Given the hubbub around his celebrated return to Cleveland, everyone assumed that LeBron James’ impending free agency this summer would be a fairly boring affair compared to his last two nail-biters.
Now, who the hell knows.
James, who’s clearly enjoying this little game with the media and fans, poked fun Wednesday night at those who won’t stop guessing at what his plans are (and those of his superstar buddies.)
LeBron mocking the media: "Why are you eating a banana LeBron? Does that mean you're gonna slip outta Cleveland?" https://t.co/jCpDfbOcSp
— Mike Goldfarb (@Shaqtin_A_Fool) March 24, 2016
Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue and GM David Griffin both chatted with LBJ in recent days about all of this drama he’s creating.
Per the NEOMG:
Lue spoke with James after Saturday’s 122-101 loss in Miami, during which at halftime James was noticeably chatting it up with his friend, Heat star Dwyane Wade, instead of warming up with the Cavs trailing by 21.
Griffin’s talk with James on Wednesday afternoon was a little more general, but was sparked by James’ comments that he wanted to play with Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Paul on the same team for a “year or two.” […] Lue said James apologized to him for his behavior at halftime Saturday night, and Griffin’s discussion with James was positive and productive, with James echoing recent public statements about an upward trend for the Cavs heading into the playoffs.
“I just told him we can’t have that, being down like we were and him being the leader,” Lue said. “Just me being a competitor, I didn’t like it. We had a long talk about it. It was good. He understood, he apologized, and he’s been great.” […] James’ comments to The Bleacher Report were given Feb. 8 in an interview, at a time in which where there was virtually no drama surrounding him.