CLEVELAND – These Cleveland Cavaliers had never seen the MVP hesitant, unsure of himself, and yet everyone could see LeBron James(notes) was still probing the Boston Celtics, his elbow and the freshly minted fragility of his psyche. He has been Herculean in his career, unstoppable, unflappable. And finally something threatened to penetrate basketball's monolith.
"I thought about it a little too much," James said. "It's the first real injury that I've ever had to play with."
When James needed his teammates, they were there for him. Williams hit huge shots, including his first dunk as a Cavalier. Shaquille O'Neal(notes) dropped Rajon Rondo(notes) on his back with a ferocious foul, and he never hurt the Cavaliers again. They had all been brought to Cleveland to be the supporting cast to get James his championship, and maybe he neverRead More »from LeBron's pain is no gain for Celtics