LeBron James and the Cleveland Caveliers came to the Target Center last night to take on the woebegone Timberwolves. No surprise with the outcome as LeBron drops 32 points and the Cavs win easily by 23.
Besides elevating himself as the best player on the planet. LeBron James also showed that he is the ultimate ambassador for NBA basketball, the role that Dr. J., Magic, Bird, and Michael used to take on but one that Shaq or Kobe haven’t. LeBron sang Christmas tunes during breaks, shot slick threes, threw no-look passes, and slammed thunderous dunks. LeBron knew the game was never in doubt so took it upon himself to make sure the NBA faithful in the arena at least got their money’s worth for one night.
In one respect it was sad. LeBron and the Cavs had the attitude like this was an exhibition game in a non-NBA market, putting on a show for those who rarely get to see the NBA. The problem is that this description is too close to the truth to be comfortable. On the other hand it’s nice to see LeBron have fun, be entertaining, and give some fans who have suffered greatly over the last couple of years an early Christmas present.