While the Miami Heat knocked off the Brooklyn Nets in Game 5 tonight, a story that had dominated the news cycle leading up to the big game involved LeBron James supporting and even leading a potential boycott of the 2014-15 season should Clippers owner Dnald Sterling still be connected to the team.
Roger Mason Jr., the NBPA president and former teammate of LeBron’s, made the comments on behalf of the Miami Heat star but did so without his consent. As a result, Mason Jr apologized on Wednesday for any confusion that resulted from his comments.
Mason later clarified his comments in a Twitter post on Wednesday.
“My bad if I was not clear,” Mason’s post read. “LBJ never said anything about boycotting. He’s a friend, and I would never want to imply something he didn’t say.”
We expected LeBron James to distance himself from the comments and that’s exactly what he did. In a separate quote, LeBron backed off the claims he’d boycott and instead invested full faith in commissioner Adam Silver and the process in which Sterling will be removed.