LeBron James is not the type of guy who wants to go on dinner with friends.
He has said, as recently as last month, that he prefers to sit in his suite in the same room as his teammates.
James has also been known to take up a seat at his team’s locker room, or perhaps to stay in a nearby hotel with his teammates to discuss matters of the day.
But on Thursday night, when the Cavs’ star left for his first ever NBA game against the Utah Jazz at Quicken Loans Arena, he left with a message for James’ friends, the NBA and its fans.
“I never really wanted, ever, to go to dinner with anybody,” James told the Cavs media.
“I’ve said that before.
But I think tonight was a great night for us, especially for our team.
I mean, it was a good night for our city.
And I think that’s why we’re going out tonight, because we’re trying to get it back on track.”
When James left his suite, he was greeted by some of his teammates, who hugged him on the way out.
“We just got a little bit of a little break from our lives,” James said, after he was escorted out of the building.
“We had a little quiet.
I think we were all looking forward to it.”
James did not take questions for nearly 20 minutes, but he did speak briefly with the media afterward, saying he had some bad news to share.
“It was a little hard because I got to the point where I had a lot of things I wanted to talk to you about,” James began.
“And then I just felt like I was just getting to that point where you kind of just want to get over that hump and move on.”
James also said he has received some support from former Cavs teammate and former teammate of James, Kyrie Irving.
“My friend, Kyri, he told me, ‘If I had to say something to you, I would tell you, ‘You should stay away from all of this,'” James said.
“He told me ‘You’re going to have to make it up to everyone else.’
And he said, ‘I love you.'”
James was not asked about the controversy surrounding James’ past comments about his love for dogs and dogs wearing basketball shoes.
James, who owns two dogs, was responding to a question about the possibility of having two of his dogs wear basketball shoes at one time.
James also did not speak about the fact that he has been fined for his remarks in a video posted by the website TMZ.
In that video, James is heard telling a group of fans, “I’m not the kind of guy that wears shoes.
I like dogs, too.
And that’s what you guys are.
And if you like dogs.
If you wear shoes.
If it’s something you want to do, you’re welcome to wear them.”