LeBron James is beyond fed up. James is the face of the NBA champs and yet his team is playing like a team that may not even get out of the Eastern Conference.
The past two weeks have been especially unkind as the Cleveland Cavaliers have racked up multiple losses.
Questionable roster moves and injuries to key components such as guard J.R. Smith have left their roster decimated and in need of support.
James told multiple reporters that those in a position of power need to tweak their roster before the February trade deadline further limits their options.
“I don’t know what we got to offer,” James said of trades. “I just know me, personally. I don’t got no time to waste. I’ll be 33 in the winter, and I ain’t got time to waste.”
“We need a (expletive) playmaker. I’m not saying you can just go find one, like you can go outside and see trees. I didn’t say that,” James said.
As the comments began to circulate James took to Twitter to directly address the situation after the Cavaliers suffered a humbling 124-122 loss to New Orleans on Monday.
He specifically wanted to clarify that he was not being critical of Cavs GM David Griffin or the team’s coaches.
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…
— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 24, 2017
If this feels like déjà-vu, it should. Last season, the team provided James and co-star Kyrie Irving with the mates that they needed to get the job done.
Outside of the trade for Kyle Korver, Cleveland’s actions seem to reflect a team that is happy to place the entire weight of the world on their superstar’s shoulders.
That approach was a contributing factor to James bolting to Miami to join a Heat team that was loaded with a proven champion (Dwyane Wade) and another hungry warrior in Chris Bosh.
James is only interested in playing for titles and if the Cavaliers are content to let the chips fall where they may, it’s going to be an interesting offseason.
This is especially true if LeBron is forced to watch his nemesis’s the Golden State Warriors hoist up a title banner that could have been his.