“To make a long story short, we win,” Allen said. “Y’all can YouTube this too, in case you think it’s fabricated. I was so upset with Rudy for not playing … I end up having 27 points, eight rebonds and like five steals. Mind you, I hadn’t played in 22-some-odd games, and this is to let you know how in shape I was. Durant had like 35, but they lost. When they gave me my interview, the first thing I said was, ‘It’s just all heart. Grit and grind.’ That’s how that phrase blossomed in Memphis. I was still upset. That was really a jab at Rudy Gay. But he’s my man today, I’ve forgiven him for that. But yeah, that’s where it started at in Memphis.”
July 15, 2018 | 6:35 pm EDT Update
Harrison Faigen: “At the end of the game, I play the game 94×50 feet. Honestly it’s cool that he’s there, but before the game you can say that’s cool and after the game, but during the game, if it’s not those guys on the court I don’t really pay too much attention to it”- Josh Hart on LeBron
Harrison Faigen: Josh said the @LVAces hooked him up with the A’ja Wilson jersey he wore pre and post game. “Those girls don’t get enough credit. They’re great people, great players and a great league. I’m just trying to support them and get them more recognition.”
Tania Ganguli: Jeff Ayers was one of the guys LeBron got excited about during the game. I asked Ayers if he has any history with James. “Just beating him in the Finals,” Ayers said with a smirk. (Ayers was with the Spurs from 2013-15)
Ben Golliver: Lakers’ LeBron James & Cavaliers Coach Tyronn Lue chat before Cleveland’s Summer League game
July 15, 2018 | 5:48 pm EDT Update
In Laker purple and gold shorts, LeBron James strolled to his courtside seat just before tip-off of the Los Angeles Lakers-Detroit Pistons matchup at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. It’s the first time that LeBron has seen his new team in action since signing his four-year, $153.3 million deal.