Cavaliers: Headed For Greatness Or Reminiscent Of Previous Years?

Martin GuzmanContributor IMarch 31, 2010

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 11:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers throws chalk up in the air before their game against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on January 11, 2010 in Oakland, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Here we are again. The Cavaliers have managed to racked up another dominant season with a very impressive winning streak right before the All Star festivities. They're coming down the stretch and Lebron James is facilitating and helping the Cavaliers win every night. The are currently in possession of the top record in the NBA fighting for home floor advantage. 

The Cavaliers look dominant and it seems like nobody in the east can compete with them. The Boston Celtics are not nearly the team they used to be in 2008 when they won the championship, Orlando Magic cant match up with the Cavs, and finally the Atlanta Hawks simply lack experience. 

Everything is pointing towards the achievement. Lebron has finally recieved all the pieces he needs including perennial all stars like Antawn Jamison, Shaquille Oneal and Mo williams. They have all developed an immense amount of chemistry in a short amount of time. 

Lebron is in his 7th year in the NBA aka the year which Micheal Jordan won his first championship. The Cavs have it all, defense, length, toughness, a superstar. They beat the Lakers twice already during the regular season and it looks as if they want to do it again. 

Lebron James is an unbelievable basketball player. Everybody has to face it, Cleveland is Lebron James. It simply is. There is only one problem to all this which has people raising eyebrows. The Cavaliers look just like the team they were a year ago now.  

Lets face it, Lebron lost last year because their team did not have toughness. A player can take over a game and win it for his team, but a player can't take over a whole series. The Cavaliers are approaching the playoffs and their toughest player on their roster, Shaqille Oneal is still day to day with a hand injury. That radically changes their match up against orlando. 

However the Lakers are struggling with inconsistency which provides Lebron a little bit of breathing room to gain the top record in the league. Lebrons biggest problem isn't being triumphant in the finals, his most overwhelming worry should be advancing to the NBA finals. 

The question is simple, will they win it all, or loose in the playoffs? Its not up to you, me or even Lebron James. This time its up to the entire Cavaliers team. Do they want it as much as Lebron? Well have to wait and see...