When LeBron James shared a meme of cartoon aardvark Arthur clenching a fist last week, it sent the NBA’s gossip mill into overdrive.

What was eating the Cleveland Cavaliers’ star man? Was it former team-mate Kyrie Irving starring for Boston or was it Eric Bledsoe signing for Milwaukee?

Mood…

A post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on Nov 6, 2017 at 7:07pm PST

James quickly laughed off the fallout and it seems that his team-mates are enjoying whatever the joke behind the meme was.

After turning around their early-season slump – including recovering from a 23-point deficit to win in New York on Monday – the Cavs all went a little Arthur…

First there was injured point guard Isaiah Thomas, who is close to a return to fitness…

Mood…

A post shared by Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) on Nov 13, 2017 at 9:39pm PST

Then came shooting guard Channing Frye…

Mood?….. #idontwannaleaveLJandITout

A post shared by Channing Frye (@channingfrye) on Nov 13, 2017 at 10:25pm PST

Then James’ best friend, Dwyane Wade…

#Mood #LJChanningIT

A post shared by dwyanewade (@dwyanewade) on Nov 13, 2017 at 10:30pm PST

And also Jeff Green…

#Mood✌🏾#JustWannaBeLikeEverybodyElse

A post shared by JG (@unclejg8) on Nov 13, 2017 at 10:40pm PST

Whatever the meaning of James’ initial Arthur post, it seems the fictional character from Elwood City has got the Cavs moving in the right direction.

Can confirm: squad MOOD 💯

A post shared by Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) on Nov 14, 2017 at 7:12am PST