If there is one word that describes how I’ve felt about the Cavaliers over the past fourteen days, curious wouldn’t be that word.
Disgusted would fit.
Annoyed would work.
Disenchanted would suit me just fine.
Curious would be far from the discussion, unless you incorporate the Miami Heat into the discussion…especially this year.
On Wednesday night, the night before Thanksgiving, the Miami Heat headed to Cleveland for a matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Miami Heat are the defending champions.
The Miami Heat are the two-time defending champions.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, most assuredly, are not.
There couldn’t be two teams further from each other over the past three seasons since LeBron James left Cleveland amidst a flurry of burned jerseys, grown men crying, and football sized banners being cut down.
The Heat, if at all possible, seem to be a team that are really just now figuring out how to manage themselves the right way during the regular season. They have a coach that’s still learning, and a team that truly fits together and understands the roles that they play.
Role models create roles.
The Cavaliers, if at all possible, seem to be a team that plays worse night-after-night, never really figuring out how to manage their new pieces and parts, and truly not really seeming to care about how to do it. Their starting lineup seems to change on a daily basis, and I doubt that anyone either knows their roles, or really cares much to figure it out.
It’s hard not to look at the team and think…black holes…
Of course, it’s early in the season and the Cavs still have plenty of time to gel together…or at least that’s what everyone on twitter tells me.
Let’s take a look at today’s Cavalier Daggers: