Tomorrow night, all eyes are going to be on the Cleveland Cavaliers/Miami Heat tilt. Maybe because of that BaBron Bames guy, but no one can be sure. Regardless of the reasons, everybody who is anybody is going to be tuning in to see what happens in Miami’s first trip to Cleveland since they stole Zydrunas Ilgauskas.
Except, of course, for one iconoclastic head coach with several NBA titles. He can’t be bothered with this silly reunion stuff. From the Los Angeles Times:
“That’s not of interest to me,” [Phil Jackson] said. “I hate to listen to the Cleveland broadcast. Their announcers are so loud on the court. It’s just an obnoxious place.” [...]
“That’s my night off,” Jackson said, smiling.
Yep, that’s exactly what I’d imagine Phil Jackson would say about LeBron James returning to Cleveland. He doesn’t care. Thursday is chill night in the Jackson household and whatever’s going on in Cleveland isn’t going to interupt that.
I’d be curious to know the general consensus around the NBA about tomorrow night’s game. Judging by Twitter, these guys watch tons of games, especially the big ones. I’d have to imagine lots of players are going to check it out, at least to see LeBron’s reception. It’s going to be crazy and those guys have to be interested to see how one of their own is going to be treated after leaving his hometown team.
That being said, Phil Jackson couldn’t care less. After all, he’s got way more important things to do on his night off. I’m guessing he’ll watch his DVRed episode of last night’s “Survivor” before catching “The Big Bang Theory.” Guy’s a huge CBS fan.