Hawkwing74 wrote:At the end it seemed like the Cavs didn't even care. It's one thing to give your best and lose, but that didn't seem to be the case. They looked ready for summer vacation.
Didn't care? I thought they looked shell shocked.
People constantly try to compare James and Jordan. The problem is that people ignore the fact that Jordan didn't even accomplish near what James has until two people entered Jordan's playing career: Phil Jackon and Scottie Pippen. Kobe? He had Shaq and Pau Gasol. Bird? McHale, Parish, Walton. Magic? Kareem, Worthy. Duncan? Robinson, Parker, Ginobili.
LeBron stunk it up Game 5. No doubt it was a poor game. But even when your super star has a bad game your team needs to at least look competent out there. If I were LeBron I would say I'm leaving unless you fire Mike Brown and Danny Ferry. People constantly go on about how the Cavs have done everything to keep James. Yeah they spent tons of money but they spent it on crappy players and had horrible timing. They didn't pick up any one last year at the trade deadline... that's when they needed Shaq! Instead they do it this last off season... what a waste.
People who are riding James right now are ignoring that every dynasty since the 80s has had at the least two top 50 all time players on it at some point, or at least were loaded with real All-Stars (Lakers and before-they-got-too-old Spurs). Given the current competition level in the league (it's actually quite high at the top) and there was no way James was going to win a title unless he was significantly better than even Jordan. The media is just rushing to the easy storyline instead of watching the games with a critical eye. You know what? You do have tons of turn overs when your teammates are literally not in the positions they should be. You do lose when you're playing a center who can't even bend at the knees big time minutes. You do lose when your coaches won't play small ball even though its the consensus best option for them...