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James Jones
James Jones
Position: F-G
Born: 10/04/80
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Salary: $1,551,659
“I think we’re all conscious of it,” said James Jones, who serves on the NBPA’s Executive Committee. “That’s a part of being in this industry. We are entertainment. Our actions do have ramifications, but that’s the beauty of this league. When guys make a stand, when they say something, they put their money where their mouth is and they understand that. “At all times we’re about inclusion and respect and autonomy because that’s what makes us so graceful on the court. Our individualism. We’re supportive of our players and we would never suppress or try to deny guys the opportunity to be authentic because we all know being authentic in our business is what sells.”
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MR: We had, internally, calls and memos with our guys to make sure we understood what they wanted and for them to make sure they understood the league’s position, and sort of the historical issues. There were insights that they brought to the discussions that, frankly, I couldn’t, because I’ve been a fan for the last 50 years. They’ve been playing for 10, 12. It would have been a different negotiation, I’m confident, if we hadn’t taken in what the players had to say, or taken advantage of the contributions they could make. They were fabulous, fabulous — up until the very last second when we said we have a deal, I was on the phone with Chris, [James Jones], ‘Melo, thank goodness, was in New York, LeBron was weighing in. I know every single member of the Executive Committee was involved — including Stevie Blake, until he left the game.
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“Of course,” James Jones told cleveland.com when asked about whether Chalmers would be a good fit. “I played with him and I won with him. I won championships with him and usually under pressure is where you can learn the most about a person and see how they deal with adversity so of course (he’s a fit). I’ve always been a Mario Chalmers fan and always will be. Not just because he’s an ex-teammate, but because he’s a good player.”
Storyline: Mario Chalmers Free Agency
Lue doesn’t expect James to miss either of the home-and-home games against Milwaukee on consecutive nights, though that could change. “I know coach Lue has said plenty of times and we said the same, at the end of the day we’re here to win,” Jones said. “And we’re going to do everything we can to put ourselves in position to be as good as we can be in the postseason.” And Smith? “We’re not playing for now, we’re playing for the long haul and if they can’t understand that, we don’t expect them to because they are not a part of this organization,” he said.
Storyline: LeBron James Resting