“LeBron isna��t concerned with the Cavsa�� situation: a�?I’m down 0-1 in the first round. I was down 3-1 in the Finals. I’m the last person to ask about how it’s going to feel the next couple of days.”
That’s a fair point, but it’s fair to point out how lost the Pacers would make Cleveland look on Sunday. And there’s something to be said about Indiana bringing about LeBron’s first-ever playoff opener loss.
But that’s why this isn’t a one off. The Cavaliers have plenty of time to get their minds right. James has been in this situation before; he knows what to do. That said, he has to make sure his teammates know what to do as well. He needs to lead by example.
And while his 20th postseason triple-double is a neat accomplishment, it means nothing if the Cavaliers don’t win. Game 2 tips off Wednesday night in Cleveland. Will the Cavaliers have an answer for Oladipo and the Pacers? Sooner than later, we are going to find out. In the meantime, it’s time for the king to take control.
After all, we know how this story typically ends.