This freight train is on a wild ride and taking down everything in its path.
The Bulls went down in four, ok, so they won a game. But, I guess anyone can win a game in front of a home crowd especially if you have Derrick Rose taking over games to the point that James decides he needs to guard him down the stretch.
While the west is entangled in a virtue dog fight with Kobe and the Lakers facing all sorts of troubles, LeBron James is having a party in the East-kicking ass and taking no prisoners. For more on Kobe Bryant and the Lakers troubles in the West-read: Kobe Bryant and the Lakers in a World of Trouble (Berber-shop Conversations)
The Cleveland Cavalier are the deepest and the most complete team in East, with the addition of Antawn Jamison and Shaquille O’Neal the Cavs are a match-up nightmare for the best in the League and that’s where the problem begins for the rest of the East.
Boston, Orlando and the Atlanta Hawks are the other good teams in the east and each team has its own major issues.
In a team with Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo has become the super star, as the other stars on the team continue to struggle while Rondo has been as steady as a rock and the main reason they are still competitive. With stats like PPG: 13.7 RPG: 4.40 APG: 9.8 Rondo is ranked 12th on The NBA’s Best Players 2009-2010 by the A-List and is the only Boston Celtic on the top 15. Click here to see the complete List.
In the off season Boston added Rashid Wallace and so far, that has been a bust.
The Celtics might still have the same personnel on the squad but they are in no way the same squad that won a championship two seasons ago. For some reason they can’t seem to find that magic touch again.
Ok, here’s the funny part: With all the above issues with the Celtics-they are still the Cavaliers biggest threat in the East.
Experience will always beat talent, hence pedigree says that, by virtue of the championship rings that litter their starting lineup — the Celtics are the only team in the East with Championship experience. From the article Kobe Bryant and the Lakers in a World of Trouble (Berber-shop Conversations) Click here to read the complete article.
Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks are both young and still looking for their identity and are in no way a threat to the charging Cavs.
The Magic are the biggest disappointment in my book as Van Gundy is up to his old tricks. In Miami he was unable to include Shaq into his offense; Pat Riley took over and won a championship.
Then for some dumb reason the Orlando Magic with a younger version of Shaq in Dwight Howard hired a coach who does not know how to utilize big men in his offensive strategies.
But, Van Gundy is not all to blame. From the article Shaq is Superman and Dwight Howard?: Howard stands about 7 feet and yet he finds it hard to dominate around the basket, mostly because he’s fundamentals are flawed – for a big man he has yet to master the art of keeping the ball high above he’s shoulders when he catches or rebounds the ball.
He also lacks the know how to make a layup around the basket without bouncing the ball first and that’s the main reasons he’s easily stripped by 6 feet guards and why he turns the ball over so much under the basket. Click here to read the complete article. Howard is ranked 5th on the The NBA’s Best Players 2009-2010.
The Cavs have done everything to ensure that LeBron has enough help and now they boost a team that can easily defeat an all star team from around the league.
Having issues with Dwight Howard from last years conference finals, so they got Shaq.
Can’t get enough scoring from Mo William? so they got Jamison and so far everything has worked out like a charm.
It’s worked out so much that the old Shaq annihilated Dwight in all three meetings this year. So, who is Superman now? I guess LeBron as he’s Ranked at the top of the pie in The NBA’s Best Players 2009-2010.
The freight train has no threats in the East, so who can stop the Cavs from the West?