When Tom Ziller asked me to take over the reins of Sactown Royalty as lead editor, it was with the understanding that I would keep up Tom's high standards.
On February 11th, 2014, Greg Wissinger wrote the recap of the Kings-Cavaliers game, which I approved. Unfortunately, it appears to have been riddled with errors as has been pointed out to us in an e-mail from a reader.
Hello Mr. Wissinger,
I'm a little confused about a couple of the things that were written in your article regarding the Cavaliers versus Kings matchup Tuesday night. While I do agree that Bennett has been playing well the last week, it is inaccurate to say he has played consistent this year let alone be led by him. It is also a stretch to say the Cavaliers have been clicking on all cylinders all season long with a 19-33 record and questions surrounding Kyrie Irving's attitude as a leader as recent as last week. Finally I would also disagree with the statement that Tyler Zeller resembles anything of a powerhouse center in the league. In no way was Demarcus Cousins threatened by a man he outweighs by 20 pounds at least and averages over 20 points and 10 boards a game. While I did not watch the game I can only speculate that last statement however the statement of Zeller being a powerhouse is unreal to assume or say out loud. With all this I do not wish for you to think of me as an asshole basketball fan I just came across your article and after reading the title and thinking it was going to be an interesting if not funny read was confused by these statements. While I am only 20 years old and have never been anywhere near writing an article I just felt compelled to let you know that some of these statements would lead to discrepancies amongst uneducated fans and those who know what they're talking about. I am not stating you do not know what your saying I just wanted to let you know that some of these things are inaccurate. I doubt I will get a response from you however I wish you best of luck in your endeavors.
When I initially read this letter, I was shocked at the degree of the implications, so I did some research in order to verify our reader's claims.
1. "it is inaccurate to say [Bennett] has played consistent this year let alone be led by him" - At first I thought Greg had to be correct here, since my research indicated that Bennett was indeed the first overall pick of the entire NBA draft, but looking at his game logs brought me to the stunning conclusion that he had been playing terribly for most of the season and that his performance against the Kings was an aberration.
2. " It is also a stretch to say the Cavaliers have been clicking on all cylinders all season long with a 19-33 record and questions surrounding Kyrie Irving's attitude as a leader as recent as last week" - For this I went to Greg to get an explanation as I could indeed see where the reader was coming from. Greg's explanation was that he was operating on Dwight Howard's logic of seasons, in that they are arbitrary and can occur whenever a team starts to play well.
3. "Finally I would also disagree with the statement that Tyler Zeller resembles anything of a powerhouse center in the league." - This was another simple mix-up, as Greg had confused Tyler Zeller for his brother Cody, the rookie of the year frontrunner.
My research also indicates that there are errors in Greg's article aside from those pointed out by our eagle-eyed reader:
Ultimately, the Cavs are just too good
The Cavs are not too good, they are merely very good.
... the Cavs just have too many weapons
The Kings certainly face an uphill battle on this roadtrip that nobody had high expectations for.
StR user Jlv2012 always has high expectations.
As editor, I apologize for the errors in Greg's post. He has been fined 3,000 Zillerbucks.