Rosen Rips Cavs

Gone Fishin'

You know, I don't normally like Charlie Rosen's articles, especially when he talks about the Celtics.  He's arrogant, overly critical, and condescending in a "I'm a former coach so I'm better than you" sort of way.  And I usually disagree with his take on the Celtics.  So either I'm too much of an oversensitive homer (a real possibility, I admit) or he's probably blowing smoke again.  However, I must say, I do enjoy watching him rip an opponent to shreds.

Here's his take on the Cavs.  My favorite part:

Zydrunas Ilgauskas couldn't guard his own lunch, was no longer a consistent threat in the low post and had devolved into a modern-day equivalent of Mel Counts. Anderson Varejao was both foul- and flop-prone and consistently tried to do things that he was incapable of doing — like hitting jump shots. Ben Wallace was old and in the way. Wally Szczerbiak was a jump-shooting statue. Daniel Gibson and Sasha Pavlovic were 3-point specialists who could do little else.

Only Delonte West had the toughness, the offensive versatility and the defensive chops to enhance LBJ's game.

I promise I'll get back to the Celtics now.  I just couldn't resist one last swipe at the Cavs.

Update: Bob Ryan piles on as well, pointing out that just three teams managed to win 66 games and fail to win a championship (the list includes the 72-73 Celtics).

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