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.
5/24 Opt-O-Reading: 14.8
Wes Goldberg: 10. Boom boom BOOOOOOOOOOOOM.
David Ramil: Eh. I’d say it’s a “3” as in Ray Allen and Dwyane Wade hitting threes in crucial moments of the game. And, even with Bosh struggling, teammates kept going to him hoping he’d start to feel it. He didn’t but the strength of this team is their genuine camaraderie. It’s games like this that seem like the Heat should play together for the end of all time. So, obviously, a “10.”
Kristopher Keaton: 10. Six words. Norris Cole. Dwyane Wade. RAY ALLEN!
Jimmy Cook: 34. Why? Because Ray Ray went CRAY CRAY for Trey Trey! Personally I think he might retire if the Heat win this year but if he really stays because LeBron stays then I’ll be a happy man! Miami once again looked sharp on all cylinders, but much like the King, I am not satisfied! In 2012 the Heat trailed the Pacers 2-1 and Indiana had Miami on the ropes with Game 4 in Bankers Life? What happened? The Heat took back home court, tied it up at 2 and won in 6. The Heat must go for the jugularon Monday Night. Go up 3-1 and the series is over, drop Game 4 and give back home court, and we’ll all be in for a long ECF. 10 down, 6 to go for the Trey by the Bay.