LeBron’s Fantastic Weekend
While you were busy out chasing skirts or exorbitant bar tabs, LeBron James was busy being perhaps the best basketball player in the world. On Friday night, James swatted those pesky Golden State Warriors–no defense, but will score a ton of points–with a last second shot as the Cavaliers were trying to finish off a west coast road trip on a winning note after losing to the Lakers last Monday.
Team LeBron, which is actually starting to be a “not fair” descriptor of Cavaliers, preceded the heroics in Golden State with a win against Portland. After that, it was on to Utah for a Saturday night game, where, once again, James showed why he’s a very real threat to take Kobe’s MVP crown–and a really, really nasty dunk over Kyrylo Fesenko, complete with a forearm to the face:
LeBron’s total tally for those two west coast back-to-backs? 65 points, 23 rebounds, and 17 assists. More importantly, the Cavaliers won both games (and three of four), making their west coast swing a very successful trip. The other hero for Cleveland? Mo Williams who volunteered 39 points and 10 assists against Golden State and Utah combined. The question is, are the Cavaliers the team to beat in the Eastern Conference?
If they can beat the Boston Celtics, the answer is yes, Cleveland is the team to beat in the east. Notice the limb I put myself out on? It takes guts to make such bold prognostications.