LeBron James wants Tristan Thompson benched as alleged cheating scandal makes things awkward

LeBron James wants Tristan Thompson benched as alleged cheating scandal makes things awkward
LeBron James (L) and Tristan Thompson (R) (Source: Getty Images)

Cleveland Cavaliers have been really struggling to find their place this season, and Tristan Thompson being involved in a cheating scandal with his baby mama Khloe Kardashian is not helping them get any better. So it's not a big deal that LeBron James wants Tristan out of the game for the time being.

After Tristan was booed at his own game last week, the media attention around the Cavaliers has become even more extensive than before. And their losing streak at the games is not helping their public image, at least not with all the media scrutiny.

Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts in the first quarter against the Brooklyn Nets during their game at Barclays Center on March 25, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

According to an insider at Hollywood Life, LeBron is extremely upset over the excessive media attention and wants Tristan benched till the situation cools off a little. “LeBron and coach Ty Lue have been discussing how to deal with it,” said the source.

The source then added, “If Tristan had been playing better, then the team could justify putting him out there on the floor. But he had already been upstaged by other guys on the team who were playing a lot better than he was, and it’s made sense to just sit him for the time being.”

LeBron James #23 and Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers react in the second quarter against the Atlanta Hawks during Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on May 20, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

As we all know, Tristan was recently caught up in a cheating scandal with his then-pregnant girlfriend Khloe, where multiple videos and photographs of him kissing other women surfaced all over the Internet. And now, it looks like Tristan's entire team is bearing the brunt of his actions.


“Tristan’s extreme public actions have created an awkward dynamic in the locker room between him and his teammates,” the insider revealed. “A lot of players on the team berated him for being so blatant about his cheating.“


Tristan Thompson (L) and Khloe Kardashian (R) (Source: Getty Images)



Despite all that has been going on in his personal life, Tristan might have been trying to gain solace in his professional life, or so people thought. But his recent disappointing performance on the court has had the Cavaliers lose a second game against the Pacers in Game 1 of the Playoffs, ever since the cheating scandal came out in the open.

“Tristan’s role on the Cavs was already diminishing due to his huge drop off in consistency and play this season, seemingly due to his relationship with Khloe. But, his cheating scandal was the proverbial nail in the coffin for his hopes of playing a crucial part in the Cavs’ playoff run,” the insider adds.


Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers guards Luke Kornet #2 of the New York Knicks during the second half at Quicken Loans Arena on April 11, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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