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F – Jim Chones: Don’t let the philosophy discussions
and smooth bass guitar solos fool you, Chones
could be as nasty as they came. He’d still knock in a
few heads if they’d let him.
HONORABLE MENTION: Jim Brewer, Ben
Wallace, Tree Rollins, Matthew
Dellavedova, Clarence Weatherspoon,
Kendrick Perkins, Mark West, Mark Price,
This one’s pretty self-explanatory, right?
G – Ricky Davis: Whether he was rocking the
trademark cornrows or letting his freak flag fly with
Darius Miles, Slick Ricky had an undeniable style of
G – World B. Free: Of course he made going bald
look cool! He’s World B. Free!
C – Hot Rod Williams: The legendary flat-top,
‘stache and soul-patch were just a part of the late
F – Anderson Varejao: Fans still wear the wig
from his giveaway night. That was December 2008.
F – Scot Pollard: Not a faux. A mohawk.
HONORABLE MENTION: Iman Shumpert, Cedi
Osman, Paul Mokeski, Kyle Korver, Craig
Ehlo, Kevin Love, Ben Wallace
Of all the historic Cavs starting fives, this category
easily required the most data collection, number
crunching, trial-and-error experimentation and
metric analysis. This squad is composed of the most
entertaining guys to wear the Cavaliers uniform.
Cleveland has seen plenty of characters come
through the doors, and there will no doubt be many
more. From Drew Gooden wearing a “Gucci patch”
on the back of his head to Jamario Moon donning
cowboy boots and matching personality, it’s been a
long, strange trip over the years.
Here’s a list of some of the Cavaliers who can – and
often do – put on a show, both on the floor and off
G – Damon Jones: Does the guy who dubbed
himself “the Greatest Shooter in the World” sound
like a shrinking violet to you?
G – Delonte West: A charismatic, intelligent,
enigmatic guy (and excellent player) will always be a
C – Timofey Mozgov: Always hilarious, Timo’s
crowning moment was making an international
reporter repeat a 60-second question during a Finals
media session. Also: The Brew Garden commercial.
F – Edgar Jones: The toothless big man was one
of the most entertaining players on one of the most
entertaining teams (‘85-86) in franchise history; also
wanted an excuse to use the photo.
F – Jamario Moon: Laid-back doesn’t really
begin to describe Jamario Moon – a great guy who,
in spirit, never really left the Globetrotters.
HONORABLE MENTION: Christian Eyenga,
Walt Frazier, Drew Gooden, Shaquille
O’Neal, Ricky Davis, Samardo Samuels, Dion
Waiters, DeSagana Diop, Ricky Davis