Originally Posted by angryllama
Really though, what has James done? He looks awesome out there sometimes and undoubtably will be in the elite player echelon. My point is that he is not there now. His team is poor. They struggle through the weak eastern conference. Its not like he has a bad squad either. Big Z is an excellent center. Gooden is a decent player and they have some good support guys. All a guy like James needs are role players anyway.
What has James done? How about taking a horrible team and at least making them a playoff team.
How's this for a stat line? 26.6 PPG, 7.3 APG, 7 RPG and 42 MPG that's what he has done. Put him on a better team and he's a champion, and Cleveland will be there soon enough.
Z is an excellent center by default, because the NBA is void of true big men. Gooden is good, the rest are role players AT BEST. To say that's all James needs is role players is a little ignorant, how many titles did Jordan win without Pippen? How about Johnson with Worthy and other great players? Bird without McHale and Parrish? EVERY player needs at least a superstar or two to win a title in this league, and if Cleveland finds him one then the Cavs certainly will be.
Every other MVP candidate has at least someone that is a stud in this league, Cavs don't. As long as the Cavs make the playoffs, doesn't amtter if it's 4th seed or 8th seed, LeBron should get the MVP because getting this team to the playoffs is quite the feat.