Remember when the Cleveland Cavaliers were one of the top teams in the NFL and were a threat to win it all year in and out…well, cherish those memories because it could be a while before you see it again. With the 117-90 loss to LeBron James’s Miami Heat Monday night, the Cavaliers secured the distinct ‘honor’ of not winning a game in the month of January, a move that pretty much sums up Cavaliers basketball this season in the wake of LeBron’s departure.
Not only does that loss make for a whole month of futility for the Cavs, but it adds to the already broken record of consecutive losses. For the record, Cleveland has 21 straight losses and 24 straight road losses, both Cavalier records. Maybe the team should have jump boat when LeBron did this summer?
Speaking of Mr. James, or should we call him Nostradamus for jumping off the Titanic before the first bit of water started to leak, do you think he feels that his decision is vindicated by his former teams woes? That’s a question ‘his greatness’ was asked following Monday nights Cavs debacle.
"It didn’t matter for me if the Cavs were going to have a successful season or not," James said of his leaving. "I felt like I was making the right choice for me as an individual and for my career. Like I said, I have nothing bad to say about the players that I left and the team. I wish the organization the best. And I wish the fans, more than anything, the best because we had a lot of great years together."
Well, it’s good that someone finally pointed out the high-road for LeBron. As for the Cavaliers, who just can’t seem to catch a break anymore, don’t expect them fold up tent any time soon because no matter how bad it gets (and it’s really, really, bad right now), the team plans on getting out there and competing to the best of their, albeit limited at this time, ability.
"We just keep fighting. That’s all you can do," Cleveland coach Byron Scott said. "You’ve got two choices, either you’re going to fight or you’re going to lay down. I don’t think we have any guys that will just lay down. We don’t on the coaching staff. So we’re just going to keep fighting and keep working every day."