Report: LeBron James ‘100 per cent’ leaving Cavaliers after this season

Voice of the Toronto Raptors Paul Jones joined the Jeff Blair Show to discuss LeBron James recent comments on U.S President Donald Trump and how the NBA is a progressive leader for social activism in the sports world.

This coming NBA season will be LeBron James’ final one with Cleveland Cavaliers, Chris Sheridan is reporting.

According to the veteran reporter, James’ relationship with Cavaliers ownership is now “beyond repair.”

James has reportedly been at odds with the Cavaliers since the off-season began, taking a not-so-subtle shot at owner Dan Gilbert in the wake of the surprising firing of general manager David Griffin.

Gilbert’s political affiliation may also be rubbing the four-time MVP the wrong way becuase Gilbert’s Quicken Loans company donated $750,000 for the Donald Trump presidential inauguration and because Trump was quoted calling Gilbert a “good friend.”

James has publicly criticized Trump so he and Gilbert may have clashed over each other’s political views.

Additionally, beyond any supposed James-Gilbert feud, the Kyrie Irving trade demand also brought to light rumours that James could be looking to make a move to the Los Angeles Lakers and, if Sheridan’s report is to be believed, he could be positioning himself right now to do just that.

Sheridan’s words don’t come without weight, either, as he was actually the man to break James leaving the Miami Heat to return to Cleveland to begin with.

The 32-year-old James can become a free agent after this season as he has a player option for 2018-19 that most expect he will opt out of.