NBA Rumors: LeBron James Unfollows Cleveland Cavaliers, Possibly Leaving Again This Summer

NBA rumors have always swirled around LeBron James, but the flames were fanned when he made a peculiar move on social media on Monday. According to the New York Daily News, his Twitter account is no longer following the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team that he currently plays for and was supposed to bring a championship to. Since a title seems extremely hard to achieve at the moment, many will find it easier to believe that James would leave via free agency again.

When the Cleveland Cavaliers recently visited the Miami Heat, fans in South Beach decided to stick it to LeBron James. Many of them are still upset with the 6’8″, 260-pound forward for leaving what was supposed to be an NBA dynasty behind to return home to Ohio to help the team that initially drafted him. Heat fans taunted James by chanting that he cannot win a championship in the National Basketball Association without Pat Riley.

Miami Heat president Pat Riley Pat Riley [Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images]Miami Heat fans might not be completely wrong with their chants because the Cleveland Cavaliers don’t seem like they’re going to be able to catch up to the Golden State Warriors anytime soon. The NBA Finals rematch seems lopsided at this moment. Stephen Curry will more than likely win his second championship if he plays a seven games series against this version of the Cavaliers, because they do not seem like a cohesive bunch.

Earlier this season, the Cleveland Cavaliers fired David Blatt, a very good coach that led them to the NBA Finals last season. Blatt was replaced by Tyronn Lue, the man that LeBron James and the rest of the Cavaliers wanted as head coach. Though Cleveland continues to win a good amount of their games and sit atop the Eastern Conference, the coaching change doesn’t appear to have made a huge impact on their chances of beating the Golden State Warriors.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry Stephen Curry [Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images]Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love have struggled tremendously to adapt from being franchise players to being sidekicks for LeBron James. Love wants more opportunities in the low post instead of being forced to be a spot up shooter outside the three-point line. Irving, on the other hand, wants to dominate the ball and put up a ton of points like other All-Star guards.

LeBron James had an easier time playing with All-Star players when he was with the Miami Heat. Dwyane Wade was the Heat franchise player for a very long time and even helped them win a NBA Championship on his own. He became a willing sidekick. Chris Bosh struggled a little after leaving the Toronto Raptors. However, he learned that it’s best to be a sidekick on a winning team than being a franchise player for a team that couldn’t really contend.

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade Dwyane Wade [Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images]If LeBron James does decide to opt out this summer, something that thought to be highly unlikely last year, then he would have plenty of options in the NBA. Aside from the salary cap being raised tremendously, allowing just about every team to have cap space, James is still one of the best players in the National Basketball Association. He can still be a major difference maker for anyone because of his versatility and dominance.

The sight of LeBron James breaking the hearts of Cleveland Cavaliers fans a second time would be one of the most interesting things ever in the history of professional sports. It would shift the balance of the NBA once again. While he’ll never admit this publicly to the media, the thought of wearing another jersey next season has to be quite the distraction for the remainder of this season.

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