Saturday , Oct , 13 , 2007 Oly Sandor

LeBron James’ Improved Jump Shot Wasted, Cleveland Cavaliers Will Miss Sasha Pavlovic & Anderson Varejao

James, despite leading Cleveland to the NBA Finals, recognized his jumper was somewhat shaky. So the man-child put in work all summer and shot the lights out at the FIBA Americas Tournament …

LeBron James' Improved Jump Shot Wasted, Cleveland Cavaliers Will Miss Sasha Pavlovic & Anderson VarejaoLeBron James discusses his expectations for the upcoming season:

"It could be, but it all comes with the team’s success," James said. "If I improve that much during the off-season, then our team’s going to improve, and I think that’s going to happen."

My Quick Take:claims he’s gotten even better over the summer. That’s a scary proposition.  After all, can a Ferrari get even faster? Can Jessica Biel get even finer?


(Seriously, can Biel get any finer?)

 Ferraris and J-Biel are both pretty perfect. But this is what I love about King James. He subscribes to the theory that no matter how good you are, admitting to your own imperfections leads to constant improvement.

James, despite powering to the NBA Finals, recognized his jumper was somewhat shaky. So the man-child put in work all summer and shot the lights out at the FIBA Americas Tournament.

But James’ improved jumper won’t help the Cavs this season. Those hours in the gym will have been wasted. You see the superstar may have gotten better, but his team has gotten worse.

Cleveland hasn’t re-signed or even replaced Sasha Pavlovic and Anderson Varejao. Pavlovic started at two-guard for most of the season; Varejao provided energy off the bench.

And the Eastern Conference has gotten better. , New York, , and Miami have upgraded personnel, setting themselves up to pass the Cavs in the standings.

I don’t anticipate a Kobe Bryant -Jerry Buss style circus, but eventually James’ quest for never-ending improvement could clash with Cleveland‘s mediocre organization. And remember, the King holds the ultimate Ace of Spades-an opt-out clause for the 2010-2011 season.

In three years, James, if he’s frustrated with the direction of the Cavaliers, can become a free agent and leave Cleveland. And his quest for perfection would resume elsewhere.

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