LeBron leaving Cleveland would be best for the NBA
LeBron and the Cavs will try to claw back from a 0-2 deficit against the Warriors, but Colin thinks the Cavs getting swept would guarantee him switching teams and would be best for the NBA.
Colin thinks LeBron’s 3-6 Finals record is a significant blemish on his career, and staying in Cleveland only guarantees more Finals losses, and leaves the Warriors unchallenged. James leaving to join a contender would be a massive story line for the coming season, but more importantly create a real challenge to Golden State if he formed another super team.
Houston shouldn’t sign Chris Paul to a max deal
Houston was on the verge of an NBA Finals berth before Chris Paul went down with a hamstring injury that caused him to miss Games 6 and 7 of the Western Conference Finals. Recent reports state that Paul will be seeking a max deal in the offseason and, despite Paul’s postseason success, Colin thinks it would be a mistake for the Rockets to sign him to it.
Paul’s salary cap hit would make it nearly impossible to add a third superstar to the roster, and would leave them undermanned next year against the Warriors. At 33 years old in his 14th season, signing Paul to a max deal would be a mistake.
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Nick Wright – Host of FS1’s First Thing’s First is in-studio explaining why LeBron is likely gone, even if the Cavs win a title; and why Steph Curry is not an underdog.
Rob Ryan – Longtime NFL Defensive Coordinator is in-studio explaining why it’s hard to tell what rookies will be during OTA’s.
Brian Scalabrine – Nba Champion with the Celtics joins the show to explain why he thinks LeBron will leave Cleveland; and why Steph Curry is not beloved among NBA players.
Caron Butler – 14-year NBA Veteran is in-studio discussing the likelihood LeBron is gone from Cleveland and if the Cavs have any chance to comeback against the Warriors.