The latest exchange:
Q: I can’t sit down with the owner of the Cavaliers and not ask a LeBron question. What kind of relationship do you have with him now, if any, and have you had any communication with him since he left?
A: I just can’t get into that because he’s under contract to another team.
Q: How about The Letter? As a whole, do you regret sending it?
A: I would've reworded the language in The Letter, but I don't regret sending a letter out to our fan base. People forget the letter was not to LeBron, it was to our fan base. If I had to do it again, for sure, I would've reworded several parts of it. But I think it definitely needed a strong statement from me at that time. . . . .
Q: Were you surprised by the reaction? Did you know it would cause that type of firestorm?
A: No, not to the extent that it did. I didn't think it would. Going back now and looking, yeah probably. But at the time? I didn’t think it would become sort of the thing that it did.
The full interview can be found here.
February 5, 2014
ESPN linking James to Clippers
So ESPN has Heat-Clippers on Wednesday night. So what better time than to link LeBron with good friend Chris Paul, amid the ongoing uncertainty about James' potential offseason free agency?
From the piece at ESPN.com:
"The Clippers will not have open cap space. They will not have the cap space to sign James as a maximum-level free agent. It would require a sign-and-trade if James ever got serious about the option. In short, it would take the Heat's cooperation. . . .
"If the results of this season ended up with James looking at the Clippers and the Heat were eventually forced to cooperate, league executives believe Miami would ask for Blake Griffin. . . .
"The James contingency has been examined by the Clippers, sources told ESPN. The Heat, one of the most thorough and thoughtful organizations in the league, are quite aware the Clippers could end up being a competitor if James elects to opt out. Perhaps the most serious competitor of all."
The full report can be found here.
February 2, 2014
Cleveland turning into disaster area