How does it feel Cavaliers fans? How does it feel that now everything LeBron James worked for in Miami, in one season, has been washed down the drain in the eyes of an aging superstar like Dirk Nowitzi? Are you proud? Well, you should not be. Let’s face the facts and pay more attention to the Cavaliers’ franchise than to every striking move that LeBron makes.
I am not a fan of moral victory, therefore the feeling in me is that this is no victory for Cleveland until they cross the finish line and the men who have remained with the organization have endured the sweat and blood for a reason. This past season was not only painful to watch because everyone was seemingly beating up on the team on and off the court, however, the pity that fans had instilled because of what happened last summer was mind-blowing. At no point, should a team relish in another’s victory.
The pride that Mo Williams and Owner Dan Gilbert feel knowing that LeBron could not get it done in Miami either is a little disturbing and seems like it will be what holds the team back from actually accomplishing anything for themselves. If Cleveland never gets back to the Finals for the rest of James’ career, are you going to be content with rooting for their opponents?
Or will you hold your franchise accountable for the mistakes that were made by the remaining players and move forward towards your own goals and aspirations. Whether anyone would like to admit it or not, LeBron’s years in Cleveland were the best the team has ever seen and it will remain that way unless Gilbert makes some changes. Focus on the task at hand, not your enemy’s progression, because while they are moving forward, your steps are sliding back.