The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports:

Now, let us get this straight: One of the best coaches in the country is offered $6 million a year to leave a great gig to come to the Cavs. The team owner obviously wants him, but he, no fool, wants to know how he stands with the best player on the team, a player barely two weeks away from free agency. But when he tries to reach out to that player, he can’t even get him on the phone?

Wow.

There’s nothing wrong with LeBron James keeping in the background during the Cavs’ search for a new coach. Even if he’s the ultimate power on the team, he’s smart not to make that too obvious. But to refuse a phone call from a guy whose name is already penciled in at the Hall of Fame?