''It didn't matter for me if the Cavs were going to have a successful season or not,'' James said. ''I felt like I was making the right choice for me as an individual and for my career. Like I said, I have nothing bad to say about the players that I left and the team. I wish the organization the best. And I wish the fans, more than anything, the best because we had a lot of great years together.''
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: No hard feelings, really.
This was the message LeBron James had for the Cleveland Cavaliers, his former team of seven years. Of course, James left the Cavaliers to sign with the star-studded Miami Heat last summer.
The Cavaliers have now lost 21 consecutive games after losing to James' Heat on Monday. They also have the league’s worst overall record.
Worst of all, Dan Gilbert’s club seems stuck. Yes, they lost James, and in especially brutal fashion. They must move forward, though. This means developing a plan and establishing a new identity.
Perhaps the Cavaliers trade for veterans and rebuild on the fly. Perhaps the Cavaliers trade their veterans –like Antwan Jamison and Mo Williams- and start over.
Just do something because 21 straight losses is hard to watch.
Meanwhile, James’ Heat are legit’ contenders. If healthy, they’ll compete for the Eastern Conference crown and possibly a championship.
South Beach has been good to James, so why would he have hard feelings towards Cleveland?
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