Kobe Bryant, one of the league’s all-time fiercest competitors had a lot to say about LeBron and the Cavaliers after the final matchup between LeBron and Kobe on Thursday night. But according to Clevland.com, he had even more sage advice for the King of Akron.
“If I were him, I’d be obsessing over dealing with the boys up in Golden State… “From a leadership perspective, how you construct a team and the personality of a team, you have to make sure you’re ready to do battle for that if you’re fortunate enough to get there. . . (and) Golden State is fortunate enough to get there.”
It’s no surprise to NBA fans that Kobe would have that approach to the game, but does he raise a good point? Should LeBron embrace a little bit of the Mamba’s mantra to get the Cavaliers to a place where they can actually defeat the Warriors in a possible Finals rematch?
The Cavs have lost six straight to the Warriors, if you include last year’s Finals defeat. Also, lets not forget how they were completely embarrassed in January by the Warriors under previous head coach, David Blatt. The way this season is shaping up, it’s hard not think the Cavs are playing for second place.