One of Blatt’s supporters believe that Blatt’s firing was “1,000 percent LeBron.” There is no question that in the Cavs’ grand scheme of things, James carried, and carries, the hammer. But multiple things can be true at the same time.
In improvisational and comedy classes, one of the first exercises students have to master is the “yes, and” concept, in which they agree to accept the premise of a dialogue with their partners (the “yes” part) while adding new pieces of information that may take the dialogue in a totally different direction (the “and” part). For example: you are an immigrant new to this country. Yes. And, you curse every third word. Go.
It doesn’t really matter now, especially after news broke that Blatt was reluctant to call James out in front of his peers. The Cavs have to win now, because Blatt will get his shot someplace else.