Is LeBron James Unhappy About Isaiah Thomas? Cavaliers Star Has Only Tweeted About Kyrie Irving Since Trade

LeBron James has a lot of things on his mind: basketball, businesses and organizing the greatest children's birthday parties known to man.

So perhaps the NBA star has just forgotten to say a public hello and welcome and all that polite, friendly, essentially meaningless stuff to Isaiah Thomas.

Thomas arrived as a Cleveland Cavalier earlier this week in a blockbuster trade with the Boston Celtics for Kyrie Irving, the man James has described before as a "little brother."

James has tweeted about Irving since the trade: On Wednesday he urged Cavaliers fans to respect "the kid" Irving for his work in Cleveland, which included helping James to the franchise's first-ever NBA Championship.

But "The King" has posted nothing about Thomas, the All-Star point guard expected to pick up where Irving left off and then some, by piloting the Cavaliers to another championship. Not on Twitter, where James has posted just once since August 23 about Nike's Air Zooms. Not on Instagram, where James has posted videos of himself working out in Los Angeles with Cavaliers staff.

Indeed, James hasn't spoken publicly since the trade, and Cleveland.com has noted he is "keeping mum" on Thomas.

His silence almost certainly doesn't mean much, of course. James is busy preparing for the new NBA season which begins in October. If anything, he should be pleased that the Cavaliers have got such good value for a player whose desire to be traded was such public knowledge. In addition to Thomas, whose statistics from last season match up very well to Irving's, the Cavaliers received a first-round draft pick in 2018, Ante Zizic and Jae Crowder.

The longer James goes without saying anything about Thomas, though, the more people are going to talk. Like it or not, James has a new sidekick and he is going to have to acknowledge him soon.