It is unclear exactly what James’ personal matter is. His absence, however, did come hours after he posted a meme from Arthur to Instagram moments after Kyrie Irving and the Celtics beat the Hawks (who the Cavs just lost to) and also posted “Fresh day, fresh start! Make the most of it.” to Twitter:
Additionally, the Cavs say Iman Shumpert is probably for tonight’s game. He had missed the previous four games with knee soreness.