Really, you don't think his agent and the Cavs front office have been talking? If the letter was an issue, it should have been made clear up front and he should never have started negotiating with them. His agent met with the Cavs last week.
Of course they have been talking, he has been deciding between Miami and Cleveland. But I don't see how that is different from any other free agent ever.
You also need to know how this type of reporting goes. Take the recent case of A. J. Pierzynski. He was optioned to the minors by the Red Sox and then a story came out of a Boston newspaper chronicling what a bad teammate he was by several unnamed team sources. It was a hit job by the Red Sox. Teams, players, they use the media and they maintain relationships with them to get the information they want made public.
And? Yes, teams, players and hangers-on all use the media to get information out. But when there isn't any information out, the media doesn't just move on to actual news, instead they report nonsense like "things overheard in a cupcake shop". Sadly, that is an actual example, not hyperbole.
Edited by MaithaNapoli, 11 July 2014 - 10:24 AM.