With an embarrassing defeat to Oklahoma City on national TV still lingering, the Cavs decided it was time to address their troubled state before leaving for Tuesday's game at San Antonio.
(And judging from emails I get about James politics, being a fan of his isn't as easy as his talent suggests it should be).
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - LeBron James became the youngest player ever with 30,000 career points, then got upstaged by the youngest player on the court. He allowed himself a moment to savor this milestone, though.
"I don't ever fully appreciate what I do anytime I accomplish something, no matter if it's a win or a loss", James said.
The win was all the more impressive for the Spurs, who played without injured quartet Kawhi Leonard, Rudy Gay, Pau Gasol and Manu Ginobili. James patted his heart and said "thank you so much".
Speaking after the game, James said: "Just a special moment", James said after the game.
"I'm not a player who sets out to say, 'Okay, I need to dominate scoring, ' " the Cavs star told reporters last week (via USA Today). That's just PR 101 right there. The first to salute James for his feat? He soared for a tip follow, then rose to disrupt James' driving layup, which led to a 3-pointer by Danny Green that gave the Spurs a 105-94 lead with 4:20 remaining.
The goal for the front office is to keep James happy, and make him want to stay in Cleveland. You see a person's work ethic, you know a person's heart, you know a person cares about [the] team, he cares about winning and doesn't really know how to take it in. James also became the youngest player to reach 30,000, surpassing Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.
The Cleveland Cavaliers basketball star reached 30,000 aged 33 years and 24 days. Again, Chamberlain tops the list with his unearthly scoring averages, at that point in his career the Stilt averaged 31.9 points per game.
Before that, Love said, it's imperative for the team to remain connected. "So I just told him how great he is".
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