So, have you ever sat at your desk trying to accomplish a task and haven't been able to because you don't have the materials or technology you need ?
That' s been me the past couple of days with this blog. Apparently there's been some type of problem with the server. I spent two-thirds of the Magic game trying to post and after dealing with the same problem with the Clippers game, I said for get it. Obviously, it's working again.
Too bad that happened, because there was such fun stuff to deal with in the past few days - some of it related to one LeBron James.
First up, a little shout out to one Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel. Bianchi wrote a scintillating piece about, of all things, LeBron James bolting the Cavaliers for the New York Knicks.
Why might you ask? Well, because Shaquille O'Neal did it to the Magic back in the day. You know - back when Shaq was SHAQ and not shaq. I have few problems with Bianchi's prognosticating. Heck, that's what we journalists do when we don't have an original idea. Notice how I admit that.
Of course, there's that matter of a little factual error where Bianchi states that if James wanted to re-sign with the Cavs he would have done so already. Ummmm...gee, nevermind that little NBA rule that says he can't sign any type of extension until July. That one error is for Bianchi's editor to contend.
But I take issue with this little gem that ends his column:
When Shaq left, Orlando fans woke up in the morning and the sun still came up.Cleveland jokes or slams - wow, never heard or read one of those. Of course someone might want to remind Bianchi that the only reason he has something to write about eight months of the year is because the hoops season is so long. Last I checked, Orlando didn't have a Major League Baseball team (sorry, the Rays play in Tampa) and the state's football teams are in Tampa (I'm sensing a pattern), Miami and Jacksonville.
When LeBron leaves, Cavs fans will wake up and still have to live in Cleveland.
By the way, you hear more team officials speculating that LeBron James is less likely to leave Cleveland, and perhaps that was why there was speculation in the New York media recently about how great it would be to get someone like Joe Johnson.I've downplayed a lot of this LeBron James to wherever talk, primarily because I think Cavaliers fans should concentrate on the season in front of them and quit giving harbor to that sports inferiority complex so ingrained in the culture around here. Yes, I know Pittsburgh winning the Super Bowl this past weekend doesn't help, but let's face it, given their current state, who wants to root for the Browns right now anyway?