The revitalized Cleveland Cavaliers have been assembling the most formidable team possible since the return of native Ohioan LeBron James. Kevin Love, Shawn Marion, Mike Miller and James Jones all chose to join forces in Cleveland in pursuit of another coveted title. The Cavaliers have acquired such high-profile talent that the expectations for the coming season have soared through the roof.
The young stars of Love and Kyrie Irving have a combined five All-star appearances in their nine seasons in the NBA, and James and Marion have a total of 14 All-star appearances. This abundance of talent and experience mixed with the rising youth of Dion Waiters and Tristan Thompson can only equate to success on the court. A few of the younger guys will be moved to acquire Love, but overall the team is full of talent from top to bottom.
The great magnet King James has attracted a plethora of veterans and this shows his urgency to win now. He’s not planning on taking them to the Finals in two or three years. He understands that guys like Miller, Marion and Jones (most likely Ray Allen as well) won’t be a factor for much longer, but he knows they have enough left in the tank for one final push. James wants to quiet the doubters as soon as possible, for the longer he goes without delivering the promised title to Cleveland, the louder they will become.
James hopes that the Cavaliers can bring it home this coming season, and then they can begin grooming the younger talent as the aging veterans walk away into the sunset. If the James era in Cleveland part two doesn’t produce a ring in its first season with this high caliber group of guys, then it will certainly be viewed as a failure by the fans and James himself. The coming season is not a building year for the Cavaliers; it’s championship or bust.