The Cleveland Cavaliers have won three in a row. But on Sunday, they would blow out the Celtics in Boston. And, they would do so with four new players brought over before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. As it turns out, LeBron James couldn’t be happier.
“It started with George and his on-the-ball pressure and him just running the team. And then the three guys came off the bench. Jordan was – he’s ready to score at any time but his composure was great. Rodney plays with so much poise and Larry was just controlling the perimeter, setting great pick-and-rolls. Got him a lob, got him a dunk, so it was a good start for the new guys, a good start for all of us with our revamped team so far.”
James would fall just two rebounds shy of recording his third consecutive triple-double. But that’s not the point. And he doesn’t stop praising his teammates there.
“It’s almost like the new guys have been here” all season.
But as we know, James demands plenty out of himself as well. He’s knows this is just the start.
“I know I demand a lot of excellence out of my teammates, but I demand out of myself, too. And (when) we (are) on the road, we want to try and play as well as we can, and we want to try to put ourselves in contention to try to compete for another championship, and that’s my mindset.”
Sunday was certainly a step in the right direction.