JREED wrote:@cavsfan, man you've definitely been one of the best, objective, knowledgeable, and most respectful opposing team guest we've had on here. Thanks for contributing to some great discussion, and I hope we see you around long after this series (perhaps we'll meet again same time next Finals).
LeBron will bring a championship to Cleveland. Hell, I'm positive he would have already had he not left for Miami. He's got plenty left in the tank to be dominant for years and a great supporting cast. Mozgov is the best big he's had (top tier in general) and him with Kyrie make for probably the two best complements of star calibre players he's played with. Despite how I feel about Love's fit with LBJ, you guys definitely know what you have in TT now and will be able to leverage both of their strengths, making for an amazing 1-2 at the 4.
Let's face it, some teams in the East will likely improve (especially if the Wizards can land a big FA like Durrant returning home), but we say that every year and James is always there in the end, leaving teams in his wake. You guys are already Vegas' favorite to win it all, and for good reason - I do feel the Dubs' stock was unjustly lowered due to us not sweeping a Cavs team submitting some gutsy performances, both teams have been disrespected by the media.
Speaking of the media, they need to STFU about Blatt looking for work, that's just nonsense hyperbole.
Anyways, I'm not usually a big fan of these types of "atta boy, you'll get em next year" consolation posts, but I mean it, and you've been a classy fan.
Haha much appreciated JReed. This is easily one of my favorite boards. I'm on CavFanatic and the number of posters skyrocketed this summer as you could probably guess. But it brought a bunch of bandwagoners and posters who may not know the most about bball. It's cool because there's a lot of traffic but its not always good traffic.
You guys are awesome and quite clearly know your stuff and are incredibly welcoming (not every board accepts other fans and if they do, they make it known they don't like you). I may not have always seen eye to eye with you and Stairway Man and 32 but what opposing fans do?
And as far as our team, I'm pretty confident in our core. There's rumors of Wade joining Bron. Should be another exciting off season for us. And yeah I think Blatt really showed some amazing stuff for a rookie coach that needs to deal with some huge egos and a couple bad eggs. I think it'd be a mistake letting him go but even our fanbase seems to be split 50/50 on that issue so we'll see where that goes.
And as far as your team...I'm eating crow on my earlier comments on Kerr and Green haha. Still don't like Green but the dude showed up in the last 3 games. And what can I say about Kerr...made great adjustments and is really a class act. You guys got a great coach there.
Good luck in that brutal West out there but something tells me you'll be right back in the Finals...hah but enjoy this for a little before looking ahead to next year.