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May 5, 2015 Updates

LeBron James has been in this position before, and he walked into in the postgame news conference showing no sign of panic. Even had a smile. He's seen much worse, down 3-2 and needing a win to save the season. "For one, we'll just focus on the next game," James said. "We'll focus on (Tuesday) first. We're going to watch the film and see ways we can get better — things that we've got to do to be better and try win that game, Game 2. That's our only concern. It's not worrying about seven games. If you worry about seven games, you might not even get there. You worry about Game 2 and be much better than we were tonight." USA Today Sports

"Obviously, they were exploiting us with our coverage," James said, echoing what Blatt said about Cleveland's pick-and-roll defense. "We'll get better with it. We'll come in (Tuesday) and we'll watch film and we'll see ways we can take that away or make it a little more challenging." Chicago's Big 3 almost all had at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists: Gasol had 21-10-4, Rose 25-5-5 and Butler 20-5-6. USA Today Sports

May 4, 2015 Updates

LeBron James called Steph Curry’s Most Valuable Player award “well-deserved” while joking he was glad to see another kid from Akron win the award. Curry, coincidentally, was officially announced as the league MVP while James was praising him. “If my phone was on, I would’ve definitely congratulated him a lot,” James said, referring to his social media blackout during the postseason. “I think it’s well-deserved. You see the team success, that’s the first thing that pops out. Franchise-record in wins. … He’s the catalyst of that whole ship, and I think he’s had an unbelievable season. I think it’s great that another kid born in Akron, Ohio can win an MVP.” Akron Beacon Journal

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry won the NBA's Most Valuable Player award Monday, beating out Houston's James Harden in a race that turned out not to be that close. Curry received 100 of 130 first-place votes for a total of 1,198 points from a panel of 129 writers and broadcasters, along with the fan vote on the NBA's website. Harden had 25 first-place votes and 936 points. Cleveland's LeBron James, a four-time MVP, got five first-place votes and 552 points. USA Today Sports

James never provided a rationale for ditching his branded look. He has simply stated that he chose to do so out of the blue. Recently I was able to get more of an explanation out of him. "I did it because I just wanted to look like my teammates," James told Northeast Ohio Media Group. "Just wanted to be one. Nothing more than that." Cleveland Plain Dealer

May 3, 2015 Updates

LeBron James said one of the primary reasons that he decided to rejoin the Cavaliers last summer was the opportunity to play with Irving. “I didn’t need no validation, I knew how special the kid was,” James said. “I know how special he is now still. He’s going to be a big key to our success.” Asked if he saw some of himself in Irving, James said: “The burden that was put on me was probably a little higher but the expectations are around the same. They expect greatness out of the kid and that’s exactly what he does. He’s not afraid of the moment. He loves every moment. His upbringing, the people that were around him, the time that he was with [Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski] probably helped him. He’s been great.” Boston Globe

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April 30, 2015 Updates

James was also asked if he has spoken to Love about the possibility of him staying with the Cavs. "That's a question that I can't answer right now," James said. "I think that's the last thing on his mind right now. What's on his mind is his shoulder and how disappointed he is, how hurt he is over the fact that he can't play in this postseason. I don't think he's thought about the offseason or what he wants to do. I haven't had that conversation with him, and I shouldn't have to have that conversation with him, especially right now when we're going through this challenge and this battle of trying to win a championship. So I can't answer that question." ESPN.com

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And now that they've advanced, the Cavaliers are not only waiting to see who they'll play next but whether they'll have starters Kevin Love or J.R. Smith for their second-round series. "There's a lot of things up in the air with our team right now," said LeBron James, who has never lost a first round matchup in 10 trips to the playoffs. "It's next man up, depending on what goes on with our team. That's two big pieces, obviously, but next man up," he said. "No excuses." USA Today Sports

April 26, 2015 Updates

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