LeBron James' eventual departure from Cleveland for a second time has seemed inevitable for a while. A tweet from longtime basketball reporter Chris Sheridan Wednesday shouldn't make Cavs fans feel any better.
Sheridan tweeted a quote from an NBA source saying that the 2017-18 season will definitely be James' last with the Cavs.
NBA source said today: "This will be LeBron's final season in Cleveland. He is 100 percent leaving. Relationship with owners beyond repair."— Chris Sheridan (@sheridanhoops) August 16, 2017
This news comes as the Cavaliers figure out what to do with Kyrie Irving, who requested a trade this summer. The Celtics are among the teams reportedly in talks with Cleveland about the 25-year-old point guard.
James, who infamously bolted from Cleveland after the 2009-10 season to join the Heat, returned to the Cavs for the 2014-15 season. He has a player option for the 2018-19 season, meaning he can become a free agent next summer.