Arenas wears wrap but looks fine

Gilbert Arenas wore tape to protect his sprained right wrist but didn't appear to have any problems shooting the rock at the morning shootaround today and will be ready to go tonight in Game 2.

Actually, Arenas did have one problem: he lost a grip of money to Andray Blatche and Nick Young by missing a series of shots from mid-court after the shootaround was over. Some were right-handed, some were left-handed and some were over the head tosses while facing the other way.

Young celebrated by running around the court taunting Arenas while yelling that he wanted his money in "ones and fives" to which athletic trainer Eric Waters replied: "He keeps talking that smack and he'll get it pennies and nickels."

Said Arenas as he walked by: "I'm bankrupt."

As has been his custom of late, Arenas did speak with reporters but like I said, he looked to be in decent shape. It will be interesting to see how his shot looks early on tonight.

Coach Eddie Jordan was asked whether tonight's game was the most important of the series.
His answer was interesting. "For Cleveland it is."

Why?

"Because they have home court and they are the fourth seed and we are the fifth seed."

That's true but the Wizards obviously feel that they need this one. I was casually chatting with DeShawn Stevenson after the shootaround and he mentioned that winning tonight would be huge because he feels that the Wizards play so much better at home.

Caron Butler already had his game face on and wasn't talking to anybody. Look for him to come out crazy aggressive tonight. As I've said repeatedly, and this not a cheap shot at Wally World, but there is no way that Szczerbiak can be allowed to defend Butler. He has to make that matchup work for the Wizards, score and draw double teams to open up the floor.

A related key is Antawn Jamison, who was 10 of 24 and will get any shot he wants if the Cavs defend him as they did in Game 1. I asked Coach Mike Brown if he was comfortable giving Jamison so many wide open looks. Essentially, I wanted to know, are you playing with fire with having Ben Wallace on Jamison so much?

Brown: "If we can take it away, we would love to take it away but if you are double-teaming Caron every once in awhile and if you're double-teaming Gilbert every once in awhile, then one thing you are going to give up is a long range shot that is uncontested every once in awhile so it's a matter of picking your poison. You just hope and pray that he misses."

In other words: Jamison will once again get any shot he wants. He can't go 1 of 8 from three-point range and need 24 shots to get 23 points. His rebounding was awesome however and the Wiz will need that.

I'm somewhat shocked at the way this series is being covered by some of my colleagues in the media. Maybe I watched a different game, but if you were in Cleveland right now, you would swear that LeBron James was beaten down with baseline bats, kicked in the groin with steel-toed boots and all but murdered in Game 1.

It was physical, but c'mon, it wasn't THAT physical, except for the play when James nailed Blatche in the face with an elbow.

As Cavs F Joe Smith said: "I thought it might be more physical than it actually was. Smith added that Blatche "gave playoff fouls" when he nailed James a couple of times. It helps of course, that James is a bit of a drama queen who "sells" every bit of contact like a soccer player trying to draw a red card.

(Side note: my editor took that line out of one of my stories today. I mean, that is what soccer players do right? On the first day of the World Cup last summer, I was with some buddies at a DC watering hole and we came up with a fun drinking game. Every time a guy took a dive, rolled around like he'd been shot and then had to be carted off the field only to return a short while later as if nothing had happened, we had to take a shot of whiskey. Problem is, we had to stop by halftime of the second game because we were all going to die. And that's not a knock on soccer, that's just the way it is. Anyway, that's what James looked like after Blatche caught him in the face the other night.)

But I see why Brown and James are selling the physical thing so hard. They know that James and Zydrunas Ilgauskas are this team's only consistent scoring options. If James does not get a steady diet of trips to free throw line and get Brendan Haywood into foul trouble in the process, the Cavs will be in big trouble, especially if the Wiz make some shots they missed on Saturday.

By Ivan Carter |  April 21, 2008; 12:33 PM ET
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Posted by: jones-y | April 21, 2008 1:09 PM

I think it's funny the Cleveland coach said he thought LeBron was playing for the Browns the way he was getting hit... I would have said the same thing... Except I thought LeBron could be playing for the Browns the way he runs with the ball.

"He has the most rushing yards in the NBA."

A fast reporter coulda caught him with that... would have been youtube GOLD!

Reporter: Coach are you saying LeBron would make a good running back because of his impressive rushing stats?

