LeBron James and Kyrie Irving have both come out and denied rumors of a rift with their coach, but that hasn’t dimmed the noise.
James, who can re-enter free agency next summer, reportedly wouldn’t hesitate to break Cavs fans’ hearts once again by leaving if things don’t improve going forward.
Per the NOMG:
James has not and will not, throughout the course of the season, go to management seeking Blatt’s removal, a league source said. That level of authority is not in his job description.
There is immense pressure to keep The King happy. […] James, who turns 30 today, has no intention of compromising his prime years playing for a sputtering organization. He can opt out of his contract at the end of the season and become a free agent.
Given the massive scrutiny he would endure if he departed Cleveland a second time, if his hand is forced, I’m told he won’t hesitate to make the appropriate business decision if it means bolting.