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.
5/26 Opt-O-Reading: 10
Wes Goldberg: Even if LeBron doubted just a little bit, Chris Bosh showed him why he wanted to team up with that dude from Toronto in the first place. Unfortunately, Chris Posada is drunk. So I have to give this is -295 to even things out.
David Ramil: Yeah, I think it’s a 10. Solid game from everybody, great start and just enough to close out the game. This is what James wanted when he came here, despite the obvious “signs of weakness.” Damn, Lance…time to shut up, bruh.
Jimmy Cook: 10. I’ll keep this short and sweet, but don’t get used to it. The Big 3 (that’s right not just a Big 2, but the entire Big 3), dominated this game, especially Bosh from the beginning. Most importantly the team collectively stepped up with Birdman’s absence, and turned Big Roy and Lance into soul searchers for the entire game. While I feel for Hibbert and the beating he’s taken from the media this postseason, tonight was the night Indiana had to dominate inside, but instead he was held scoreless and the Heat ran wire to wire. Safe to say nobody is in the King’s head but himself, he’s one of the smartest players to ever play. So why would LeBron leave this? 11 down, 5 to go for the Trey by the Bay.
Chris Posada: 305. It’s fun to have help, isn’t it, LeBron? That’s what he got tonight. Chris Bosh showed up in a big way, and that set the tone for the rest on the game. You’re not trying to lure just LeBron; you need to bring in help to surround him. Where else can he find that but on South Beach.
Ehsan Kassim: 10. Boshy Bear showed LeBron that the Big 3 still exists. The Heat are just a game away from their fourth straight finals. What other team can offer LeBron that?
Blaine Hunkins: 10. Bosh played well and so did Wade. LeBron would be a FOOL to leave.