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
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.