You have to understand one simple fact - the media sucks. Go watch CNN. Go watch FoxNews. It's all about creating drama. In Jordan's day, it was profitable to hide the drama (like MJ punching teammates, MJ gambling, etc.). Painting a picture of perfection helped to build the NBA after a time filled with cocaine, drugs, and off the court drama. Now, it's profitable to create any drama possible even when it doesn't exist. So much of the LeBron stuff is overblown. Prior to this season, the only issue was Kyrie yet Kyrie was the issue. This season, LaVar was distraction. Injuries were an issue. A poor roster construction was an issue. Youthfulness was an issue. LeBron wasn't the main issue. Yes, his desire to win didn't help kids who weren't ready, but do you blame him for trying to win? The guy had been to 8 straight Finals and signed for a team whose FO screwed up filling the roster and the young guys just didn't perform. And people got hurt. If LeBron takes AD to places he's never been this year (like past the 2nd round), this whole garbage about LeBron turmoil can finally be put to rest. His teammates love him. He wins. That's what matters.