Did LeBron James Tell Tristan Thompson Not to Bring Khloe Kardashian Around the Cavaliers?

The latest rumor about Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian involves LeBron James.

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Is Khloe Kardashian causing a divide in the Cavaliers' locker room? Ehhh. Doubt it. But as long as Tristan Thompson and Khloe are dating—er, engaged?!—there are going to be gossipy stories involving the couple spreading around on the internet.

The latest one comes courtesy of Hollywood Life. The tabloid site is reporting that Thompson and Kardashian's relationship caused some drama in the locker room prior to the Cavs' regular season opener against the Knicks on Tuesday night. According to the publication, Thompson and LeBron James got into a verbal spat in the locker room over Khloe's presence at the game, with an "insider" telling Hollywood Life about it.

"Tristan isn’t taking any crap from his teammates anymore. As far as he’s concerned, Khloe’s coming to every damn game she chooses," the insider said. "Tristan told LeBron straight up before [Tuesday's] game that Khloe was coming and that was that."

Additionally, Hollywood Life is reporting that Thompson told LeBron that Khloe is his "good luck charm," but it's worth pointing out that he had zero points and just six rebounds in 22 minutes against the Knicks. So if he did say that, whatever "good luck" he thought Khloe was bringing him must have run out. Thompson also reportedly told LeBron that he'd "consider asking her not to come" to future games if the Cavaliers lost to the Knicks. But that obviously didn't happen as Cleveland beat New York by 29 points, which, Hollywood Life reports, led to an "I told you so" moment between Thompson and LeBron.

As always, you should go ahead and take this report with a huge grain of salt. Just like you should take any and all Thompson/Kardashian reports with a grain of salt, because, well:

A source close to Tristan Thompson tells ESPN the story re: his engagement to Khloe Kardashian/reality TV series is false on both counts

— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) October 21, 2016

More often than not, they're not true. But for what it's worth, it does look like Thompson and Kardashian are getting cozy as a couple, as evidenced by this photo that Khloe put up on Instagram after the Cavaliers' game against the Knicks:

So we wouldn't expect the silly rumors to stop anytime soon.

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