LeBron Can't Win Surround By "Yes Men" in Cleveland

Michael GibbonsCorrespondent IIMay 15, 2010

BOSTON - MAY 13:  Ray Allen #20 of the Boston Celtics consoles LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers after Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2010 NBA playoffs at TD Garden on May 13, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Cavaliers 94-85.  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 Elsa/Getty Images)
Elsa/Getty Images

Rumors are flying out of Cleveland and what they might do to keep LeBron.

Owner Dan Gilbert was just on ESPN holding a press conference.

The whole time he was talking he wasn't really saying anything except taking a shot at the mayor of NYC saying he probably has more important things to worry about then LeBron signing with the Knicks and I had one thought.

Shouldn't the GM or head coach be holding this press conference?

Gilbert is not Mark Cuban. He is not overly well-known to the generic basketball fan.

With everyone who talked during the press conference when Vinny Del Negro was fired, we never heard from owner Jerry Reinsdorf.

This gives me the impression that the Cavs are going to clean house and allow LeBron to pick everything and run the franchise. If this is Gilbert's plan, then LeBron needs to run far, far away.

I feel this is why the Cavs have not won.

They give into LeBron.

It has been all about getting LeBron a championship since they got swept by the Spurs. Instead of building a proper team around LeBron, they just keep finding pieces.

Jordan never wanted Bill Cartwright, he wanted to keep buddy Charles Oakley. LeBron needs to go somewhere to a team where someone will tell him, "NO."

LeBron, don't fall for the power and go to the place that gives you the best chance to win. Also, ignore Avery Johnson who thinks the Nets have a better chance to win a title before the Bulls.

I don't know if Chicago is best for LeBron, but LeBron needs to be told "no" by a coach, GM, or owner. It needs to stop being the LeBron show if he is ever going to win a title.

Sidenote: ESPN needs to take guys who campaign for jobs like Avery Johnson and Byron Scott off the air.

Check out all my sports thought at Da Chicago Fan.