Is Kyrie Irving Planning to Leave the Celtics?
The Boston Celtics are worried that Kyrie Irving will leave instead of resign with them. Should the Celtics be worried?
When I was only nine years old, Lebron James was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers and through the 15 years I've seen him play, he's been able to make the East his playground, especially in the post season. Through the 13 seasons Lebron has made the playoffs, he has wrecked havoc and has become the walking nightmare for some franchises.
The Chicago Bulls have a 4 - 12 record vs Lebron James. Despite the four wins they have, there hasn't been a series that's been close. James won their first round matchup in 2010 4-1, their 2011 conference finals match up 4-1, the 2013 conference semi finals 4-1, and the 2015 conference semi finals 4-2. If you look at the list of stars Lebron has buried in Chicago it's rather impressive, or depressing depending who you root for. The list includes: Jimmy Butler, Carlos Boozer, Pau Gasol, Derrick Rose, Loul Deng, Taj Gibson, Joakim Noah and even head coach Tom Thibodeau.
Everyone clowns Toronto for not getting it done vs Lebron, but we seem to push aside the huge disappointment Atlanta was. Remember that 2014-2015 Hawks squad that was an Eastern Conference version of the Spurs? Yeah they got smacked by Bron in 4. The same happened to the 2015-2016 Hawks. That's not all because even before the Hawks started modeling their game around team ball movement, Lebron torched them in 2009 in 4 games again. Atlanta's record verses Lebron is a horrid 0-12. Let that sink it.
Indiana has five losses to Lebron spanning from 2012 to 2018. While they've lost the most they've also pushed Lebron and his teams to the bring multiple times. The 2013 conference finals 4-3 loss and even this years first round 4-3 loss weren't easy on The King. The Pacers have gotten it right twice but also horribly wrong as their 2017 first round sweep shows. As equally as impressive is the list of players he's basically run over in some form of another: Paul George, Danny Granger, David West, Roy Hibbert, Lance Stephenson, Victor Oladipo, and former coach Frank Vogel.
0-4 sweep. Nice try Brandon.