It wasn't a performance worthy of an encore, but will fans in Cleveland get to see LeBron James wear a Cavaliers uniform on an NBA stage again?
James played one of the worst games of his career, hitting just three shots in 42 minutes, as the visiting Celtics routed his Cavaliers 120-88 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. As a result, the Cavaliers head to Boston on the brink of a playoff elimination that would usher in free agency for their star.
LeBron has had his moments on the big stage, hitting a memorable winner against the Pistons, but did his Game 5 performance reveal a fundamental flaw in his quest to be the best in the game? And is that what matters most to him?