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It's not good to be Clevelanded

The string of bad luck suffered by the Cavaliers has hit other NBA teams.

Updated: January 22, 2001, 1:38 PM ET
By Jeffrey Denberg | Special to ESPN.com

There are six Great Lakes cities in the NBA. Look out the window on any one of them and what do you see? Sleet and snow streaking through shades of gray. George Vecsey, the columnist from the New York Times, had a name for this. "It's Clevelanding," he once said.

Such a pithy term may also be used to describe basketball disasters.

Ergo, the Chicago Bulls are Clevelanding this season. So are the Wizards and the Nets.

Look at poor Golden State, injury ...

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