Say Lebron goes to New Jersey or New York. Say he accepts one of their lucrative offers and leaves us poor cav fans to sink into mediocraty. Would we do so? Without Lebron, do the Cavs have a playoff worthy team. I dont think they do.
During the Magic series the other Cavs, with the exception of varajao and to a small extent mo, proved inadiquate. The whole team played well in the Pistons and Hawk series, but those teams lost because of their inability to stop Lebron's one man show. I dont think a 38 year old shaq could fill the massive loss of oncourt presense that lebron brought. Thats not saying shaq couldn't provide leadership, put he would not be able to provide the explosiveness that lebron did.