The Cleveland Cavaliers have looked nothing like defending NBA champions lately as they lost three of their last four games. Their most recent loss came against the San Antonio Spurs, who simply crushed the Cavaliers in a blowout game. At the end of the game, the Spurs had 103 points, while the Cavaliers only had 74. For Cleveland, this was one of the worst losses of the season, and they lost not only a game, but their first seed in the conference.

LeBron James seemingly doesn't care about the first seed as he didn't pay it much mind.

“That’s fine,” James said to ESPN, “It matters more that we play better basketball than where we’re at."

Giving up on the first seed

The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly going to rest their star players for the remainder of the season. This includes LeBron James, who has been the best Cavaliers player by far. James has carried a lot of the load for Cleveland this season, and the team just can't function without him. The four-time MVP has missed six games this season, and the Cavaliers lost all of those games.

If the Cavaliers let LeBron James rest in the last nine games of the season, it is not very likely they will even keep the second seed. If they rest all of their star players, they will definitely not keep it.

LeBron will carry Cleveland to the finals once again

Despite their poor performances in the regular season, the Cleveland Cavaliers still have LeBron James, which means they have hope to win another title. We have witnessed a "playoff LeBron" many times before, and there is no doubt he will flip the switch and become a beast in the playoffs once again.

Even though he played in the last six NBA finals, James still have a lot of energy, will, and determination to win more titles. There are a few teams in the Eastern Conference who are doing great this season, but it is unlikely that they can win four games against the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James will most likely carry the Cavs to another NBA finals, but it is questionable if they can defend their title.