"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."
Despite question marks about their relationship, it is a positive sign for Cleveland that they are at least willing to tolerate each other in person.
Reports about a feud have grown since 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."
James denied the report on Twitter:
LeBron James @KingJames
#NotFacts people! 🗣Boooo!! Get another source. 🤦🏾♂️. #EnjoyingMySummer #YouDoTheSame 😁😁😁 https://t.co/XvfRWKWdur2017-7-25 15:04:22
However, it remains clear the four-time MVP isn't happy about his situation. NBA insider Chris Sheridan reported Wednesday that James is "100 percent leaving" Cleveland after this season due to a poor relationship with the owners.
He and Irving might be able to tolerate each other for another potential title run in 2017-18, but it seems like their time together is nearing an end.