Posted by: sodumb | April 21, 2008 1:19 PM

Hopefully the Big 3 have some energy left at the end of the game.

This would be a good game to mix it up with an 11-man rotation and see how Cleveland responds.

I'd be interested to see if Cleveland has anybody who can gaurd Nick Young when 2 of our Big 3 are on the court.

I'd also be interested to see if McGuire can play The Traveling Man for a few minutes without letting up 2 + 1s (that is, hard fouls without a basket).

Posted by: Izman | April 21, 2008 1:20 PM

Great blog post, Ivan. (BTW - the soccer flopping drinking game is a good one - my buddies and I should try it next time).

Wiz do NOT need this game. They only need one of games 2, 5, or 7. Reason being that Cavs just will NOT win at the Verizon Center. Their road performances since the big trade are lacking. They don't have a good enough *team* to win at VC. Particularly - if you think about Game 3 - when the banged up crew from the Wiz will have till Thursday to heal up.

All CLE did last week was hold serve on one of 4 games they gotta get at home. No big deal.

P.S. Lebron may be the most whiny, unlikeable star in all of sports. Anybody who refers to himself in the third person; anybody who whines about b.s. as much as LeTravel does....he's the perfect example to point to when you instruct your young son about people you DON'T want him to be like.

Posted by: Rockville, MD | April 21, 2008 1:23 PM

The Wizards should play defense, what kind of strategy is fouling? Is that a strategy? Keep the player in front of you. That is defense.

The Wizards are not man enough to play the way their coach wants them to, LeBron is bigger stronger and tougher. The Wizards have superior talent, but the players are not proven.

LeBron does not travel any more than othr players palm the ball, it is an accepted style of pray for him and the refs are not going to start calling it a wlak now after establishing all season that it is not.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2008 1:27 PM

The Joe Smith quote was a good one, especially since he's become such a physical player. Keeping an eye on his mauling tactics might be a very good idea.

Posted by: joe c | April 21, 2008 1:27 PM

Ivan hit it right on the mark--LeBronski is a drama queen. Not just when he gets fouled, though. Whenever he gets called for a foul, he runs back to the bench, waving his arms around with this look of total disbelief. It's absolutely ridiculous.

Posted by: John Brisker | April 21, 2008 1:32 PM

The Wizards will not win game 3 at home, thats when the pressure falls to them. They cannot do it, despite - when healthy - having the second most talented team in the East.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2008 1:32 PM

I'm so tired of constantly hearing about poor little Queen James getting fouled. I just hope the zebras aren't too tight on Queen James' jock and can make the proper calls... including TRAVELING!!

we gotta force the guy to shoot jumpers. he's most effective when he's driving the lane cuz he can finish at the rim and get an and-1 on ya. keep him shooting jumpers and if he hits 'em all, my hat's off to him. but he won't.

Posted by: Sam | April 21, 2008 1:33 PM

personally, i hope cleveland and washington meet up again next year in the first round as well. I mean how great will it to be to watch the washington whiners get there a@# handed to them for a 4th year in a row.
i didn't know that insisting your players try to take another team's #1 option out of the game was a viable strategy, but obviously after 2 years and game 1, eddie has no other choice.
what was up with Brendan HangmyWood in someone's face? he should be suspended for the remainder of the playoffs for trying to teabag Lebron.
how funny was it that Gilbert pretty much called stevenson a loser that could go postal in a mall and still go unnoticed by everyone. what a teamate thing to do...call your boy a loser...granted it's apparently true since dewrong can't hit a barn with a jumpshot and couldn't stop fly from getting to the rim.

Go Washington Whiners!!!

It's great to cheer for the 2nd fiddles.

keep up your pathetic attempts to rationalize why you can't beat the cavs.

you all are sad.

Posted by: whiningwashington | April 21, 2008 1:35 PM

New nickname, "LeTravel" is now "LeB*tch"

Posted by: CB | April 21, 2008 1:37 PM

the world cup was not played in 2007. How about a better made up story.

Posted by: joe | April 21, 2008 1:40 PM

Since we know coaches whining influences the refs, why won't Jordan do it? Gil got hit a couple times late in that game trying to take it to the hoop and there were no calls....Jordan's has to complain about Lebron travelling, and Lebron getting every call...like it or not that stuff is part of the game.

Posted by: JHB | April 21, 2008 1:40 PM

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Bigger, sure. But stronger and tougher than Caron Butler? I don't think so. LeBron never had to survive being in prison, and he's never had to go through a playoff series with a broken thumb. CB is as tough as they come.

