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.
4/23 Opt-O-Reading: 9.75
Wes Goldberg: Nine. The supporting cast wasn’t Oscar-worthy or even Kids’ Choice Awards-worthy tonight. But Chris Bosh’s resurrection—8-of-11 shooting and 4-of-5 from three—and assumed hand-growth (important drive at the end) confirmed the fact that Bosh is one of the few players in the NBA that can actually make James better.
David Ramil: Still a 10 on the Opt-O-Meter. Except if we go through with Wes’ suggestion to acquire McRoberts via sign-and-trade. Huge game from LeBron, but good support from Bosh, Wade, Chalmers and Birdman. Plus, Mickey Arison said so.
Blaine Hunkins: 10—Overall great game played by the Heat. The Bobcats kept it close but LeBron and Wade finished them off at the free throw line. Only thing LeBron should be mad about is the hit he took from McRoberts!
Kristopher Keaton: 10. They did what they were supposed to do in defending home court. Hopefully everyone’s game travels on the road.
Throw your rating into the Opt-O-Meter by Tweeting with the hashtag #LeBronOptOMeter.