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Fear the Links: Thursday, 5/21

Fear The Links brings you the best Cavs news every day.  If you find any good Cavs stories online send them to Buckeye Brad at and he'll add them to the links... I'm backing up for Brad today. Hope you enjoy!


Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • Terry Pluto provides his usual rational look at the Game 1 loss and tells us all why we shouldn't be panicking (he's slightly more rational and less loquacious and over-the-top than I was, just FYI)
  • Windhorst's blog provides a capsule review of the game stating, among other things, that the offense was good enough to win the game and the D should take the majority of the blame
  • Jodie Valade provides an interesting piece on Charles Barkley's relationship with the city of Cleveland
  • Livingston says LeBron alone is not enough to beat the Magic. Everyone together now... DUH!

Akron Beacon-Journal

  • Patrick McManamon provides a grim take on last night's game, explaing that the loss hurts more than it should
  • George M. Thomas recaps, noting that Mike Brown and the Cavs remain optimistic despite the loss

The Morning Journal

  • Jeff Schudel offers something besides lament about Game 1 by taking a look at members of the Olympic team competing in the NBA's final four

Around the Internet

  • Over on ESPN, Hollinger backpedals on his previous support for the Cavs and says they'll have to go small to take down the Magic
  • Still on ESPN, lots of depressing stuff on the Daily Dime... shield your eyes
  • The Orlando Sentinel has some snarky words to say about the crowd at the Q
  • ... They also assert that the burden is on the Cavs, especially LeBron, now more than ever (warning: hints of whining about LeBron)
  • Bloggers at The Cleveland Fan and Waiting For Next Year recap the loss
  • Howard Beck at The New York Times offers a recap framed around a common theme: this is the first time the Cavs have been "tested," whatever that means
  • Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo sports touches on LBJ's cramps and Van Gundy's motivational techniques
  • Finally, Kelly Dwyer at Ball Don't Lie recaps, sparing no one from criticism and sticking to the "Magic in 6" prediction, despite acknowledging that it wouldn't be surprising if the Cavs "peeled off four straight wins" -- good write-up