Lessons from the best

LeBron and Wade show why Heat are champions

Hey everyone!

This week we had two home games vs Miami and Chicago, and one game on the road at Boston.

It was good to get back on the winners list at the end of the week.

On Wednesday we played the two-time defending champs, the Miami Heat.

I think we improved in some areas and played better than we had been, but we went down 84-95.

I mostly guarded Dwyane Wade when I was in.

He tried to post me up, and obviously has a lot of post moves after being in the NBA for 10 years.

I tried to not let him catch, but he scored on me twice at the start, definitely something to learn from.

A lot of people have been asking me about what its like to play against LeBron James. He’s the best player in the world right now and is one of the most athletic people in any sport, but he’s still human. 

You just have to try to keep him from catching the ball, but when he does, get ready to help.

People have been asking me about what its like to play against LeBron James

The tough part is that he is also a great passer so you can’t over help, otherwise he will find the open man.

In transition he is almost impossible to stop unless you have multiple defenders ready to defend.

On Friday we had a tough one at Boston, losing 103-86. We didn’t play well and they knocked down a lot of three-pointers, which is never a good combination.

The next night we played back home vs Chicago, who is without Derrick Rose after injuring his knee again.

You never want to see other athletes get injured, especially if they've just come back from a serious injury.

The Bulls still have a good team and we played well.

Even though we haven’t won many games the past two weeks, I think we’ve been improving and have been sticking together.

It was great to see that improvement count on the scoreboard as we got the win, 97-93.

One of the things the Cavaliers organization does a good job of is getting involved in the community.

We had two events that were cool to be involved with. The first was a Fashion Show with kids that have cancer to raise money. 

It was held at the Q (our arena), and instead of a basketball court there was a big run-way for us to strut our stuff.

Each of the players got paired up with a “little star”.

I was paired up with Madelyn, and she was one of the smartest eight-year-olds I’ve ever met.

The other event was feeding homeless families a Thanksgiving meal

There were a lot kids around who were pretty excited to see us.

It is always pretty cool when the kids are excited to see you, and you can help to put a smile on their face.

I think it gives us players perspective and makes us appreciate the opportunity that we have.

Thanks everyone for the support, I appreciate it.

If anyone would like to hear about anything in particular, you can tweet to me @matthewdelly.

Have a great week!

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