by Dr. Boyce Watkins
Approximately one year ago, it was great to be a fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The team finished the season with a very strong 61 – 21 record and they were the champions of the Central Division of the Eastern Conference. In fact, they had the best record of all teams in the entire Eastern Conference, making them formidable foes for nearly anyone.
Obviously, things have changed dramatically in just one year’s time. Since LeBron James bolted for the Miami Heat, you could feel the shift of Eastern Conference power like a massive snow storm flowing slowly to the east coast and shutting down every city in its path. Right now, the Miami Heat are on top of an eight game winning streak, while the Cleveland Cavaliers just set an all-time NBA record with 25 straight losses. Fortunately for the Cavs, loss number 26 was barely averted, but you can feel the collective snarl from fans who know that the next losing streak will probably start in about two days.