If you didn't think it could get worse than losing to Sacramento by 44 points. The Cavs has set a new low in futility with an embarrassing loss to a depleted Lakers team. Not only did they manage to give up 70 points by halftime, they managed to let the remaining healthy players of the Lakers coast to a 11 point win, all 6 of them.
An obscure league rule was in place for more than 3 minutes left in the game, where because of a disqualification and lack of available players, every Laker foul would result in free throws plus a technical. At that very point in the game, I watched the Lakers coach huddle his troops and come up with their defensive scheme. I then watched our beloved Cavs out coached again as no plays we're drawn to have guys cutting or driving to the basket.
Every post game interview is filled with rhetoric and cliches, " not enough energy" , " play the right way". These are constants that a coach must instill in his players. It's more than apparent that the young Cavs have totally tuned Mike Brown out and don't believe in his system or philosophy.
I've read all of the local media report the dysfunctional state of the locker room, as they vilify one player over another in attempt not to really address the real issue, "Lack of Quality or Mediocre Coaching". In every sport locker rooms teeter on chaos, that's the norm when you have different personalities. However it's the coaches responsibility to make these personalities mesh on the court. It's been documented how Shaquille and Kobe hated each other in LA, Kevin McHale,s dislike of Larry Bird, and Michael Jordan breaking Steve Kerr's nose in a practice fight, however each of these teams had a coach that was able to manage the personalities into cohesive units during the game.
Mike Browns mantra was defense, however the Cavs are in the bottom half in both defense and offense. Where Dan Gilbert May not be willing to admit hiring Mike Brown was a mistake, we - all Cavs fans much less basketball fans should admit that watching the Mike Brown coached Cavs is embarrassing