Posted by: Gilby | April 21, 2008 1:44 PM

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Bigger, sure. But stronger and tougher than Caron Butler? I don't think so. LeBron never had to survive being in prison, and he's never had to go through a playoff series with a broken thumb. CB is as tough as they come.

Posted by: Gilby | April 21, 2008 1:44 PM

Cleveland--the Troll City.

Posted by: John Brisker | April 21, 2008 1:45 PM

hi lebron I'm Brendan Haywoods nuts, since it isn't a foul in the NBA to teabag someone i decided to take my nuts for a dip. get ready here they come.

Posted by: BrendansHangingSac | April 21, 2008 1:45 PM

Bigger, sure. But stronger and tougher than Caron Butler? I don't think so. LeBron never had to survive being in prison, and he's never had to go through a playoff series with a broken thumb. CB is as tough as they come.

Posted by: Gilby | April 21, 2008 1:44 PM


I am with you but Lebron is stronger than Caron. However he is definalty not tougher

Posted by: Alex | April 21, 2008 1:46 PM

forget the big 3, brendan decided to show Lebron his Big 2.

Posted by: big3 | April 21, 2008 1:46 PM

I'm excited for both the Wizards and the Caps tonight, but I'm concerned about my HD availability. The Caps are on Comcast HD, but does anyone know if the TNT-HD feed will be blacked out on Cox cable?? I want both games in HD!!

Posted by: Jon | April 21, 2008 1:52 PM

i was in town on business & caught a wizards game. i felt like i was in the commercial with the girl surrounded by pigs. washington should be renamed pig city, there are some unfriendly looking creatures around town.

Posted by: PorkCity | April 21, 2008 1:52 PM

Hey Ivan. Could you ask Eddie if he is going to use DMac a little to guard LaBron? Just thought I would ask because with his energy and size he could maybe help wear down LaBron a little before the 4th quarter.......

Posted by: Bullets Fever #1 | April 21, 2008 1:56 PM

nail on the head, "Troll city". the curse ends tonight and we hit shots down the stretch. wizzz..105-84... 1-1 going back to the booth!

Posted by: DREW CAREY SUX | April 21, 2008 2:00 PM

Re: Cavs not winning at the Verizon Center.

Since the big trade, the Cavs are a lofty 3-9 in road games. That includes two losses at Milwaukee and two a Chicago and one at NJ (all lottery teams).

And one win in lowly NY.

Big whoop.

Posted by: Rockville, MD | April 21, 2008 2:00 PM

Preface, I'm a Clevelander.

I agree with the assertion that the Cleveland media made the hard fouls the central story - like Joe Smith said - they were just "playoff fouls". There are going to be a lot more of these.

Yet nobody has made it a central story that at the end of a close game, there is nobody who can stop LBJ. He's going to the basket at will. Deshon Stevenson, if he continues to guard Lebron, will continue to be running behind Lebron in every highlight video.

In today's NBA game, the game is won by who rises to the occasion in the final 2 minutes. In the last 5 minutes of close games (+/- 5 points) Lebron averages a staggering 56 points on a 48 minute average basis. The Wiz are a great, fun to watch squad, but I don't think they can overcome this statistic - they did nothing in game 1 to indicate they can.

JOEBOF

Posted by: Joebof | April 21, 2008 2:01 PM

Ivan,
Don't mean to nitpick, but soccer gets a bad rap. Remember they don't wear pads or protection except shin-guards. When a guy comes sliding in on you with cleats at full speed, it can leave a mark and can hurt like he** for a minute or two. As far as the diving, you only see that in certain leagues (Mediterranean and Latin American areas usually where they have a flair for the dramatic). You wouldn't ever catch a Scottish player diving, for example.

I see your point with LeBron, though. That's why he's so universally detested.

Posted by: Gburg | April 21, 2008 2:02 PM

The only way Lebron gets called for traveling in the 4th is if they are nearing the over and Tim Donaghy has the under. (In other words, don't wait for it.)

I agree with Joe Smith. The Wiz were more physical than usual, but nothing to get excited about. Frankly, until we get to the Pistons, that is physical enough. Better start making shots, though, or it's gonna be uphill the whole way. Time for an offensive explosion.

