LeBron James's injured right elbow has become a major problem for the Cavaliers physically and mentally.
The most noticeable aspect is the drop in LeBron's shooting percentages, especially from beyond the arc. He also seems somewhat timid when driving to the basket. Not to mention that left handed free throw.
However, the major issue is the mental aspect. LeBron made this ordeal much worse by shooting that free throw left handed(drawing attention to it) and then going to the media about it.
Mike Brown is doing the right thing by keeping quiet. But, LeBron now has gotten his teammates worried, his coach worried, and the fans worried. It also makes LeBron a head case. Every time he drives to the basket or shoots a jumper, he'll be wondering if his elbow will hold up.
That moment of hesitation could be just what the Celtics need to advance