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.