Posted by: Pauly B. | April 21, 2008 2:03 PM

The refs have to think Mike Brown's comments are laughable...Right? They have to be fed up with LeBaby's whining, too...Right??? He disgusts me in so many ways. If he were a Wizard, I wouldn't be a Wiz fan. It's a darn shame that the NBA already has a "Big Baby."

I hope the Wiz put a stomping on them tonight.

Posted by: Lou | April 21, 2008 2:04 PM

sometimes i swear to god all cavs fans are under the age of 14

Posted by: el duderino | April 21, 2008 2:12 PM

You want to use Dominic McGuire on James tonight? Lebron James, or Kevin James from King of Queens? Either way he doesn't stand much of chance.

Posted by: Mike C. | April 21, 2008 2:20 PM

Geez, is the first time Wizard fans have watched a NBA game? Complaining about superstars travelling? Hello?

And it's laughable that the best you've got is that LeBron is a whiner. Ever watch Tim Duncan whine? He's never commited a foul in his life.

I guess this is what you cling to when you are owned by another team.

Posted by: Dunbar | April 21, 2008 2:20 PM

Joebof -

A much larger concern is our FG%. We simply can't miss so many uncontested shots.

Posted by: Pauly B. | April 21, 2008 2:21 PM

And is is also funny that people are quoting Joe Smith about playoff basketball. He played all of 8 minutes. The whole game. Yeah, okay.

Posted by: Dunbar | April 21, 2008 2:23 PM

Just have no faith that the Wiz can upset the Cavs. Why did they go away from the double team on Lebron in the last 4 minutes. It was working pretty well for the 1st 8 minutes of the quarter. As much as I like EJ and his coaching this was a big mistake (leaving DSteve or anyone else one on one against the King of Queens). The other Cavs did not prove they could make a shot.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2008 2:47 PM

and when the Wiz went cold there is no better cure than Nick Young. He may not play the smartest basketball but he can make an open (and even a contested) shot.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2008 2:49 PM

"The problem is not just guarding Z, Songaila is so "vertical challenged," he cannot help out against the drive and protect the paint."

Again your ignorance shows. (What else is new?) Players don't need to be great leapers to defend inside. Dennis Rodman and Charles Oakley couldn't jump over an Amish phone book, but they deterred teams from driving inside by quite effectively by making them pay a price for it when they did. Marcus Camby is a great shotblockers. Doesn't change the fact that he plays on one of the worse defensive teams in the NBA.

None of which says Songaila is a great defender. Of course he's not. But anyone with any actual basketball sense knows that defending a big slow post player like Ilgauskas (who, by the way, can't jump over his own shadow) requires physical strength to keep him off the blocks, which Songaila has significantly more of than Blatche, making him a better choice to replace Haywood when he went out with fouls. Blatche's vertical leap didn't do much to stop Ilgauskas from backing him down under the basket at will in the first half, did it?

Idiot.

Posted by: kalorama
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What a coward with a bad mouth! Only people with low EQ needs to bad mouth others to feel secured.

We are talking about playing center and protecting the paint. There is a reason why Rodman and Oakley spent their career playing alone side someone who is 7-footer, and you are blind to it!

Besides, we are talking about Songaila, not Rodman or Oakley. Rodman for sure is a much quicker jumper than Songaila; and both Oakley and Rodman have much better footwork to take up positions (which is what you have to do to play positional defense). Songaila, OTOH, often gets call for blocking fouls because he bodies up people without moving his feet quick enough.

Posted by: Sagaliba | April 21, 2008 3:04 PM

NO ONE WHINES MORE THAN YOU GUYS ON THIS BLOG

Posted by: Crunk | April 21, 2008 3:05 PM

Yawn.

Okay genius. If Haywood is on the bench with 4 fouls and Blatche got worked over when he tried to cover Ilgauskas, who would you suggest that Jordan put out there if not Songaila? What better options do the Wizards have? Please enlighten us with your vast knowledge.

moron.

Posted by: kalorama | April 21, 2008 3:12 PM

> Blatche's vertical leap didn't do much to stop Ilgauskas from backing him down under the basket at will in the first half, did it?

And Songaila's so-called "physical strength" did not stop Z from scoring in the second half did it? (BTW, I don't think Blatche is a particularly good leaper, but he has "length.")


> None of which says Songaila is a great defender. Of course he's not.

So what is you reason for arguing he is a "better" defender? Rodman or Oakley, he is not (see above)!

