LeBron needs help

James can't carry team to another championship alone

Alex Wallingford, Sports Editor

May 28 the Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets in game seven of the Western Conference Finals, putting them in the finals for the fourth straight year.

The Warriors will not be the only team appearing in the finals for the fourth time in a row as LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to a game 7 win over the Boston Celtics May 26.

These two teams have met the past three years. The Warriors have been NBA Champions two of the three. The year they didn’t win, the Cavs came back from a 3-1 series deficit to beat the Warriors 4-3 wins.

This year’s team is arguably the worst team LeBron James has had to carry through the season. In the the first round against the Indiana Pacers, James had 24 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds, a triple double and his team lost. The Cavaliers were providing no help for the King and still aren’t. It happened again in game two of the Eastern Conference Finals this year when James scored 42 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and dished out 12 assists. The outcome of this game was a 13 point loss for the Cavaliers and another dead end for Lebron’s triple double.

Despite the Cavaliers ugly playoff run thus far, it is actually better than most Cavalier fans expected. After they traded away star point guard Kyrie Irving, Cav fans didn’t know what to. They had another all star coming in from the Celtics in Isaiah Thomas. Many fans were disappointed because Irving was an established player who had been playing at a high level for years, and they got a player who seemed as if he was just starting to become an image in the league. Now, you can no longer find Kyrie or Isaiah in a Cavalier uniform.

If LeBron James wants to compete for yet another ring in the finals this year he can’t do it by himself. The Warriors might be the best basketball team to ever and the king can’t carry the Cavs forever. If James doesn’t get some help from the other final veterans on the team in Kevin Love, J.R Smith and Tristan Thompson, the Cavaliers don’t stand a chance in the NBA finals against the Warriors.