LeBron James discussed a variety of topics on Monday as he took part in the Cavs’ media day.
He was candid about Kyrie Irving demanding a trade, a possible reunion with Dwyane Wade and his recent tweet where he called Donald Trump a “bum.” He continued to be vocal against Trump, and brought up the comments he made recently about NFL players.
James also discussed Colin Kaepernick and the hundreds of players who took a knee, or took part in a protest, during the anthem on Sunday.
LeBron James on Kyrie Irving trade request
“I was ready to give him the keys. I tried to help him be as good as he could be. I don’t have any advice for him now, you’re either with us or against us. It was a gratifying three years together.”
Shortly after, James said he hasn’t had any communication with Irving since the former Cavs guard was traded away.
LeBron James on Cavs potentially signing Dwyane Wade
“I would love to have D-Wade as a part of this team. I’ve talked to him throughout the summer.”
LeBron James on his “u bum” tweet about Trump
“No [regret]. That’s not a name call. … Me and my friends call each other that all the time. I’m not his friend, though. I don’t want to see that on the note, he’s not my friend. … [Trump’s tweet] was funny to me when I woke up and saw that.”
LeBron James calls Trump “that guy”
“No matter if you voted for him or not, you may have made a mistake.”
LeBron James “salutes” Colin Kaepernick
LeBron James says it’s the “best NBA offseason” ever
“I’ve been watching the NBA for 25, no 27 years and I’ve been a part of the NBA for now 15 years and this is probably the best NBA offseason I’ve ever seen. And I wasn’t a part of it that much, that’s the pretty cool thing.”
James talked about a few more topics, such as Isaiah Thomas coming in, and how Kevin Love doesn’t get enough attention. But what he said above definitely generated the most social media reaction from NBA fans.