Not a surprise, but I was keeping my fingers crossed behind my back for a miracle. Love this dude's game.This sucks a lot. Here's to hoping he stays healthy so we at least get to see what he can do at the next level, even if it is elsewhere.
I Wrote a Hit Play and Directed It, So I’m Not Sweating It Either.
Man, I love Tress.
Haywood's kind of a wild card in here. If he can at least be serviceable that'd be a big boost for the Cavs just to have depth. We cannot have Andy playing big minutes on this team or else he's going to break down by Christmas. No one knows where Haywood is physically or mentally though. He missed all of last year. His contract is gonna be a great asset for us next year though in a trade to bring in a good asset.
In all seriousness, the Bulls are going to be pretty formidable if Rose can stay healthy. That's a big if. He's been looking like MVP Rose from a couple years ago during USA workouts. Pau Gasol helps their offensive stagnation issues as well, being a big man who can spot up and is an excellent passer. They got rid of that piece of garbage, Carlos Boozer and they've got a couple young and very athletic wing defenders in Butler and Snell...and none of this is to mention Noah who finished in the top 5 of MVP voting last year. The biggest factor for them is Thibs. I'd take my chances with any Thibodeau coached team any day of the week. The Bulls aren't going to have the talent of the Cavs...but we'll see if Blatt can step up to Thibs as a coach. The Cavs should be awesome offensively and the Bulls should be awesome defensively as always. Gonna be a fun little rivalry for sure.
Yeah, Ronaldo has more of a playboy TMZish aspect to his fame than Messi does. I'd put it between the two of them.
LeBron James may be as big of a name in some parts of China since there are parts that are huge basketball fans but definitely not Europe. People may know who he is but he's not a god to people the way a Cristiano Ronaldo or Lio Messi is in any European country. I lived in Korea for over a year and all of my students knew all of the top soccer players and a handful of them knew some of the top bball players. Brazil is a good basketball country so I'd imagine James is pretty famous there...but it pales in comparison to soccer.
Regardless, I wasn't trying to spark off some kind of debate...just to be a smartass.
Lionel Messi's going to be at Ohio State games??
If only he could tweet in comic sans.
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Also, sorry for being a dumb/smartass, just joking around. I did give you the upvote for teaching me something new. I never would've noticed it otherwise.
My apologies with the "as well"...I wasn't trying to insult your intelligence, but you indicated simply that they're royalists which could be referring to a person at any point in time...I was merely shrugging my shoulders and suggesting that since Cavaliers are specific to a certain period in history being the English civil war, maybe that's why they were associated with a blade. lol, the point was indeed missed on my part then. I'll be comfortable in knowing that I have a contact to reach out to in the event of a discrepancy over centuries old blades. And while we're on the subject of missed points...how do you like the uniform designs/color schemes ;-)?
That's what I paid for gas in Columbus yesterday.
Did you live on Lane? I lived in a 10 bedroom house on Woodruff that was within throwing distance of Out-r-Inn in '06-'07. Much time was spent at that bar.
I liked in the summer league game I was watching Friday night, the announcers were talking about how they asked Bradley Beal who the toughest defender he's faced is and he said Matthew Dellavedova.
What day do you get in and what do you like to do? The easy answer for Saturday is hanging around the Short North during the early part of the day...tons of new awesome restaurants, breweries, bars, brewpubs etc. that have come about within the last handful of years. Make your way north and make sure to stop off at the shiny (relatively) new Ohio Union and check it out and even have a beer/catch a piece of some of the earlier games at Woody's Tavern inside the union. At that point I'd make the walk across The Oval for old time's sake, make it to the Shoe and RPAC (not sure if you were around for the finished RPAC...I think it finished '06-'07 or so?) and on to the Tailgate area/Lane Ave/Thirsty Scholar/etc. All of that can be done by walking, or can be cut shorter at any point by a quick cheap cab ride since everything's right there.
The Cleveland Cavaliers (and Virginia Cavaliers) have always associated swords into their logos/mascots/etc. Cavaliers were indeed Royalists, but they are historically associated with the English civil war as well...maybe that has something to do with it? Some of the more prominent Cavaliers during the time were cavalry men in support of the king.
I still think with multiple first rounders and Bennett and Waiters that is more or less on par with what Boston could offer. Bennett is a very good athlete with tons of potential and Waiters showed during the 2nd half of last year that he could average 20 ppg in the right situation next season. Sullinger is always hurt and Olynyk is good, but doesn't offer much growth potential...he is what he is. The other thing to take into account is Love can hold some leverage over the T-wolves and their trade partner by telling both teams he won't re-sign to a long term deal (or at least not committing to it so Boston would have to weigh the risk of losing him) unless he gets traded to Cleveland if LeBron & co. can convince him to come here.
I'll be extremely pissed if they trade Wiggins. I don't think they need to. It's not whether he's better than Love now or has better potential in the future...it's that the T-Wolves don't have any leverage in this. I think we could offer Bennett, Dion, Haywood's expiring contract and all 3 first rounders next year and that has to be as good or better than Golden State or Boston can really offer.
Some slick concepts from an Ohio artist:
First order of business....can we please get rid of our ugly ass uniforms and get better ones...or at least go back to the ones from last time Bron was here?
I mean, who arbitrarily chooses 85%?
I'm impatient with the decision for the sake of knowing and moving forward...but honestly, I'll be happy if he comes back and happy if he doesn't. I hate to see Cleveland fans get so wrapped around his finger again after what happened the last time.
If he comes back our team becomes a contender for years to come out of the east again.
If he doesn't, fine I don't like him or want to have to root for him...plus we've got a future with Wiggins, Irving and cap flexibility, young assets/trade bargaining chips. A bright future anyway.