​The dysfunction is alive and well in the Land.


While the NFL team across the way is still ​pretty problematic, the NBA's Cavaliers have returned to a typical Cleveland dumpster fire--or ​Cuyahoga River fire, perhaps--in their second post-LeBron era. They've already fired Ty Lue. Interim coach Larry Drew has already waged a ​contract standoff with team brass.


It's a mess far beyond the organizational level, though, as the Cavs' locker room has been in turmoil. A wave of criticism has been directed at rookie point guard Collin Sexton, with several vets reportedly feeling that they don't believe he even knows how to play.

​​Ouch.


The tension has gotten bad enough behind the scenes in Cleveland that Drew has had to tell veterans to ease up on Sexton, according to recent reporting.

​​Sure, it's understandable to be frustrated at the start of a rough season, and everyone in Cleveland wishes things were going better. But ease up on the rook, guys. The college-to-NBA transition is never easy, and Sexton's just a teenager.


That said, the former Alabama star needs to be amenable to advice from his elders. This drama could easily be avoided with open communication and constructive criticism, right?


​Oh, who am I kidding. It's Cleveland. That'll never happen.