Monday, July 21, 2014

The Return Of The King — Cleveland Cavaliers' Promising Roster Potential


The Return Of The King — Cleveland Cavaliers' Roster Potential
by Kong from theKONGBLOG™

The King hath returned — before LeBron James re-shocked the world by choosing to return to his hometown team...the Cleveland Cavaliers, I am 100% proof-positive he sat down w/ Team James and tediously dissected the potential of his Cavs' young and inexperienced roster.

Although I am not LBJ, we do -however, share in the same nickname: "King" — with that being said, here is a hypothetical glimpse into the potential mindset of King James as he assessed the potency of Cleveland's line-up:
PG - Kyrie Irving (Isiah Thomas)
SG - Dion Waiters (Mitch Richmond) / Matthew Dellavedova (Goran Dragić)
G - Andrew Wiggins (Scottie Pippen) / Joe Harris (Wally Szczerbiak)
SF - LeBron James (Magic Johnson/Michael Jordan)
PF - Anderson Varejão (Poorman's Joakim Noah) / Tristan Thompson (PJ Brown) / Anthony Bennett (Larry Johnson/Elton Brand)
As you can see, this line-up is not as futile as suggested in LeBron's open letter to the sports kingdom via Sports Illustrated:
"I’m not promising a championship. I know how hard that is to deliver. We’re not ready right now. No way. Of course, I want to win next year, but I’m realistic. It will be a long process, much longer than it was in 2010. My patience will get tested. I know that. I’m going into a situation with a young team and a new coach. I will be the old head. But I get a thrill out of bringing a group together and helping them reach a place they didn’t know they could go. I see myself as a mentor now and I’m excited to lead some of these talented young guys. I think I can help Kyrie Iriving become one of the best point guards in our league. I think I can help elevate Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters.  And I can’t wait to reunite with Anderson Varejão , one of my favorite teammates."

Contrary to what the average basketball fan may think, the championship pedigree in the NBA doesn't necessarily consist of a Big Three. 
What? 

Well, in-depth analysis uncovers the fact that the modern blueprint to a NBA championship roster isn't solely dependent on a trio of superstars — it is more or less a combination of superstars + chemistry + deep bench = NBA titles. [See: Celtics, Heat & Spurs of the New Millennium]
 
Now please don't get it twisted and/or misconstrued, I am sure LeBron James misses home and wants more than anything — to bring that all elusive & coveted NBA title to the city and state of Cleveland, Ohio. But perhaps one is the biggest fool if he/she didn't think the King returned home due to the organization's financial flexibility, future first round draft picks, and overall potential of this young-studded roster. The exact opposite position of his former team, the Miami Heat.
 
If you beg to differ, please submit your application for a court jester position.
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