LeBron James provided a perfect snapshot of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ season.
James coughed up the basketball in the final seconds Wednesday night as the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Cavs 92-90. Cleveland now sits at .500 (5-5) despite the sky-high expectations placed on the organization once James returned to team up with Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving this past offseason.
The final seconds of Wednesday’s game were rather frantic after Manu Ginobili missed a free throw that would have put San Antonio up by three points. James’ costly turnover certainly caused a social media frenzy, though, as people tend to go nuts whenever the four-time NBA MVP stumbles. That’s life when you’re a polarizing superstar like King James.
James’ last-second fumble — or “choke,” depending on how you want to look at it — was even more noteworthy because it occurred against the Spurs. San Antonio dismantled LeBron’s former team, the Miami Heat, in last season’s NBA Finals and has caused some problems for the 10-time All-Star throughout his illustrious career.
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