"I don’t want to get into a [...] feud with Daryl Morey but I believe he wasn’t educated on the situation at hand and he spoke," James said. "So many people could have been harmed not only financially but physically, emotionally, spiritually. So, just be careful what we tweet and what we say and what we do, even though yes we do have freedom of speech but it can be a lot of negative that comes with that, too."
When asked about "the political noise," James said it "a very delicate situation, a very sensitive situation." He continued: "With this particular situation it was something not only was I not informed enough about... I just felt like it was something that not only myself and my teammates or our organization had enough information to even talk about it at that point in time and we still feel the same way."
James later took to Twitter to "clear up the confusion." The Lakers player wrote that he does "not believe there was any consideration for the consequences and ramifications of the tweet."