The saga in Cleveland will not come to a complete stop until Kyrie Irving gets traded and Lebron James decides a new destination when he becomes a free agent next season. Things have turned sour for the Cavaliers in just a few months and the future of the franchise is up in the air with their two superstars at odds and the organization at a standstill.
According to Chris Sheridan, LBJ leaving Cleveland is all but certainty at this point, citing his relationship with Dan Gilbert as the cause of the friction.
NBA source said today: "This will be LeBron's final season in Cleveland. He is 100 percent leaving. Relationship with owners beyond repair."
— Chris Sheridan (@sheridanhoops) August 16, 2017
Regardless of what happens, the Cavs need to move fast because at this point, they have no draft picks, have little leverage to trade Kyrie and might be stuck with bad contracts and no young players for the foreseeable future.
Worth noting in light of LeBron's remarks about this president: Cavs' owner Dan Gilbert reportedly donated $750,000 to his inauguration.
— Ric Bucher (@RicBucher) August 16, 2017