Cleveland Cavaliers

Do You Know What's Going On With Lebron?

DENVER - JANUARY 08:  Head coach Mike Brown of the Cleveland Cavaliers talks with LeBron James #23 as he leads The Cavs against the Denver Nuggets during NBA action at Pepsi Center on January 8, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Cavaliers 99-97. 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 Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Mike JamesContributor IMay 12, 2010

After the Celtics beat the daylights out of the Cavs I was disgusted, confused, and disappointed. Why? Because I love greatness in any area of life and Lebron's career thus far has been great. So when Lebron didn't put up a fight against the Celtics in a pivotal game 5 I was left shaking my head. Then I stepped back and thought about what was going on.

Lebron and the Cavs won game one and Lebron had his usual stat line even after all of the elbow talk. Game two he didn't shoot for almost the whole first half and the Celtics went up big and in the fourth quarter the Cavs made a run and Lebron became active but they still lost by 18. They were embarrassed and lost home court. Game three Lebron comes out aggressive and it's not a game from the first quarter on. Game four Lebron is back passive and in game five he comes out with 4 assist and no points in the first quarter.

I am rehashing all of this because Lebron is not hurt I think there has been a rift between him and Mike Brown and Lebron is making a Kobe kind of point. I would never expect this from Lebron but that's what I think is going on. If Lebron comes out and gets 40-50 in game 6 and then has a 30+ game in game 7 and close out the series my theory is probably correct.

How ever the season ends I think either Mike Brown or Lebron will be gone even if they win a championship. Lebron is too good to have two subpar games unless he wants it that way.

Game 6 and 7 will be played the way Lebron wants them to play and if they win both Mike Brown has lost Lebron.

I seriously believe he and Mike Brown are on different pages right now I think Mike Brown is a good defensive coach but I am starting to agree with Barkley they need to push the ball more and get transition baskets.

Mike Brown is in a no win situation even if Cleveland wins.

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