In response to Lex44's comment:
In response to dbeach48's comment:
Cleveland beats 1.7 per cent odds
Bags 3 first in 4 yrs
feeds perception of many back room deals in NBA
Why they gonna back room deal for Cleveland? That's not going to help the league. Every1 was tanking their last few games and the Celts went for the wins. Big mistake now...You can't tell the players to lose but just don't put your best ones in. We needed ML. He would have known what to do.
I was on record that the C's heroic attempt to snag a few useless and hurtful wins at the very end of the year absolutely sickened me...sickened me! There was only harm to the franchise in doing so. It was the absolute DUMBEST thing they could have done.
That being said, I cannot accept a process literally completed behind closed doors with no TV cameras and only the word of the NBA leadership that everything is on the up and up. Having hired major accounting firms like the one that "oversaw" the ping-pong ball express process I know full well what they are willing to do for a hefty paycheck...they aren't a bunch of clergy, folks.
Everyone must be available for deals now...no exceptions! The very thought that the C's could build around the terrible nucleus they hold now is laughable. The thought that they could seriously compete for a championship in 2 or 3 years is the biggest joke of all. Be serious and real people. This team is going to take the struggle road for a while. It's ok. I've been through this before with them. I just want them to get rid of the whackjobs and deadwood and build a competitive, fighting team.