LeBron James doesn’t want his NBA Champion Cavaliers to rest on their laurels. For a guy who goes to the NBA Finals pretty much every year, James knows the difference between winning and losing is razor thin. He’s got three titles to his name and he can taste the ones that got away. He’s got that taste in his mouth right now, in fact. The Cavs are 4-6 in their last 10 — and that ain’t championship grit. James said recently he doesn’t have any “time to waste,” noting that he’ll be 33 this year.
Notably James said: “We’re not better than last year, from a personnel standpoint … we’re a top-heavy team,” adding, “when you don’t have the bodies, it’s tough.” What does James mean by top-heavy? He means the Cavs rely too heavily on Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, and him. Only seven Cavs played double digit minutes in a recent loss to New Orleans. Recent successful teams — see the Spurs and Warriors — are deeper. The Cavs backup point guard situation weakened when Matthew Dellavedova left after the title. A regular season-ending injury to J.R. Smith hit the Cavs scoring balance hard, though the Kyle Korver was since obtained to bolster it. “I just hope we’re not satisfied,” James told reporters about his Cavs. When you’re top-heavy, you can tip over. James wants to make sure the Cavs don’t fall.