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After a few minutes, though, James is asked about the Brelo verdict. "I am aware of the verdict," James begins. "I'm not fully aware of all the details. So I'm not going to elaborate or comment too much on it. I don't speak upon something that I'm not fully knowledgeable about. It's not where I stand. Obviously, I'm gonna take a look at it and read up on it, and if I get more knowledge about it, I may give a statement. I may say something. But all I saw today was the verdict, and that's all I know about." NBA.com

He is asked, given the temperament of the times around the country, if he has anything to say to the community. "Violence is not the answer, and it's all about trying to find a solution," he continues. "For good or for bad. For me, in any case, in anything that goes on in our world, or our America, the only people that we should be worried about is the families that lost loved ones. You can't get them back. You can never get them back. We should worry about the families and how they're doing and things of that nature. For the city of Cleveland, let's use our excitement, or whatever passion we have for our sport (Sunday), for the game (Sunday) night." NBA.com

"I think so," he says. "I think sports in general -- no matter what city it is. Something that's going through a city that's very traumatic, or traumatizing, any of that case -- I think sports is one of the biggest healers in helping a city out. Sports just does something to people. Either if you're a player or if you're a fan, if you just have something that has anything to do with that city, you just feel a certain way about rooting for a team that you love. It can get your mind off of some of the hardships that may be going on throughout your life, or in that particular time and period. It just does that." NBA.com

James doesn’t talk about the rings much and he never really wears him. He told his teammates he keeps them locked away in a safe. But he brought them out last month to show the postseason rookies what they’re about to embark on and why they’re doing this. Now they’re closing in on the chance to play for a ring of their own. Akron Beacon Journal

In the meantime, the Hawks have another brutal appointment on Tuesday with havoc, destruction and sheer brute force known as LeBron James, perhaps the best player to step foot on a hardwood floor. "That's one hell of a debate. Honestly, in my opinion, if it's not Jordan then it's him," J.R. Smith told NEOMG. "It used to be no question. It was a landslide. It was Jordan. Now, you have to consider my boy." Cleveland Plain Dealer

May 24, 2015 Updates

On why he’s playing: “I’ve been getting a million calls and emails about me, why am I there, this might be the biggest contract of my life. But at the end of the day this game isn’t promised to you. So whenever you’ve got an opportunity to play basketball, a lot of people say it’s bigger than money and it feels like that to me. I cherish this game and I want to be out there fighting, and if I have to fight on one leg, I’m gonna fight on one leg. I can’t let this opportunity pass me by. Eastern Conference finals, playing against LeBron James. I don’t care if I have to do it on one leg, I’ll hobble out there.” Atlanta Journal Constitution

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