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.
4/28 Opt-O-Reading: 10.165
Wes Goldberg: 9.99. Yes, I know Micky Arison said he is coming back. Yes, I know there is nowhere better for LeBron to go (and the Clippers have officially been eliminated). Yes, I know Michael Jordan was shedding invisible tears while his crisp white “Charlotte Bobcats NBA Playoffs 2014″ T-shirt refused to bacon. But I also know that LeBron hasn’t resigned yet, and nothing is a sure thing.
Jimmy Cook: 10. Heat get the sweep and advance with their ninth straight playoff series win (A Franchise Record). Not just this series, but the overall family atmosphere that the Heat organization represents are among the many reasons why the King isn’t taking his talents from South Beach any time soon. The THREE-PEAT DREAM is alive! 4 down, 12 to go.
David Ramil: Anyone seen “Spinal Tap?” Does the LBJOOM go to 11? Achieving what no other playoff team can do – a sweep – and getting key contributions from the supporting cast makes a LeBron a very happy (potential) free agent.
Kristopher Keaton: 10. Miami did what they were supposed to do, and now the team gets plenty of rest before the next round.
Ehsan Kassim: 10. The Heat did exactly what everyone thought they would do, sweeping the Bobcats in the first round. The Heat are right where they want to be right now, as other title contenders struggle to get to the 2nd round.
Ryan Smith: 10 – The Heat will have 6-8 days of rest while everyone else in the NBA Playoffs battles. The Heat cruised in the first round and should be ready to hit another gear in round 2 led by LeBron.
Jazmyne Hankerson: LeBron should be required to be hit the thigh during every game.
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