Back in November, Gordon Hayward handed LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers a 102-100 loss by hitting a buzzer-beating fadeaway.
Hayward eluded James before nailing the clutch bucket, and wrote on his blog that LeBron “can’t bully me as much as he used to, and I’m able to stand my ground against him.”
James will play Wednesday night in a rematch with the Utah Jazz despite having the flu, and says he’s not concerned with Hayward’s assessment of their matchup.
Per the NEOMG:
“Been better, I’m alright,” James said Wednesday after shootaround, still looking and sounding sick.
“I don’t believe (remember) me ever pushing him around in the past,” James said Wednesday, when asked for a reaction to Hayward’s comments. “I don’t use a one-on-one matchup against anyone. I play the team game, I just try to win ball games.
“It’s not about me and Gordon Hayward. If it made him feel better by saying that, good for him, but I don’t really care about that stuff.”