LeBron James is a champion and a champ at moving on. Arguably the GOAT, James doesn’t spend a lot of time worrying about what might have been. Hindsight steals energy from what might yet be — and the future is where James aims his laser-like focus. Besides, James has little to regret: the three-time champion’s sole controversial move was leaving Cleveland — and you could say that worked out beautifully. (Two Heat titles and a glorious return.)
But upon that prodigal son return, the Cavs — eager to win immediately — dealt rookie Andrew Wiggins to acquire established All-Star Kevin Love. Love has been good, a key component on an NBA champion. But Wiggins has been a sensation, winning NBA Rookie of the Year and proving the Cavs would have hardly needed to wait for him to develop. With Love out again injured, NBA headlines this morning tell how Wiggins led his Timberwolves to victory over the elite Golden State Warriors, 103-102. The Cavs are 5-5 and the Wolves 7-3 over their last ten, respectively. The 6’8″ Wiggins is averaging 23.2 ppg. Still James has proven again and again that regret is a waste of spirit.