As many on this site have pointed out over the course of the year, Cleveland is vulnerable. Lebron looks slow and it is love and a bunch of role players. If we had Irving and Hayward we could be living that life
Yes, but LeBron isn't degraded yet. Don't let 1 bad game fool you and I apologize if my anti-LeBron posts have caused confusion. The key takeaway from this is that he HAS BEGUN the decline. This means in ~2 more years, he will just be a really good player (roughly where Horford is now -- top 30 or so) and not the poisonous wall that has impeded us for 15 years (the guy who basically scored whenever he wanted).
I think that in general, we must be happy. Tatum has signs of "multiple time allstar" as a floor now instead of a ceiling and Brown appears to be getting there as well. Kyrie is just entering his prime. Hayward doesn't need to be the 2nd option anymore. Isn't that scary? Hayward can be the 3rd or 4th option on a basketball team. And Al Horford's contract is ending soon... I can totally see him bypassing money to give us a good MLE contract for the titles. We also have 1 more year of Rozier, Morris, and Theis on an insane budget ( combined under $10 mil next season).
We also did it without selling our fans out by charging them a ton of money while losing on purpose.
There are a lot of things to be upset about, but thankfully they all happened in the same season instead of scattered like what happened with the big 3 era.