RCM88x wrote:I honestly don't think the defensive drop off is as sever as people suggest, to me the biggest problem in Cleveland was that no one on the roster was a particular good defender and the culture really sort of sucked in 2017 and especially 2018.
Honestly this season has probably been his best overall defensive season since 2012 or 2013, don't think its crazy at all to suggest he's an all around better player now.
The coaching in Cleveland after Blatt's departure is brutal. Lue should take a lot of blame for those teams' defensive struggles.
Anyway, to me, LeBron's best versions post-2010 are (in no order)
I don't think 2020 LeBron is better than any of the versions above. His defensive improvement doesn't make up for what he has lost offensively. Although, again, he started coming along after the AS break. A real shame the season had to come to a halt.