Report: Cavs GM had one-on-one meeting with LeBron James over comments
LeBron James’ fiery comments earlier this week inferred as critical of the Cleveland Cavaliers front office reportedly didn’t sit well with general manager David Griffin.
In fact, a source told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin that it prompted Griffin to engage in a one-on-one meeting with the superstar.
Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue reportedly addressed the entire team as well, confirming on Wednesday evening “we’ve talked to LeBron.”
James’ expletive-ridden diatribe included his critique that the Cavs roster in its current incarnation is “top-heavy as (expletive)” and “not better than last year, from a personnel standpoint.”
“I just hope that we’re not satisfied as an organization,” a clearly frustrated James told reporters after Monday’s 124-122 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, the Cavs’ fifth loss in seven games, also adding the Cavaliers “need a (expletive) playmaker.”
James ultimately toned down his rhetoric, taking to Twitter on Tuesday to clarify his remarks.
Despite James’ inflammatory commentary, Griffin allegedly isn’t planning on alternating his plan simply because of the events this past week. There was reportedly “amazed disbelief” within the Cavs organization James would even doubt the team’s commitment to winning another championship. A different team source deemed James’ actions as “brilliant,” as the Cavaliers seem to thrive on drama and adversity.
It’s hardly surprising for James to speak so candidly. After all, James has long served as the Cavs’ de facto player-coach-general manager in essence if not in name.
“We got to figure it out,” James said of the Cavaliers Monday. “It’s been a (expletive) 2017 so far.”
Perhaps there’s a method to James’ madness after all.