I mean, what else could I have titled this??
What the hell happened today? Does anybody know?? For someone left speechless I have a lot to say.
I get an email from my hubby saying, “they just traded I.T.” I KNEW he was pulling my leg, no doubt. That’s ridiculous. Not that I’m a huge I.T. fan (admittedly I liked him more as a Celtic than a Cav) but we didn’t even give him a chance. He spent the first part of the season on the injured list. And let’s keep in mind that when he finally got back in the game it was after a hip surgery. That can’t be easy to come back from; give the dude some time to warm up.
My first Cavs post was about Thomas and how even on the side lines, he seemed geniunely happy to be a part of this team. I say, ‘shame on the Cavs’ for not giving him this season, at the very least. You want a player to play amazing for your team? Maybe not trade him 4 times in 7 years. That’s gotta wear thin on the ego.
Iman…..Ok I get that. He hasn’t done much this season. Shump used to be my guy…but that was a season or two ago. He just hasn’t been showing up this season. Wanna get back at us, Iman? Play against us, slam it and show us we got Shumped.
Channing Frye….I guess I get that too. It’s sad because I like Channing and I hate to see him go but the NBA is a business and at the end of the day this trade wasn’t personal, it was all business. It’s not hoops I’ll be missing from Frye…..it’s that Denzel look alike face.
Derrick Rose…..can’t even comment on this because he was barely here long enough to realize he’s part of the team. Talk about someone asking, “WTF??” Gotta be this guy!
Dwayne Wade…….uhhhhh??? Again, I’ve never typed WTF so many times in my life!! What is this about?? Hubby says it’s because Wade plans to retire so they traded him back so he could retire with his Heat team. I thought we were supposed to see some dynamic duo moves come from Wade and LBJ. I must have missed those games. While still an amazing player, Wade has been around a long time and is just starting to look tired. Physically and mentally. Did Lebron know this was coming?
Veteran player or not, it’s still frickin Dwayne frickin WADE! So less than a season, Cavs?? Really? EXPLAIN YOURSELVES!
And lastly, Jae Crowder.
Oh ma Gawd………..this is crushing! I love me some Jae Crowder!! I will never understand this trade! But let’s be real, JC has not been accepted by Cleveland from the gitty up. And why?? I just don’t get it. Ya’ll have never gotten off his back. Because he was pissed about being traded? Because he was happy where we he was? Because he spent a day being snarky about it?
Cool. Your boss comes in and tells you to pack up your family, your home…….you’re moving from Boston to Cleveland…..tomorrow. Yea, nothing to be upset about.
He didn’t want to go, he was pissed. But he got here, he took some deep breathes and made the best of it. And yet, every damn interview that had to brought up. Why? How is he supposed to feel welcomed, supported and play to the best of his ability if every interview keeps bringing up that he was shocked by a trade?
I have loved watching Crowder as a Cav. To the point of obsession. Sitting in my car, waiting to clock in at work…..I have watched Jae Crowder interviews. Really.
What were you thinking, Cavs?! In my oppinion, you weren’t. Jae Crowder exemplifies what a Cavs player should be. He didn’t want to leave the Celtics…..he made the best of his very short time here and now this. Sorry Jae! Looks like I’ll be following Utah….and all that Jazz.
For me, this was one of the most upsetting trades of the day. Mind blowing.
This is a matter of not knowing what you really have.
Where do we go from here?? I don’t know….who knows….today was bat shit crazy.
I feel like tomorrow the NBA should agree to close down, take the day off and re-group.
I keep “joking” that Indiana is closer than Cleveland.