Other Sport

Frustrated LeBron bemoans Cavs organisation

2017-01-25 11:00
lebron james, cavaliers
LeBron James (Getty Images)

Cleveland - LeBron James has vented his frustration with the Cleveland Cavaliers' threadbare playing resources following the team's latest defeat.

The Cavaliers slumped to a 124-122 loss against New Orleans on Monday, despite a triple double from James and a 49-point display from Kyrie Irving.

The defeat was the Cavs' sixth in their past 10 games, and followed a 126-91 rout by the Golden State Warriors last week and a 118-115 overtime loss to San Antonio at the weekend.

James, who has never been unafraid to publicly speak out about his dissatisfaction with team issues, said recent results were unacceptable.

"I just hope that we're not satisfied as an organization," James said, complaining about the team's failure to land an alternative to himself and Irving.

"We need a ... playmaker," James told reporters.

"It's like when you don't have bodies. It's tough," James said. "We're a top-heavy team. We have a top-heavy team ... It's me, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love. It's top-heavy.

"I don't know what we got to offer. I just know me, personally? I don't got no time to waste. I'll be 33 in the winter, and I ain't got time to waste. That's what I'm talking about."

James said he had already spoken with Cavaliers general manager David Griffin to register his frustration.

James speaks from a position of strength. Last season he helped Cleveland end its 52-year wait for a professional sports championship by inspiring the Cavaliers back from a 3-1 series deficit against Golden State to win the NBA Finals.

This year he is also excelling, averaging 25.6 points per game, 8.4 assists and 7.4 rebounds, while the Cavaliers are still leading the Eastern Conference with a record of 30-13.

Read more on:    nba  |  lebron james  |  basketball
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Besides the 'Big 3' of rugby, cricket and soccer, which of the 'smaller' sports in South Africa do you enjoy the most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.