even if the evidence their defense is truly atrocious remains woven into every second of the viewing experience. This is not a value judgment — he has an incredible volume of miles, and he’s had seven straight seasons that ran into June with no significant injury layoffs. Based on reports of internal strife coming out of Cleveland, Le Bron doesn’t really have to pretend to get along with franchise owner Dan Gilbert anymore.It isn’t as if Le Bron has never been an underdog before. The Cavaliers have effectively removed themselves from the contender tier, removing all major expectations for how Le Bron and the team will finish the season (both in the regular campaign and playoffs). (Le Bron’s longest break since the 2010 summer has probably been the 2011 lockout period when James went barnstorming with Kevin Durant and others.) Le Bron probably should coast now and then. He doesn’t have to care about the Cavaliers’ future, because he is being written out of it.
That’s what happens when your team loses 11 of 12 on the road, when your team has a negative scoring margin 50 games into the season, when your team is fighting off the Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings for the .
Le Bron’s individual expectations have fallen, too; briefly an NBA MVP frontrunner, the lack of defensive effort, and infrequent dominance Le Bron has offered have ensured he’ll probably have one of his lowest finishes in balloting in a decade.
As Mc Lane notes, a year ago Kelce was on the trade block, but moving him now would be inconceivable.22, 2017, with a 2017 second-round pick for Tiago Splitter and two 2017 second-round picks.
The 6-10 three-point specialist was averaging 10.9 points and 5.5 rebounds in 46 games this season, including 40 starts.
Appearing on WOR 710 AM Tuesday night, Francesa, known as the “Sports Pope” in media circles, ripped Kelce and his speech to host Sal Licata, calling it “profanity-laced stupidity,” and said the Eagles lineman sounded like “a total moron.” Francesa also compared Kelce to Le Bron James, but he didn’t mean it as a compliment.
You got kids who take off from school, you got families who this is a life experience for them to be at a parade for a Super Bowl for a city, and you get up there and go into a 15-minute, profanity-laced tirade?
That apparently had a major impact on Le Bron’s commitment to the team.) What’s more, Le Bron truly has to leave Cleveland (again) this summer.
I wrote recently that the Cavaliers fandom would side with Gilbert (again) and curse Le Bron. But no reasonable person would be able to blame him.
But Le Bron has also always been judged against lofty ideals, against the standards of his exclusive peer group.
He’s been graded against expectations, and as we know, expectations have always been impossibly high for Le Bron.