In their place has emerged a far more egalitarian system, created to make Toronto far less predictable when it enters the crucible of the NBA's post-season.
The video of James came from the Cavs' 133-99 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night - Cleveland's second blowout defeat in as many games.
Ibaka served a one-game suspension for throwing a punch at Miami's James Johnson in Tuesday's home loss to the Heat.
IN has now won all three of its games against the Cavaliers so far this season. They hit 18 3-pointers, a season-high for 3s allowed by the Cavs.
PACERS 97, CAVALIERS 95: Lance Stephenson had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Darren Collison scored 22 points and IN rallied from a 22-point, first-half deficit at Indianapolis. They won't need reminding, though, that Cleveland has dumped them from the playoffs in each of the last two seasons. The problem is that the type of player they are looking for may not even be available for trade this season.
Cleveland Cavaliers Cedi Osman dunks during the first half of Friday's game against the Indiana Pacers. ASSOCIATED PRESS
The loss to the Raptors was the Cavaliers' third straight game in which they gave up more than 127 points to their opponent. For the first time in his National Basketball Association (NBA) career, the 33-year-old forward has lost consecutive games by 25 or more points.
During this recent skid, the Cavaliers have struggled with consistent effort. During that stretch, Cleveland has registered the league's worst defensive rating (113.8) and been outscored by 9.6 points per 100 possessions. The Pacers then took their first lead since the opening minutes on Darren Collison's corner jumper with 10.1 seconds left in the frame, and - rather stunningly - led heading into the fourth quarter.
Too bad he went 8 of 21 (38.1%) from the field and 2 of 6 from deep. The Cavs, meanwhile, continue to look very much like a beatable team, especially without Isaiah Thomas.
The Clippers, who lost DeAndre Jordan to a sprained left ankle in the second quarter, won their third straight over the Kings this season and their 11th in a row at Sacramento.
Simmons had 15 points, three assists, two rebounds, two steals and two blocks as the 76ers let a 22-point first half lead slip. After the game against the Raptors on Thursday, head coach Tyronn Lue suggested the Cavaliers might be struggling because guys on the team have "agendas". "That will be a deciding factor on how long I play but right now I feel great, so we'll see", James said.
The Charlotte Hornets made it four wins from their last six games after a 99-88 triumph over the Utah Jazz.