It has been quite the week for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and things are just getting started. Obviously, there was Media Day that took place one week ago today. We had player quotes, power outages, and – if we were to judge by the images that came out of the entire afternoon – some fun and games.
First thing that one may notice from the image above may be the XL patches that are featured on the right chest portion of the Cavalier jerseys. The patch was briefly referenced in last Sunday’s Plain Dealer, and signifies the 40 years of the Cavs’ existence as a franchise. Plus, everyone loves patches right? For a digital image of the actual patch, we have you covered.
And the other things you may take away from the picture above? One, the electric blue jerseys will be in full effect once again – most likely on LeBron James bobblehead night Wednesday, December 2nd. Shaquille O’Neal bobblehead night is shortly thereafter as the Cavs take on the Nets on December 15th. For good measure, Mo Williams’ get his bobble on January 6th.
We had a few rock star commenters give their feedback of the team’s Wine and Gold scrimmage that was held in Akron. Brian Windhorst followed up with his thoughts that echoed what we had heard: JJ Hickson looked great, Jamario Moon is a freak athlete, LeBron played in sweatpants, Danny Green was impressive, and Shaquille O’Neal is a giant. But we also had some questions as to what exactly is shaved into the side of Danny “Boobie” Gibson’s head. The answer?
Perhaps a bit anticlamactic, but he definitely went bigger than years past. We don’t have the updated version just yet, but if you dig this, I recommend the WFNY homage. Kid sure looks deep in thought though, no?
I’d imagine it was pretty hard for Gibson to keep such a serious look in the media picture above given all of the antics that were going on elsewhere on set.
Check out the gallary below. It was pretty obvious that LeBron and Shaq playing around was a goal for the Getty Images guys. It only gets that much better when you add Mo Williams to the mix.
First preseason game is tomorrow as the Cavs play host to the Charlotte Bobcats. Three weeks until the opening night…