Link to my Sunday column Warriors vs. Cavs:
100% agree. Blatt’s firing is unbelievable. Good for the Dallas Mavs coach for speaking out on this too.
True to the point.
Terrific article Mr. Cohn.
I have heard reports that he does absolutely nothing on the time outs. I think there is more to the story that what is written, As far ad his record, don’t put much into it. You have James, weak division , can make any mediocre coach look good. Barry Switzer won a Super Bowl, don’t think much of him in the NFL level.
James has been a spectacular player (past tense intentional). James remains a jerk (present tense intentional). From his days as an indulged high school player through his moves to different teams and now his dumping of a decent coach, James has never had the big-time respect his skills should have warranted.
And through all that the management of the teams James played for treated him as someone so special his behavior could not be challenged. Unfortunately, as you point out, this is endemic in the NBL where management gives players expensive rings and then kisses them.
I miss the old days, when a coach was in charge of a team. Thanks for the Warriors.
James deserves all the flack he’s taking and then some. I’m not so sure how much Lue deserves, though.What’s he supposed to do, turn the job down? And I don’t think he really meant to denigrate Blatt with the whole ‘differently vrs better’ thing; it just kinda came out that way. Blatt should have stood up to Lebron a long time ago. I bet now he wishes he had.
In any other situation the obvious would be pointed
out — Lebron is a racist and anti Semite.
Lowell, this must have really touched a nerve with
you? You probably can’t say it but you think my analysis
is correct. Simple but true.
It would be great if some team in the East can stop
James and company from making the finals.
Finally a column not about our area’s dysfunctional team.
@ Ansel Road:
I agree with almost everything you wrote, but check out what happened when James tried the same things with Spoelstra in Miami. According to all reports (then and now), team president Pat Riley stopped James cold. I’ve read he was prepared to trade him if he didn’t adjust to the team concept that Spoelstra had developed. The two rings James won with Miami will likely be the only ones he gets.
Last night’s nationally televised game exposed the Lebroniers for what they are – a bunch of bricklayers playing the ultimate isolation game that is archaic in today’s NBA. No wonder James wanted Mark Jackson to be the coach. I’m saying they don’t make the Eastern Conference finals.
I don’t like James but calling him a anti-Semite, is ridiculous. There is no proof in any of that. Also Dan Gilbert is Jewish. James has been a very good role model and his only big mistake was I am going to South Beach BS. Also I am Jewish, and I won’t play the Jewish card, totally unfounded calling him anti-Semite.
I think it would be even better if the the Cavs make the finals and the Warrior’s beat them like a drum 4-0.
ESPN — online and on the tube — ignore the Warriors as much as possible. They, in fact, openly root for San Antonio to beat the local team.
I have no interest in basketball. It’s a game of freaks and creeps but the Warriors are different. They seem like decent guys and the star isn’t some thyroidial monster who stands under the basket and stuffs the ball.
On a side note, I think it would be most cool if local gyms and city parks had room for “antique” basketball as it was first played complete with peach baskets and no leaving the ground when you shoot. That could be big fun as a hobby and a way to keep in shape.
100% agree. I hope the Cavs get blown out in the finals by the Warriors (first choice of course) or another classy team, the Spurs.
If David Blatt had been chosen as the Warriors coach, I absolutely cannot imagine Stephan Curry acting like LBJ did.
And according to this article, it appears s big reason LBJ like Mark Jackson was because he signed on with LBJ’s Klutch Sports agency:
Agree, agree, agree. When I see the Cavs’ dysfunction, I wonder if that’s what people around the country see in the current 49ers’ regime.
Ah, the Golden State Warriors are a breath of fresh air . . . Kerr was hilarious with the media last week when he expressed his disappointment that Luke Walton had compiled a 39-4 record (“we’ll have to live with it”) rather than 40-3. LOL!
Lowell Cohn, retired columnist for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, covered sports for almost 40 years and never ran out of things to say.