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The King Has Officially Taken Over

Before I start, I would just like to say that I wrote this at midnight last night after I watched the Cavs-Timberwolves duke it out, and I didn’t finish until around 3:30 in the morning.

So without further ado…

Ladies and Gentlemen, please gather around. What you are about to witness will be hard to fathom, but the truth, is the truth.

LeBron James is about to bring Cleveland so far out of the dumps, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Browns won the Super Bowl next year.

First, I hear Lebron gets in this huge exchange with two Cavs Execs where voices were raised and fists were thrown. Well, no, not really, but could you imagine? That first part’s true, unfortunately no fists were thrown.

My reaction to this whole situation? I am currently standing at my microwave, poppin’ some popcorn, getting ready to watch my soon to be favorite new show:

The King Has Taken Over.

As far as I’m concerned, Lebron is the acting Head Coach, President and GM of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Whatever he says, goes. He’s the new Sherriff in town. If he wants bagels in the locker room on Monday’s, there better be a hot ‘n fresh stack of New York Bagels with a nice spread of different flavored shmeers waiting right there at his chair every Monday morning.

The King, is the King for a reason. He gets what he wants, when he wants it. And he wants to win. After watching last nights game against the T-wolves, I’m convinced his loud mouth has got this team back on track.

138-136 Timberwolves up by two.

Lebron lays it in off the glass with 24.0 seconds left in OT. Shot clock turned off. Tie game.

138-138 Timberwolves Ball with Jimmy Butler driving. Lebron swats it in his face with 2.3 seconds left.

Timeout. 1.3 seconds left. Cavs Ball.

138-138 Cavaliers to inbound.

Lebron sinks game winner over Butler. 0.0.

Cavs win 140-138. He flipped the switch right on National Television.

This man, or whatever he is, played 48 minutes tonight. Let that sink in first, people. This man is thirty-three years old. He finished with 37 points. 15 Rebounds. And 10 assists. He shot 16-22 from the field, a soft seventy-three percent for the night, and was 5-7 from downtown, a sorry seventy-one percent.

Just your average night for a King.

Let me just point out that he is currently 13 years older than Lonzo Ball. Congrats on the kid,  I see your recovery is going splendid. And is playing the length of an entire NBA game, a week and a half before the freaking All-Star Break.

Lebron just took Cleveland out of the ground, picked that entire city up, put them on his back, and is currently carrying them towards the promised land.

People, I just want you to know, in case you hadn’t heard, human beings don’t do stuff like this. This is special. This is really fun to watch. Now, don’t get me wrong, he’s going to use these next two weeks and recover the hell out of his body after a night like tonight, so expect the shirtless Instagram stories that’ll make you want to propel yourself at a concrete wall. But I promise you, come second half, mark my words, he will go on and absolute TEAR in the NBA. Fear. The. King.

He’s already averaging a pretty 26.3 points, 8.0 rebounds and 8.6 assists per game. But that’s nothing compared to what this second half is going to look like. Absolutely disgusting numbers are about to be put up post All-Star break. I really wouldn’t be surprised if he averages a triple double.

This was a statement game for him. He just ripped his jersey right down the middle, screamed as loud as he could, and said, I got this. He told everybody in Cleveland, you let me run your franchise, from top to bottom, and we’re going to win another NBA Championship.

The King has officially taken over.

Obviously he can’t do it for that long by himself, but that is what tonight was for. He told everybody in that locker room,

I am the captain now.

He looked right at Isaiah Thomas and said, you work for me now.

I did not expect him to trade him away the next day, but damn I am pretty much a fortune teller.

With Kevin Love out of the picture, this team can finally mesh the way they should have been all along.

Expect to see a very angry Lebron James this second half of the season. He is about to rampage through the NBA like a bat outta hell, all the way to the NBA finals.

At the end of the day, I guess it doesn’t really matter though, because the Golden State Warriors still exist, and they’re pretty much going to win. Not without a historic NBA finals performance, by the one and only, the King.

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