Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh said Thursday that there are no "hard feelings" between him and former teammate LeBron James.

Bosh re-signed with the Heat this summer on a contract reportedly worth $118 million over five years after James announced that he was returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers.


"There's no hard feelings or anything," Bosh said after the Miami Heat practiced Thursday in advance of their preseason game against the Cavs on Saturday. "If we're both trying to win, he's against us, and that's a matter of fact."

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Bosh, who initially said he had not spoken with James since the announcement of his decision to leave Miami, clarified this week that he spoke briefly with the four-time MVP at Heat guard Dwyane Wade's Aug. 30 wedding.

"My time is backwards and everything, but we talked," Bosh said. "I want people to understand I'm a competitor, and he's on the other team. I think he'd understand that, and I understand that, and that's how it is now."

The first regular season matchup between the Heat and Cavaliers is on Christmas Day in Miami.

Bosh, 30, averaged 16.2 points and 6.6 rebounds per game last season.

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