I find it interesting that LeBron was so animated on the bench the very next game after the confrontation with Joakim Noah. Lesson learned.
This was a bloodbath. The Cavs spotted the Bucks and 11-0 lead… and then led 39-17. The Cavs scored 29 straight points with Delonte going for 14 straight to start the second quarter. LeBron was certainly enjoying Delonte’s run from the bench, hopping up and yelling every time West scored another bucket (man, he sure looks like he can’t wait to leave, eh Simmons?).
I’m more than okay with James hamming it up on the bench (most of the time). Think about that- he’s on the bench when this is happening. It’s not like he’s kneeing someone in the balls and then staring him down (for instance). He’s not hitting garbage time buckets and preening around. He’s celebrating the good play of his teammates (you know, the ones everyone calls “The LeBrons), this is a bad thing? Stop having fun!
And as far as I’m concerned, they’re allowed to ham it up if the Bucks did this:
The Bucks played Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” as James and the Cavaliers were introduced, an apparent jab at the franchise because James can opt out of his contract at the end of this season and become a free agent.
Seriously Milwaukee, what the hell are you thinking? Do you want LeBron to leave the Cavs? You’re cool with stars to leaving their mid-market (winning) teams to bolt for the bright lights? Really? What about Brandon Jennings? You think he might want a bigger market to showcase his talents? Hell, Cleveland gave your city C.C. Sabathia, allowing Brewers fans to experience postseason baseball for the first time this decade, this is how you repay us?
Poor form, Milwaukee, poor form.