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REPORT: LeBron and Kyrie Had a ‘Healthy’ Exchange of Words

The Cleveland Cavaliers are off to a 1-3 start and everyone is loosing their minds. The Cavs lost to the Knicks on opening night, then were routed by the Trail Blazers on Tuesday night. Following the 19-point loss to the Blazers, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving reportedly had an exchange of words in the locker room.

According to the report, James voiced his concern about the Cavs offense which has featured Kyrie Irving dominating the ball. Last night the Cavs lost to the Utah Jazz on Gordon Hayward’s game-winning buzzer beater, Irving had 34 points but 0 assists to go along with it.

Irving has shot 36 shots since his last assist, this is over a six quarter stretch.

Via ESPN:

The discussion was seen as healthy, sources said, with the veteran James voicing concerns about the direction of the Cavs’ offense. James scored just 11 points against the Blazers and did not score in the second half, and he was often not a part of the offense. Cleveland is off to a 1-3 start following a last-second loss to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.

“There’s a lot of bad habits, a lot of bad habits been built up the past couple years,” James said to the media moments after the exchange. “When you play that style of basketball, it takes a lot to get it up out of you.”

James addressed Irving to discuss the way he’d been dominating the ball in the early going of the season. Irving is averaging just 3.8 assists thus far. He scored 34 points in the 102-100 loss Wednesday to the Jazz but had no assists in 45 minutes of playing time.

“For us, it was a growing process that we have to go through,” Irving said Wednesday. “It sucks right now. For us, we’re still young, and I’m still learning what’s going on.”

James took to Twitter to address these reports.

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