A frustrated LeBron James was beside himself again Wednesday after the Cavaliers lost to a sub-.400 team for the second time in three days.
Earlier in the day, ESPN.com reported another slumping team, the Knicks, had engaged Cleveland general manager David Griffin in talks to trade Carmelo Anthony for Kevin Love, a one-superstar-for-another offer that in theory could correct the downward trajectory of both teams. Though he’s close with Anthony, James isn’t sure such deal is the solution.
Not only did James decide to join the Twitterverse and completely ignore the Kyrie craziness, but he also doesn’t plan to intervene in trade discussions. Windhorst reported James will leave that job to the Cavs front office and owner Dan Gilbert: “James has expressed to the team that he is focused on his offseason workout regimen and is planning to report to training camp with the intention of leading his teammates to a fourth consecutive Finals — no matter who those teammates are.”
What does the other member of Cleveland’s “Big Three” think about all of this drama? It turns out Kevin Love might be even less concerned than James.
Did you notice how Love used the word “peculiar” in that tweet? Probably not a coincidence considering Irving said the Cavs were in a “peculiar place” this offseason. If nothing else, these Cavs provide plenty of entertainment.
As for Irving, he’s overseas touring around Asia for Nike Basketball. Yeah, don’t think he’s going to address this stuff any time soon.