Posted by Matt Moore
It's thanks to LeBron James that the Cavaliers won the lottery. (Not really.) They should really thank him. (No, they shouldn't.) After all, it was James' incessant demands of an improved roster while catering to his specific opinions that drove the Cavaliers to acquire Mo Williams. And it was James' departure from Cleveland that led to the Cavaliers' bottoming out, looking to liquidate as many assets as possible, including Mo Williams' trade to Los Angeles in exchange for Baron Davis and the Clippers' first-round pick, which of course became the No.1 overall in Tuesday night's lottery. LeBron James is a hero for Cleveland! (No, he isn't.)
Anyway, James got the inevitable question today on what he thought about the Cavaliers' landing that No. 1 spot. From ESPN:
LeBron said he's happy for Cavs organization and fans for winning lottery. Said he thinks Kyrie Irving would really help franchise.via Brian Windhorst (windhorstespn) on Twitter.
A nice, quiet answer for once. No karmic references, no backhanded snipes at the franchise that threw eggs on him as he was abandoning them, no soft measures of bitterness. Just your basic, media-friendly non-answer. Not saying anything relevant is the smartest thing LeBron's said about the Cavs all year.
Can we all please start to move on now? No? Okay, then.