The energy is gone, and it seems that the "prove-that-we-can-survive-without-LeBron" swag has left the Cleveland Cavaliers as well.
After starting off the season with a shocking home victory over the Boston Celtics, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been frustrating to watch.
The Cavaliers allow the team they are facing to go on runs, they play poorly in the third quarter and they often spend time waiting for someone to take over.
These were many of the same problems the Cleveland Cavaliers had under their old regime, except they had a certain superstar named LeBron James to take over games.
Coming into the season new Coach Byron Scott vowed that this team would be better conditioned, would run and be more exciting to watch for the fans.
No offense to Coach Scott, but other than the revival of Daniel "Boobie" Gibson, who had been on life support on Mike Brown's bench, this team has been lackluster to say the least.
After losing five of their last six games, the Cleveland Cavaliers are now facing a dangerous time in their season.
They face the likes of Milwaukee, Orlando, Memphis, Boston and Miami in their next five games.
Luckily for the Cavaliers, they have four of these games on their home court, which should energize the team to a certain extent.
But if the Cavaliers want to turn this thing around, something has to change...and quickly.
This is why I have complied a list of five things that the Cavaliers can do to right this ship before it starts to sink into the icy waters of Lake Erie.
Obviously not all of them can be done in the next week, but it would do the team some good to pay attention.