First of all, my condolences to all the season ticket holders out there. I don’t take your financial sacrifices lightly. The veritable jobbing that you are taking this season at the Q is everybody and nobody’s fault. The NBA and Dan Gilbert know what they are doing when they make season ticket holders buy their tickets so far in advance. As consumers, you know the risks too. The NBA, Dan Gilbert and you the consumer all have some culpability here. Just the same, as a fan, my sympathies lie first and foremost with you season ticket holders. That being said, the point of this is to say that what is happening now is for the best.
We have all seen some drastic descents in sports history, but this LeBron-induced descent is something extraordinary. It isn’t all LeBron’s fault either. This Cavs team could, and should be better than they are. LeBron didn’t cause all these injuries. He certainly didn’t knock Anderson Varejao out for the rest of the season. In the end though, this is probably one of the most fortunate, unintentional tank-jobs in the history of the NBA. [Read more...]