Or this could all be noise.
LeBron James has an awesome memory.
James aggressively called out a report Monday that he was pushing the Cavaliers to trade Kevin Love for Carmelo Anthony (which is a bad idea, by the way). So, to trade Love might undo all their previous hardwork.
The journalist, Frank Isola, has a track record for reporting on a Melo trade, claiming that the Knicks were willing to undergo a three-way trade with the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers. James surely knew he wasn't the one leaking information - whether it's good or not - so he knew it wasn't a reporter who would defer to his group on that kind of rumor. He went so far as to make it slightly personal: "It's trash", James said, via USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt.
"The guy who wrote it is trash, too".
He continued: "So it's always about outside noise, and that's just outside noise for us". We've got to focus on what needs to be done in order for us to continue to compete for a championship. And we got who we got. Our GM (David Griffin) will do a great job of figuring out if we need something else.
James was under huge pressure, not only from the impending buzzer but he was also heavily marked when carrying out his shot.
In shooting down the rumor, Love quoted former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill: "What do they say?"
Props to Kevin Love for the ridiculous full court chest pass.
Hi everybody. The Cleveland Cavaliers had a Wild Night on Monday as they beat the Washington Wizards 140-135 in overtime. "But I've been broadcasting the National Basketball Association for about 29, 30 years, and that may have been the best regular season game I've ever seen".
Love now makes $21.165 million this season and Anthony is earning $24.55 million according to Spotrac. Love has a $25.5 million player option in 2019.
Cavaliers Coach TYRONN LUE Also weighed in by saying we're trading him tomorrow as he said it in a joking manner.
In his third season with Cleveland, Love has averaged 20.4 points, 11.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 0.9 steals in 31.8 minutes of play over 43 games. Anthony has an early termination option for $27.9 million in 2018. The Wizards Bradley Beal had a career night in a losing effort with 41 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
The Knicks have continued to pursue Love, even after the Cavaliers denied its initial offer.