Two years ago today, this happened. For years Clevelanders had been dealing with things like The Drive. The Fumble. The Shot. The Decision. Then on that fateful Father’s Day evening, LeBron James and crew did the impossible. They brought a championship back to Cleveland. It still doesn’t seem real and even though we’ve not fared nearly as well against the Warriors the last two years, nothing will ever tarnish that night.
I got to share it with my wife, kids, neighbors and all of Cleveland. It was a special night that will never be undone.
The Cavaliers completed a first round sweep of the Detroit Pistons last night winning their opening round series 4-0. Kyrie Irving and LeBron James combined to average more than 50 points per game in the series. The Cavs now rest waiting for the winner of the Celtics and Hawks series which is knotted at two games a piece.
Do you think the Cavs are ready to make another run to the NBA Finals?
Kyrie Irving has a fractured kneecap. He’ll undergo season-ending surgery in the next couple of days is projected to be out three to four months. In the meantime, the Cavs have a NBA Finals to contend with and in all likelihood Matthew Dellavedova will get the bulk of Irving’s minutes for the remainder of the series.
Kyrie posted this to Instagram:
I want to thank everyone for the well wishes. Saddened by the way I had to go out but it doesn’t take away from being apart of a special playoff run with my brothers. Truly means a lot for all the support and love. I Gave it everything I had and have no regrets. I love this game no matter what and I’ll be back soon. To my brothers: You already know what the deal is. And to Delly: “ICE it down del” *Big Perk voice *
I know I speak for all of Cleveland when I say “Get well soon Kyrie. You’ll be sorely missed.”
Game 2 of the NBA Finals is Sunday night (6/7/2015) when the Cavs are once again at Golden State (8:00 PM on ABC).
The Cavs took game 2 in the East Conference Finals last night without Kyrie Irving. The more banged up the Cavs are, the better they play. LeBron James was 1 rebound shy of a triple double and Tristan Thompson had seven points and 16 boards.
The Cavs are back home tomorrow for Game #3, 8:30 at The Q. Let’s Go Cavs!!!