Was That LeBron’s Last Home Game as a Cavalier??

Posted: May 12, 2010 in NBA
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I was not planning on writing about Game 5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers-Boston Celtics series. But since the Western Conference Finals do not start for approximately 23 days, I was forced to write about something. So Game 5 was it.

LeBron James and the Cavs gift wrapped this column for me. Thank you.

The Celtics handed the Cavs their worst playoff defeat in team history.  It was a 120-88 beat down that was not as close as the score would make it seem. And LeBron reverted back to his “LeBrick” alter ego. He looked so uninterested during this game it was scary. The way he was just standing around watching the game was so odd. I’m not sure if it was the elbow that was bothering him or he had a cold or maybe he was drunk. I don’t know, but they better come up with a reason today. Because it looked like he just gave up.

The post game press conference didn’t help either. LeBron seemed less interested in that thane he did the game. He said how he has “spoiled” the fans with his play and has had only “three bad games in seven years.” I’m telling you, this guy just doesn’t get it.

First of all, three bad games in seven years is a ridiculous statement. He’s had three bad games in this series! So let’s get rid of that. Second, it’s one thing to have a bad game; everyone does. But it’s entirely different to have a horrible game at home, in the playoffs, after you just won the MVP, and your team has the best record in the NBA.

To be fair, the series is not over. The Cavs still have to lose another game. And a lot of credit has to be given to the Boston Celtics. They have turned out to be a better team than a lot of people thought they would be. Myself included. So now they head back to Boston for Game 6 and the Cavs are in a must win situation.

LeBron has another chance to step up and be the superstar that everyone wants him to be. And he’s going to have to have a great game to beat the Celtics at home. But I just don’t see it happening. The Celtics know how to close teams out. Here’s an interesting fact: The Cavaliers have never won a series when they have been down 3-2.

The best part of this game is all the speculation that this may have been LeBron’s last home game as a Cavalier. So of course I’m going to jump right on that bandwagon.

Every New York Knick fan must be celebrating like they just won the championship. But I can’t see LeBron going there. He’s got a better team in Cleveland right now. If he goes to New York you know he is not serious about winning a title. If he goes to New York it’s going to be all about LeBron, Inc., scoring titles, MVP awards and Jay Z videos. And that’s another thing; It doesn’t seem like LeBron has that killer instinct that Michael Jordan had or that Kobe Bryant has. And I’m not sure that is something he can learn to have.

He should stay in Cleveland, in my opinion. If there was ever a player who was born to play in Cleveland its LeBron James. Plus, there’s no way he can go out like THAT! He needs a chance at redemption.

Whether he stays or goes one thing is for certain; LeBron is going to have to do a lot to make everyone forget about his performance last night.


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