It’s been a long wait to get to this point. Just a year ago we were debating if the Cavs should select Andrew Wiggins at first overall. Some of us (myself included) didn’t want LeBron James to come back to the Cavaliers. Everything’s been a 180 since then. After four years of mediocre basketball, the Cavaliers became a contender in the 2014-2015 season.
This Cavaliers team is poised to avenge all the heart aches of the past 51 years in Cleveland sports history. All of that misery and negativity gets wiped out with a Cavaliers championship. Not only would this be the first Cleveland title since 1964, but it will be the first ever championship for the Cavaliers. We are just four wins away from completing this goal against a Golden State Warriors, a team that also has not had much success since their last title in 1975.
First and foremost, LeBron James is still the best player on Earth. Still a dominant player. Still able to single handedly take control of a game and set the tone. (Sorry for all the stills, listening to Dr. Dre). As if the LeBron show wasn’t enough, we have a cast of knights in the King’s court that are going to overwhelm the Warriors offensively.
Kyrie Irving is an offensive mastermind, a phenomenal compliment to LeBron’s offensive capabilities. Irving just cannot be contained defensively, letting loose with dead-eye accuracy and the ability to layup and draw fouls. Kyrie owes a lot of people money for ankle surgery.
The other big man we have, Timofey Mozgov, has very underrated offensive skills. Think about it: how many centers do you know that can shoot free throws with a C grade or better? He’s proven to be a defensive nightmare in the paint as he terrorizes opposing teams with vicious dunks and the occasional shot. Defensively, he’s got us covered too. I feel safe having Comrade Mozgov out there against Golden State.
Our starting 5 (as well as key bench contributors like Iman Shumpert) are going to lead us to victory. I am stating my confidence in this team by saying we will win. I’m not just saying we will to make you all feel better or because it’s the optimistic thing to do; I’m saying this because, from the bottom of my heart, from every fiber in my being, I vehemently believe the Cavaliers are going to end this drought this year. We’ve seen a lot of failures before, but this is where it ends. We’re gonna bury this losing mentality that’s infested our thoughts—and when we say “typical Cleveland” from now on, it’s gonna be every time Cleveland does something great.
Because this is a great place with great people, and greatness awaits us before June ends.