How the Cavaliers managed to lose Lebron James twice (Part 1)

  • Published on Jul 11, 2018
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    Part 1 of how the Cavaliers managed to lost Lebron James twice in his career.
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  • Dom2k
    Dom2k  10 months ago +208

    All the major events that led to the Cavaliers finding a way to lose one of the greatest players ever not once, but twice (P.1)
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    • Travis Blankenship
      Travis Blankenship 2 months ago

      Sorry Dom but kobe and the lakers still would have smashed the Cavs even with stoudamire

    • Dezz Epson41
      Dezz Epson41 4 months ago


    • Sergio Parker
      Sergio Parker 7 months ago

      @ Dom2k shut up we already know

    • Ilavalu Tupou
      Ilavalu Tupou 10 months ago

      Hey man, is the Ratchet and Clank music copyrighted?

    • KingLouieGaming
      KingLouieGaming 10 months ago

      Dom2k what happened to the case for GOAT series

  • W.T.C 1990
    W.T.C 1990 3 hours ago

    LeBron must hate the golden state warriors cause they've denied him 3 of of 4 titles and are still in the finals

  • Snoleo Sports and entertainment

    6:36 recorded off an australian tv, one hd, formerly the free aussie espn, then new owners came in and it became tv for drunken blokes, then more new owners came in and now it shows crappy vin diesel movies over and over.

  • Johnny Brownskin
    Johnny Brownskin 13 days ago

    Excuse me, one name....Delonte West. Dating Lebron's mom behind his back, whole team knew including management. Now go look at his play off performance that season. No effort . How could you not know about that ???

  • Jason Chilado
    Jason Chilado 16 days ago

    Basically the Cavs are super poorly organized and they always use lebron as their centerpiece and fit their entire roster around one person. That’s why they suck both times he left.

  • max schlau
    max schlau Month ago

    That Ratchet and Clank soundtrack at the beginng... Is FIRE!!!

  • Ricky El Diablo
    Ricky El Diablo Month ago

    Lebron's career to me is a cascade of what ifs? Imagine if management was better, imagine if he was more aggressive in 2011, imagine is Kyrie wasn't injured in 2015?

  • MICOLE WHYTE #Oneplus6T

    Nobody would have beaten a prime stoudemire or LeBron lol you do realize that Amar'e stoudemire played literally no defense right?

  • Veselin Djurkovic
    Veselin Djurkovic Month ago

    3:45 are u fucking kidding me?

  • Bryan McNeil
    Bryan McNeil 2 months ago

    I respect players that stick with their team.. If they willingly leave, without getting traded, that’s a pussy move.. Lebron achieved redemption by going back and winning a title over the invincible Warriors.. And then leaves again.. People who argue the Lebron/Kobe/Jordan argument need to think about that.. Only one of those 3 jumped around..

  • Tgaud82
    Tgaud82 2 months ago

    im assuming it has something to do with him being the only top 30-35 player on his team. while the rest of the teams around him got a lot better

  • Julian Wallis
    Julian Wallis 2 months ago

    LMAO, Ginobli at 5:13.

  • The Henny God JR Swish
    The Henny God JR Swish 2 months ago

    Lebron is a bad role model in 2010? The high school king that gave y’all 7 years? Ok buddy

  • Larva S
    Larva S 2 months ago

    unpopular opinion... Stoudemire wouldn't work without Steve Nash

    • Hi It's me
      Hi It's me 2 months ago

      Larva S stoudemire did well in New York until melo came

  • Alex S
    Alex S 2 months ago

    7:11 COLD! 😂😂😂

  • Swaggy P
    Swaggy P 2 months ago

    How about you rank the most incompetent franchises

  • Gilly xo
    Gilly xo 2 months ago

    Honestly Kings, Knicks, Cavs, and Hornets have the worst management in the last few years

  • Elitist88
    Elitist88 2 months ago

    Did anybody else notice Manu Ginobili flop like a MF when lebron was going up for the score lmfao. He was flopping before lebron himself made it a popular trend

  • Joseph Morales
    Joseph Morales 2 months ago

    LBJ is not top 3 all time. Wtf? Michael, Kareem, Wilt, Bill Russel, and Magic. You can't tell me hes better than any of them.

    • Joseph Morales
      Joseph Morales 2 months ago

      +raider nation Bill Russell? The greatest Center of all time? 11 Rings? Wilt, 100 point game, highest average numbers of anyone not named Oscar Robinson. Or Magic the greatest PG of all time? He wouldn't exist without them. They would trash LBJ

    • raider nation
      raider nation 2 months ago

      Michael and Kareem I'll give you, but he is definitely better than wilt, bill, and magic

  • MoonMan
    MoonMan 2 months ago +1

    The boozer thing is ridiculous. Every member of cavs management should have been fired when that happened.

