The NBA All-Star break will hamper his side Cleveland Cavaliers’ performance in the league, feels LeBron James. The Cavs head into the break with three straight wins and eight victories in ten games.
The Cavs have returned to form a bit late this season. When things started clicking, the All-Star break came to hurt their consistency.
“I’m in a very good place as far as where I’d like to be,” James said after practicing with the Eastern All-Star team on Saturday. “The worst thing that could have happened to us is the All-Star break. Seven days, we haven’t played since Wednesday; we won’t play again until Thursday. So that’s the worst thing that could happen.”
James makes his 12th All-Star appearance on Sunday at Toronto’s Air Canada Center. The All-Star distinction has no bearing on the regular season and playoffs. The long break would have a negative impact on Cavs’ performance, pointed out James, as reported by USA Today.
“We have a veteran ball club and I know guys will take a couple days off, which they should, but then at least get some cardio in,” James added. “I’m not expecting guys to get back on the floor, because staying off the floor is probably what’s most beneficial to us right now, but just getting some work in so we get back on Wednesday, or Tuesday for practice, that we’re ready to go.”
The break could also be positive for the injured and fatigue guys to return to form. Would James’ experience keep the Cavs on track after the break?
When asked about whether Kevin Love is leaving for Boston Celtics before Thursday’s deadline, James shot them down, citing them as rumors, according to the Bleacher Report.
LeBron James was asked about the Kevin Love rumor to Boston. "It's false."
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