Following the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 108-105 preseason win Saturday night against the visiting Philadelphia Sixers, LeBron James turned himself into a locker room attendant.
The three-time champion and four-time MVP was seen picking up dirty laundry left behind by his teammates, and he was not happy about the state of affairs.
— Joe Vardon (@joevardon) October 10, 2016
James wants his work space kept clean.
Per the NEOMG:
“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. […] Some of the players who used to locker next to him — Matthew Dellavedova, J.R. Smith — aren’t here. Perhaps the perpetrators were mainly the guys who will be cut in two weeks? Irving, for one, handed in his soiled garments after his media session was done.
But there is a broader point here, one that both James and (Kyrie) Irving drove home in different ways: training camp may be going relatively smooth for the defending champs, but the Cavs are by no means a finished product. […] It’s as though James bending over and picking a teammate’s sweaty socks off the floor was also a metaphor for the preparing the team still needs to do for the long journey ahead.