LeBron James Pressures Cavs To Sign JR Smith: ‘They Need To Get It Done’

by October 01, 2016
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The Cleveland Cavaliers are once again engaged in a standoff with a key player, and LeBron James is not thrilled about it.

Last season, Tristan Thompson took contract negotiations down to the wire, and it looks like JR Smith could miss extended time with the team this year.

Speaking to reporters on Friday, LeBron said he hates “having to deal with this s**t again” during training camp.

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“Negotiations are always two-sides but J.R. did his part,” James said. “He showed up every day. Worked his ass off every day. Became a two-way player, a model citizen in Cleveland and he’s a fan favorite, obviously we all know that. All of the sudden now he’s a season ticket holder at the Indians games.

 

“We just miss him. We miss having him around. He’s a big piece of our team and they just need to get it done.”

 

“I hate coming into another season – two years in a row – with one of my big guns not here,” James said. “So, for a leader of a team and for me personally, I just hate to deal with this s— again. It’s just too big of a piece to our team to have to deal with in another training camp.”

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