LeBron James Opt-O-Meter: After Heat Beat Bobcats in Game 1


Editor’s note: After every playoff game the All U Can Heat staff weighs in on the “LeBron James Opt-O-Meter” — the real-time measurement of LeBron’s mood in regards to whether or not he will stay in Miami after he opts out of his contract this summer. It’s not difficult to understand: 1 means he’s gone, like ‘Seeyuh, Miami, I’m going to Los Angeles’ gone. 10 means he’s staying, like already signed the contract in red gel pen staying. Like going in on South Florida-based investments with David Beckham staying. The reading is the average combined rating from the AUCH staff.

4/20 Opt-O-Reading: 9.8

Wes Goldberg: Nine. This was the first game of the first round against the Bobcats. Giving LeBron some credit for perspective, I’m putting the opt-o-reading a notch below a perfect 10.

David Ramil: 10 on the Opt-o-Meter. When you can play as inconsistently as LeBron did in Game 1 and get contributions from D-Wade, Chris Andersen and James Jones, you realize that Riley’s plan to fill a roster with quality role players works. Suck it, Bill Simmons.

Ryan Smith: 10 – The Miami Heat should once again make a deep playoff run led by LeBron James. The Dwyane Wade maintenance program throughout the regular should prove to be beneficial for next two months. When both players are healthy and playing on the floor at the same time, Heat fans have no reason to worry about LeBron leaving anytime soon.
Blaine Hunkins: 10 on the Opt-o-Meter. Dwyane Wade stepped up, showing that his rest-schedule has worked. James Jones provided important bench scoring and Andersen is stepping up offensively and defensively. It would be foolish of LeBron to leave the Heat, leaving a franchise that garnered him two NBA titles.
Kristopher Keaton: 10. I think when he gets good performances from guys like James Jones and Chris Andersen, it reinforces belief that Riley can make things happen.
Ehsan Kassim: 10. Wade looked great today and even in an off game offensively, Bosh showed LeBron that there is no better supporting cast out there.


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