On Tuesday night, LeBron James and the Cavaliers lost Game 2 in Boston at the hands of the Celtics. Boston now owns a 2-0 lead in the series as it shifts back to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4.
Most of the questions last night centered around LeBron’s defensive effort, but a few, like Skip Bayless, are looking beyond this series.
The best player in the league is set to be a free agent. Everyone is wondering if he’ll stay in Cleveland, or leave for another organization to compete for a title.
Bayless thinks he’s headed to Philadelphia to join Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) May 16, 2018
Here’s what he had to say about Cleveland’s loss to Boston in Game 2.
“This to me ensures that LeBron James will be a Philadelphia 76er next year. It just has to happen. It’s too good to be true so maybe it won’t happen. How can he not take the opportunity to stay in the East with a client of his in Ben Simmons…but that’s the loaded team, that’s the nuclear team. “
Adding LeBron to a Ben Simmons-Joel Embiid pairing might be enough to take on the Golden State Warriors in the finals. And yet, the Celtics return Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving next season to a team that be a LeBron-less 76ers team in the postseason this year.
All these arguments could change if LeBron and the Cavs come back from a 2-0 deficit against the Celtics.