LeBron denies reports he wants Kyrie traded

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LeBron James wants to put an end to the hearsay.

The three-time champion tweeted Tuesday to deny a pair of reports stating he wanted Kyrie Irving to be traded.

A number of reports have indicated a certain level of animosity between the two All-Stars, which apparently prompted Irving to ask the Cleveland Cavaliers for a trade. In the first report James denied, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com wrote that James is "eager" for Irving to be dealt. Another recent report suggested the 6-foot-3 point guard is jealous of the special treatment the four-time MVP has often received.

While the beef between the two may be overstated, the Cavs reportedly believe a trade is now "almost inevitable."