As late 80’s/early 90’s kids, Cecilio’s Scribe and I grew up in a time of larger than life NBA superstars. Bird and Magic were in the twilight of their careers, but still legends. Jordan was in his prime, Dominique was establishing the Human Highlight Reel, The Dream, The Admiral, and Patrick Ewing ruled the paint. The Round Mound of Rebound dominated at power forward as did The Mailman. We had Run TMC in Golden State and Clyde The Glide in Portland. The Cavs were rolling out formidable teams lead by Brad Daugherty (and his fragile back), Mark Price, Larry Nance and John “Hot Rod” Williams (not to be confused with Legend favorite John “Hot Plate” Williams) Life was good, the NBA was scrumptulescent.
Enter LBJ, and all the sudden I’m a basketball fanatic again. Amazing what a difference it makes when a player that makes you say, “holy sh*t that was incredible,” four or five times a game joins your team. By the way, LeBron has turned into an absolute killer at the end of games, and that is awesome.
Since I’ve become a Witness, I’ve kind of gone off the grid and lost touch with what the general public thinks. While I got a little nuts about the Ben Wallace trade, only one of my friends even knew about it. Please help me, Legend faithful, does everybody else still think the NBA sucks? I completely understand if you do, everyone can’t be a Witness. Just wondering, really.
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About the Author: I am a Cleveland sports and Buffalo Sabres fanatic. I'm currently living in Erie, but even when I'm not there, Erie runs deep in me. I'm an ex multi-sport goalie, and we goalies tend to see things a bit differently. I went to college with Cecilio's Scribe and I am also a Big Red afficiando. Otherwise my college sports loyalties are all over the place. I try to keep my posts light, but I'm a Cleveland fan so the occassional rant is possible (inevitable?).