Best Of 2002

Best Reason to Go to a Cavs Game: John Lucas

The cynic's answer in this category might be "to watch the other team." But those who keep an eye on Lucas will leave the Gund satisfied, no matter what the game's outcome. Wearing a pinstripe suit as he roves the sideline, he jumps higher than most players, shows better moves than the Cavs dance team, and runs his mouth faster than an auctioneer on meth. In one spasm of excitement last year, he bumped chests with Chris Mihm and was sent sprawling to the floor; another time, he executed a jump-and-spin move off the scorer's table that Jackie Chan couldn't match. It's enough to make fans wish the former all-star would take off the necktie and put on a uniform again.