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    akvalues 2 months ago


  • Sheldon Barnes
    Sheldon Barnes 2 months ago

    I agree with everything about this video except. The Knicks are the NBA's most incompetent franchise. This is unfortunately coming from a huge Knick Fan

  • Your prolly A clown
    Your prolly A clown 2 months ago

    the celtics or lakers would have still beat the cavs with or without amare that year way just amare makes 10 cavs a title contender

  • define crazy
    define crazy 2 months ago

    Dude you said 2 stupid things in this video.
    1. You said Bulls were a better organization then cavs before MJ came to NBA which is wrong,Cavs had more success Then Bulls up to that point.
    2. You said there is no way Lebron would have lost if he had Amare stoudemire, Which is stupid since Lebron lost to the Mavs the nest year when he was playing with a Prime Wade who was much better then Amare stoudemire and Chris Bosh who was at worst as good as Amare. but great video anyway

  • Jed Repiedad
    Jed Repiedad 3 months ago

    I wish LeBron was LeGM back when they were trading for Stoudemire so that he could pressure the cavs to do it 😂

  • Robert Dee
    Robert Dee 3 months ago

    Hey he gave us a chip its fine

  • shitkicker4000 LOLz
    shitkicker4000 LOLz 3 months ago

    Ahhhhh. Old ass shaq. I remember when Kevin Hart was making fu of him in Cleveland

  • Juan Spears
    Juan Spears 3 months ago

    Oh...and Dan Gilbert...*sigh

  • Juan Spears
    Juan Spears 3 months ago

    After hearing they could have gotten Stat for Hickson and Z...I dont wanna hear a goddamn thing about Bron leaving

  • Brooklyn Fan-1
    Brooklyn Fan-1 3 months ago

    Cavs should just move the team to Seattle, probably one of the worst franchise ever.. no ones gonna sign with them and they have to built from the draft.. also cav fans are so ignorant for booing Lebron when he left, cause he would’ve left earlier if he wasn’t from there..let’s see when things turn around, cause I’m a nets fan who went through tough times but they turning things around.

  • Sephiroth766
    Sephiroth766 3 months ago

    Oh God how in the blud hell do they pass on that goldmine of a trade for Amare?

  • t n
    t n 4 months ago

    Yo Dom 2k, after lbj won the title no cavs fan "cared" if he left. Yea, it sucked. Same time, he did what we all wanted. The first time he left yea it sucked but ima hit you with this theory.... Cavs traded big z to the wizards. Yea we had a backdoor deal to get z back but when z came back we let fat Shaq take his starting spot.
    Yea I know Shaq is Shaq but at this point he was old fat Shaq, while old, in my mind big Z was a top five center in that period. Plus Z could hit the three.
    Anyway, trading z showed lbj that the nba is just a business where the owners don't care about loyalty. That's why z went to the heat with lbj

  • Lj Ellsworth
    Lj Ellsworth 4 months ago

    Mo Williams Antwan Jamison who was a 20 and 10 guy before joining Cleveland and Big Z werent a good supporting cast?

  • Lj Ellsworth
    Lj Ellsworth 4 months ago

    Cleveland had the best record in 09 and 10 and LeBron failed to win with those teams in 2010 they were top 10 in offensive and defensive efficiency.

  • Lj Ellsworth
    Lj Ellsworth 4 months ago

    Magic was drafted to a Lakers team that couldnt win anything with Kareem and when he did get drafted.... boom. Dynasty.
    The Dream was drafted to a Rockets team that was 29-53 the year before he was drafted
    What did Shaq win with the Lakers before Kobe? Can anyone tell me?
    The Bulls were 27-55 before they drafted Jordan. What past success did the Bulls have prior to Jordan?

  • TarHeelsFan 5
    TarHeelsFan 5 4 months ago +1

    Did anyone notice that incredible flop by Manu 5:13 😂😂😂

  • gscollect
    gscollect 4 months ago

    Your videos are great. One little tidbit you forgot to mention is that jj Hickson and Bron were really good friends and that factored into the decision of whether to trade him or not.

  • Benny Urq
    Benny Urq 4 months ago

    Lol trash ass Cleveland 😂😂

  • Trzn
    Trzn 4 months ago

    Lebron is just a disloyal front runner.

  • Alex Schrock
    Alex Schrock 4 months ago

    Man, watching the Cavs 2007 - 2010 was so infuriating even though they were good!

  • Midnight Owl
    Midnight Owl 5 months ago

    The second time he left wasn't basketball related. He's launching a cable network and can't run a media empire based in Ohio, it's as simple as that.

  • King Cartrell
    King Cartrell 5 months ago

    Shaq with the assist though 🔥☄️🔥🔥🍗

  • Andres Olivares
    Andres Olivares 5 months ago

    Tell me not, This nigga sounds like the bitch on I-Ready..

