LeBron James Takes Shot at Cavs Owner Dan Gilbert on Twitter After GM David Griffin Was Let Go (Tweet)
The Cleveland Cavaliers made a very surprising move on Tuesday, opting to part ways with general manager David Griffin. It wasn’t just the general public caught off guard, either. Not even LeBron James knew the move was coming. And according to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, he was utterly “shocked” by the news.
An anonymous source close to LeBron told Vardon that while LeBron was shocked, “LeBron’s a player, Dan’s the boss. This was Dan’s decision.” However, the source also noted that “LeBron does care about what the roster looks like.”
“Who they bring in will play a big role in LeBron’s decision next summer,” the source said. “If they bring in someone who is stable, who has the ability to make things happen, then fine. No harm no foul. But if it’s amateur hour, that’s a different story.”
LeBron responded to the news of Griffin’s departure with this tweet:
If no one appreciated you Griff I did, and hopefully all the people of Cleveland! Thanks for what u did for the team for 3 yrs! We got us 1
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 20, 2017
Given the quote from Cleveland.com’s anonymous source, it’s pretty clear LeBron is throwing shade at Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert in this tweet.
Dan Gilbert didn’t consult with LeBron James prior to parting with David Griffin, sources said. James had advocated for Griffin extension
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) June 20, 2017
Wow. The wording of this tweet is…not accidental
Note: LeBron lobbied for David Griffin’s contract to be renewed several times this spring https://t.co/9EmU9zqUiJ
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) June 20, 2017
Hat Tip – [Heavy]