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Report: LeBron and Kyrie Met In Person After Trade Rumors Went Public


It's well known at the moment that Cleveland Cavalier teammates Kyrie Irving and LeBron James aren't on the best of terms, to say the least, but that narrative has been thrown out the window if this latest report is anything to go by.

According to ESPN's Tony Rizzo on The Really Big Show, the two were reportedly in the same room somewhere in Florida over this past weekend, via Jackson Flickinger of King James Gospel:

"From very reliable sources. Plural. Kyrie and LeBron were in the same room over the weekend in Florida…Apparently these guys were in the same room and here’s the deal. I don’t know if there’s a thawing out process. All I do know is LeBron didn’t punch Kyrie the way Stephen A thought he would. I can report that. As for what they talked about or discussed…it was very cool. They didn’t get into any heated discussions."

This report goes against what we've previously heard regarding the relationship between the two All-Stars, as many outlets reported that things were tense between James and Irving after Irving asked the Cavaliers for a trade in July.

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith even reported that if LeBron saw Irving, he "would be tempted to beat his ass."

LeBron, being the role model he is, denied the reports:

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Despite this, we'd be remiss to think that LeBron isn't the tiniest bit angry at Kyrie for the commotion he's caused in Cleveland.

NBA insider 

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

" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Chris Sheridan reported Wednesday that James is "100 percent leaving" Cleveland after this season due to a poor relationship with the owners, among others.

If Irving isn't eventually traded away from the Cavs, himself and James may only be able to tolerate each other for one more Larry O'Brien run before either one of them makes an exit out of Cleveland.