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Reports: The Kyrie-LeBron Relationship Is Really Bad

This relationship has little chance of being salvaged, according to reports.

Does the Kyrie Irving-LeBron James relationship have any chance of being salvaged?

It doesn't look like it.

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith reported on Monday that James would be tempted to "beat his ass" if he saw him today.

ESPN's Zach Lowe reports that "a trade is almost inevitable, and that there is little chance of salvaging their relationship with him, according to several sources familiar with the situation."

Cleveland.com says James is "eager" to see Kyrie off.

Derrick Rose and the Cavaliers agreed to a one-year deal for $2.1 million contract Monday after spending the day together, discussing how the team will return to the Finals without Kyrie Irving.

Rose, 28, the 2011 NBA MVP whose career has been hampered by knee injuries, will come to the Cavs looking for his first trip to the Finals after eight pro seasons. He's also looking at a potential starting spot in the same lineup with LeBron James, now that Irving has asked for a trade and James is eager to see him off.

None of that makes it sound like there's a chance Kyrie and LeBron could convince each other that playing together next season is the best move for both parties.