Look, I’m not going to sugarcoat it. LeBron’s gone. Last night the he returned to Cleveland as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers and dropped 32 points, 14 rebounds, and 7 assists on his former team. That’s a nice stat line. The Cavaliers are 2-14, hold the worst record in the NBA, and are heading towards a disastrous season without the tools to call it a “rebuild”. But today is Thanksgiving. So today we work hard to be thankful for something. Don’t be this guy:
As you sit down to your turkey day tables in Cleveland, here are some things you can throw out there that you’re #thankful for.
LeBron James is gone
I’m just going to rip off that band-aid right now. Did you notice the reception LeBron got last night when Cleveland played a touching tribute video to him? It wasn’t very ecstatic. Yes the fans who were there were on their feet, but the arena wasn’t completely full, and the secondary market had tickets for cheeeeaaaappppp. Cleveland fans weren’t excited to see their prodigal son return. They didn’t even seem that interested in seeing him lose. They love their team, and LeBron has done enough to it.
He left the city twice in search of cash, and in both of his tenures in the city he forced the team to be built to his strengths. Great players were kicked out if they clashed with King James, coaches deferred to him, and when he left, he left nothing behind for the team’s growth in the future. LeBron James is/was abusive to Cleveland. Be glad he’s gone.
Kevin Love is changing hearts and minds
Do you remember when this happened?
This is an incredible piece, and if you haven’t read it yet, you have to. Reading it is an inspiring piece, and it honestly can help shape conversations at the dinner table this Thanksgiving. Be thankful for Kevin Love’s talents, but also his thoughtfulness and heart, he’s the real deal.
Here comes Collin Sexton
The other night Sexton showed his future potential in the NBA. While playing the Wizards he dropped 24 points, and ran the floor like a veteran. He is going to be a huge asset for the team in years to come.
With all the reports coming out that Veteran players feel he doesn’t know how to play, it’s good to see that those reports seem to be ill-founded. Sexton could be the future of the franchise, or at least mark a turning point from this year’s tepid start. For that, be thankful.