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LeBron James calls out teammates for being soft: “You can’t preach toughness” Harry How/Getty Images
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The Cleveland Cavaliers dropped a pretty embarrassing game to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night, losing 126-113. The Cavs have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games and LeBron James is finally tired of the team playing soft defense. They’ve given up over 100 points in eight of those ten games and James said that changing the league’s 21st worst defense will take some better individual efforts.

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According to ESPN.com’s Dave McMenamin, LeBron said: “It ain’t about a group. It’s about individuals. We’ve got to be more, just do more. It ain’t about no group. You can’t preach toughness. You’ve got to have it.”

With the loss, the Cavaliers are now only one game ahead of Boston for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and in danger of falling to No. 2 for the first time since James came back to Cleveland in 2014. While the Cavs might score about 110 points a game, giving up close to 107 a game can’t be too comforting for a team looking to make a deep run in the playoffs and get back to the Finals where defense will sorely be needed.

[h/t Bleacher Report]

Ben Bornstein was born in San Antonio, TX. That would explain his love for the Spurs and good basketball. He was raised in Orlando, Florida for most of his life though, so he has special feelings for the Magic too. He is an avid NBA, NCAA, and NFL fan who ...Read more
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