As former Cavaliers GM David Griffin explained on his recent appearance on The Bill Simmons Podcast, James knows pretty much every play the opposition is trying to run and sometimes he'll flat out tell them what they should be doing. Ever since then, many have questioned as to why Irving ever wanted to leave The Land in the first place. The only difference was, as good as Irving was offensively, James did not need him like Jordan needed Pippen.
But stories like Griffin's illustrate one of LeBron's greatest qualities: no matter how long or how closely you watch him, he always finds a way to do something else that will make you realize how great he is. "And he really wanted that". And I remember saying, 'Oh this is not good. What am I capable of? That's something that is hard to define but it's one of those "I know it when I see it" deals and it's not hard to see it with LeBron on the offensive end. LeBron can make all the passes; he doesn't need me to do that.
"So I think you get to the point where the fit and the need LeBron had for Kyrie wasn't going to allow him to become Scottie because he didn't need Kyrie to fill in the gaps, necessarily". In this season's series he averaged an astounding 34.0 points, 11.3 assists, and 8.3 rebounds per game. Last season, the Cavs bested the Celtics in the conference finals in five games.
The Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 5 on Wednesday night to seal passage to the Eastern Conference Finals where they will now meet the Cavaliers. However, the point guard will not be playing after he was ruled him out of the National Basketball Association playoffs due to his knee soreness which required surgery.