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LeBron shoots down Wade reunion rumors
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LeBron shoots down Wade reunion rumors
Thursday January 1st, 2015

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James addressed his future with the team prior to Wednesday night's loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

James joined the Cavaliers in free agency this summer after spending the previous four seasons with the Miami Heat. He spent the first seven seasons of his career in Cleveland.

The Cavaliers were viewed as a championship contender in the preseason but are currently in fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings with an 18-14 record and have lost four of their last five games.

Reports have surfaced questioning head coach David Blatt's control of the locker room as well as the possibility that James could consider leaving Cleveland if "his hand is forced" after the season.

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In addition, a video clip capturing James saying something to former Miami Heat teammate Dwyane Wade about future plans of some kind raised eyebrows.

"I'm here to build something great in the present and in the future, and that's the reason I'm back," James said, according to ESPN.com. "I got no other reason to have to continue to talk about things that's so outlandish. I'm here. This is where I'll be, and this is where I'm comfortable at."

James sat out his second consecutive game on Wednesday due to knee soreness. The Cavaliers face the Hornets in Charlotte on Friday.

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