LeBron James picks up teammates’ laundry

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What happens in NBA locker rooms?

LeBron James cleaning up after his teammates, apparently.

Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com:

The three-time champion, four-time MVP took not just his own laundry bag to the locker room attendants, but picked up off the floor an additional five or six laundry sacks that were strewn about The Q locker room by teammates who had left.

“Hopefully I only have to say something once,” James said, promising to address the laundry littering with the Cavs. “Can’t leave the locker room like that.”

James has always been a stickler for respecting locker room attendants, so the behavior he showed Saturday night is no surprise.

I’m pretty surprised. LeBron might demand a culture of locker room order, but a player picking up his teammates’ laundry is out of the norm I’ve seen. A star player doing it is even less heard of.

Even if LeBron were grandstanding in front of reporters, good for him for setting an example of respecting the team’s less-powerful support staff.