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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cavs are No. 1 — DUH — in Grantland's NBA League Pass Ratings

Posted By on Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Grantland's Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe, in their annual rankings of NBA teams based on criteria related to their League Pass watchability, have crowned the Cavaliers with the No. 1 spot. 

There was no other option. 

Thanks to the acquisition of two pretty good basketball players, a fearless, battle-tested international savant for a head coach, and the catchphrase-kings Austin Carr and Fred McLeod calling games, the Cavs will be primetime viewing for NBA fans across the country. Though to be honest, League Pass is almost an afterthought as far as the Cavs are concerned, seeing as so many of their games will be televised nationally anyway.  

Here's Simmons, achieving orgasm: 
One other thing — every 2015 Cavs home game is going to be appointment viewing. Even the ones against Philly and Utah. Everyone forgets how fantastic their home games were in 2009 and 2010, how much energy ripped through that building every night, and how LeBron always seemed to feed off his hometown peeps. They went 39-2 at home in 2009 with inferior talent, a clueless coach and a roster that couldn’t do 40 percent of the stuff that this 2015 Cavs team can do. These LeBron 2.0 home games are going to be a borderline religious experience. I really believe that. It’s just one of many reasons why they’re our 2015 League Pass champs.

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