Lebron James addresses issues that never seem to go away

During the annual media day to kick off training camp, Lebron James felt he needed to hit some issues and address some of the topics we kept hearing about during the summer.

He started with his future when his contract expires in 2010 and his feeling towards Cleveland:

”I’ve never given any indication that I was leaving or didn’t like being here. Every time I am asked the question — I love being here, I love playing in front of these fans, my family is here, I grew up 30 miles away — I never gave any indication that I did not like playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers.”

Then he went on to address an issue that seems to bother some fans more than the contract issue; his love for the Yankees and Cowboys:

“Now, I’ll say I like the Yankees and the Cowboys, but that has nothing to do with the Cavaliers,” he said.

“Am I not allowed to be a fan? When I grew up watching sports, the Cowboys were a team to love; Michael Jordan was [a player] to love. If I say I like Michael Jordan, is that a problem because I didn’t say Mark Price?” James asked. “Is that a problem? Is it? That is who I grew up watching. These are the teams and the people that inspired me. Now I broke it down for you all.”