Struggling franchise in need of super...

Struggling franchise in need of superstar

There are 13 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Dec 16, 2007, titled Struggling franchise in need of superstar. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

Editor's Note: In the book, The Franchise , Brian Windhorst writes about how the Cavaliers have been rebuilt around LeBron James.

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The Real 23

Strongsville, OH

#1 Dec 17, 2007
They didn't need to build a team

around Michael Jordan.

He WAS the team.

Don't try to copy real SUCCESS

with just money. It won't work.

It's like "Woodstock 2, or 3, or 4."

The pre-meditated crap won't work!

The BEST already happened.

And his RETIRED number turns up in

How sad.

Jordan is King. "The REAL #23".
Yo This

Strongsville, OH

#2 Dec 17, 2007
Yo, Jordan rocked the house.

The Real 23 done left the building.

'nuff said.
Whats up with this

Strongsville, OH

#3 Dec 17, 2007
What is up with the title of this
article ????

"Struggling franchise in need of superstar".....

What, don't they PAY HIM enough ?
a voice

Canton, OH

#4 Dec 17, 2007
Basketball is falling to the wayside! Many overpaid thug bad boys and many overpaid, with a season span of endless months. Now let's talk about the ticket price and related!!!!!!!
If I Was Michael

Strongsville, OH

#5 Dec 17, 2007

If I was Michael Jordan

I'd want my number back.

United States

#6 Dec 17, 2007

Hey Pluto, need a napkin to wipe your mouth?

United States

#7 Dec 17, 2007
a voice wrote:
Basketball is falling to the wayside! Many overpaid thug bad boys and many overpaid, with a season span of endless months. Now let's talk about the ticket price and related!!!!!!!
I agree, the good ole days of great BB players are long gone with the seventies and eighties. I quit watching these over paid babies long ago.
Joe Jenkins

Cleveland, OH

#8 Dec 17, 2007
I started watching the cavs the season they picked up Lebron in the draft. So I never watched the cavs previous seasons, since then I have been impressed with the teams success. But I don't think some of the guys we recently resigned, including Donyell, and E. Snow, although they bring some experience to the young franchise in the cavs, were worth the money because of there age. Opposed to that I think the cavs are 1 ALL STAR AWAY FROM BEING A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM. Rashard Lewis would have been a solid pick up for the cavs to help the L Train. I noticed that while Lebron was out recently with his finger injury, that we didnt have a second (go to guy). That does not mean we need to add a player of Kevin Garnett's caliber, but someone like a Deron Williams would be a fantastic pick up for this organization.

Navarre, FL

#9 Dec 17, 2007
Very well said. We don't need a superstar, we need a compliment. Its a shame we didn't get Joe Johnson instead of loser Hughes.

Chicago, IL

#10 Dec 17, 2007
Besides LeBron, the CAV'S have the worst overall talent of any Team in the NBA. That's problem No. 1. Problem No.2 is that they have to overpay for any mid level free agents, let alone top free agents. The trade route is the only prospect for hope or injuries this season to get a high draft pick.

Ashtabula, OH

#11 Dec 18, 2007
If this team never wins a championship, it will always go back to losing Carlos Boozer, he was exactly that second player people speak of. With him, we could have paid a real point guard instead of having to go after Larry Hughes, we had an inside scorer, so Z would not have been resigned in favor of a defensive center, Gooden contract would not be here, and the rest of the team would have been compliments to the 2 stars.

Think about it...we got the steal in the draft in Boozer as a 2nd round pick, and Paxson lost him, Ferry has been trying to make up for it since.

Tulsa, OK

#12 Dec 18, 2007
What a bunch of "Woe is Me" small town losers the posters above are. The Cavaliers went to the NBA finals only a few months ago, Ferry is working toward acquiring the right complimentary players, this is a franchise on the rise. Please, if you're as miserable as you sound, please stop watching our sports teams. Our teams and our proud fans don't want to associate with losers.

Bellefontaine, OH

#13 Dec 18, 2007
Lot of haters out there. They really take themselves, and most of anything else, too seriously.

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