Even after watching him scrape defenders off the sole of his sneakers numerous times in his career, I'm still occasionally taken aback by some of the things J.R. Smith is capable of doing in the air. About ten minutes ago he added yet another extraordinary play to his already prolific highlight reel with an absolutely filthy dunk against the Spurs. Taking off some eleven feet from the bucket, "Swish" threw home an emphatic two-hander all over a hapless Gary Neal, who seemed as surprised as the rest of us that Smith had even attempted - let alone completed - a dunk from that distance.
Not content with abusing the Chicago Bulls at the rim (RIP, James Johnson), King James decided to do it from distance tonight. With the clock running down at the end of the third, LeBron James knocked down a 44-foot shot to stretch Cleveland's lead to 33 and further demoralize the reeling Chicago Bulls.
"Well, if Kevin's out, I have to bring back the Ticket Stub," said Davis. "You all know the Ticket Stub, you all saw the Ticket Stub last year. If [Garnett is] gone, I've got the Ticket Stub right in my back pocket and I can bring it out."
Cavaliers fans have designed and purchased a billboard encouraging LeBron James to remain with Cleveland.
Glen Infante's website, realcavsfans.com has more than 7 thousand loyal followers.
"There's a campaign where New Yorkers were gathering money to buy LeBron a gift when he arrives in New York And a lot of members were real angry about that and we wanted to respond to that," said Infante.
"It's hard to contact him, send him an email, or even a big sign in the crowd, you know. You only get a small chance to see that sign. But a billboard, he'll definitely see a billboard on the streets of Cleveland."