The Curse of Cleveland

By Eric D. Graham, BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: January 30, 2011
“LeBron James needs to go to another team with two superstars already so he can win a championship… We will win a championship before [the Heat] do.”

— Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert.

NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) — Who’s the fathead now, Dan Gilbert?

After LeBron James made his decision to leave the city of Cleveland for South Beach, the Cavaliers have won only eight games this season.

With an 8-38 record, I am assuming current head coach Byron Scott will also be making a difficult decision to leave Cleveland at the end of the year in order to apply for the prestigious Los Angeles Lakers head coaching position after Phil Jackson retires.

But for all of those Cavalier fans, who think having the worst record in the NBA means having the ability to select the No. 1 draft pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, this year’s draft could be disappointing.

The 2011 draft, in fact, is considered one of the weakest in the league’s history.

Why? Because there are no John Walls, no LeBron James, no Carmelo Anthonys, or Patrick Ewings to select from.

Besides, what current college athlete would want to go to an organization like Cleveland where the owner treats his superstar athlete with such disrespect.

Unfortunately, I don’t think the Cavaliers will ever be able to rebound from this LeBron-Gilbert fiasco.

Why? Because, J.J.Hickson, Antwon Jamison and Mo Williams aren’t good enough to win a championhip or even make the NBA playoffs.

As a result, the city of Cleveland, and the Cavalier fans will have to watch their favorite team sink like the Titantic.

But at least, they can listen to former homeless man Ted Williams’ “golden voice” while they do it. Maybe not.

The curse of Cleveland continues.