Former DJ LeBron James now refuses to play music in the Cavs locker room

Published Mar. 22, 2016 6:42 p.m. ET

LeBron James, on top of being the Cleveland Cavaliers' best player and leader in social-media intrigue, is also in charge of the Cavs' pregame music playlist.

But in recent days, as James has slid further and further into an emo funk, the music has stopped.

According to a report, James, who usually blasts music in the Cavs locker room through a Bluetooth speaker before games, has started wearing headphones to listen to his pregame music.

Yep, this is a story.

LeBron has even asked by teammates to put his music — which they reportedly enjoy, through the portable speaker — but he repeatedly declined.

Now they're spinning it as a positive: