LeBron Confident, Defiant

by May 13, 2010

by Marcel Mutoni / @marcel_mutoni

The world went a little crazy yesterday with the reaction to LeBron-calypse that took place in Cleveland on Tuesday night during Game 5. With the Cavs’ season on the line in Boston tonight, James would like for everyone to calm the hell down.

Questions and all sorts of theories are swirling around LBJ’s health, and of course, the team’s unity under Mike Brown’s leadership.

According to the guy under the harshest glare, though, there’s nothing to worry about.

The Boston Globe has the quotes:

“I’m going to try to use as much energy as I can,’’ James said. “If I have to play 48 minutes, then so be it. I better get a good night’s rest. I’m the leader and they’re supposed to follow me,’’ James said. “At the same time, other guys got to be aggressive, too.’’

Recent history is not on Cleveland’s side. With James, the Cavaliers are 0-3 in elimination road playoff games. They lost at Detroit in Game 7 in 2006, at Boston in Game 7 in 2008, and at Orlando last season in Game 6.

However, James said Cleveland fans should count on the Cavaliers to force a Game 7 Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena. Why? “Uh, cause they got me,’’ said the two-time MVP.


So, case closed. Shuffle along, folks. Nothing else to see here. The Cavs are fine, and the world will continue to rotate on its axis.

All kidding aside, tonight’s game is going to be fascinating on many levels. LeBron James may give out the public impression that he’s not worried, but can anyone truly blame fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers for not sharing this sentiment?