False Idol Thumped: LeBron is not God, or even the Savior of Cleveland, as he dispels all that fiction by plaguing his own people with NINE Turnovers and thirteen bricks, Numbers that were the Genesis of the Cavs’ epic-fail Playoff Exodus
27 Points, NINETEEN Rebounds, and 10 Assists: A Triple-Double Royale for King James;
9 Turnovers, and 13 Missed Shots: No Ring for The King.
For the 7th straight year, King James will not be crowned in June, and despite all his intermittent domination, you can call him Suicide King James. LeBron James showed flashes of his MVP brilliance, but he was also his own worst enemy, in the Cavaliers’ 94-85 Series-ending loss in Game 6 in Boston. Despite scoring 27, LeBron was cold all night long, going 8-21 from the floor, as the Celtics led for most of the game, on their way to the surprising 4-2 Series upset, and a date with Orlando in the Eastern Finals.
Besides missing all those shots, LeBron was unbelievably careless with the ball. Maybe his elbow injury was bothering him, but LeBron made a series of bad passes that had no chance of success. And he made one dribbling error that might have cost Cleveland their season.
After trailing by around 8 for a while in the 2nd Half, Cleveland went on a run, early in the 4th Quarter. When LeBron hit back-to-back Three’s, it cut the Celtic lead to 78-74. But then James dribbled away the Cavs’ chance to cut it to 2 or 1, and Boston went on a 10-0 run that basically put the game on ice.
Actually, the Cavs cut the lead back down to 7 in the final two minutes, but for some reason, they refused to foul to extend the game, and they went down with a whimper. You don’t often see a team so completely “throw in the towel” in an elimination game like that. The ESPN Announcers said without hesitation that Cleveland totally QUIT, as the Cavs allowed Boston four Offensive Rebounds in the final 135 seconds.
Not fouling is really on the Coach, but if LeBron were a true leader and stud like Kobe, Jordan or Magic, he wouldn’t have let his team crumble and die around him like that. Of course, all but one of his teammates pretty much crumbled right from the opening tipoff. Mo Williams scored 10 in the 1st Quarter to keep the Cavs close, and ended with 22, but had 5 of the team’s 22 costly Turnovers. Antawn Jamison was especially bad, going 2-10 from the field. Shaq played OKAY, scoring 11 Points, but he actually collected more FOULS (5) than Rebounds (4), and he was basically just not The Big Factor down the stretch that he would like to be. At least now he can pull up a chair to his widescreen and watch Kobe compete in the NBA’s version of the Final Four. Maybe he can invite LeBron over to watch a Laker game next week. The question is, will they watch the whole game, or will they give up and turn it off with 90 seconds left and the game still in reach?
Don’t write in telling me how great LeBron is, and definitely don’t write in telling me how much better than Kobe he is. I am in FULL AGREEMENT that LeBron is AWESOME, and that he has the best TOOLS of anyone in the game. I am not a LeBron-hater. I don’t like that he refused to shake hands after losing a particularly bitter game, but I don’t consider him an honorary trojan. However, I don’t like the Kobe-haters who use LeBron to belittle Kobe, so, FOR ONCE, it doesn’t hurt that much for this Celtic-hater to see Boston advance… especially since the Celtics’ lone trojan, Brian Scalabrine, wasn’t even on their playoff Roster. Hopefully, that will be the case again in the Series against the Magic (and UCLA’s Matt Barnes). But back to LeBron — Until he consistently plays SOUND games under intense pressure — and earns a Ring — the LeBron Lovers will have to Passover the Kobe-bashing.
MEDICAL EXPERT IMPLIES THAT EX-TROJAN CUSHING IS FULL OF SH!T… AND DRUGS
Guess what? Even after getting officially busted and suspended by the NFL, ex-trojan Brian Cushing is still in full denial mode. He swears that he has NO IDEA how he failed the drug test, and he insists that HE has NOT been injecting HIMSELF with any banned substance. So that leaves only one question: Who HAS been injecting him?
Cushing claims that the hCG that they found in him must have “occurred naturally” in his body. Apparently, Cushing has done a little research at Ting U, because hCG actually CAN occur naturally… if you have TESTICULAR TUMORS. Cushing claims to have been worried all season that he might have these potentially-lethal tumors.
LET ME SAY THIS RIGHT NOW: IF IT TURNS OUT THAT CUSHING DOES INDEED SUFFER FROM THIS CONDITION, I APOLOGIZE FOR EVERY WORD THAT I HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT HIM.
However… According to a leading Medical expert in the field quoted by ESPN, this scenario is ridiculously improbable. First of all, if Cushing had the tumors, all the negative test results that he got after the positive one would have been scientifically impossible. Of course that doesn’t take into consideration the possibility of a masking agent being utilized, but if the hCG was occurring naturally without his knowledge and he wasn’t injecting it, then why would Cushing be trying to mask it?
But let’s assume, for the sake of his absurd denial, that the lab screwed up on all the negative tests. If Cushing has the tumors, he would NOT be playing football, he would be getting treatment. Cushing found out about the failed test in October, 2009. Do you really think that he would suspect that he had deadly tumors on his scrotum, but NOT get it checked out? And if he had them, and they were producing hCG, then he would have logged some major hospital time, which he hasn’t. And if he DIDN’T have them, then we are back to the Steroid/hCG injection-combination.
So don’t listen to me, and don’t believe your own eyes (from the shockingly-blatant Cushing before-and-after pictures). But try believing ESPN’s trusted technical advisor in this case. Or, why not read Cushing’s own contradictory words of denial: In his Press Conference, he started a paragraph by lamenting: “I know I didn’t do anything…” But in the very same paragraph, for some reason, he added the phrase: “I know what I did.”
Guess what, Brian — So does everyone else. And that’s why you lost your place on the NFL All-Pro 2nd Team. And you probably would have lost your Rookie Award too, if not for a bunch of AP’ers voting for you again, as “Nullification,” to signal their dislike of the re-vote itself. Also, you would have lost if Clay Matthews were just a little better, and thought to be clean.
Not all perfect physical specimens are chemically or artificially enhanced, and here are 10 “case-in-point” photos.
(Hey J.G. — Do you see yourself with your sign back there? You’re like VISA — You’re everywhere I want to be.)