LeBron James’ relationship with the Cleveland Cavaliers may be even worse than we thought, according to a report Tuesday from The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd. It has previously been reported that James and Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert don’t trust each other, but Lloyd paints a damning picture about how James has virtually no relationship with him, or anyone else, in the Cleveland front office anymore.
You can read the whole article here with a subscription to The Athletic.
In the piece, Lloyd describes the severed relationship between Cleveland’s megastar and those running the franchise with numerous examples. To summarize:
- James recruited Jamal Crawford last summer, but the team signed Cedi Osman instead.
- James asked that the team not trade Kyrie Irving no matter what, saying he would mend the relationship.
- James was not told about the Irving trade to Boston until the deal was already agreed to.
- When James was asked about head coach Tyronn Lue’s job and responded, “I don’t know what’s going to happen with our team,” it was taken as a flimsy voice of support for the beleaguered coach. But according to Lloyd, James legitimately did not know since he has no real relationship with Gilbert or general manager Koby Altman.
Beyond James’ broken relationship, Gilbert’s role atop the
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