Over the past 36 hours the media has crucified Lebron James, and rightly so.

Lebron laid an egg in Game 5. Even if he plays great in Game 6, he can't take down the Celtics alone.

His play in the Celtics’ Game 5  massacre of the Cavs was inexcusable. His comments afterwards were lame. But the fact is, Lebron can play like a gangbuster in Game 6 tonight, but it won’t matter if he doesn’t get any help.

The Cavs have worked hard to put talent around Lebron. He now has a pair of recent All-Stars in Mo Williams and Antawn Jamison at his side.

And while James did his best “Vince Carter trying to play his way out of Toronto” impression in Game 5, I haven’t heard nearly enough blame fall on the shoulders of Williams and Jamison.

The two combined for 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting Wednesday – unexceptable.

For the series Williams is averaging 11.6 points and shooting 40% from the field and 20% from beyond the arc. Oh, and he’s getting used like a ragdoll by Rajon Rondo on the other end of the court.

Jamison hasn’t been much better – 13.6 points per game on 43% shooting from the field and 23% from 3-point land.

It seems many have written the Cavs off. Lebron is getting fitted for a Knicks jersey, coach Mike Brown is checking the classifieds, and Cleveland sports fans are jumping off cliffs.

But this Cavs team has far too much talent to be written off. To survive though, they’ll need more than just Lebron’s A-game. With the new Cavs against the world sentiment that must be swirling in the locker room, I think they’ll prevail.

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