Is Pessimistic LeBron James Subconsciously Tanking To Justify His Exit?

May 12th, 2010 by Ed Cohen Leave a reply »

As the Cavaliers try to avoid The Final Humiliation—losing Game 6 to Boston Thursday night in this series of alternating humiliations—there’s at least one reason for fans to be hopeful:

There have been no NBA games for LeBron James to watch on TV this week.

Everyone has a theory about why James has looked so lethargic and passive most of this series, especially during the 120-88 defrauding of fans who bought tickets expecting the Cavs to compete in a basketball game in Cleveland Tuesday night.

My theory is the King has checked out mentally because he’s convinced that pursuit of a crown this year and with this team is futile.

James has said it hundreds of times: his No. 1 goal is to win championships.

On off days of this series, he’s undoubtedly been watching the other series. And what has he seen?

The Lakers sweeping the Jazz.

The Suns rolling over the Spurs.

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