This has officially gotten old.

The Cavaliers have to know that after their latest stinking loss, 96-95 to Miami on Monday at The Q.

It came on “Fan Appreciation Night,” when Cavs fans do what they always do.

They packed the building and went crazy in support of the home team — then left disappointed.

Oh, it should be noted the Heat didn’t even use their best guys, as LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and other key members rested.

Instead, it was backup point guard Norris Cole who saved the day. Cole played at Cleveland State and stripped Kyrie Irving in the final seconds — proving you don’t always need James when it comes to former local athletes breaking the hearts of Clevelanders.

But the game was actually beside the point.

Things wouldn’t have been much different if the Cavs had escaped with a win. The issues are still there, and they appear to be swelling.

And the fans deserve better.

It’s been three years since James left. The first two years of suffering made sense. This has always been and always will be a players' league. When the best player in the game bolts, you’re gonna stink.

Since then, Cavs general manager Chris Grant has freed cap space, compiled assets, landed young building blocks in Irving, Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters.

That’s all grand, but it’s no longer enough.

To be fair, the Cavs had their share of injuries this season.

To be fair, the Cavs are awful young and most of their key veterans (C.J. Miles, Mareese Speights, Shaun Livingston and Wayne Ellington) are in their first year with the team.