Get Excited

October 26th, 2010 by John Krolik

Summer is over. On Tuesday, the season starts. On Wednesday, the Cavs play their first game. It’s time to get excited.

It’s time to get excited about a team with a chip on its shoulder. It’s time to get excited about a team ready to play balls-out basketball and give any team a run for their money on any given night. It’s time to get excited about a team that nobody thinks is going to do anything this season.

It’s time to get excited about Mo Williams diving to the corner off a back-screen and draining a three, or pulling up when his man goes under the screen, or driving on an off-balance defense and finding the open cutter for a layup.

It’s time to get excited about one of the most athletic frontcourts in basketball. It’s time to get excited about Andy slipping the pick, darting backdoor, catching the pass and putting in the reverse. It’s time to get excited about watching JJ come one step closer to putting it all together with the passing of each game, or get excited about him catching the pass, gathering with both feet, and rising up above everybody for a slam. Hell, it’s time to get excited about Andy either taking a charge or standing his ground when he goes straight up to contest.

It’s time to get excited about Jamario running the floor, rising up to snatch rebounds, and gliding through the air en route to converting alley-oops. It’s time to get excited about Anthony Parker…well, the time to get excited about Anthony Parker will come.

It’s time to get excited about Ramon Sessions pushing the break, flying into the lane, getting to the line, and finding his teammates with bullets. It’s time to get excited about Jamison cutting to the basket, seeing the defender, and nailing a floater right over him, or stepping back and draining a three. It’s time to get excited about Leon Powe banging down low. It’s time to get excited about Ryan Hollins proving he belongs in this league.

It’s time to get excited about a race for that eighth spot. It’s time to get excited about every game mattering. It’s time to get excited about basketball in front of the Quicken Loans fans. It’s time to get excited about Boobie teeing up an open three.

The summer is over. Basketball season is nearly upon us. The Cavs are coming back to Cleveland. Will you be there to cheer them on?