Oct 30, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; LeBron James throw chalk in the air during his pregame ritual prior to the game against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
2. Cavs Lose LeBron’s Homecoming
LeBron James’ return to Cleveland may be on the short list of the most anticipated games of 2014.
The event was so huge, SportsCenter took over E. 4th Street as Cleveland native and ESPN anchor Jay Crawford aired a story showing how Cleveland sports misery formed a lifelong bond between him and his father.
But history will remember that contest as one of the most anticlimactic games of all time.
James and his Cavalier teammates were obviously over-amped to begin the season, as Cleveland lost to the lowly New York Knicks, a team that’s won five games entering Christmas Eve.
In defeat, James was just 5-of-15 for 17 points, as the Cavaliers scored 90 against a squad that’s allowed 100.3 points per game.