Thursday, February 10, 2011
It's Hot in Cleveland as Bryon Scott unloads on his players after the Cavaliers 26th loss in a row.
It may be 16 degrees Fahrenheit, but right now its hot in Cleveland.
Scott lost it last night, taking the Cavs players to task during halftime and then again in a closed locker room session that last 30 minutes, and he had every right to do it.
Byron Scott was later interviewed and had this to say. "I'm mad as hell. I can deal with losing, especially when our guys play as hard as they have in the last couple weeks. But I find it very hard to deal with when guys don't come out ready to play. I thought we took a gigantic step backwards and it was all because of a lack of effort. We had no sense of urgency whatsoever and that kind of amazes me. When we've lost as many in a row as we lost and when you've been as close as we've been in the last four or five games and to be at home and come out the way we came out, that amazes me."
No doubt, the Cavs have their work cut out for them, and its got to be hard to be in that kind of losing streak, but they can't afford to beat themselves by not showing up to play. They will have a chance to redeem themselves on Friday as they host the Los Angeles Clippers. But if the players show up with the same attitude, Coach Scott might want to consider giving Betty White the start. I've seen her Snickers commercial. She's no push over.