It's amazing to see how much sports really affect people lives. LeBron coming back to Cleveland has put so much energy back into that city that lost it all back in 2010. Too bad Bronny was the reason why all that energy departed in the first place. I wasn't impressed with all this "homecoming" hoopla, in fact I think it is a joke. And I'm not mad at Bronny for this, my beef is with the media and fans, who has hyped this thing to astronomical levels. The Spurs are the defending champs and their ring ceremony wasn't as big as "LeBron's Homecoming". I understand that him back in a Cavs uniform is a big deal but can we just keep the hype levels to a minimum.
The Cavs of course are a better team with LeBron and K-Love on the roster but I think it will take some time for this team to really gel. Watching them against the Knicks, I just wasn't too impressed. The only thing I see that will be effective play for them will be outlet passes from K-Love to Bronny down the court. Bronny didn't have a good game, finishing with 8 turnovers, also being outplayed by his rival Carmelo Anthony. I'm sure their team chemistry will get better as the season progresses but what I saw on the court did not match the hype I seen all day.
People wanna see the Noles lose so bad but it just won't happen. The Louisville Cardinals came out with a lot of energy for this game, building an early 21-7 lead at the half. First play of the game, the Cardinals almost scored off of a 71 yard pass to DeVante Parker, who was ran down by FSU saftey, Tyler Hunter. The Noles defense killed that drive with a goal line stand but allowed 21 points in the 2nd quarter. In the 2nd half though, the Noles outscored the Cardinals 35-10.
I'm sure the Seminoles are not going to regain the #1 spot unless Mississippi State takes an L. The Noles are no way near as dominant as the were last year, but as a fan, I am happy to see that they can come back from adversity. Second game in a row Jameis and the Noles come out as a completely different team in the second half. I would like to see the Noles finish the season strong with some dominant performances, but my primary concern for them is making sure they sure they stay in the top 4.