LeBron James energized, excited following Cavaliers' turbulent offseason


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CLEVELAND – The tumult that shrouded the Cleveland Cavaliers following their 2017 NBA Finals loss to the Golden State Warriors has faded.

But not disappeared.

The Cavs weathered a front-office makeover, mild frustration from LeBron James and a trade request from Kyrie Irving over the summer.

But James entered training camp happy, thrilled to reunite with good friend and former teammate Dwyane Wade.

“It’s kind of like when you start school and you walk into the classroom and you’re not quite sure who your classmates are and when you walk in there and one of your best friends is in there, you’re like, ‘Oh, yeah, this is going to be fun. It’s going to be a good class.’ That’s the type of feeling I got,” James said of Wade.

NBA school officially starts Tuesday night, with the Cavs taking on…

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