It seemed pretty clear in a GQ video that LeBron James owns and rides motorcycles. When asked what the team thought of this he said, “Oh, man. They’re like, ‘What are you doing?’ I’m like, ‘What you think I’m doing? I’m getting a breath of fresh air.’ You know? I’ve got one life with this, man. So, that’s what I’m doing.” Turns out, however, riding a motorcycle is a violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Saturday, LeBron backtracked.
Well, “clarified his statement” is how he put it. You can describe it however you wish, this is what he Saturday after practice, via Chris Haynes at the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Following the Cavs’ practice Saturday, James said: “First of all, I don’t ride motorcycles. Second of all, I was talking about my team, meaning my LRMR team and the group around me. ”
A reporter told James his answer was confusing, given his “getting a breath of fresh air” remarks to GQ. He responded: “I don’t ride them, but I own them. There’s a lot of stuff that I own but I don’t use. I got a coffee maker, I don’t drink coffee. I won four of them, don’t drink coffee.”
For those of you wondering, he said he owns a Harley Davidson and a Can-Am Spider.
LeBron has a long history of saying what he means then walking it back a couple of days later. The best example last season was calling out Kevin Love on social media, then saying he didn’t. He can shrug this stuff off.
It’s all kind of moot anyway, it’s not like the Cavaliers are going to call him out on riding the Harley and try to fine him anyway.