Report: LeBron James Calls Plays in Cleveland and David Blatt Repeats Them

by April 01, 2015

David Blatt’s first season as an NBA head coach has been an eye-opener, and the conventional wisdom remains that he has a long way to go before earning the trust and respect of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the team’s superstar.

LeBron James, having grown frustrated with the selfish play of the Cavs’ young stars early on in the season, moved himself into the point guard role and essentially took over the offense—Cleveland has since accumulated the L’s best record since mid-January.

According to ESPN (via Deadspin), LeBron decides what plays Cleveland runs and Blatt has no choice but to repeat them to the rest of the squad: :

The Princeton offense that David Blatt installed in the preseason, they just threw that out. What typically happens—and this has been happening for like three months now—is LeBron will take the ball, and LeBron will call the play.


David Blatt will see what play LeBron calls, and he will repeat it to the team. That happens on a regular basis.