LeBron James and Tristan Thompson explain beef they had in Cavs huddle

By Jordan Heck 3 April 2017
LeBron James and Tristan Thompson explain beef they had in Cavs huddle

Cameras caught LeBron James and Tristan Thompson involved in a heated exchange during the second overtime period in Sunday's game. The two Cavs players appeared to be very upset with one another, so it became a topic of discussion once the game was over.

"I have to do a better job of not showing up my teammates out on the floor. I had the right intentions in my mind, but I had the wrong intentions come out of my mouth," James said on Fox Sports Ohio once the game ended. "I take full responsibility for that as the leader of the team. So I got to be a lot better at that and be able to keep that in-house in the locker room and when we're watching film."

He expanded on those thoughts in the locker room afterwards, essentially saying the same thing. He said he apologized to Thompson and that they're "cool" now. Thompson appeared to agree, although he wouldn't explain what specifically happened.

"We're family. Little miscommunication in the huddle. Move forward. Move forward. We're family. Got each other's back always. Move forward," Thompson said. "Not going to get into it, just miscommunication, like I said. Move forward. It is what it is. Got the win."

The frustration stemmed from a play just a bit earlier when Paul George made a bucket to give him 43 points on the game. The Pacers All-Star was dominant in the fourth quarter as he was able to continuously switch the man covering him. On this basket, however, he went uncovered and James was clearly upset with Thompson afterwards.

The frustration boiled over onto the next Cavs possession , even after Kevin Love hit a love that pretty much sealed the game. With Cleveland struggling lately, emotions are going to be high, but they can at least feel good about coming out of the game with a victory.

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