Will The Cavaliers Win It All? It’s Up to LeBron James…and Mike Brown

February 22nd, 2010 by Tom Delamater Leave a reply »
It’s been five days since the Cleveland Cavaliers obtained Antawn Jamison from the Washington Wizards.

In that time, LeBron James has scored 98 points, Jamison has had the worst offensive (or was it most offensive?) game of his career, and the Cavs have lost three straight.

The losing will end, and the Cavaliers will return to form. Will they win their first-ever NBA championship come summer?

That depends—on James, and his coach, Mike Brown.

ABC’s Jeff Van Gundy observed on Sunday that Cavs GM Danny Ferry has done everything within reason to build a championship team in Cleveland. He’s absolutely right.

Over the past three years, Ferry has obtained Mo Williams, Shaquille O’Neal, Anthony Parker, Jamario Moon, Leon Powe, and now Jamison. There’s some pretty good second-tier talent to go along with the star power on that list.

If LeBron wanted to know that the Cavs really do care, then may he feel properly courted.

He wanted a scorer, and he got one in Williams. He wanted size underneath, and he got that and more in Shaq. He wanted a wingman who could play Pippen to his Jordan, and he now h ...

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