Last night, Joe Tait fittingly put an end to an era. I am not happy to see him go, but watching and listening to him end his career last night just seemed fitting. I didn’t cry, but I didn’t dare say anything either with a lump in my throat the size of a grapefruit. There never is a good time to say goodbye to those you love. That goes for Joe Tait and the rest of the Cavaliers even as we all partook in one of the most difficult seasons in Cleveland Cavaliers history. As Tait signed off for the last time, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of relief as this season leaves me with a multitude of feelings. I feel tougher, smarter, hopeful and resilient to name a few.
The Cavaliers were schizophrenic in this season of change. They embarrassed themselves and their fans on December 2nd in their first meeting against the Miami Heat. They embarrassed us further with a 26 game losing streak. In that stretch from November 30th to February 11th when the Cavaliers finally beat the Clippers in overtime, the Cavaliers lost 36 out of 37 games. One of those games was a 55-point defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers. I could go on and on, but the fact remains that this season could have been the most miserable season ever. Somehow it wasn’t though. [Read more...]