James grabbed the microphone and took off. Media day kicked off today with teams doing their occasional interviews and photo-ops before training camps officially open.
"U bum", James wrote. He also said he was ready to give Irving the "keys".
"I would love to have D-Wade a part of this team".
DeMar DeRozan of the Raptors said: "I think the president brought a lot of this on himself. That's all I was thinking", he said.
Without breaking stride, James went on to praise former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the first athlete in recent times to kneel for the anthem in an attempt to draw attention to social and racial injustices in the United States. "There was no divide".
Former Browns running back Earnest Byner has a different perspective on what we've been seeing on the field.
"Been a fan of him for a long time, and I never thought in my wildest dreams that I'd be a teammate of his".
James' comments could be bad news for the rest of the competition, as it may inspire him to play at an even higher level this coming season.
Zirin was more positive in response to James' press conference. That's what makes me more sick than anything - this is the No. 1 position in the world. and we are at a time where the most powerful position in the world has an opportunity to bring us closer together as a people.
"Any athlete can protest". That makes zero sense.
"My calling is much bigger than that guy. I don't even like saying his name". Am I saying that the people of OH wasn't educated and some of the people in the other states that voted for him was uneducated?
And James, for what it's worth, still doesn't know why Irving wanted out. The 4-time MVP, however, did express satisfaction with the return Cleveland received for Irving, with the Cavs acquiring All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic, the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 first-round pick and a future second-round pick.
Rose is healthy again after undergoing several surgeries on his knees.
The situation echoes the season prior to his 2010 free agency when he controversially made a decision to join Miami Heat before returning to Cleveland four years later. He wants to finish his career in Cleveland and retire as a Cavalier.
"I'm 28, people act like I'm 38".
"A ton of emotions", James said about how he felt when Irving asked to be traded and eventually was.
"Obviously, you guys know me". While James added he wasn't going to discuss his impending free agency this season, these comments are the first he's made about that issue since the LeBron-to-Los Angeles rumors began to swirl this summer.