LeBron James and his Cavaliers teammates spend so much time together on a regular basis that you'd naturally assume they're all friends, right? It'd be pretty difficult for them to make it through an entire 82-game season if that weren't the case. But recently, Kevin Love admitted that he and LeBron aren't best friends. And during a recent interview that just ran on Cleveland.com, LeBron himself admitted that he's not BFFs with anyone on the Cavs.
"People get so infatuated with the best of friends, things of that nature," he said. "First of all, I've got three very good friends in this league, and that's Carmelo [Anthony], and that's C.P. [Chris Paul], and that's D-Wade. And after that, I have a bunch of teammates. I have guys I ride for every day."
Not to worry, though, Cavs fans. LeBron may not be besties with Love, Kyrie Irving, or anyone else on his team. But that doesn't mean he doesn't appreciate them for who they are and see their value to the team.
"Kyrie is a guy, I understand how important he is to this team, how important he is," he said. "And the same with Kev as well."
And while we doubt that that explanation is going to stop people from speculating about LeBron and his relationships with his teammates, it's kind of nice to hear him addressing—and attacking—the topic head-on instead of trying to pretend that he's best friends with everyone on the Cavaliers. If nothing else, it should help the team refocus and get back to doing what they were brought together to do—win a championship. Best friends or not, that's all that really matters.
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[via Pro Basketball Talk]