughable. After the game, Charles Barkley ripped Brown on TNT, and then Chris Weber added that if you watch the Lakers, you see that Phil Jackson has a myriad of plays that all end up with Kobe getting the ball in his comfort zone, a step or two off the block and within 14' of the basket, where he is basically unstoppable.

When the Cavs put LeBron out front at the top of the key, he's going 1 on 5. Every Celtic can see him and knows where he is and where he's going.

Step up, Mike. You need to find an offense to take advantage of LeBron's skills.
george lopez

Cleveland, OH

#47 May 7, 2008
bob lewis wrote:
Mike Brown's offense is so bad as to be laughable. After the game, Charles Barkley ripped Brown on TNT, and then Chris Weber added that if you watch the Lakers, you see that Phil Jackson has a myriad of plays that all end up with Kobe getting the ball in his comfort zone, a step or two off the block and within 14' of the basket, where he is basically unstoppable.
When the Cavs put LeBron out front at the top of the key, he's going 1 on 5. Every Celtic can see him and knows where he is and where he's going.
Step up, Mike. You need to find an offense to take advantage of LeBron's skills.
ya think that is Mike's plan???? c'mon he still playing at the park. he is overrated and a crybaby he is also an awesome player and one of the best eveer
Veezy

Elmhurst, IL

#48 May 7, 2008
Me i wrote:
Lebron Proved to the world he is Overrated, he is nowhere NEAR the best, he cant even manage to get through THEIR DEFENSE, he cant shoot, he cant makea layup, he cant dribble the ball, he made a complete fool of himself
lebron you are in fact OVERRATED!
You are in fact an IDIOT and a HATER to the fullest extent.
BayouBuckeye

Natchitoches, LA

#49 May 7, 2008
Oh, you must be a Wizards fan - congratulations on your recent "threepeat!"
rufus wrote:
Overrated!
LBJ is AOK

Los Angeles, CA

#50 May 7, 2008
I'm looking forward to a Cavs game every other night for the next week! Only one day off between games is an advantage for the Cavs deep bench.

So don't worry DB lovers. He'll be getting plenty of minutes. There may even be a Damon Jones sighting!
LBJ is AOK

Los Angeles, CA

#51 May 7, 2008
BayouBuckeye wrote:
Oh, you must be a Wizards fan - congratulations on your recent "threepeat!"
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classic, BB. Do you mind if I use that one?
BayouBuckeye

Natchitoches, LA

#52 May 7, 2008
"Their defense" is being touted as the best team defense in the league by all of the experts. Did you not hear Chas. Barkley after the game talking about how the Cavs offense (if that's what you want to call it) put LeBron in a no won" situation??? And "made a complete fool of himself?" No, that is you for making that statement. He had a bad game, which far qualifies as making a fool of himself, and afterward, as usual, he handled himself with the utmost class.
Me i wrote:
Lebron Proved to the world he is Overrated, he is nowhere NEAR the best, he cant even manage to get through THEIR DEFENSE, he cant shoot, he cant makea layup, he cant dribble the ball, he made a complete fool of himself
lebron you are in fact OVERRATED!

“Er...Protector of Free Speech?”

Since: Mar 08

The AKR

#53 May 7, 2008
Eric wrote:
What does Lebron do well besides dunk? He routinely misses layups, and that's something that's been a problem since he entered the league, he has no mid-range game, no post game and can't shoot from outside. He's no more skilled or better in 2008 than he was in 2003. Once again he has been exposed as the most skill less "superstar" in the league. Did he learn anything from the finals? I thought he worked on his game over the summer. Ha! The Celtics in 5!
Easy there Gainesville. How are the Magic doing against the Pistons? Besides, wouldn't you agree that it is tough to replicate playoff-style ball in the offseason?? I'm ah belivah!!! Cav's in 6!! I gotta let you win a couple at home! LOL!
BayouBuckeye

Natchitoches, LA

#54 May 7, 2008
No, have to admit that I chuckled when it came to mind!
LBJ is AOK wrote:
<quoted text>
classic, BB. Do you mind if I use that one?
its me

Youngstown, OH

#55 May 7, 2008
cavs stinx.
GetReal

Medina, OH

#56 May 8, 2008
They need a coach, a point guard, practice shooting the ball, and some offensive plays other than give the ball to James and pray. Other than that, they're not too bad. Period.

“Er...Protector of Free Speech?”

Since: Mar 08

The AKR

#57 May 8, 2008
GetReal wrote:
They need a coach, a point guard, practice shooting the ball, and some offensive plays other than give the ball to James and pray. Other than that, they're not too bad. Period.
I know it will never happen, but dare to dream.

Carmelo Anthony isn't going to put up with many more first round send-offs for long in Denver. Sign him! LBJ and Carmelo on the floor for the same team. "I gotta feevah!"

Like I said. Dare to dream.......

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