By Dave B.
…he’s not an idiot, nor an overpaid sports analyst.
If we assume that LeBron James cares about his legacy, we can make two conjectures about his on-court priorities: First and foremost, he wants to win as many championships as possible during the remainder of his career. And second, barring winning more championships, he wants to continue his streak of making it to the NBA Finals. If the NBA maintains its current playoff format, going to a Western Conference teams poses a significant risk to both of those priorities.