Report: LeBron James, Kyrie Irving ‘exchanged words’ after loss to Trail Blazers


The Cavaliers’ offense, projected by some to finish as the best in NBA history, has been below average so far this season.

LeBron James has his own ideas about how to fix Cleveland’s problems, and David Blatt is not OK with how that turned out. Blatt benched Dion Waiters, but that didn’t result in a win either.

Given the sky-high expectations for the Cavaliers, it wouldn’t be surprising if there’s a little tension in the ranks.

I’m not sure this it, though.

Brian Windhorst of ESPN:

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving exchanged words in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ locker room following the team’s 20-point loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night, and it led to Irving leaving quickly without speaking to the media, multiple sources told

The discussion was seen as healthy, sources said, with the veteran James voicing concerns about the direction of the Cavs’ offense.

OK, let me get this straight. Two teammates talked to each other in the locker room. Then, one left. The end?

As presented, that’s really all we know happened.

If there’s more to this, Windhorst should report it. Otherwise, I’m not sure why ESPN – putting this article atop its front-page headline stack – is treating this as such a big deal.