Friday, June 08, 2007

What a champion looks like

I don't think Cleveland is dead in this series. I do believe LeBron James is a future Hall-of-Famer, and will belong in the discussion for All-time NBA squads. Of 12. He's got quite a way to go before you start thinking All-time first team. But he'll bounce back, find a way to compete, and Mike Brown's a good coach. He'll get his guys in position to win a couple over the next four games. I think the series will be over as soon as San Antonio returns home.

The Spurs are a great defensive team. That's the half of the equation that everyone forgets after a brilliant offensive performance. Heck, I didn't bring up in my smack-down the fact that Michael Jordan was 9-time All-defensive first team, as well as 1988's Defensive player of the year.

Offensively, the Spurs just aren't the Duncan show. Sure sure, Duncan's amazing in post, but there are few defenses that have found a way to put the clamps on Tony Parker. And if Parker isn't on, they can go to Manu Ginobili. And then there's Fabricio Oberto in the post, Horry, Finley, and Barry waiting to hit shots from anywhere, not to mention Bowen's corner threes.

The Spurs are a great team.
The Cavs have some nice young guys around a really awesome player.
But the Cavs aren't a great team.


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