LeBron James was widely known for his overwhelming support towards David Griffin and posted some thoughts on the former Cavaliers general manager.
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ decision to part ways with David Griffin on Monday afternoon shocked many in the basketball world, and looks like it even surprised LeBron James in the process.
LeBron was one of Griffin’s biggest supporters in Cleveland, along with many of his teammates, and was reportedly not consulted by the team’s ownership about the decision before it eventually happened.
The King wasn’t shy to go share his opinion on social media, as he went to Twitter late Monday night to give his thoughts on the Cavaliers’ decision, and posted some praise for his former general manager.
While no real reason was given for the move, which came at a very odd time in a pivotal period for trades in the NBA, one that may have been a big piece was Griffin’s unwillingness to part ways with Kyrie Irving. Several teams reportedly inquired on Monday about a trade for the star point guard, and Griffin was not willing to budge as he worked on deals for Indiana’s Paul George and Chicago’s Jimmy Butler.
It’s obviously peculiar that the Cavaliers’ biggest star, and one of Griffin’s biggest fans in the organization, wouldn’t be consulted on such a big decision, which seemingly came out of nowhere.
The move also may affect LeBron’s eventual decision in free agency next summer, as he’s reportedly been interested in taking his talents to Los Angeles after one more year with the Cavaliers. He and Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert haven’t exactly been on the best of terms since LeBron first left Cleveland for Miami, and this move may be enough to push The King away once more.