The idea that LeBron James would leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for a second time in his career seems to be picking up steam.

It was recently reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Cleveland’s asking price for Kyrie Irving is directly linked to the idea that the team will ultimately lose James in free agency next summer (more on that here).

Now comes this report from veteran NBA scribe Chris Sheridan indicating through a source that James himself is definitely leaving and that his relationship with owner Dan Gilbert is “beyond repair.”

In no way should this be considered a surprise. After all, Gilbert apparently didn’t talk with James before firing then general manager David Griffin back in June.