I’m sick of hearing about the damn strike, as if anything is going to be ironed out anytime soon. The season probably isn’t going to happen. So instead of focusing on an upcoming season that probably won’t happen, let’s look back at some historical NBA stuff that has happened. Call it reflecting, call it contemplating, call it chilling out- But let’s do it, baby. Specifically about the NBA Slam Dunk Contest; who is the greatest champion of all time? The contest started in 1984 and there have been 26 total contests and 20 men have walked away with the title.Read More
Looking back at the 1980s is a weird thing because the decade is very distant now than when we first looked back during the 1990s and early 2000s with all the specials on VH1. Movies took old 80s songs and remixed them. It was cool to reminisce until the retro bubble popped 7 years ago. Remember when Puffy was taking classic 80s tunes using them for his tracks? Remember when Brandon Jennings tried to bring back the late 80s/early 90s hairstyle? Thank goodness those times are over.
If you tell LeBron James that Cleveland was his city or the Cavaliers were his team, prepare for a quick correction.
The Akron native didn't wait for the end of a question Friday when a reporter referenced Cleveland as "your city." James' message was that he can't disown something that was never his. "It wasn't my city. It wasn't my team either," he said. "I was just a player, you know, I helped get that franchise to leaps and bounds that they haven't seen before.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: This looks like LeBron James once again dumping on Cleveland and the Cavaliers.
We’ve seen this before from LeBron. He has an entourage that puts Vinnie Chase to shame and The Decision, last year’s TV event where he announced where he would sign as a free agent, revealed much about his character.
James is from Akron, Ohio. Akron and Cleveland aren’t the same. A a rivalry exists between the two. Cleveland never showed James much love as a prep phenom’.
Then there’s Dan Gilbert, the Cavaliers’ owner. The Decision was bad, but so was Gilbert’s response, publishing a letter that was unprofessional and personal.
Perhaps Gilbert’s ego exceeds LeBron’s. Perhaps working for the business mogul wasn’t a walk in the park/Quicken Loans Arena.
And James correctly points out that the Cavs' had several elite players before him: Brad Daugherty, Larry Nance, and Mark Price.
So maybe Cleveland was never his city; the Cavaliers never his team. Fair enough. Maybe this wasn’t the match we thought.
Here’s the question: Can we move on?
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