Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has insisted that he is “unaware” of Miami Heat team president Pat Riley’s dig at him earlier this week.
Pat Riley takes shot at LeBron: Indirect but accepted it is about James.
LeBron wary of inexperienced Cavs: James admits it does concern him.
Blatt says not all on LeBron: Cavs coach wants team to step up in playoffs.
James insisted that he is currently having a social media blackout during the playoffs which would in turn have meant that he wasn’t aware of Riley’s comments.
Given that it is likely that someone would have notified him of them, the Cavs star was arguably looking to avoid a distraction and instead focus on Game 2 against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.
With Riley insisting that they would have “no more smiling faces with hidden agendas” this summer, James is merely focused on helping his team to a championship this year after returning to Cleveland last summer.
“I’m unaware. Whatever he said, for me, it’s not my concern right now. My concern is Game 2. I have no notion of what transpired yesterday,” he told reporters, according to ESPN.
The 30-year-old added that he didn’t care about the nonsense off the court and that ultimately he is putting all of his energy and focus into helping his team win in the coming weeks.
Cleveland secured a win in Game 1 behind a stellar performance from point guard Kyrie Irving, while James will look to play a significant role through the rest of the series to book their spot in the Eastern Conference semi-finals.
The two-time NBA champion also thanked the media as he insisted that they were keeping him informed of things happening outside of his bubble, while it was reported that he pulled a reporter aside after his media session was finished to learn more about Riley’s comments.
Teammate Kevin Love also revealed that James’ demeanour has changed since the regular season concluded, adding that the former MVP has become a lot more serious.