Giving up the MVP crown is a difficult thing to do, especially for a man who is referred to as “King James." Maybe LeBron’s performance in the playoffs this year will earn him a team-ring for his finger to replace the individual-crown for his head, a head that some believe is home to an ego big enough to be checked at airports before boarding. This ego has certainly proved to be controversial baggage, baggage that Cleveland fans were nonetheless still not so pleased with losing. That baggage was sent to Miami, and Cleveland was sent to one of the worst records in franchise history. Could this be a case for LeBron staking claim to his third straight MVP?
A sharp-shooting, hard-driving, team leading point guard from Chicago provided plenty of reasons why LeBron’s run as MVP should (and did) come to an end. Rose is now focusing on ending LeBron’s playoff run as well as his Bulls face-off against LeBron’s Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals.
According to Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, all LeBron haters have nothing to worry about. Hardly on par with the curse of the Bambino in Baseball or the curse of the Billygoat in Chicago, Gilbert told fans in a letter that “the self-proclaimed ‘King' will take his 'curse’ with him down south.” Unfortunately, Gilbert himself seems to be the one cursed to own a team that may never sniff the opportunity for NBA championship hardware again.