NBA rumors reveal some dramatic news about Dwyane Wade and the Cleveland Cavaliers. A report by Jason Lloyd at The Athletic serves as a bombshell that was released late Thursday evening (Nov. 30). In the report, LeBron James admits that there were Cavs players on the roster who did not want Wade to sign with the team as a free agent this offseason.

This piece of information won’t come as a surprise to a lot of NBA fans, as it hasn’t seemed as though Wade has received a warm welcome from every player on the Cavs’ roster. Standing out from that group could be J.R.

Smith, who was the starting shooting guard coming into the season. Wade replaced him originally but opted to begin coming off the bench when he went through some early-season struggles.

A rift in the team

LeBron James didn’t end there with the information he gave to The Athletic, as he went on to state that he was frustrated with the way some of his teammates handled the situation. He was clearly bothered by the fact that Wade wasn’t openly embraced by some of the players on the team. “There was a couple guys with it,” James said. “But it wasn’t a lot.” That is a direct quote that Lloyd relayed from James. He wasn’t done there though.

“I still know what he’s capable of doing. Why wouldn’t you want another guy in the locker room that brings a championship mentality and a guy who can still play?” James said.

“So, of course, it bothered me, but f*** it. It is what it is.”

No names were revealed

While the report doesn’t give the names of the players in the Cavaliers locker room who were upset by the signing, there are going to be a lot of NBA rumors in the next few days as analysts and fans try to guess them. Richard Jefferson had to be released to clear a roster spot for Dwyane Wade, so it’s possible that Jefferson was one of them, as well as anyone who may have been his friend on the roster.

The struggles of the Cleveland Cavaliers to begin this season certainly added to the stress in that locker room, which may have subsided due to a recent streak of success. As of Thursday night, the Cavs are 15-7 and have won 10-straight games to move up to the third-best record in the Eastern Conference. Can the winning help the team overcome any potential drama this report from The Athletic could create for them?

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