While the association of sports punditry blowhards will bellow, “No, no, no!!! Cleveland and Washington are NOT rivals!!,” those with common sense beg to differ.
As we found out in early April, a game between a hapless Wizards team and the unstoppable force of LeBron & Co. wasn’t exactly meaningless.
The fact that these two teams seem destined to exchange barbs, not only between the members of each organization, but also amongst fans and journalists, screams rivalry on some level — contrary to popular opinion, a ‘rivalry’ is not solely defined by wins and losses.
Tags: Atlanta Hawks, bill livingston, bill martin, cleveland, Cleveland Cavaliers, DeShawn Stevenson, lake erie, LeBron James, marion barry, mark bradley, mike polk, NBA Playoffs, waiting for next year