Mo Williams, LeBron Had ‘Much-Needed Conversation’

by August 31, 2010

James and Williams ran into each other at the airport, and cleared the air on what took place this summer. From the Plain Dealer: “The Cavaliers’ point guard was worried about his flight being four hours late on Sunday, when he had a personal appearance scheduled for Monday’s 25th Cavaliers Youth Fund Classic golf event. But, thanks to the delay, he ran into an old friend at the airport — LeBron James. Williams had tweeted his disappointment when James left Cleveland for Miami. But the two hadn’t really conversed until Sunday. ‘We talked for a bit,’ Williams said. ‘I think it was a much-needed conversation, being that we were so close. The conversation went well. Obviously, our friendship is beyond basketball. Obviously, the basketball decision touched me emotionally. Part of me is still sour, but in the overall picture, you don’t wish anything bad to anybody, including friends. I wish him the best. He’s got enough people rooting against him. He doesn’t need one more.’ Asked what he thought James’ return with the Heat on Dec. 2 would be like, Williams sighed and then said, ‘You tell me. It’s going to be … I’m optimistic about that. I wouldn’t say I’m looking forward to Dec. 2, but I think it’s going to be an emotional day. For lack of a better word, I think it’s going to be an emotional day, especially for the fans. As players, as an organization, it’s personal to a point, but at the end of the day, we look at the business aspect of it. But a fan is a fan. Fans love Cleveland on the front of your jersey and that’s what they root for. They’re going to feel the way they’re going to feel. It’s going to be kind of … interesting, the reception.'”