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"We're a very fragile team right now," James said, following a 110-93 drubbing by the Toronto Raptors at home for the Cavaliers' fourth consecutive loss. "We were a fragile team from the beginning. Any little adversity that hits us, we just shell up." Cleveland Plain Dealer

November 22, 2014 Updates

They lost (obviously) to the Washington Wizards, 91-78. The 78 points were a season low for the Cavaliers, who averaged 122.3 points in three victories a week ago. In their three consecutive losses this week, they've yet to crack 100. "No one feels sorry for us," James said, wrapped in towels following a game in which he scored 22 points but was guilty (admittedly so) of some of the things he pointed to as being wrong with his team. "It doesn't matter," he said. "No one feels sorry for us in this league. It's a wining league and we have to figure out what needs to be done to win." Cleveland Plain Dealer

November 21, 2014 Updates

"It's my biggest test," James said Friday morning in advance of the Cavs' game against the Washington Wizards (ESPN, 8 p.m.). "My patience isn't [endless]. I have a low tolerance for things of this nature. So it's something I'm working on as well, which I knew from the beginning that that was going to be my biggest test to see how much patience I got with the process. ESPN.com

LeBron grins at the memories of practicing with Varejao when he and his young Cavaliers were finding their way. In those days they were the underdogs. Each step deeper into the playoffs was a surprise. "He would go 120 percent, and sometimes not everyone is ready to go 120 percent at practice,'' James says. "So he would frustrate guys for sure, and he's still doing it.'' NBA.com

"I knew LeBron. So I know how he's a good person, and he cares about the people that he loves, he cares about his family, he cares about the others,'' says Varejao in English, his third language. "But when he left, the way he did it, it was wrong. He had the rights to go anywhere he wants to go. But the way he did it -- I'm not here to second-guess him or what he did -- but to me, in my opinion, it wasn't the right way to do it. And I believe he said that later on. But I knew it was tough for him. Because even before he told everybody the way he did it was wrong, I could tell he went through some tough times, when everybody was talking bad about him. You can ignore a lot of outside noises, but because of who he is, I guarantee you it got to him. I believe it was tough for him.'' NBA.com

As the Cavaliers fell further back in the game, Varejao found himself making a stand on behalf of the team that James had left behind. In the run of play he pulled off James' headband and tossed it aside, as if he no longer recognized the authority of the King's crown. "I was just trying to get him off his rhythm,'' Varejao says. "I knew that he would not like that. Because he wears headband for a long time, and people were saying he was losing his hair and stuff, and I thought that it could get him off his game a little bit.'' NBA.com

A jersey worn by LeBron James during the second half of his regular season return to Cleveland last month sold for $50,040 on Thursday night. The jersey, auctioned by the NBA, was used by James on Oct. 30, for the Cavaliers' season opener against the New York Knicks. ESPN.com

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Chris Haynes: Apparently Hulk Hogan will be at tonight's game of #Cavs, Spurs. LeBron James got word, yelled "Joe [Harris], your dad is going to be here." Twitter @ChrisBHaynes

November 18, 2014 Updates

James himself has acknowledged that the Spurs' dismantling of the Heat may have altered the course of NBA history, telling CNN's Rachel Nichols in September that "it would (have been) hard to leave back-to-back-to- back championships" but also saying that even he doesn't truly know what his final decision might have been. "You really can't live and think of what may have happened," James said. "For me, I've always been a person (to) kind of live in the moment." USA Today Sports

"I'm not sure that it would have been different (with James if the Heat had won)," said Ginobili, who capped off a renaissance season with the five-game Finals victory. "Actually, it could have made even more sense for him to go and try to win somewhere else. It would make it an even bigger (goal) to go and try to win in your home. I don't know the guy. I (have) just played against him many times, but I don't know how he thinks or what made him make the decision, but I'm not sure that it was because of (the Spurs winning)." USA Today Sports

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