Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) against the Los Angeles Lakers. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Can you name every Cleveland Cavaliers first round draft pick since 1985?
1985: 9, PF/C, Virginia Union
Charles Oakley
1986: 1, C, UNC
Brad Daugherty
1986: 8, SG/PG, Miami (OH)
Ron Harper
1987: 7, PG, California
Kevin Johnson
1988: 22, SF, Southern Mississippi
Randolph Keys
1989: 25, SG/SF, Seton Hall
John Morton
1991: 11, PG, Oregon
Terrell Brandon
1993: 22, SF/PF, Arizona
Chris Mills
1995: 17, SG/PG, Florida St.
Bob Sura
1996: 12, C, Wright St.
Vitaly Potapenko
1996: 20, C, Lithuania
Zydrunas Ilgauskas
1997: 13, SG/SF/PG, Kentucky
Derek Anderson
1997: 16, PG, Stanford
Brevin Knight
1999: 8, PG/SG, Utah
Andre Miller
1999: 11, SG, Duke
Trajan Langdon
2000: 8, SG/PG, Michigan
Jamal Crawford
2001: 8, C/PF, Senegal
DeSagana Diop
2001: 20, C, UNC
Brendan Haywood
2002: 6, SG, Memphis
Dajuan Wagner
2003: 1, SF/PF/SG, St. Vincent-St. Mary (HS)
LeBron James
2004: 10, F, Oregon
Luke Jackson
2006: 25, SG, Mich. St.
Shannon Brown
2008: 19, PF/C, NC St.
J.J. Hickson
2009: 30, SF, Dem. Rep. of Congo
Christian Eyenga
2011: 1, PG, Duke
Kyrie Irving
2011: 4, PF, Texas
Tristan Thompson
2012: 4, SG, Syracuse
Dion Waiters
2012: 24, SG, Ore. St.
Jared Cunningham
2013: 1, PF, UNLV
Anthony Bennett
2013: 19, SF/SG, Russia
Sergey Karasev
2014: 1, SG, Kansas
Andrew Wiggins
2015: 24, PG, Duke
Tyus Jones

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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