It has been a tough start to the season for the Cleveland Cavaliers and their new superstar line up.
So far their new big three of LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving have struggled to live up to the high expectations placed on them in pre-season.
There have been rumours of dissent amongst the ranks in Cleveland this season and each player has seemed to find their own problems.
Well now the home town hero has called upon one of his fellow new recruits to stand up and be counted on the court.
LeBron has been talking about Love and claiming that the star Forward needs to be more demanding in the paint.
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After Love claimed that he doesn't get the ball as much as he wants it in the post, LeBron has taken a stand and tried to motivate his team-mate.
"If he wants the ball in the post, he gets it in the post. He'll demand it and we'll give it to him." - LeBron on Love's desire to get the ball
Clearly LeBron will not be one to stand around on the court and he is expecting the exact same from his team-mates.
It is an admirable and understandable sentiment from LeBron but is it possible that playing in a big team is affecting Love?
Having just come from being a big fish in the small pond of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Love could be forgiven for expecting players to automatically be on the lookout for him.
Meanwhile LeBron has come from a team including Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade so is more accustomed to having to be vocal about his desire to get the ball.
Either way, the two will have to find a way to communicating on the court or the Cavaliers could be in for one of the most unpredicted seasons in NBA history.
Cavaliers a let down?
So far this season the Cavaliers are 5-6 following a loss to the Washington Wizards tonight.
The Wizards ran out 91-78 winners as the Cavaliers continue to struggle to force a winning record.
They have struggled to find their rhythm all season and despite only being 11 games in are already quite a way behind the leaders.
Fortunately for LeBron and the Cavaliers, they are in the often considered weaker Eastern Conference and despite their losing record are still amongst the play-off seedings at this very early stage.
The bad news for the Ohio team is that up next for them is the inform Toronto Raptors who top the Eastern Conference.
The Raptors have won the last three whilst Cleveland have lost their last three games so it could go either way when the two clash on Sunday night.