So seems this year the tables are turned and injuries have gone to the west coast. Wtih Steph Curry, Griffin, and Chris Paul are both with injuries moving forward. Not to mention injury warning on San antonio with Albridge. Now we see that the powerful west could get some humble pie as they reach the finals.
While this time around Cavs are looking not only healthy but recovering. Mo Williams is back on the active list, and even if there are some bumps on LeBron’s mild ankle twist, he will have a good week to recover. At the same time Kirey looks more than healthy and Love seems to be pretty active.
The rest of the East seems healthy enough but to be honest not many people are optimistic on other team than the Cavs making the finals. I think that they will reach the finals in record time and will be fully rested.
So the way Cavs are reaching the finals is with a lot of posting, with Love finally down the block and LeBron actually posting up from the 3pt line makes the whole game evolve more to an East coast style of play. We’ll see if this is the right strategy for teams like Hawks and Raptors, given that the Playoff goes with no serious upsets. But even Heat with the powerful frontline with Hassan and Amare, however if Bosh is back, there might be an real concern.
Before it becomes too late, I want to make my first post of the year, hope more will come and start getting more content in this blog.
First thing my phone showed me as I was waking up was a pretty bad news, LeBron James won’t be playing any games for the near future. Mainly because of a knee and back soreness that will have the king in suit for the start of the year.
A lot has been talked about LBJ and his ‘soreness’ and have been question that there is some friction between him and management. Last night I was listening to Jalen Rose during his show at Grantland when he mentioned a peculiar play where LBJ seemed to be a bit fed up and shoots a 3pt from midcourt area. Hence deciding to forget the play and just do his own personal in-game horse play. I tend to agree about it sent a signal specially after trying to do the same on the very next play.
Then the news article about him stating that he could walk off the team if things don’t start to look better, it means at least that he has a Championship or bust mentality.
It’s now clear that he is taking this seasons seriously and he wants to see some heads rolling before moving forward. Varejao’s injury might have been the drop that spill everything and without his favorite playmate, he is finding himself with a team on crutches.
Sure, is still early on the season, but this is exactly where decisions need to be made. Proof is the Rondo, and Josh Smith trades that gave Dallas and Houston a makeover. If someone big don’t replace Varejao soon, the Cavs might be facing many challenges from all angles.
I think that the Cavs will have to make something soon to keep Lebron happy, maybe dropping out of the 8th seeds will put the fire he needs for the administration to respond.
I havent been blogging much beside technology, however I would like to give an update on non-tech related news. Recently I have been in a mission to loose some weight and do more activity specially wiht my passion for basketball and I have been going to play basketball with Lalo, my high school friend.However last week, I injured myself by twisting my ankle and was unable to walk or almost 4 days. The injury was serious since I jump high for a rebound and then my 110ish kilograms fell on my twisted ankle making it really painful and sending me to rest for almost a month.Well, I am just on week 2 right now and even if I can walk almost normal i still feel pains and I still see my ankle swollen so i think I still will be resting for at least 1 more week.To be honest the resting time has been a bit stressing and even if I escape a couple of times to the cafe shop or got some visits from my friends I still spend most of my time in my room and it sucked.The bright side of all this if there is any is that I have had time to watch the NBA Playoffs which have been great. Awesome games and awesome plays have been in game after game almost everyday and really cool stuff that I have been able to watch.First series has been Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers who pretty much smashed the Detroit Pistons 4 games to 0 after really four amazing games where Lebron has at least had 2 great dunks per game.Another series that probably has been the more amazing is the current champions Boston Celtics versus the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls have surprised everyone and have really done an amazing effort to make this series really competitive.Two other series on the east has been kind of like a surprised too with Magics and Heat being the favorites having upsets by the 76ers on Orlando and the Atlanta Hawks on Miami.The west has been also very competitive but we knew already that and homecourt weights a ton. however some teams have been able to diminish others way easier than expected. Specially on the case of the Spurs versus the Mavs and the Hornets versus Denver Nuggets.Lakers and Jazz has been very predictable on the opposite almost like Hornets and Denver they diminished them and has been a total control by the Lakers who are favorites to earn the crown in the west.So far so great, let see how it all comes out next week. I think I am hooked into basketball as much as I onced did.