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NBA Reporter Says LeBron's Camp Is Lying To Protect His Image

The NBA insider says James has already decided to leave.

NBA insider Chris Sheridan reported on Wednesday that LeBron James is "100 percent" leaving the Cavs after the 2017-18 season.

"This will be LeBron's final season in Cleveland. He is 100 percent leaving. Relationship with owners beyond repair,"

NBA source said today: "This will be LeBron's final season in Cleveland. He is 100 percent leaving. Relationship with owners beyond repair."

— Chris Sheridan (@sheridanhoops) August 16, 2017

">a source told him. Multiple reporters close to James' camp have since come out and said this isn't true. Sheridan, though, says James' camp is forced to lie to protect his image.

It's tough to believe that James has already made up his mind, but if he has, he's definitely not going to be up front about it.