LeBron James: Burning Down the Building on His Way Out

June 15th, 2010 by Darrin Washington Leave a reply »

Houston.... I mean Cleveland, you have a problem.

As free agency looms and the three ring circus begins to setup around LeBron James, the Cavaliers' superstar forward is becoming the team's number one problem. Yes, it is almost blasphemy to a Cavaliers fan to even think that LeBron could be a problem.  To me it seems that two things remain clear.

The Cavaliers have almost no leverage in keeping LeBron.

If LeBron is leaving, he is going to burn the building down on his way out.

I'm not going to elaborate on the leverage principle. We all know the theories that surround why LeBron could leave. They haven't found the coach fit for a king. Character issues surround key role player Delonte West. Perennial playoff underachievers Mo Williams and Antwaan Jamison are the best the Cavaliers have around LeBron right now, and then there is the question of what to do with Shaq.

What is more interesting to me, is how passive LeBron has been to the organization. There have been rumors that he expressed discontent with GM "The Great" Danny Ferry and head coach Mike Brown. Both were relieved of their duties so all should be well ri ...

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