Wow I just read the article hollinger wrote for the Daily Dime here is some of the better slurp moments
PORTLAND -- LeBron James had no high-flying dunks, no highlight-film finishes and no crowd-pleasing rejections.
What he did have was 34 points and 14 assists in Cleveland's 104-98 win over the Trail Blazers, and for that reason the rest of the league should be very, very afraid.
THe league should be afraid Lebron hit a jumper
Instead of dunking and driving, James put on a jump-shooting clinic on a stunned Blazer defense that did everything right and still ended up being burned. Portland closed off the lane to his drives right from the opening tip, when James blew past Nicolas Batum along the left baseline and went up for a rim-rattler, only to be met up high by Greg Oden and swatted.
he almost gave Portland credit................but he follows that with this gem:
However, James's answer was superior -- to take one quick dribble to either side and effortlessly loft a midrange jumper over a helpless Blazer defender. (took some stuff out) Just seven of his 30 shots came in the paint, but he was 7-of-17 on midrange jumpers and 3 of 6 on 3-pointers.
so he is saying that Port made Bron take jumpers and he made them? That was a superior answer.....LMAO
Then games says this about it:
"That's fine with me," James said of Portland's strategy. "That's something I worked at in the offseason. If guys are gonna close the interior, just stay on the exterior and make shots. Most of my shots were jump shots tonight but I felt really comfortable."
I like how it is news that he felt comfortable shooting jumpers good thing he doesn't play basketball or anything.
how about the next praise for the Bron pole:
That, mind you, was when he wasn't taking advantage of all the defensive attention by playing the drive-draw-and-kick game so well he looked like a 6-9 version of Steve Nash. James dished 14 assists while spoon-feeding a 33-point night to Mo Williams, and even played the point for a stretch of the second quarter when Sasha Pavlovic and Wally Szczerbiak were Cleveland's other perimeter players.
Wow we have a new name for the King..... How about Bronash? Bron should be tired spoon feeding these guys. What happened when Portland adjusted you may ask? Well they tell us:
All James did was wait for precisely the right minute to loft it over to Williams, who closed out the Blazers' chances with two late 3-pointers that took a four-point lead to eight with 46 seconds left.
Ahh the precise minute that is an air of perfection mere mortals can not fathom thats for sure.... But wait they needed two Mo williams 3 pointers to win? By they way this article was written I figure Bron sat the 4th because he disected Port so masterfully.
Can someone tell me what this was about? Oh wait he tells us with this:
But this night was all about James and his ability to lift up a weary and injured Cavs team on a night they desperately needed it. Minus Ilgauskas and West, the Cavs' offensive options are far more limited, and the defensive attention on James all the greater.
Ahh now I see, whew i was worried I wouldn't know what it was about. Lebron deserves all the awards for carrying such a tragic team. Can we give him the Nobel Peace Prize?
So did he make himself "really" known in this game?
Yet he carried the Cavs on his back once again, most notably in the third quarter. James accounted for all but two of the Cavs' 21 points in the period, scoring 14 points on his own -- all of which came on long jumpers
Now this is balling the dude had a great qtr where he also assisted on another shot. To bad it is the only valid point so far in this article.
Did anyone else do anything?
The only bucket that didn't involve him came when Wally Szczerbiak (an unsung hero with 10 boards) grabbed an offensive rebound and dished to Varejao for a dunk.
Oh Wally getting 10 boards just happens to slip in..... he must of needed filler and couldnt figure out how to praise Bron more.............
In leading the Cleveland victory, James gave the Cavs an important bounce-back win following Monday night's loss in Los Angeles -- something that's becoming a trademark of this squad, which is now 8-0 following losses
Oh now I see LBJ has shown that the Cavs recover well now that is a good point..... lets see thats 2 in this article now. Yippie
Anyway whats the point?
Of course, if James keeps hitting jumpers like this, how the Cavs play after losses doesn't figure to matter much -- it's likely to become an exceedingly rare event.
I see so going 14-30 for 34 points and barely betting the Blazers by 6 is enough to say that the league is in trouble, Got it. I love journalism it is great.
Heres the link just incase you want to read the whole article but this has most of it.http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/dailydime ... ime-090122