Kyrie Irving is not on the Cleveland Cavaliers anymore, yet it appears that LeBron James still hasn't gotten over it. The Cavaliers forward has been focused on improving his team lately, but it seems that Irving is still in the back of his mind. The King of subtweets recently talked about isaiah thomas, who might return to action next month, but he threw shade at Irving at the same time.

One of the reasons for the Cavaliers' struggles this season is Thomas' absence. After suffering a season-ending injury in last year's playoffs, the point guard has yet to appear in a game for the Cavaliers.

LeBron James understands that Thomas is a great player and that Cleveland would be a much better team with him, and that is why he decided to talk about him.

James talks about Thomas...and Irving

LeBron's Cavaliers are 7-7 this season and their last game was very intense. Cleveland was down by more than 20 points against the New York Knicks, but LeBron James and Kyle Korver took over in the fourth quarter, making a big comeback and winning the game. Their next game is in Charlotte and the Cavaliers will be able to finally get back to a winning record.

LeBron recently acknowledged that the Cavaliers miss Isaiah Thomas and that he'd have a big impact on the team. He praised Thomas' scoring ability and his ability to get his teammates involved.

The four-time MVP also said that it's been a while since he had a player like that on his team. Ouch.

"It's been a while since I've had that clear-cut guy who can get guys involved but also score at the same time. But it's fine. It's something that our team will make an adjustment to," James told Howard Beck of Bleacher Report.

While LeBron obviously complimented Thomas and his skills, it is also clear that he took a shot at Kyrie Irving. Irving was a great scorer, and even though he wasn't a pass-first guard, he did a great job involving his teammates in Cleveland.

Isaiah Thomas' return

Cleveland Cavaliers still don't know when Isaiah Thomas will return, but it seems that we could see him back in action next month.

Thomas feels much better and he's been involved in a few light practices recently. The point guard was also seen in pre-game shootarounds.

If the Cavaliers bounce back and start winning games, Thomas will most likely be out until January. There is no need to rush his return as he won't be needed much in a regular season. However, as long as he gets healthy before the playoffs, Cleveland will benefit from his on-court presence.