The Cleveland Cavaliers did something on Monday that I’ve never heard any professional sports team do before. Lebron and the Cavs held an off-the-record press conference with three select media outlets to talk about how the team isn’t very good.
ESPN was among them.
Several prominent players, speaking on condition of anonymity to ESPN, Cleveland.com and The Athletic, expressed doubt that the problems — an aging roster, defensively challenged personnel and a glut of redundant role players — could simply be worked out through patience and a chance to coalesce when fully healthy.
This is great, so basically several players on the Cavs would like to see some of the other (older) Cavs traded for new Cavs, but from here it’s difficult to see what anyone involved gained from this odd little episode.
How is sneaking around behind the rest of the team’s back going to help?