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LeBron's swan song? Let's hope not

May 13, 2010 - Neil Rudel

Tonight is when the NBA playoffs can really get interesting.

Boston has Cleveland on the ropes and has a chance to close out the Eastern semifinal series in 6 games. LeBron James was not nearly aggressive enough in Game 5 -- an embarrassing and surprising blowout at home in what may have been James' final game in his hometown if he goes elsewhere next season.

The other three series have been 4-0 sweeps with the Lakers, Suns and Magic advancing.

If the playoffs have lacked drama so far -- and other than Utah taking out No. 2 seed Denver, they have -- the semifinals should be good.

As for whether James remains in Cleveland, I hope so. Despite the Cavs' disappointing showing so far, they're still much closer to NBA title contention than the Knicks -- where most think James could land.

If that happens, when the New York media is tearing James apart every time he misses a shot, LBJ will wish he never left Cleveland.


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