LeBron James isn’t thinking about retirement. LeBron believes the Cavaliers are ‘fragile’ right now. But it appears that LeBron is facing some criticism… from his own teammates. That’s right, despite having his best season in yearsa��and averaging more assists than ever beforea��his teammates aren’t happy. According toA�Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon:
“OtherA�CavaliersA�players have “grumbled” that James has slowed down Cleveland’s overall ball movement by holding onto the ball until he finds a pass that will earn him an assist.
“The report comes on the heels of Cleveland’s second straight blowout loss, as the Cavaliers fell 133-99 to theA�Toronto RaptorsA�on Thursday. James recorded a game-high 26 points, but had just one assist to two turnovers and finished a game-worst minus-22 in 32 minutes of action.”
But none of this really makes much sense. The Cleveland’s offense ranks fourth in the league. They are in the middle of the pack in terms of pace, however. But that’s not to say they’reA�slow. And while LeBron ranks fifth in assists, he actually ranks second in potential assists (17.9). Moreover, he’s the reason the Cavs are as good as they area��even if they’re not as good as they’re supposed to be.
But they have lost seven of their previous 10. Fans are starting to worry. King James himselfa��as well as coach Tyronn Luea��says they need to get their act together. So right now, yeah, things are messy. But let’s not blame arguably the best player in the NBA for that, okay? At the very least, let’s not blame the best player on the roster.
That’s not going to help keep him there.