Given Thompson’s contract holdout and the stalemate that’s existed between him and the Cavs for months, it may seem like James, Thompson’s friend who (like Thompson) is represented by agent Rich Paul, hasn’t made much of a difference. He also made huge impact during the playoffs after starting power forward Kevin Love went down with a season-ending shoulder injury during their first-round series against the Boston Celtics.
James called it “a great turnout”, and said it was “unbelievable” that so many fans turned out on a Monday night. It was good to be back.
Unfortunately, we don’t know exactly where or to whom the cash is going, but hopefully this will become a regular thing for every game, and he’ll spread the wealth around.
Prior to the Cleveland Cavaliers intra-squad scrimmage on Monday night, J.R. Smith was put up to a pretty significant challenge.
Nevertheless, James said that he will focus instead and he commended his other teammates for working hard in training camp.
James scored a game-high 26 points as Cleveland defeated Indiana 98-93 in that 2014 preseason game – the first time James played an National Basketball Association preseason game in Cincinnati.
James wore a No. 6 practice uniform for the event. Cleveland plays at Philadelphia on Thursday.