Lebron opts out of playoffs

The Cleveland Cavaliers were dealt a serious blow in their attempt to come back from a 3-2 series deficit against the Boston Celtics when reigning MVP LeBron James chose to exercise a clause in his contract and opt out of the 2010 Playoffs. “I’ve got a lot on my plate between filming TV commercials, making movies and watching Yankees games,” said James. “And I realized all these distractions were starting to affect my play. I mean, it's May sweeps. What if I'm needed to film a big commercial? I don't really have time for basketball right now.” Rather than continue to tarnish his legacy, like he did in a dismal Game 5, James chose to opt out of the playoffs and get a jump on his impending free agency. He said he ran the idea past his coach and GM, both of whom were understanding of the decision. “I talked with LeBron, and we both agree this is the right move for him,” said Mike D’Antoni.