CLEVELAND -- Well, it sure sounds that way.
Don't take it from me. Take it from the man himself, LeBron James, who has made several curious comments since Cleveland lost Game 4 to Orlando to fall down 3-1 in this series.
"We are looking forward to the challenge," he said after Game 4. "I know I am. So I will be ready, and I think our guys will be ready, too."
And then this is what James said Thursday night, before Game 5:
"Hopefully they accept the challenge," he said. "I am."
And he said this:
"Hopefully the guys are ready," he said. "I think they are."
Hopefully? He thinks they are? Not exactly confidence-inspiring, is it? Sounds to me like James isn't sure how much help, if any, he's going to get from his teammates. And who could blame him? To a man, every one of his teammates -- every stinkin' one of them -- has shrunk from the challenge of the Eastern Conference finals. Replace LeBron James with anyone in the NBA, including Kobe Bryant or Dwyane Wade, and this was an Orlando sweep.