If the Cleveland Cavaliers were to lose to the Philadelphia 76ers in the playoffs, can Lebron James pull a Kevin Durant and join a team the following season that beat them in the playoffs? They ended the night with a score of 123-109 and their 50th win of the season. Jarrett Jack led the team in scoring with 18 points and seven assists off the bench, Kyle O'Quinn added 15 points with 16 rebounds and five assists while Courtney Lee chipped in with 14 points. In doing so, Cleveland's LeBron James would become the first player in National Basketball Association history to win 10 division titles in a row.
On April 9, however, Ntilikina went at the Cavaliers and posted the best performance of his promising young career, thus validating the comments by the four-time MVP.
"I just like his versatility, I think defensive-wise we can put him on [DeMar] DeRozan, you can put him on John Wall, Bradley Beal. It's always hard for me to be like, 'Okay, another division crown even after everything that's gone on with our team and our ballclub this year, ' but it's a pretty cool thing".
At first, Riley was understandably upset, but he said he soon came to understand LeBron's decision, and realized that "The King" had "done the right thing".
LeBron James desires to be in a city where his wife and 3 children are happy and comfortable and where he can win at the highest level.
"We'll see how tonight goes", James said before the win over the Knicks. If James plays the Cavs' final two games, he would have played all 82 in a season for the first time in his career.
Tim Hardaway Jr.'s return - The Knicks were without THJ in their defeat to the Bucks due to an ankle sprain. Another sign reads "Philly Has a Bad History with Royalty", referencing James' "King James" nickname. He's a very cerebral basketball player.
Kanter is averaging 30.9 FanDuel points per game this season.
A Philadelphia-based company attempted to get the idea of James joining up with Embiid and Co. with a trio of billboards trying to recruit him to the city a few months ago. Masters champion Patrick Reed sat at courtside.
"I didn't want to send him anything that he could read before he hit the floor", Riley said.