Posted by: Sagaliba | April 21, 2008 3:14 PM

"And Songaila's so-called "physical strength" did not stop Z from scoring in the second half did it?"

On a couple of possessions, Ilgauskas tried and failed to back in on Songaila and was forced to pass the ball out. On another he backed him down only to have Songaila strip the ball away and cause a turnover as he made his move. Blatche got backed under the basket with no resistance for scores and committed a foul trying to push Z off the blocks.

Did Songaila shut Ilgauskas down? of course not. But he did a much better job than Blatche at making him work and offering resistance. If you ever bother to actually watch the games you might have noticed that (assuming the angry red haze that seems to cloud your vision at the mere mention of Songaila's name doesn't totally blind you.)

And you still didn't answer the question, I notice. You've got your panties in a knot because Songaila guarded Ilgauskas. Again, given Haywood's foul troubles and Blatche's ineffectiveness, what would you have done Mr. Auerbach?

Posted by: kalorama | April 21, 2008 3:27 PM

The game was as physical only by Wizards' standard, it is nowhere near the Detroit "bad boys."

With those publicities, the refs may call tight tonight. I hope Gilbert can drive more tonight, and earns some trips to the foul line himself.

Posted by: Sagaliba | April 21, 2008 3:30 PM

not only did B-Wood teabag that chump, but LeBron tried to stick his face all up in there.

Posted by: tk3k | April 21, 2008 3:31 PM

And you still didn't answer the question, I notice. You've got your panties in a knot because Songaila guarded Ilgauskas. Again, given Haywood's foul troubles and Blatche's ineffectiveness, what would you have done Mr. Auerbach?

Posted by: kalorama
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Moran, can you read? I already said it. Give Blatche more than 9 minutes before you judge his "effectiveness!"

Posted by: Sagaliba | April 21, 2008 3:34 PM

>sometimes i swear to god all cavs fans are under the age of 14

how fortuitous! that makes us just old enough for deshawn stevenson to rape!

Posted by: 14 year old cavs fan | April 21, 2008 3:39 PM

He disgusts me in so many ways. If he were a Wizard, I wouldn't be a Wiz fan.

This might be the most laughable argument ever. Unless he's Barry Bonds, you would be stupid not to want one of the best 2 or 3 players on the planet on your team.

LeBron never throws his teammates under the bus (Kobe). He doesn't whine any more than any other star player. He's never had his name appear on a police blotter (half the league).

You can hate on him all you want, but you know you can't stop him in the 4th quarter, and I understand how frustrating that must be.

Posted by: DP | April 21, 2008 3:46 PM

Wiz need Haywood to stay out of foul trouble and neutralize Z....end of story. Neither Songaila or Blatche are good matchups against him. Z is the only reliable scorer Cleveland has besides LeBron, so its imperative that BTH be on the court instead of commiting silly fouls like he did at the end of the 1st half.

If LeBron scores his usual 30-35 but no one else scores more than 15 on Cleveland, I like our chances assuming we hit the wide open shots that they were given all game. I don't see DSS, AJ, and Mason all having poor shooting games like Game One when we were still tied with 2 minutes to go.

Posted by: wizfan89 | April 21, 2008 4:14 PM

i would LOVE to see the birth cirtificate for the so called 23 year old with the receding hairline...WTF?

Posted by: DREW CAREY SUX | April 21, 2008 4:18 PM

Posted by: LMAO | April 21, 2008 4:29 PM

Witness this Wizards fans:

It's inevitable that it will be three years in a row. Having a stiff like Deshawn Stevenson motivate Lebron just makes this a certainty. Eddie Jordan is part of the problem-he encourages the garbage trash talk the Wizards seem to employ as part of their losing playoff strategy.

Adios amigos! Prepare to WITNESS the KINGDOM (again).

Posted by: Mortimer from Cleveland | April 21, 2008 4:34 PM

yes, they mentioned the Souljda Boy thing on the ESPN show yesterday, said Souljda Boy felt Lebron disrespected him. This is funny! (thought it was a joke)

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2008 4:39 PM

Some real funny comments here. Tons of crybaby excuses. The Cavs motto is 'no excuses'. The Wizards motto should be 'we are all about excuses', lol.

After the Wiz lose to the Cavs for the 3rd year in a row, you guys will have plenty of time to come up with some more excuses.

