It sounds like LeBron James got a talking-to from the Cavs’ GM about his recent social media use.
James has been causing a stir in the sports world with the cryptic tweets he’s been sending lately. Many have speculated that the tweets were passive-aggressive messages towards teammates. James denies that is the case.
Even if the tweets are not subtle messages about his teammates, James' Twitter activity receives a lot of attention and creates a distraction among his team. For that reason, Cavs GM David Griffin spoke with LeBron about his social media activity.
During Thursday night’s Lakers-Cavs game, TNT reporter Ric Bucher shared the tidbit about Griffin talking with James.
“I’ve been told [James] immediately told his teammates what [his tweets were] about and that it wasn’t about them. GM David Griffin told me he has talked to LeBron about his social media use, but not in a way to suggest that he shouldn’t be doing it," Bucher reported.
“The sense with Griffin is that [the Cavs] are just a little bit bored at this point in the season and are waiting right now until it gets to when it really matters and they have something to prove … LeBron is basically entertaining himself with those tweets."
You get the sense that James enjoys toying with fans and the media, knowing that with every tweet he sends, he can create headlines and force the sports world to stop. The best explanation we got from LeBron about his Twitter activity was what he said earlier this week (his full comments here).
Perhaps James’ Twitter activity is over-analyzed and overblown. But one good sign for Cavs fans is that at least their GM wasn’t too afraid to talk with James about this matter, which is important for accountability purposes.