By Ron Evangelista, BuhayBasket contributorThe Cleveland Cavaliers have had their share of ups and downs since LeBron James came back home, but this year seemed to be the toughest out of all of them.
Slow Tuesday: The Last Time LeBron Was Down 0-2
By Jon Carlos RodriguezA week ago, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers were down 0-2 against the Boston Celtics, looking like a sad and tired team with one foot out of the playoffs. Today, they’re no longer down 0-2 against the Boston Celtics, looking like a happy and rejuvenated team with one foot in yet another NBA Finals appearance.
Slow Tuesday: Unexpected Things in the NBA Playoffs (So Far)
By Jon Carlos RodriguezThe NBA Playoffs is usually the time when all the excitement building up during the regular season explodes in a crazy, beautiful splatter of high-stake buzzer-beaters; unsung heroes; epic meltdowns; and (usually) a Lance Stephenson meme.
The Return of IT
Isaiah Thomas, one of the league’s most prolific scorers, is set for a comeback. BuhayBasket contributor Ron Evangelista looks into his return and how it will affect the Cleveland Cavaliers.
What If NBA Teams Were Introduced WWE Survivor Series-Style?
By Stan SyWWE recently held its annual Survivor Series pay-per-view. The show’s draw has traditionally been a five-on-five elimination tag team match featuring all-star lineups that would never otherwise be grouped together. In many ways, Survivor Series is like the WWE’s equivalent of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend. The stars come together and put whatever differences they have aside for a match without any real consequences.
10 Things LeBron Could Do (BUT Would Still Be Hated Anyway)
Just in case you’re living under a rock under the Pacific Ocean or still reeling from the finale of Forevermore, LeBron James went bat-shit crazy in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Atlanta Hawks. He finished with an NBA2K-ish 37-18-13 in 47 pulsating minutes. His 12th career playoff triple-double (it easily could’ve been his 13th—he was only a rebound shy in Game 2).
Tweets of the Day: July 28
After all the brouhaha on whose hearts he will break next, LeBron again caused a ruckus on Twitter when he announced on Twitter—okay, on Instagram, but linked to Twitter—that he is going back to number 23 next season.
The Better Decision
It was a perfectly written essay—heartfelt and sentimental, touching on emotions that were trampled during 2010’s The Decision. But was it the better decision?
Tweets of the Day: July 14
The dust has settled, the Melo-Gasol pipe dream goes pffft, and LBJ is headed home. But that doesn’t mean the jokes will end. And now that the rumor mill has stopped spinning, other basketball stars not named LeBron can go back to the next best thing to getting a max contract: Playing for MVP!