I especially love all the hate comments on Lebron, such jealousy. Someone actually wrote something to the effect that Lebron is a horrible role model. I guess that is because the Wiz have such a good role model in Deshauwn 'child rapist' Stephenson. What is he like 4 for his last 39 in Cleveland.

You keep talking, the Cavs will keep winning.

Posted by: John | April 21, 2008 4:42 PM

The last paragraph talks about Brown selling the physical thing. Ever listen to Phil Jackson? That is exactly what he has done all the way back with MJ. When the Wizard players are DUMB enough to actually say we are trying to foul Lebron and be physical, Brown will use that to send a message to the refs and the NBA officals. Really, I am stunned with naive this columnist and these fans are.

Posted by: Dunbar | April 21, 2008 5:05 PM

Should say 'how naive' ^^^

Posted by: Dunbar | April 21, 2008 5:08 PM

Sagaliba is right. Songaila cannot move his feet quick enough to play position defense. When did you ever see Songaila drawing charges (which Rodman and Oakley often do)?

Songaila also has difficulty helping out against opponents driving to the basket. He can play forward, but not NBA center, Z can just shoot over him.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2008 5:47 PM

personally, i hope cleveland and washington meet up again next year in the first round as well. I mean how great will it to be to watch the washington whiners get there a@# handed to them for a 4th year in a row.
i didn't know that insisting your players try to take another team's #1 option out of the game was a viable strategy, but obviously after 2 years and game 1, eddie has no other choice.
what was up with Brendan HangmyWood in someone's face? he should be suspended for the remainder of the playoffs for trying to teabag Lebron.
how funny was it that Gilbert pretty much called stevenson a loser that could go postal in a mall and still go unnoticed by everyone. what a teamate thing to do...call your boy a loser...granted it's apparently true since dewrong can't hit a barn with a jumpshot and couldn't stop fly from getting to the rim.

Go Washington Whiners!!!

It's great to cheer for the 2nd fiddles.

keep up your pathetic attempts to rationalize why you can't beat the cavs.

you all are sad.

Posted by: whiningwashington | April 21, 2008 1:35 PM

You are right, I hope we play you all next year in the first round.
It will be the Washington Wizards vs the Clevland Traveliers !!!!! LET"S WALK YOU ALL!!!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2008 6:41 PM

LOL Arenas sprained his wrist trying to foul lebron!! thats hilarious! Go play checkers agent zero

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2008 7:04 PM

Even as a Cleveland fan I agree Lebron rolls around like he gets shot after being fouled sometimes. But Jamison is almost in the league with Tim Duncan in never have committed a foul. Ps you all better hope Arenas opts out

Posted by: Dan | April 21, 2008 8:31 PM

personally, i hope cleveland and washington meet up again next year in the first round as well. I mean how great will it to be to watch the washington whiners get there a@# handed to them for a 4th year in a row.
i didn't know that insisting your players try to take another team's #1 option out of the game was a viable strategy, but obviously after 2 years and game 1, eddie has no other choice.
what was up with Brendan HangmyWood in someone's face? he should be suspended for the remainder of the playoffs for trying to teabag Lebron.
how funny was it that Gilbert pretty much called stevenson a loser that could go postal in a mall and still go unnoticed by everyone. what a teamate thing to do...call your boy a loser...granted it's apparently true since dewrong can't hit a barn with a jumpshot and couldn't stop fly from getting to the rim.

Go Washington Whiners!!!

It's great to cheer for the 2nd fiddles.

keep up your pathetic attempts to rationalize why you can't beat the cavs.

you all are sad.

Posted by: whiningwashington | April 21, 2008 1:35 PM


You have to excuse me, I'm a fan in a pathetic city like Cleveland. We haven't won a championship in 40+ years so we are desperate. That's why we scower around other city's websites.

Posted by: Pathetic Cleveland Fan | April 21, 2008 10:03 PM

i was in town on business & caught a wizards game. i felt like i was in the commercial with the girl surrounded by pigs. washington should be renamed pig city, there are some unfriendly looking creatures around town.


Posted by: PorkCity | April 21, 2008 1:52 PM


I'm a pathetic fan from Cleveland too

Posted by: Porkcity | April 21, 2008 10:05 PM

Geez, is the first time Wizard fans have watched a NBA game? Complaining about superstars travelling? Hello?

And it's laughable that the best you've got is that LeBron is a whiner. Ever watch Tim Duncan whine? He's never commited a foul in his life.

