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LeBron James says he wasn't putting pressure on Cavs with Instagram post

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LeBron James says he wasn't trying to put pressure on the Cavs by posting about Tristan Thompson on his Instagram.

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Last night, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James seemingly sent a message to the Cavs by posting a picture of him and Tristan Thompson at a wedding in Miami to his Instagram with the caption ""Get it done!!! Straight up. #MissMyBrother." Thompson, of course, has yet to come to terms on a new deal with the Cavs and is currently operating in restricted free agent limbo.

Get it done!!!! Straight up. #MissMyBrother @realtristan13

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Today, however, LeBron said that isn't this isn't the case.

"That is not what I'm saying," James said . "Like I said, I believe both sides will get something done. Throughout the negotiation process, it's always both sides. It's not just one sided."

LeBron, who also joked that he like Cleveland's chances to re-sign Thompson because only two teams - the Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers - have the cap space to sign Thompson to type of deal he's seeking.

He also noted that seeing Thompson changed his mind about speaking out. On Tuesday, he said that he done talking about Thompson's status.

"The last thing you need is a distraction when you try to make a championship run, and we have that right now," he said. "And it's unfortunate for both sides that we're going through it right now as a team. It's not an excuse, we will be ready to go, but hopefully something happened in the near future."

Thompson could sign with either the 76ers or Blazers, but the Cavs can match any offer Thompson agrees to. According to LeBron he isn't going to tell either side what to do.

"I'm not going to go to them and tell them what they should do," James said. "That's their job, they know to do it very well, and they've done that to this point. They've brought in and did what they had to do for us to be a contending team, and, so, obviously Tristan is a big part of that run we want to make. I believe that something will happen."