December 8, 2004

First Place For Now

Just a reminder that the best basketball player on the planet plays here. Forgive me for savoring this brief foray into first place for the Cavaliers. It's been a long Browns season already. And it's been a long 40 years since a team from this town won a championship. I guess you'd have to go back to that time to make the claim that the best player in the game wore Cleveland colors. Anyhow, Brown was debatable then, and certainly my claim about LeBron is debatable today. For the doubters, let me just say this. He's nineteen. If he's not the best now, he will be soon.

At 12-6, the Cavaliers have the best record in the NBA's Eastern Conference -- the first time they've had that distinction after 15 games since March 21, 1989, when they were 48-17 and James was 4 years old.

There's a long way to go this season, but Cleveland is looking more and more like a legitimate power -- and James is the biggest reason why.

Baby steps.

Posted by dan at December 8, 2004 12:59 AM