cavs starstruck

cavs starstruck

There are 39 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from May 14, 2008, titled cavs starstruck. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

BOSTON: It was a night of promise that turned out broken. After a steady and confident start, the Cavaliers wilted under some intense pressure from the Boston Celtics and let Game 5 and their footing in the ...

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Brnsfan

Lakewood, OH

#23 May 15, 2008
The sad part about all this is,if,if the Cavs as a team pull this one out,go to the EAC,and manage to win there,and fair well in the finals,Mike Brown will win some award,because of LeBron and company,if,if that happens the award should be Despite Mike Brown they were able to succeed.

Failure might not be a bad option for the future if that means getting an offensive guru,or a coach who can get it done on both sides of the floor.Pounding the ball for 14 seconds doesn't work.To say we got good looks and need to have movement and crisp passing,is obvious,when your drawing on that clip board all the time I'd be intersted to see what it is, probably a tic tac toe game and you come out cats game every time??
Tim in Plantation FL

Minneapolis, MN

#24 May 15, 2008
Enough of the Mike Brown's horrible offense garbage. We ran the same type of offense that we did in Cleve when we won by 24 and scored 108 points. It was Mike Brown's offense then, also. First, you have to give the Celtics credit. They played great defense and made some adjustments that got the Cavs out of whack. They also had unbelievable offensive execution from the 2nd half of the 2 qtr through the 3rd qtr. The Cavs played with great defensive intensity at home and the Celtics also started turning the ball over and the ball stopped moving as much. Great defense stops ball movement.

What we have here are two very evenly matched teams, that's why the home court is so huge. I'm not going to count us completely out, but the Celtics just play too darn good on their home court. Not that they play poorly on the road, they just play great at home. Hopefully, we'll make some more adjustments and take game 6 and maybe some magic from Lebron in game 7 will help us win the series. We can only hope.
Josh

AOL

#25 May 15, 2008
Thank you Tim. I often wish people on these sites would go back and look at what they write when the Cavs win compared to when they lose. If you cant root with an even keel and keep your senses about you, that's a problem.

I said from the very get-go this series would go 7 and it will. That game 7 is going to be talked about for a long time.
Josh

AOL

#26 May 15, 2008
Blaming Mike Brown for the offensive struggles is a lot like blaming President Bush for some crappy weather. Yeah, I suppose you could, but arent your standards for the guy awfully high?
Brnsfan

Lakewood, OH

#27 May 15, 2008
Josh wrote:
Blaming Mike Brown for the offensive struggles is a lot like blaming President Bush for some crappy weather. Yeah, I suppose you could, but arent your standards for the guy awfully high?
Yes the standards are high, you act like Bush could control the weather,what's your point,Mike Brown does control the team,the offense and D,your comment makes no sense,Brown can control what the team does that's his job,I don't remember the president being in charge of the weather.

My threads have been consistent with the lack of offenseive game planning win or lose.

Unless you think the current design of an offense is great,then you have just proven the lack of NBA game skills you don't have.

What should the standards be??
reason

Miami, FL

#28 May 15, 2008
I still think the Cavs will win in 7.
Brnsfan

Lakewood, OH

#29 May 15, 2008
reason wrote:
I still think the Cavs will win in 7.
So do I,bottom line,I hope.
LBJ is AOK

Los Angeles, CA

#30 May 15, 2008
reason wrote:
I still think the Cavs will win in 7.
If we dominate tomorrow night, we can win in 7. But if we barely squeek a win out, who knows.

The way I see it - we could have won 2 of 3 in Boston. They were never close in Cleveland.

Too optomistic? Who cares GO CAVS!!
RPB

Mckees Rocks, PA

#31 May 15, 2008
Bob in Sacramento wrote:
The Cavs did a pretty good job offensively in the first half: pushing the ball, running Lebron off picks, passing and getting everyone involved. Here’s Mike Brown’s speech at halftime of the most important game of the season:
"O.K. guys, in the second half we need to go back to the 'Brownie' offense. That means we slow it down, Lebron brings the ball up, dribbles for 10 seconds about 30 feet from the basket, and then one of our big guys sets a screen for him way out there. Everybody else just stands around and watches. Our second option after Lebron is Andy,'cause he's a great low-block scorer. Oh, and Z...he's only going to play a few minutes in the second half. He's our second leading scorer, but we need more defense. Now I know this approach usually doesn't work, but I think it will this time. And if it doesn't, don't look at me 'cause I'll be sitting on the bench with my mouth hanging open and a confused look on my face. That's it--go get 'em, guys!"
The Bulls couldn't win a championship with Jordan until they hired Phil Jackson. The Cavs won't win a championship with Lebron until they hire a coach who understands how to run an NBA offense. Brown never has and never will. His quote after the game was "We didn't do the things necessary defensively." Seriously, that's what he said.
Good take Bob! I'm with you.
Ed from Wadsworth

AOL

#32 May 15, 2008
Bye, bye Cavs... LOL
bigdawg

United States

#33 May 15, 2008
well well well lebron back up the misfits could not assist him manily goof ball Z and gibson.why did that 7foot plus goof ball only shoot the ball 5 times.looking at z some times makes me wonder how can he live with him self a good shooter,passer and loser all in one.granted he having a good series but when you are in a must win situation thats when you got to do your part.and wake up boobie its the playoffs so far this year you have played poorly in the playoffs.well its almost over and lebron is closer to leaving.
Andy

Greenville, SC

#34 May 15, 2008
When will someone tell the truth that Mike Brown is the WORST coach in the NBA. Boston made their run at the end of the first half and NEVER even called a timeout. He is supposed to be such a good defensive coach, yet all Boston did was shoot layups. No one ever stopped the dribble, or rotated under when the ball went low. We in Cleveland better get used to making the playoffs, but NEVER winning it all as long as he is the head coach.

