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Everyone knows, LeBron left for a second time to go to Los Angeles and play for the Lakers. Obviously, it hasn’t gone so well as his team is 29-31, in 11th place in The West and 3-7 in their last 10.
Breaking: I am not a LeBron hater.
I am hard on The King; I don’t agree with all the stances he takes off the court. However, I respect and admire the illustrious career he has had and the championship he won for Cleveland in 2016.
I said in previous articles that the Lakers had a bad roster and that is why he would stay in Cleveland, but he chose to go anyway. That decision is seemingly the wrong one with the way this season has gone for him.
Thinking of a NBA Playoffs without LeBron James is absolutely crazy. I was just a little boy the last time that happened and I am sure the league office is cringing due to its ratings that will surely be hurt because of it.
But, a part of me feels like “I told you so” in the sense that I figured the Lakers would be bad.
As Cavs fans, we should be focused on the upcoming top draft pick we are certain to land this summer and how that will change our team’s future. Sadly, LeBron is a part of the past and even if he did stay, it is unlikely this team would win another championship.
Note: There is still a slim chance the Lakers could slide in the 8th seed, but they would really have to turn some things around in the final stretches of the season.
LeBron himself is averaging 26.8 PPG on 51% shooting, 8.8 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game, so it’s not as if his individual stats are down or he is regressing personally.
For Cleveland Cavs fans, this could actually be better over the long term. A few more years of LeBron could have been fun playoffs years, but no championships. Hitting the restart button sooner rather than later will be better in the long run. Staying in purgatory would not be helpful, either.
So, LeBron, thanks for the memories. However, your current problems are not ours and we are a Browns Town, anyway. I look forward to our next star who is coming out of college this year taking over the stardom in Cleveland.
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