“We need a f*cking playmaker."
Everybody in their right mind knows that the Cleveland Cavaliers will be representing the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals later this year, barring a catastrophic string of injuries or a plague that takes out Kyrie Irving, LeBron James and Kevin Love.
Sure, Cleveland has lost five of their last seven including last night's loss to the Pelicans (who were playing without Anthony Davis), but is anyone really worried about the Cavs?
Answer: Yes. And his name is LeBron James.
After the brutal loss to New Orleans, LeBron voiced his concern and said that the team needs "a f*cking playmaker" to help stabilize their "top heavy" team, especially if they're going to repeat against a revamped Warriors squad.
“I just hope that we’re not satisfied as an organization,” James told a small group of beat reporters who travel regularly to cover Cleveland’s road games. “I just hope we’re not satisfied.”
“We’re not better than last year,” he said. “From a personnel standpoint.”
“It’s great to have bodies,” James said. “Obviously, in the playoffs, you go down to what, eight max? And if somebody gets in foul trouble, you go to nine. You’re not playing back-to-backs. You have two days in between. You’re able to lock in.”
“It’s like when you don’t have bodies. It’s tough,” James said. “The f—ing grind of the regular season. We’re a top-heavy team. We have a top-heavy team. We top-heavy as s—. It’s me, [Kyrie Irving], [Kevin Love]. It’s top-heavy.”
“We need a f—ing playmaker,” James said. “I’m not saying you can just go find one, like you can go outside and see trees. I didn’t say that.”
He added, "It's been a shitty 2017 so far."
Watch James' reaction to last night's loss below.