I can't call him a lame duck player because he gives everything he has every night. But what I can call Lebron James two days after his press conference in NY is an idiot. I cannot understand why Lebron is talking about 2010. Doesn’t the Cavs management cringe every time he opens his mouth about 2010? I do! Maybe it's because I am from Massachusetts and we have been blessed with the "team concept". Not that Lebron isn't a team player but when he makes comments, and frequently, about free agency in 2010 I get disgusted.
What do you think Kevin Garnett would say if the media asked him what his plans were for free agency in the next couple of years? He would say, "right now I am focused on the Philadelphia coming in the night after Thanksgiving!" Period. What would Bill Belichick say if someone asked him about what Matt Cassel might do after this season? Or better yet, what would Matt Cassel say if asked? We know it would not be the same as Lebron's answer. Now I understand that Lebron James will be the most sought after free agent in the league but if he is not intelligent enough to understand that it tweaks people when he addresses it the way he does then shame on him. If I was a Cleveland player I would be totally disgusted and if I was in management I would call him in and tell him to cool out the free agency talk. I mean its TWO years away!
You would think by listening to him that he is in the offseason ready to sign somewhere right now. If I were Cleveland I would trade him now and get something for him even though it won't be the same value. My reasoning for this is simple. You know he is not going to re-sign with Cleveland so why not get some solid talent for him right now. You wouldn't have to keep listening to Lebron praise the NY fans for showing him respect. Hey Lebron, how about showing your team and your fans some respect and either keep quiet, or say the right things. Even if Lebron came out today and said that he is no longer going to talk about free agency the damage is still done. No, it will not take away how he plays the game, and his effort will still be 100%, but still, you can't be happy if you are a Cleveland fan, player, or coach. To quote my favorite non-Celtic player of all time, Sir Charles Barkley. "Lebron James should shut the hell up!" Happy Thanksgiving everybody!