CLEVELAND: LeBron James sidestepped questions about one day returning to the Cavaliers, insisted he hasn’t paid much attention to their rebuild … and then absolutely blew up Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry after smashing a dunk over him in the Miami Heat’s victory Monday night.
One year after shocking everyone by saying a return to the Cavaliers would be “great” and “hopefully the fans will accept me,” James was much more vague on Monday when asked about it again.
“Right now I’m focused on right now,” James said. “I don’t get involved in the road ahead of me. I kind of live in the moment and as a team right now we’re focused on trying to defend our championship. That’s the No. 1 thing.”
The Heat are riding a 23-game winning streak, second-longest in league history, so no one really expected James to disrupt the momentum of that by flirting with the Cavaliers.
Asked if he felt the city of Cleveland had moved on, James said he doesn’t spend much time in Cleveland so he doesn’t know.
“I’m back home in the summer time, but back home has always been kind of different,” James said. “I’ve moved on and they have some really good pieces here and they’re trying to move on as well.”
James took great delight in his poster dunk over Terry, which ended with Terry flat on his back and James staring down at him.
“It was one of my better ones,” James said. “And the fact it happened to JT made it that much sweeter because I think we all know JT talks and he talks too much sometimes. And I’m glad it happened to him.”