  • Utuber4life707
    Utuber4life707 5 months ago

    People act like it’s the Cavs fault that he couldn’t work it out with kyrie,they act like he didn’t overpay role players from that 2016 championship,or how about the fact that instead of keeping all those peices he had last year he liquidated all the Cavs assets for shittier role players.i get it the first time around but lebron himself was the demise of this Cavs team the second time around

  • Agustin Carter
    Agustin Carter 5 months ago

    First of all half of the Blame should be on Lebron James cuz he is trying to play GM .. The Cavs were about to let go of JR Smith and Tristan Thompson but Lebron told management to keep them.

  • curious pug
    curious pug 5 months ago

    blame Dan Gilbert

  • Matthew Colvin
    Matthew Colvin 5 months ago

    Saw that this was the only video that didn’t get demonetized, since he spoke out about his partnership with the nba. Making sure someone gets his money

  • Rajon Rondo
    Rajon Rondo 5 months ago +1

    Never trust a guy with a shitty signature. What the fuck was that signature? He only wrote his first name lmao

  • Koh Smoger
    Koh Smoger 6 months ago

    I hate lebron but would he ever have won a chip with the Cavs if he stayed in Cleveland. His whole career would have been looked at as a failure without the jewlery. If he never went to the heat he would still be ring less

  • Jay Eff Ess
    Jay Eff Ess 6 months ago

    Bro your ads are the fucking worst thing on RU-clip

  • Brisk Clown
    Brisk Clown 6 months ago

    Lebron is not top 3 player in history I give you 6 or 7 but not 3

  • Homeless to Greatness
    Homeless to Greatness 6 months ago

    Amare and LeBron on the same team would have been fun to watch.

  • Aks_135
    Aks_135 6 months ago

    2:23, lol

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  • allanhouston22
    allanhouston22 6 months ago +1

    name of the tune starting from 01:56, please?

  • open world
    open world 7 months ago

    Kobe would of beaten lebron and stainomayer

  • Arvin Jaylo
    Arvin Jaylo 7 months ago


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    Jouel Marcus Cosme 7 months ago


  • Kobe Marin
    Kobe Marin 7 months ago

    The lakers didn't draft kobe, the hornets did

  • Jonny Watts
    Jonny Watts 7 months ago +3

    Kobe fans just gonna ignore those times he kept asking to be traded in 2005-2007

  • Terrance Burton
    Terrance Burton 7 months ago

    Lol lol lol listen its plain and simple the nba was shaping lbj career the league was gettin rid of 25 point players and molding the league around lbj game they really thought in those early years lbj was good enough to win a title wit any team 06 wade wins his first title he had shaq and bunch of great role players and Alonzo but dig the next year lbj team makes the finals and gets swept lol i never understood lbj bein in that finals i was laughin at him and his team cause i knew they didn't belong lol lbj in 09 would have been more ready to play la but like i say the nba was shaping lbj career and kobe would have handled lbj that year i the nba had noticed that lbj wasnt a killer and they was still tryna push him to the goat status they just need him to have rings lol the nba fucked up tryin to give this generation a superstar instead of letttin nature takes its course but hey its powers that be wit plan for the next 50 years lol

  • Tony Son
    Tony Son 7 months ago

    JJ... Hickson... JJ FUCKING... HICKSON

  • Lord young
    Lord young 7 months ago

    Do a video on how the cavs managed to lose kyrie

  • Joe Gengarelly
    Joe Gengarelly 8 months ago

    Top 3 in history? TF?

  • closs
    closs 8 months ago

    Top 3?


    Your transitions into promoting seat geek are flawless lol

  • Isaiah Watson
    Isaiah Watson 8 months ago

    Bruh the Cavs chose JJ Hickson over Amare Stoudemire

  • Jonathan Parker
    Jonathan Parker 8 months ago +2

    I'll tell you the reason they lost him the second time, it's not because of Gilbert, J.R. or even Kyrie or the Warriors... it was because they gave him too much. They were soooo afraid of losing him again, especially with him signing one year deals with player options, they bent over backwards and let him do whatever he wanted, let him have input on personnel decisions, contracts, the coaching staff, everything.. in Miami Pat Riley, Mickey Arison, and Erik Spoelstra had control over those decisions.. In Cleveland, LeBron was the GM, President of Operations, and Coach..the Cavs let him trade away Dion, bring in Washed up guys like Shump n J.R. then give his guys like Smith, Iman, and Thompson massive contracts that would bloat the team flexibility, let guys like Delly go (I would've preferred his deal on the roster over the one they gave Smith or Shumpert) then they allow him to sacrifice the team's future by trading Kyrie away. And aquiring bad deals like Clarkson and Hill. And how does he repay them after they literally did everything and got everyone he wanted them too? He bails and leaves them with the bloated salaries, no future draft picks, no Kyrie, and now no LeBron. I couldn't believe he would leave them in worse shape this time, but he did. I always thought that he had a secret handshake deal with Dan that once he retired a Cav in a few years Gilbert would sell him the team. But now Fuck him, hope he never comes back, I guarantee he'll leave the Lakers in worse shape too when all is said and done. All those young players n picks and that cap space? Will be gone in 2 years or less. I wish they would've learned from the Lakers and the Shaq Kobe beef (don't trade the young player, trade the 32 year old closer to the end of his prime) lol Should've traded Bron for a King's ransom lol Pun intended

