Let me preface this blog by saying that the Cleveland Cavaliers are still the team to beat in the Eastern Conference. Until LeBron James misses the Finals, I’ll consider him the favorite. Even though his teams tend to struggle every year during the regular season, they always end up where they need to be at the end.
HOWEVAH (Stephen A. voice), the Cleveland Cavaliers are unusually bad this year. They are getting blown out way too often and they look really vulnerable. Taking away Kyrie has caused major problems for them, and frankly I don’t know how happy they can be with that trade at this point. IT just came back but he’s struggling and doesn’t look like he meshes. Who knows if he’ll ever fully be the same.
Beyond that, the team just seems to be missing something even though they still have a lot of talent. The defense is gross and the fight, or the lack thereof, is a glaring issue. Now, to add insult to injury, Kyrie Irving is balling out on the best team in the league and laughing blatantly in their face by liking Instagrams of LeBron losing his shit.
I love it personally. The petty wars in the NBA make the league so entertaining and the Kyrie-LeBron beef is only matched by Russ-KD. It’s going to set the stage for an awesome Eastern Conference Finals. Can’t wait.