【#Sports】東岸冠軍到聯盟第尾? 究竟今年騎士隊發生乜事

Cleveland Cavaliers 東岸冠軍到聯盟第尾?

由NBA 2017-2018年賽季中依然有「大帝」Lebron James坐陣,整隊戰力至少可以問鼎總冠軍資格,而足足上映了四年的「騎士大戰勇士」電影,歸功於J.R. Smith在Game 1 Finals中的腦殘表現,令騎士上下隊員心態一蹶不振,最後被勇士以四比零橫掃出局,再次比勇士隊蟬聯總冠軍,而筆者相信今年再不會看見「騎士大戰勇士」的畫面,以騎士今年開季表現來看,甚至連入季後賽的資格都一定沒有!Lebron James的實力相信大家都毋庸置疑,而令今年騎士隊由東岸冠軍到NBA聯盟中的墊底球隊,至底是什麼因素所致?a9c39cf2a2fe4fd68079e3558fe93b2d

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雖然騎士在今季打出強差人意的一勝十負戰績,但其實主要原因並不能以戰績作盡,開季Kevin Love因傷缺陣,到六連敗後便將前騎士總教練Tyronn Lue辭去,無論上下老將如J.R. Smith、Tristan Thompson和Kyle Korver都表示極為不滿,畢竟Lue在更衣室中都算是德高望重。不過令到騎士出現最大問題的莫過於管理層的不明確帶領,回帶到今夏休賽期中,騎士的動作絕對毫不進取,除了簽了新秀Collin Sexton外,之後只是Kevin Love和Larry Nance Jr.續了兩份長約,而Love份合約更加是四年一億二千萬,在薪金空間已經佔領了一大部分。

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 18: Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers yells to a teammate during the first half against the Indiana Pacers of Game 2 of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on April 18, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, top left, sits on the bench with George Hill, from bottom left, Kevin Love, third from left at rear, Kyle Korver and J.R. Smith during the second half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 3, 2018. The Warriors won 122-103. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

以上舉動已經足以證明騎士管理層沒有想過重建球隊,相反是希望球隊以圍繞新秀Collin Sexton為核心,搭配Kevin Love打出有效的侵略性籃球。由最高處位置突然步入衰退期,騎士管理層依然不相信這個事實的來臨,而當中球隊方針更加是朝令夕改,實在令球隊上下都混亂不堪,目標希望再打入季後賽已經為無理要求。首先騎士管理層希望球隊更加年輕化,以Collin Sexton為球隊主軸,可惜以他新秀資歷來帶領球隊已經為天方夜譚,除了身型偏細外,實力亦只是一般,開季至今每場只可平均拿到11.7分,跟其他新秀表現作比較顯得相當一般。作為新秀的Collin Sexton,更曾經在騎士大敗給鷹隊,被記者訪問時公開指出跟Tyronn Lue的防守指令相違背,但因為騎士管理層完全力挺Collin Sexton,所以同時亦Tyronn Lue被炒埋下伏線。

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INDEPENDENCE, OH - JULY 26: Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert introduces new general manager Koby Altman during a press conference at The Cleveland Clinic Courts on July 26, 2016 in Independence, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

騎士管理層可謂自視過高,同時間亦錯估了整個局面,有老闆力撐如有免死金牌的Collin Sexton亦完全不受教,拒絕向老將們學習,對球隊連敗亦無動於衷。當然騎士一眾老將都對管理層徹底失望,一心只想打出以年輕化為主的籃球,卻忘記了場上多年經驗的重要性,而干涉教練團亦為今年騎士的死因之一,正所謂「不在其位 不謀其政」,過度控制及濫用職權亦並非好事。今年騎士已經難以再有任何作為,步入重建黑暗期亦為鐵一般的事實,現在騎士唯一能做的只有「擺爛」,願盼再次抽到狀元籤,得到來自Duke University,有「Lebron James 2.0」之稱的Zion Williamson吧!

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