Links To The Present: March 29, 2011

March 29th, 2011 by Colin McGowan

WFNY’s Scott Sargent poses the question “does anyone really care about LeBron’s second return to the Q?” To which Fear the Sword’s Conrad Kaczmarek responds with a forceful “yes.”

BDL’s Eric Freeman believes Bron “has reasons to believe things will be significantly less crazy.”

“Since that first matchup, the Cavs (14-58) have fallen almost completely off the map. The fans aren’t nearly as fired up for this meeting, nor should they be.” [Bob Finnan]

“Only three players on the active roster — Daniel Gibson, Anthony Parker and J.J. Hickson — ever played with James. The others? They have heard the reasons why they should be even more motivated to secure their 15th win of the season against Miami, but even Cavaliers coach Byron Scott didn’t experience the pain that would lead to more passion about this contest.” [Jodie Valade]

Joe Gabriele has a report on the progress the Cavaliers’ rookies have made throughout the season.

On The Twitters

“All bias aside, LeBron is further proof of one thing – sports are soap operas. People want plot. We cheer for cities, but root for drama.” [Eric Knappenberger]

“Samardo Samuels is out for tonight and tomorrow in Charlotte with sprained right wrist. That leaves the frontcourt very thin.” [Bob Finnan]

“3 players most likely to foul LeBron hard foul: Hollins (likes to foul stupidly), Baron (try to manufacture some love) and Harangody (!!!).” [Robert Attenweiler]

“Baron Davis will start tonight for #Cavs vs Heat” [Mary Schmitt Boyer]