The Cavs have not taken a major step forward to compete for a title against the Golden State Warriors.
Furthermore, the defending champion Warriors have been able to keep their team together. This is frustrating the rest of the NBA.
During the 2003-04 season, he made history when he became the first member of the Cavalier franchise to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He also became the youngest player—at only 20 years old—to receive this honor. Additionally, averaging 20 points per game at this time, became one of only three rookies to accomplish this feat.
Outside of the NBA, he has worked to help others. He established the LJ Family Foundation in 2004, along his mother Gloria, to help out children and single-parent families in need. Among its many programs, the organization builds playgrounds in economically disadvantaged areas and hosts an annual bike-a-thon.
James urged the team’s front office to do more after a 124-122 loss Monday night to the New Orleans Pelicans, who were missing star forward Anthony Davis.
“We’re not better than last year, from a personnel standpoint,” he said. “We’re a top-heavy team. … I just hope we’re not satisfied as an organization.”
“I not mad or upset at management cause Griff and staff have done a great job, I just feel we still need to improve in order to repeat…” James tweeted. “If that’s what we wanna do.”
It remains to be seen whether James’ public rant will spark the team. But James also knows that the Cavs will do anything within reason to accommodate him. What King James wants, he usually gets.
The issue of teams resting players has truly bubbled up the past few days, with the league sending a memo to owners asking them to get involved since resting star players is bad for the league’s relationship with fans and TV partners.
James was asked on Tuesday about Silver’s involvement in the matter and said he believes it’s only an issue because he’s involved.
It’s always going to be an issue if he’s not playing games on the biggest stage the league has. And it’s always going to be an issue if other teams sit their star players for nationally-televised games as well.