Ever since LeBron James left the Cavaliers for Miami at the conclusion of the 2010 season, the team has been dismal at best, and one of the league’s bottom feeders.

Now that he’s returned, James believes a hangover of sorts exists that is at least partially to blame for the team’s slow start — one that’s seen the Cavaliers register just one win against two losses in their first three games of the season.

After an ugly 19-point loss to the Blazers where James finished with just 11 points and scored only two points over the final three quarters — something that hasn’t happened since a month into his rookie season back in 2003 — James explained his reasoning.