When Adam Silver speaks, you listen (or in this case, you read what he said).
The NBA Commissioner joined The Rich Eisen Show on Monday morning and was asked the following question:
"Are you ecstatic of all this news, all the drama that's being played out in all these rosters in free agency?"
Silver's answer was kind of surprising.
"I love the interest. I'm not ecstatic about the drama," Silver began. "I feel bad for whatever is going on in Cleveland, and I have no first-hand information.
"But I assume where there's smoke, there's fire. Brian Windhorst has sort of been cataloguing LeBron's career for a long time, and he usually has very accurate insights from that team."
LeBron James was reportedly "blindsided and disappointed."
"It's upsetting to hear that, when you see superstar players who have co-existed -- who had so much success together, obviously three Finals in a row, one championship -- to hear that for whatever reason, there's a sense that they can't continue to co-exist," Silver added. "Yeah, that's drama, but it's not necessarily the kind of drama that the league wants."
The Cavs selected LeBron with the No.1 overall pick in 2003.
The Cavs selected Kyrie with the No. 1 overall pick in 2011.
LeBron can become a free agent next summer, while Kyrie can hit the open market in July 2019.
Will the Cavs give in to Kyrie's request? Stay tuned...
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller