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Stephen A. Smith Responds To LeBron James, Threatens To Reveal Reason He Left Cleveland

Stephen A. Smith and LeBron are beefing.

It's been an eventful few days since reports broke that Kyrie Irving asked the Cleveland Cavaliers to be traded.

One of those who broke the news, and spoke about the relationship between Kyrie and LeBron James, was ESPN's Stephen A. Smith.

Stephen A. reported Tuesday morning that if Kyrie were in front of James, he would feel "tempted to whoop [Kyrie's] ass." LeBron responded by tweeting that the report was "#NotFacts" and told people to "get another source."

Not one to let someone else have the last word, Stephen A. has responded to LeBron's tweets.

On his radio show, Stephen A. went in on LeBron, and threatened to "go in deeper" on the rumors surrounding the Cavaliers.

From the show:

What did I say that was fake news?...Was I wrong when I broke the story that he was going to South Beach? Was I wrong when I talked about how I'm hearing that he's going back to Cleveland?

What if I got into the real story about what happened with LeBron James against Boston the year before, or that spring when he finally decided to leave Cleveland and take his talents to South Beach? But we don't want to get into that.

I have nothing more to say in regards to this particular subject, but this and this only. What I quoted somebody as saying, I stand by. The facts that I've accumulated by speaking to over 30 different sources this weekend, I stand by. I'm not budging or inching back one bit. I said what I meant, and I meant what I said.

And if LeBron James wants to refute that, I welcome the opportunity for him to do so. I can't wait, it gives me more of an excuse to go in even deeper...don't hide behind 140 characters, LeBron, speak.

Stephen A. is clearly upset that LeBron is questioning his integrity on social media, and he's not afraid to fire back. It's hard to know when the beef began, but the two are definitely not in each other's good graces right now.

[ESPN]