LeBron James says Instagram post was aimed at Cavaliers and Tristan Thompson

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With Tristan Thompson now in the midst of a holdout from the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James had appeared to issue an ultimatum to the Ohio franchise over the weekend.

Posting a photo of himself and Thompson to his Instagram account, accompanied by a message simply stating "Get it done!", many had assumed James was speaking directly to the Cavaliers.


Now though, James, as relayed by ESPN's Dave McMenamin, has revealed his message was intended to be direction at both the Cleveland franchise and his potential 2015-16 teammate.

James, according to McMenamin, is now saying that the social media message was meant for both parties.

Message clear

As is often the case with using social media to send a message, the actual point can sometimes be lost in translation. 

James' clarification of the situation, therefore, will come as a relief to Cavaliers fans who had feared the franchise had angered the four-time NBA MVP with their reluctance to hand out a max-contract to Thompson.

Considering the image was of a smiling Thompson and James, not to mention the pair share the same agent and are known to be friends, you could be forgiven for having that reaction.

Fortunately, it looks like James was actually attempting to mediate between the two sides as negotiations remain at a standstill.

Having said that, it is clear James isn't entertaining the notion that Thompson does not return to Cleveland for the 2015-16 season.

Cavaliers fans: Should your team give in to Thompson's demands, or is he asking too much? Have your say in the comments below...

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