“”I didn’t realize. I don’t think Coach realized it either, until it was brought up to our attention. Incidental contact.”
– Heat forward LeBron James on the “bump” that recently occurred on the court between James and Heat coach Erik Spoelstra.
LeBron and Spoelstra then went on to say some semi-reassuring things about the state of their relationship: LeBron said that his relationship with his coach is “getting better,” saying he hasn’t been around Spoelstra long enough for their relationship to be “great at this point.” Spoelstra said that there is some “healthy conflict” with the team, and also said that “one of the hardest things in this league is to get NBA players to do things they don’t want to do.”