After losing a fourth straight game, this time a 110-93 blowout loss on Saturday night to the Toronto Raptors, the Cleveland Cavaliers are 5-7 on the young season. And LeBron James is keenly aware of just how “fragile” the Cavs are at this point. He told the media as much after the loss to Toronto. From ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:
“We’re a very fragile team right now,” James said after Cleveland saw an 18-point first-quarter lead turn into a 19-point fourth-quarter hole against the Eastern Conference-leading Raptors (11-2). “Well, we were a fragile team from the beginning. Any little adversity hits us, we just shell up. That’s something that will come with experience.”
James, who earlier this week said that looking back on his Heat’s 9-8 start to the 2010-11 season gave him a “sense of comfort” in processing the Cavs’ struggles, went on to reflect on how that campaign ended for Miami — with a 4-2 loss in the NBA Finals to the Dallas Mavericks.
“This is not even the lowest it’s going to get for us,” James said. “You guys know, the lowest it can get is up 17 in the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the Finals and losing. It can get that low. Or being up 2-1 and going to Game 4 and lose three straight in the Finals. That’s very low. So, I’m very optimistic. I’m very positive. More positive than I thought I would be right now, so, we look at what we did wrong, things that we did well and get ready for Orlando coming in on Monday.”