LeBron James explains meaning behind his cryptic Instagram post

We are barely a month into the season but LeBron James has already posted his first cryptic social media message of the year.

It has become an annual occurrence from the King and it usually sends fans and media into a frenzy trying to figure out what he means and this time was no different.

His first installment of the campaign came on Monday night when he took to Instagram to post a picture of a clenched fist by popular cartoon character Arthur.

This came just moments after Kyrie Irving led the Boston Celtics to a ninth straight win with a 35-point performance against the Atlanta Hawks, who had upset the Cavaliers the night before at Quicken Loans Arena.

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Many perceived LeBron’s post to be his annoyance at seeing his former teammate doing well for their biggest rival in the Eastern Conference.

Sometimes, however, we may all just read too much into what the four-time MVP posts and over-analyse the situation unnecessarily.

Speaking to reporters after leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an entertaining 124-119 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night, James provided a simple explanation for his Instagram photo.

“I like Arthur. That’s OK, right?” James said, according to Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon.

Later in the day, the three-time champion posted another image which was a collage of pictures of him clenching his fist throughout his career dating back to his days in high school, accompanied by the caption, “Mood forever”.

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The 13-time All-Star, however, ensured that the focus returned to matters on the court as he put in a terrific display to help the Wine and Gold end a four-game losing streak at home to win for the first time in front of their fans since beating the Celtics on opening night.

LBJ almost notched a triple-double as he put up 30 points on 10-of-20 shooting, along with nine assists and eight rebounds.

In his 15th season, the 32-year-old is producing astonishing numbers. He’s currently tied for fourth in scoring at 28.9 points per game and is averaging a career-high 9.1 assists and shooting a career-best 59.8 percent from the field.

Kevin Love also came up big in the win as he tallied a huge double-double of 32 points and 16 rebounds as he finally stepped up as the team’s secondary scoring option.

Cleveland will now embark on a four-game road trip which begins with a tough encounter with the Houston Rockets on Thursday.

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