  • Jonathan Parker
    Jonathan Parker 8 months ago

    Screwing up with Carlos Boozer was on the Cavs? Are you fucking kidding? They declined his team option because they wanted to offer him a contract quicker than after year 3 the owner and Boozer had a handshake agreement that in exchange for declining the option he would sign a deal with the Cavs. He then turned around and signed with the Jazz to a deal he knew the Cavs couldn't match. Because of the CAP. Trust me if they knew what Carlos was going do once they didn't pick up the option to offer him the contract quicker, they would've kept him under that 3rd year option.. He didn't keep his word. The Cavs trusted the wrong player, that's not on them

  • David Miranda
    David Miranda 8 months ago

    5:13 nice flop

  • Michael Vance
    Michael Vance 8 months ago

    Take LeBron out of Cleveland from 2003 until now. Just pretend LeBron never played there. Looking at that, you can clearly see Cavs as the worst organization in the NBA, probably would have missed every playoff appearance to this date and the team would be on the verge of being sold and taken to a different city. LeBron saved that franchise

  • Cornell Cannon
    Cornell Cannon 8 months ago

    Part 1 - Dan Gilbert...
    Part 2 - a moron.

  • Kevin Richards
    Kevin Richards 9 months ago

    I just want to know why if steve Nash’s suns with Amare, raja, Marion and Barbosa can’t win as championship you believe somehow Lebron and Amare alone would be FAVORITES win a ring 😒

  • MrOunce3
    MrOunce3 9 months ago

    I like your videos but this video was full of shit. How about name all the allstars that he played with on that team and give them credit. How about all the players that went on to win with other teams. How about tell the people that Shac actually played in the playoffs. How about tell the people that LeBron looked lost in game 5 and basically quit on the team against the Celitics. How about the organization was so stupid that LeBron came back and they bought him a ring with the highest payroll but he still having the same problems as he did at the beginning of his career.

  • Shmoziii
    Shmoziii 9 months ago

    This is an amazing video that lowkey makes me cringe😤

  • UnexpectedWonder
    UnexpectedWonder 9 months ago +1

    This reminds me how Booty, Bootleg, and Subpar the Cavs Organization is.

  • Jay Tee
    Jay Tee 9 months ago

    Dissapointed Delonte West's relationship with his mom wasn't mentioned because that certainly was a factor as well

  • Rickey Gray
    Rickey Gray 9 months ago

    Go up to the youtube search bar
    Enter "LeBron quits on team".
    Scroll through the dozens of separate times this quitter has quit on his team.
    This guy is the GQAT.
    Greatest quitter of all time.
    Listen to the post 2018 finals game 4 recaps.
    Cleveland lost James again because...
    He's the GQAT.

  • Cammankingdom 23
    Cammankingdom 23 9 months ago

    Really lebron and amare can't shoot they couldn't shoot back then how would they have been favorites

  • stashouse617
    stashouse617 10 months ago

    Call me crazy but I believe lebron left cleveland the first time so they could tank and get pics they got high picks once bron left .

  • LeGoat James
    LeGoat James 10 months ago

    Pls show this to troydan

  • MrBigPickle
    MrBigPickle 10 months ago

    dan gilbert sucks. also.. lebron will come back to finish his career in cle

  • SuperNardful
    SuperNardful 10 months ago +11

    Wow NBA stories are like anime😯

  • snwbubble
    snwbubble 10 months ago

    that manu flop tho lolol

  • Big Dick69 uhs
    Big Dick69 uhs 10 months ago

    I like the intro music

  • jaxsonlee10
    jaxsonlee10 10 months ago

    You're seriously uninformed here man. The Cavs continually had free agents ready to sign there but none would if James didn't commit and he refused. You're also ignoring the fact that LeBron and Wade decided years earlier they were playing together, he was always leaving.
    P.S. LeBron and Amare wouldn't have been a guarantee to make the finals or win it.
    LeBron didn't grow up rooting for Cleveland teams, he just ended up there. He never really wanted to play there to begin with.
    The Cavs didn't mess up either time. LeBron was planning on leaving both times. There was 0 they could have done to change that.

  • Amer Witdarax
    Amer Witdarax 10 months ago +1

    Did any one see manu flop