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During the much-publicized meeting where Kevin Love was reportedly called out by teammates for his mysterious illness, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James cursed toward at least two team executives because of his growing frustration with the season and failing roster — according to a report from The Athletic.
James and former Cavs general manager David Griffin were very close, as Griffin reportedly kept James informed of all major roster decisions.
Current GM Koby Altman, however, does not have a relationship with LeBron and the Cavs’ front office completed the Kyrie Irving deal over the summer without consulting James, per The Athletic.
James wanted the Cavs to bring Irving to camp, but as Bleacher Report’s Ken Berger previously reported, Gilbert is “firmly in charge of basketball decisions once again.”
“Whereas Griffin would consult with James and keep him informed of major roster decisions, that is no longer happening. James doesn’t trust this front office, and there is no communication now between management and star player.”