The Cleveland Cavaliers have been up and down this season.
They look like a team that could go head to head with the best in the league, but inconsistency prevents them from reaching their true ceiling.
That’s why Anthony Lima of 92.3 The Fan is worried about their apparent lack of accountability in the losses.
Talking on his show with Ken Carman, he urged the team to just stop making excuses and start owning things when they don’t do them right.
Lima called them out for always blaming injuries and the referees when things don’t go their way, and then acting like they’ve won the NBA championship every single time they win a game.
— 92.3 The Fan (@923TheFan) December 13, 2023
Truth be told, the hardest part about developing a young team is building consistency and developing winning habits.
That’s where J.B. Bickerstaff’s experience needs to come in handy, and he needs to step up and hold the players accountable and make them realize that they’re only going to get as far as they’re willing to lead the team.
The Cavs are going back to their defensive identity, but not having Evan Mobley obviously hurts their chances.
Even so, there’s no need to come up with excuses; they just need to embrace a ‘next-man-up’ mentality and get someone to carry the load for as long as it takes to get the job done.
The NBA is tough; no one will give you anything, you just have to take it, and there should be no more room for excuses at this point.