Shannon Sharpe reveals how LeBron’s Cavs proved they’re a lock to win the East

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In his reaction to LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers defeating the Toronto Raptors 112-106, Shannon Sharpe explains how the Cavaliers are peaking at the right time and are in position to win the Eastern Conference.

- Shannon, what did you learn last night?

- Mm, I learned last night, Skip Bayless, that only Genghis Khan has conquered more of the East than one LeBron James.

- Mm.

- And only the Zhou and the Tang dynasties have lasted longer.

SKIP BAYLESS: Mm.

- He's getting up in that Grimaldi territory. He's going to Monaco.

- Wait, wait, does that mean LeBron has the Mongol horde with him?

- Trampling.

- Trampling everybody.

JOY TAYLOR: [LAUGHS]

- They're just riding through.

- Yup. Hm.

- And boy, he got that-- oh, now, you know, Kev, when Kev shows up to be that second option. Rodney Hood--

- Ah. Can't make--

- I'm so hood.

- --four threes. Oh, [INAUDIBLE].

- In that short porch.

SKIP BAYLESS: He made three threes.

- LeBron always tells him, look here--

SKIP BAYLESS: Ooh.

- --no matter what, if I'm in trouble--

SKIP BAYLESS: Ooh!

- --I need somebody in them short porches.

SKIP BAYLESS: Ooh.

- I need somebody on the porch.

SKIP BAYLESS: Ooh.

- Left or right, it doesn't matter where you are, I just need somebody there because when all else fails--

SKIP BAYLESS: Uh.

- --I'm coming out.

SKIP BAYLESS: Uh.

- He almost lost the ball, but he knew where Hood was going to be.

SKIP BAYLESS: Did he?

- Yeah, I was going to dance up in this place--

SKIP BAYLESS: Oh.

- --but I knew y'all were too--

JOY TAYLOR: Mm.

- --y'all were going to hate.

SKIP BAYLESS: Oh.

- So I ain't going to do nothing right now.

SKIP BAYLESS: Really?

- Yeah.

SKIP BAYLESS: Huh.

- So what did you learn last night, Skip? This is what I know. LeBron is going to be LeBron come playoff time. If Kevin Love's going to give me a little something, something and Rodney Hood, oh, man, all starters.

SKIP BAYLESS: Mm.

- Double figures. All of them shot 50% from the floor.

SKIP BAYLESS: Mm.

- Because that bench was a little suspect last night, but that's OK. LeBron came out, said, I got this.

SKIP BAYLESS: Wait, how about little LeBron, José Calderón?

- Yeah, no, no!

SKIP BAYLESS: How about little LeBron?

- Every time he--

SKIP BAYLESS: Did you see him?

- Every time he made--

SKIP BAYLESS: Whoa!

- I call him José Cuervo because I took a shot, Joy.

SKIP BAYLESS: Whoa! Whoa!

- José Cuervo!

SKIP BAYLESS: Taking a shot.

- Glug, glug. [INAUDIBLE] a shot, Joy. Ooh! I was feeling good.

SKIP BAYLESS: Joy, I think he got that from one of his followers on Twitter.

- No!

JOY TAYLOR: That sounds [INAUDIBLE].

SKIP BAYLESS: That sounds like [INAUDIBLE]

- José Cuervo going to be José Calderón.

SKIP BAYLESS: Yeah, yeah.

- He was [INAUDIBLE] 14 points in the fourth. I said, it's over.

SKIP BAYLESS: See, you got, like, 15 joke writers on Twitter [INAUDIBLE].

- No, no, no, no, Skip, Skip, Skip--

SKIP BAYLESS: So they--

- Really, though, Skip, there was a time, Skip, I really wanted to be a stand-up.

SKIP BAYLESS: Yeah.

- You know what I'm saying. So I'd be practicing on you and Joy sometimes.

JOY TAYLOR: Mm.

- You know!

SKIP BAYLESS: Mm.

- You know, when I'm home, you know, by myself, I'm like, OK, look, I wonder if I could get this one in.

SKIP BAYLESS: Yeah.

- But I hoped--

JOY TAYLOR: [LAUGHS]

- --they would let that thing go right quick in the first. He's like, hey, look, [INAUDIBLE] LeBron [INAUDIBLE] going to him before the game and said--

SKIP BAYLESS: Uh.

- --look here, remember, you started your career off in Toronto. They ain't want you no more.

- Mm.

- So I'm going to go VO--

- That was it.

- Hm.

- Who has a José Calderón as your backup point guard? He might should be your starting point guard.

- Yeah.

- I got to tell-- I love it.

- Didn't Bron tell you, we don't know what we can be because we haven't been whole--

- Oh, yeah.

- --all year.

- He look pretty whole to me.

- No. I'm talking about-- he's always good. He's talking about as the team.

- Yeah.

- Love in and out of the lineup.

- Yeah.

- Tristan in and out of the lineup. Now, George Hill's hurt.

- Yeah.

- We missed-- you know, Larry Nance Jr. was banged up a little bit. yeah.

- JR be lunching most of the time.

- Mhm. Hm. He's been souping is what he's been doing.

- [LAUGHS] Oh, oh, so now you got a joke.

- I got a joke. But I come up with my own material.

- You don't think-- oh, Skip, I got everything written down.

- It's OK. It's OK. Is it my turn?

- It's your turn.

- Thank you. As I said at the end of yesterday's show, last night was a critical psychological test for the visiting team because I don't have a lot of respect or trust in the visiting team.