Tyronn Lue's solution for giving new Cavs players up to speed

MARCH 19 2017

"This was pretty fun", Irving said after Team LeBron defeated Team Stephen 148-145 in an All-Star Game that refocused the eyes of the world on what the National Basketball Association is actually about. Such a system could pave the way for the top two overall teams facing in The Finals regardless of conference, appealing to teams in the West that have faced significantly tougher competition for most of the last two decades. With that production from the bench, the Cleveland Cavaliers look deeper than they have all year and have a chance to finally help LeBron James push them back into title contention.

If the NBA's goal is to uphold the American sport's tradition of having the best teams from two conferences meet in the finals, then LeBron is right.

When an Eastern Conference team wins, the conference gap doesn't feel so vast. That's nearly certainly not going to happen, which leaves us with just the Lakers.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots over Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris (13) during the second quarter at TD Garden.

He also produced a great display on the night as he led his team to a win and claimed his third MVP honour in the process.

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The King believes that the traditional method isn't broken and doesn't see the need for the league to fix it.

"Off the court he's just being himself", James said of Embiid this weekend. The big news is the new bench players. I thank them for all they did, but I think my time there was done, and to get another opportunity not just to come and play, but possibly play for a championship is something I had earlier in my career, playing against him (LeBron James) in Miami with the three-headed monster kind of spoiled my summer.

James' reasoning was that the league has had "dominant conferences throughout time". "That's what this league is all about and hopefully at the end of the road then I have the Cavs there to actually compete for one, to be in a finals representing the East". Also, as you might imagine, Howard's post is littered with comments from people who support and disagree with his political opinion. Houston, San Antonio, Golden State, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia have all emerged as front runners to bring in this superstar.

The East has a close race for fourth place and home-court advantage in the first round between Washington and in, and positioning to be settled down the bottom of the bracket, where Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Miami hold the final three spots. Washington has been hot lately, winning two straight and seven of their last nine, and has been largely riding the hot play of All-Star Bradley Beal (36 points in his last game against the Knicks).

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