Since: Mar 08

AOL

#35 May 15, 2008
Chad wrote:
FREE THROWS FREE THROWS FREE THROWS!
Forget all the lazy passes, and missed jumpers, and turnovers, and lack of assists. We missed 14 FREE THROWS. Make half of them and we win!!!
RIGHT!! So Basic!! And stand around!! 2 great chances in Boston but Cavs really don`t have the horses against the best teams other than 1 or 2 qtrs or an occas game!
Mike in Akron

Zebulon, GA

#36 May 15, 2008
I enjoyed watching the Cavaliers play in the first half, but who was that team that played the Celtics in the second half?????????
Jim in Kent

Ravenna, OH

#37 May 16, 2008
Tim in Plantation FL wrote:
Enough of the Mike Brown's horrible offense garbage. We ran the same type of offense that we did in Cleve when we won by 24 and scored 108 points. It was Mike Brown's offense then, also. First, you have to give the Celtics credit. They played great defense and made some adjustments that got the Cavs out of whack. They also had unbelievable offensive execution from the 2nd half of the 2 qtr through the 3rd qtr. The Cavs played with great defensive intensity at home and the Celtics also started turning the ball over and the ball stopped moving as much. Great defense stops ball movement.
What we have here are two very evenly matched teams, that's why the home court is so huge. I'm not going to count us completely out, but the Celtics just play too darn good on their home court. Not that they play poorly on the road, they just play great at home. Hopefully, we'll make some more adjustments and take game 6 and maybe some magic from Lebron in game 7 will help us win the series. We can only hope.
That's not true. We did not run the same offense. We used people running off of screens, often repetitive screens, and we challenged their defense in the paint and either scored or kicked the ball to open shooters. We did not use the "LeBron" stands 40 feet from the rim and dribbles until there are 8 seconds left on the clock offense." If this happens, one of three things are at work: 1) Mike Brown approves of this and this is the offense he wants, or 2) LeBron does this because he believes that he can do it with impunity, and although Mike Brown may want an offense that engages the whole team, LeBron does what he wants, or 3) our players are so inept that they can't get open against the Boston defense. You pick. No matter what the reason, Brown is the coach and it falls at his door step to make it better. And the fact is that he does not have the coaching ability to do so. Witness that.
hdawg

Cleveland, OH

#38 May 16, 2008
We did not use the "LeBron" stands 40 feet from the rim and dribbles until there are 8 seconds left on the clock offense."

That's Lebron's fault, not Mike Brown's.
Jim in Kent

Ravenna, OH

#39 May 16, 2008
You make my point for me. Read point #2 above. A COACH would have put the quietus to that [email protected] loooong ago. Do you think Phil Jackson would put up with that? Pat Riley? Red Auerbach? We don't win until we have a coach that knows both sides of the game, and makes players comply with the game plan. If LeBron's ego is so big it damages the team, we need a coach that can take care of business. But, I think LeBron would behave differently with a coach her respected more. It ain't gonna happen with Mike Brown.
Josh

AOL

#40 May 19, 2008
Ahem, "Brnsfan"... Mike Brown cant control his players performance any more than the President controls the weather... was my point, you mental midget.

Coaches prepare the gameplan, call plays they want the players to run, and try to instruct them as to how to run them... after which the onus is on the players to perform. Mike Brown didnt miss his shots, Mike Brown didnt forget to box out, and Mike Brown didnt get burned by Paul Pierce.

How about this, "Brnsfan"... why dont you go down to your local YMCA and volunteer as a coach, and any sport will do, basketball, baseball, hell, even soccer. Give it a try and see what it's like to try to corral 10-15-20 players together and get them to work as a cohesive unit. Believe it or not, younger kids are easier to work with because they arent making millions of dollars and plowing 3 groupies every night.

Mike Brown's job is more difficult, more demanding, and more intense that virtually any other job in professional sports, without mentioning the money at stake. Those of you who are bashing the guy need to step back and take a look at what he's accomplished with one REALLY good player and a bunch of average ones. GET REAL.
Josh

AOL

#41 May 19, 2008
Jim you raging doofus... Phil Jackson DOES put up with that. Pat Riley DOES put up with it too. KOBE FREAKING BRYANT has never taken a bad shot??? COME ON, man!!!

Stars like Dwayne Wade and Carmello Anthony are going to take shots. You mean to tell me they dont have egos??? Good lord, dont be so naive!!

The NBA is a player's league, always has been. In his last however many years, Michael Jordan coached the Bulls a helluva lot more than Phil Jackson, and Jackson has 9 titles. Some of you people need to get serious before you post.

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