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3 Is Still Better Than 1

LeBron was King last night, but as Jon Barry points out on the Daily Dime, it takes more than that to win consistently.

But even as you watch his game unfold so well, there's still the major issue that we can't escape -- one guy cannot win an NBA title. He did yeoman's work to get them to the NBA Finals last season, performing what basically amounts to a miracle. But you saw what happens when a one-man team runs up against a big-time champion like the Spurs.

Almost all the great teams have that No. 2 guy at least. On this night, Drew Gooden (24 points, 13 rebounds) was terrific in that role, and other nights it's Zydrunas Ilgauskas or Daniel Gibson. But they don't have that constant No. 2. Shaq, for example, always played with another great player when he won titles.

Over the course of the season, our three stars are going to win more games simply because there are more of them to step up and take over and support each other in doing so.  In the playoffs LeBron will be able to defeat weaker teams on his own and win the occasional game against a better team on his own.  But I still like our chances against the Cavs in a 7 game series.