This week, one of the good guys in the world of sports was shown the door, despite being the winning-est coach in Cleveland Cavaliers history. Former Spurs assistant Mike Brown was fired on Monday just one year being named Coach of the Year.
Why you ask? One reason: it's a what have you done for me lately world. The other: the Cavs are preparing themselves for the King James Sweepstakes.
The Cavs feel like they need to show James that they are headed in a new direction, a different philosophy, new beginnings, take your pick. What's sad about all of that is LeBron himself. When is he going to look in the mirror and realize that he needs to start following a program if he ever plans to win a championship?
LeBron is one of the best players in the NBA, but until he learns that even he can get better, with the proper guidance, he will certainly join the ranks of great players to never win a championship.
Tim Duncan is a perfect example for James to follow. He could even point to THE best player in the league, Kobe Bryant. Early in his career, Bryant was the same, he felt he could do no wrong and every one around told him as much. But Kobe finally joined the program, and he has a chest full of championship rings to show for it.
It's a maturation process and right now, James needs to mature. It's just too bad that it didn't come sooner, and nice guys like Mike Brown have to pay the price.