Tucker, or DeRozan, or Norman Powell, can’t prevent James from fully exerting his will upon what was thought to be the top Eastern Conference contender against Cleveland. But can such a contender even exist? We’ve seen James get pushed in a non-Finals series before, mainly by Indiana during its brief reign as a true rival. But that was a long time ago, and Cleveland is filled with even more Pittsburgh Penguins Cheap Jerseys shooting and younger co-stars than Miami was. Even after a disappointing season filled with miserable defense, the Cavaliers still appear like the cream of the East right now and are making us look foolish for ever doubting them even for a moment.
Cleveland is only up by two games after the 125-103 win on Wednesday. Last year, we saw the Raptors go back to Toronto and tie the series up at two games each, after all. But that never felt serious, and neither does this. LeBron James has made it perfectly clear he’s too good for the Raptors to handle, and if they can’t handle him, how can they handle the rest of this series?
But in his hypocrisy, Rossi is not alone. The rhetoric since the Crosby injury has been all about the horrors of the Niskanen hit and the plans the Capitals may or may not have had to target the Penguins star, but it’s also led to a wider conversation about how the permissiveness of the NHL come playoff time has seen this situation become inevitable. The most pertinent comment comes from Ray Ferraro, a player with a storied NHL career and now a respected TV analyst:
Thomas’ family didn’t have a funeral for his sister during the first round, though. They wanted to wait for her older brother to have a break from basketball.
So immediately after Boston’s Game 6 win over Chicago on Friday, the All-Star guard flew back home to Tacoma, Washington to grieve the loss of his sister. He then returned to Boston, just in the nick of time, for Game 1 of Boston’s second-round series against the Washington Wizards on Sunday.