TMZ Sports recently caught up with Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue as he left the restaurant Craig’s in Los Angeles with Chauncey Billups. After a brief exchange of pleasantries, the conversation switched over to LeBron James’s future with the organization. Lue didn’t utter a single word in response, but his body language said it all. Immediately after the question was asked, Lue hung his head, then let out a long, audible sigh before repeatedly shaking his head as he made his way into a nearby car. 

In the weeks leading up to the start of the NBA free agency period, fans love to examine every little crumb of information we can get with the hopes of decoding the thought process of a player as he hits the open market. None of this should be new to Lue. He should have known that TMZ Sports wasn’t going up to him to find out what’s new in his life. He should have known that even when he doesn’t say anything in response to the topic, writers would still pick apart his body language, and turn it into an aggregated post.

Whether he intended to do it or not, Lue’s dejected body language at the mere mention of LeBron’s name appears to suggest that The King’s time in Cleveland is over. If Lue was confident in James’s chances of returning to the Cavs, he would proudly say that, instead of giving the reporter the silent treatment. Lue may have wanted to stay mum in regards to the situation, but he still gave us plenty to work with.