If you would have asked me two weeks ago what the odds of Lebron re-signing with Cavs are, I'd have said 80% or somewhere around there. I couldn't realistically see Lebron leaving his hometown team to make his legacy playing for someone else. It just didn't seem right, but with the way the Celtics thrashed the Cavs in the playoffs, I'm not so sure. Lebron's "supporting cast" has clearly been exposed to the point where it's obvious that he isn't winning a title with this ragtag bunch anytime soon. In Danny Ferry's five year tenure as GM of the Cavs, he's made shortsighted moves one after the other, picking up over the hill players and guys that didn't help their previous teams win games. I just find it baffling that you have a player that good, who should be ridiculously easy to build around considering the Cavs haven't had any bad contracts except the ones that Ferry has traded for, and they have nothing to show for it. Lebron has never played with someone that is even remotely close to being the 2nd best player on a championship team. Or even 3rd best player on a championship team. That is a massive failure. Two league sources have told SI.com that head coach Mike "A Random Fan From The Crowd Could Do A Better Job Coaching Than I Can" Brown is going to be fired and Ferry deserves to go with him. I think both of them need to be fired before Lebron even considers re-signing with the Cavs. With all this said, I'm going to take a quick look at some of the usual suspects as Lebron destinations and some other Lebron related news. This will probably be the last time I talk about the Lebron Saga unless something big happens, because there is going to be endless amounts of baseless speculation over the next two months as to where he will play next year.
KG's Advice to Lebron: Loyalty is Overrated
Garnett advised James to put loyalty to the Cavaliers aside and do what's best for himself and his family.
Noting the similarity in the two situations, Garnett said, "If I could go back and do my situation over, knowing what I know now with this organization, I'd have done it a little sooner."
Garnett was traded to the Celtics after the 2006-07 season and won a championship with Boston the following season.
"Loyalty is something that hurts you at times because you can't get youth back," said Garnett. "I just told him, 'Keep your head up, man. I've been there. You have a very, very, very bright future. Continue to work and make decisions based on you and your family.'"
It's tough to argue with KG on this one. He was loyal to a fault and all it ever got him was a bunch of subpar teams that wasted much of his prime. If he'd have left the wolves instead of signing that contract, maybe he'd have 2 or 3 rings right now instead of just the one he got with the Celtics. As I previously mentioned, I think both Ferry and Brown need to be fired before Lebron should even consider re-signing with the Cavs. They also need to convince Lebron that they have some genius plan on how to get younger and more talented players on the roster. It's definitely not going to be easy considering that they don't have much to trade outside of Anderson Varejao and JJ Hickson, and those guys aren't going to net you a real difference maker. I honestly have no clue how the Cavs are going to get better. Also, I feel dirty for linking to this, but there is a (totally unsubstantiated) rumor floating around the internet that Delonte West is sleeping with Lebron's mom. As the story goes, Lebron found out about it before Game 4 against the Celtics and that's why he played so poorly since then. Again, there is no reason to believe this is true, but if it is, that's a totally legit reason to play like crap because this is some f****d up shit.
Lebron Lottery Odds: 40%
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