3 versus 1 Celtics/Cavs Series Just Seems Unfair
May 8, 2008
(Boston, MA) – The NBA playoffs are in full swing, and the big matchup that everyone wants to see is finally taking place. The Cleveland Cavaliers versus the Boston Celtics. Lebron James versus the Celtic Three – Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen.
But is it really fair?
No, not because the Celtics were so dominant this year, and no, not because the Cavs limped into the playoffs. But instead, because according to leading media sources, the series is Lebron James versus the Celtics big three players.
To be sure, Lebron is a great, great player. Maybe the best in the league, and maybe even eventually the best in the history of the game. But is it really fair to ask him to single-handedly take on a three-man team? Fans certainly don’t think so.
“No, I don’t think it’s fair. Boston gets to play with three players, and Cleveland only gets one?” Cleveland resident Allen Gelding said shortly after the Cavs Game One loss on Tuesday. “I’m pretty familiar with the makeup of the teams, because I watch Sportscenter regularly. Cleveland has Lebron, and Boston has Garnett, Pierce and Allen. I think it’s weird to play with fewer than five guys, but if you’re gonna do it, it should at least be even between teams.”
“Is it actually a three versus 1 series, or is that just the way they are promoting it?” a passerby asked Allen as he further pontificated on the series.
“Look, lady. I think I would know if there were other players on Cleveland or Boston. I’m an ESPN junkie,” Allen snapped back. “It’s Lebron versus the Celtic Three. That’s all Stephen A. Smith, my favorite, talks about on his show. If I can’t trust him, who can I trust?”
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