No Excuses For Lebron This Year

Tristan SatherContributor IMarch 13, 2010

LeBron has no excuses if he doesn't win a championship this year now that they have acquired Jamario Moon, Anthony Parker, Shaquille O'Neal, and two time All-Star Antawn Jamison, all basically for free.

Last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers couldn't play like a team in the Eastern Conference Finals. LeBron tried to win on his own, Maurice Williams struggled, and the Magic were too deep. But the Cavs could have approached the series better.

The Cavs had the best record in the NBA at 65-17 last year but fell short. I felt that the Cavs played better than their ability during the regular season. The Cavs look like they will get the best record in the NBA again this year, but the big question is will they get through the conference finals?

Last year in the conference finals, LeBron didn't shake hands like a sore loser, and said "I don't shake hands, I'm a winner." LeBron still needs to mature-he is still a little bit too cocky.

The Cavs have a very talented team with a lot of depth. Mo Williams can shoot the lights out, Antawn Jamison is just incredible on the perimeter and inside, Shaq is a powerful inside presence, and Delonte West is very talented player with a lot of skills. You can't really name a bad player on their team. 

The Cavs are very hard to beat at home when LeBron brings a lot of energy, and also when the Cavs are hot from three. LeBron is a great passer and he has the perfect supporting cast around him. No excuses if he loses this year.