LeBron James Comments on David Blatt’s Firing, Tyronn Lue and More

January 23rd, 2016 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »

After a whirlwind Friday that saw the Cleveland Cavaliers fire head coach David Blatt and promote assistant Tyronn Lue to replace him, LeBron James addressed the media Saturday.

On the heels of the Cavs announcing Blatt's dismissal, questions regarding James' involvement immediately came to the forefront.

According to ESPN.com, however, James insists he was as surprised as anyone when the move was made: "I found out about it just like every other player on this team at 3:30 [p.m. ET] yesterday. ... I think [general manager David Griffin] was right on everything he said. ... Like it or love it or hate it, we got to respect it."

According to ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin, Griffin said he was the one pulling the strings, and not LeBron:

So, I've got a problem in general with this narrative, and those of you that have been with us for a while understand this. LeBron plays for this team. And he's the leader of this team. And he desperately wants to bring a championship to this team. LeBron doesn't run this organization. LeBron is about this organization, and he is of this organization, and he's of our communi ...

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