Yesterday, we ran Part I of this series, reviewing January through June of 2013. Today, we take a look at the second half of this past year, a second half that has been filled with optimism, disappointment, and comedy.
Robert: July saw me trade in the oppressive heat and humidity of the right side of the country for the dry, punishing sun of the desert as the Cavs headed to Las Vegas for their annual toe-dip into the Summer League pool. First off, everything you’ve heard about the Vegas Summer League is true. It’s a veritable petting zoo of current and former players/coaches/etc. You may have to squeeze between Mark Price and Tyronn Lue to get to your seat (happened). You may have Tristan Thompson tell you that he won’t speak to you unless you go through the Cavs’ PR people first (also happened). … But, mostly, you just get to geek out at the yearly event that gives the Sloan Conference a run for its NBA geeky money. Oh, and you get to talk to Anthony Bennett, Carrick Felix, Tyler Zeller, and most entertainingly, Dion Waiters about getting into shape, working on his game, and jawing with the refs.