500 Sacramento Kings team, LeBron James sat in front of his locker at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans and touched and twisted his overgrown black beard as he unloaded on the state of his team.

He echoed his incessant call for another playmaker, this time sprinkling in an expletive for good measure; potentially alienated teammates by describing the Cavs’ roster as “Top heavy” and only including Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love in that heavy portion; and finally, vowed to return to Twitter and reprise those cryptic tweets from last March that seemed to signal the Cavs season was heading off the rails.

Cavs general manager David Griffin met with James one-on-one and “Said everything that needed to be said,” a source familiar with the meeting told ESPN. The GM came away feeling positive about the conversation and even felt that strange sense of comfort seeing his team in times of turmoil, knowing how well the Cavs have responded to that challenge the last couple seasons.

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue used Wednesday’s pregame walkthrough to address James’ comments in front of the team with James present.

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The Cavs have proven that hiccups like this in the regular season mean little when it comes to figuring out w they’ll ultimately end up.