We've given Cleveland a lot of shit over the years. (For example, the Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video and its equally awesome sequel that I have linked to on multiple occasions on this blog.) However, I've gotta give them credit for this video. LeBron absolutely took a monumental bowel movement on the entire city when he waited until the very last moment to inform the team he was leaving, and he did it in the most inflammatory, public way possible. I think it's perfectly okay for the Cleveland fans to be just a little bitter, and their video here does a good job expressing their frustrations. (Come on. Mo Williams and Anderson Varejao are supposed to lead their team now? Honestly?)
FYI, if you didn't read it earlier today, make sure you check out AnacondaHL's Unnecessarily Comprehensive and Overdue NBA 2010-11 Schedule Analysis. It is, for lack of a better word, epic. I'm glad we have somebody here willing to crunch the numbers because I sure as hell don't feel like doing it, even though the information you get from it is fantastic.
From our friends at The Basketball Jones, this is why Andray Blatche is fat. Indeed. Oliver Miller, on the other hand, is just fat because having a jersey with the horrific old Raptors logo made him drown his sorrows in the Sizzler buffet line.
Again, something completely not basketball-related, but I felt absolutely worth sharing: here's a beautiful slideshow of a photojournalistic looks at Elizabethtown, Kentucky. It's a small town right off Interstate 65 just around an hour south of my hometown of Louisville. If you are a photography junkie like me, or if you just appreciate good stories and good pictures, it's well worth a look. (And here's the rest of the story related to those pictures.)
Oh, and speaking of Kentucky... JOCKEY FIGHT!!!
Worst of the Night in Pictures:
Nationally Televised Friday Games:
Bulls at Celtics, ESPN, 8pm: Okay Celtics, you're catching the Bulls on the second night of a back-to-back after getting demolished (at home no less) by an unholy three-point shooting night by the friggin' Knicks where most of the starters were benched? Either the Celtics win big, or this is a devastating trap game. There is no in-between.
Clippers at Nuggets, ESPN, 10:30pm I get that the Clippers are in a big TV market, but why oh why must they show up on national TV so often? Who watches Clippers games? (You know, aside from us.)
All The Other Friday Games:
Bucks at Pacers, 7pm: By contrast, this game doesn't even appear to be televised according to the ESPN.com schedule. Probably for the best.
Nyets at Magic, 7pm: Nice to see the Magic will continue to remain unbeaten at home.
Cavaliers at 76ers, 7pm: Our own BadDave had this to say: "It may not be a pair of 4in5s, but I have the utmost joy in attending tonights 76ers hosting the Cleveland Sadoliers. I'm hoping the total score is below 150." I hope you are indeed so lucky, BadDave.
Bobcats at Pistons, 7:30pm: The poor, poor Detroit Pissed-Ons... This is a huge game for them, right?
Wizards Generals at Knicks, 7:30pm: The Bricks absolutely own the Generals when playing at MSG. They've won 12 of their last 14 meetings there. Remember, that's even in spite of the Isiah Thomas. I'm impressed, even if it is only against the Generals.
Heat at Hornets, 8pm: How "for real" are the Hornets this year? I had zero faith in them, but they've been proving me wrong. (And we're getting the Clippers instead of this game on ESPN tonight? Ugh.)
Hawks at Timberwolves, 8pm: The Darko PER Watch continues. Can he get his PER all the way down into negative numbers for the season? Stay tuned!
Grizzlies at Suns, 10pm: Well Suns fans, this is not promising. Steve Nash tweeted: "Suns need a dubbbb! How are we going to do it tonight, people?" If you don't know how to beat the Grizzlies at home, I am afraid for the rest of the season.
Jazz at Warriors, 10:30pm: The Warriors running around aimlessly! Yay!!
Craptors at Lakers, 10:30pm: Well, I have nothing interesting to say about this game. So how about another thought from our friend The Philosoraptor?