Friday, November 6, 2009

Complete lack of effort

What else can you say about last night's one-point loss to the Bulls? Forget the foul/no foul argument on the last play... forget the fact that the Cavs missed 8 free throws... even forget the fact that Z and Mo combined to shoot 4-for-22 from the field. All those things aside, the Cavs still should have won that game going away. It should have never come down to that final possession. It was as if the team felt they could just show up on the court and the Bulls would roll over for them. And that method of thinking has already earned them as many home losses through 6 games as they had all of last season.

I'm still not hitting the panic button yet, but I'm inching closer to it. Something is off. The effort isn't there and that is disturbing. This is far too talented a group of players to keep playing like this. Last night should be a wake-up call. It's time for this team to stop patting themselves on the back for 66 wins last year. If they don't show up ready to play tonight in New York then I will be panicking. I'm already annoyed enough with the media circus that will be there to cover LeBron's only trip to NYC this year. Let's go guys - get it together.