After their heartbreaking loss in Game 1, LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers left the arena without one of their guys.
By Robby Sabo
Right now for the Cleveland Cavaliers, time hurts.
The pain is felt city-wide not only due to their heartbreaking loss in Game 1 of the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors, but because No. 2 man Kyrie Irving will miss the remainder of the postseason due to a broken kneecap.
LeBron James and company probably squandered their best shot at making the 2015 NBA Finals a big-time, challenging event for Steph Curry and the Warriors.
Worse than the collective feeling is what backup point-guard Matthew Dellavedova is feeling at the moment.
The Cavs pulled a Home Alone on Delly.
As the team bus pulled out of Oracle Arena Thursday night, it was carrying everything needed. Luggage, poker chips and a plethora of Beats By Dre headsets were on board.
The only thing missing was their backup point guard.
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ bus left without Matthew Dellavedova after their Game 1 loss http://t.co/qcVzlRJSNi
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 5, 2015
— SB Nation (@SBNation) June 6, 2015
Interestingly enough, Dellavedova will suddenly loom very large in the finals. Withing Irving, he’ll be relied upon heavily.
Let’s just hope the Cavs don’t forget about him on the way to Game 2 on Sunday night.
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