I guess this is what you cling to when you are owned by another team.

Posted by: Dunbar | April 21, 2008 2:20 PM

Since I'm a pathetic Cleveland fan, I'm tryin to cling onto Lebron's nutz since he's opting out soon and our 40+ year drought will continue.

Posted by: Dunbar | April 21, 2008 10:09 PM

NO ONE WHINES MORE THAN YOU GUYS ON THIS BLOG

Posted by: Crunk | April 21, 2008 3:05 PM


No one is more pathetic than Clevenland Fans. That's why we come to your website.

Posted by: Crunk | April 21, 2008 10:12 PM

>sometimes i swear to god all cavs fans are under the age of 14

how fortuitous! that makes us just old enough for deshawn stevenson to rape!

Posted by: 14 year old cavs fan | April 21, 2008 3:39 PM

Not old enough to know what a championship is, since I've lived in Cleveland my whole life.

Posted by: 40 year old Cleveland Fan | April 21, 2008 10:14 PM

Witness this Wizards fans:

It's inevitable that it will be three years in a row. Having a stiff like Deshawn Stevenson motivate Lebron just makes this a certainty. Eddie Jordan is part of the problem-he encourages the garbage trash talk the Wizards seem to employ as part of their losing playoff strategy.

Adios amigos! Prepare to WITNESS the KINGDOM (again).

Posted by: Mortimer from Cleveland | April 21, 2008 4:34 PM

I've been witness to 40+ years without a championship.

Posted by: Mortimer from Cleveland | April 21, 2008 10:16 PM

Some real funny comments here. Tons of crybaby excuses. The Cavs motto is 'no excuses'. The Wizards motto should be 'we are all about excuses', lol.

After the Wiz lose to the Cavs for the 3rd year in a row, you guys will have plenty of time to come up with some more excuses.

I especially love all the hate comments on Lebron, such jealousy. Someone actually wrote something to the effect that Lebron is a horrible role model. I guess that is because the Wiz have such a good role model in Deshauwn 'child rapist' Stephenson. What is he like 4 for his last 39 in Cleveland.

You keep talking, the Cavs will keep winning.

Posted by: John | April 21, 2008 4:42 PM


The Cav's motto is "We will never win a Championship" since the whole city hasn't see one in 40+ years.

Posted by: John | April 21, 2008 10:18 PM

Hey Whinerton fan, quit cryin'. I guess Lebron didn't get hacked tonight either. For the record, "Mr. Posterized On" Tony Duncan has complained before many times. We beat your team with and without Lebron tonight.
Zerb, Boobie "For 3!" Gibson, Z, Big-Ben, L-train & Wildman.

What?

We here in C-Level have one thing to say; scoreboard.

Whiners.

Posted by: Will from Cleveland | April 21, 2008 11:42 PM

I HATE EDDIE JORDAN AND I WISH THAT NICK YOUNG WAS NOT ON THE WIZARS TEAM THE KID IS RAW AND HAVE SO MUCH TALENT AND THIS DUMB COACH CAINT SEE THIS MAN WHAT A WAST FIRED COACH JORDAN NOW

Posted by: linda johnson | April 22, 2008 1:51 AM

im older than 14 im 17 lets go cavs win in a sweep then take boston out once and for all lets go boobie lbj for mvp

Posted by: brandon | April 22, 2008 8:21 AM

The "officialing" last night was horrible at best! How do you eject Brendan Haywood after Anderson Varejao nearly decapitated Caron Butler, knocking him awkwardly off balance in the first half, similar to the way LeBron was sent flying through the air!?

Posted by: Only4Mal | April 22, 2008 11:52 AM

Its funny how many Bammas from Cleveland are on LeBron's "D" (and I mean bamma with a capital "B"). I'm a grown man. Personally I wouldn't "jock" another grown man or anybody else. Cleveland fans talk like they are LeBron's moms or somn. News Flash: "LeBron wouldn't Pee on half of you to put you out if you were on fire.

But in all honosty we really looked bad last night...I think we were too focused on "hard fouls" and not strategy or execution. If we don't come with a better strategy other than "hard fouling" this could be a quick series.

Posted by: Only4Mal | April 22, 2008 12:05 PM

Hey Cleveland, look at ya Boy: Click Here! LOL, you gotta admit this picture is hilarious, I guess he really is the air aparent!

Posted by: Realisticly Doe! | April 22, 2008 12:17 PM

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