Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson believes the Cleveland Cavaliers are the overwhelming favorite to win the Eastern Conference.
Tristan Thompson wants smoke with the whole Eastern Conference 🍿
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 27, 2018
While anyone can appreciate the mans confidence, even he cannot believe the smoke he is blowing.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will enter the 2018-19 season without LeBron James, who had play some of the best basketball in history to carry his team to the NBA Finals last June.
Lets be serious, the Cavaliers don’t make the playoffs without LeBron James, and even if they do, they don’t get out of the first round.
Lebron was the Cavaliers, any chance of them returning to the NBA Finals for a 5th year in a row dissolved when the King bolted for the Los Angeles Lakers.
There were certain points during the playoffs that the Cavalier supporting cast was historically bad, LeBron was doing everything.
The team was so thin, they could not even take a game from the Golden State Warriors.
Thompson certainly understands this, it’s enough that the Boston Celtics, and the Toronto Raptors are chomping at the bit to destroy the Cavaliers, now Thompson goes out, and provides bulletin board material for every team east of the Mississippi.
Way to go Tristian, an already difficult season just got much harder.