James tweeted "Stop trying to find a way to FIT-OUT and just FIT-IN. Be apart of something special! Just my thoughts."
Love responded with a season-high 32-point, 10-rebound performance during Cleveland’s 120-105 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
Love was traded from the Minnesota Timberwolves to Cleveland in a three-team deal during last offseason and said during training camp that he was trying “not to fit in so much,” as the team also had guard Kyrie Irving and James on the roster.
James, who had 22 points and 10 rebounds against the Lakers, said the tweet was “more about people in general.”
“Obviously, whatever thought I have people try to encrypt it and Da Vinci code it. People are always trying to fit out instead of fit in and be part of something special,” James said, according to the Associated Press. “That's what it's all about.”
When James talked with a smaller group of reporters, he clarified his tweet about Love.
“It's not a coincidence, man,” he said.
On Monday, James sent out a pair of tweets accusing the media of making something out of nothing:
I like u guys a lot(Media) but don't try and make a story cause it looks good. If I have a problem with a teammate or anyone I'll say to....— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 9, 2015
their face and not over social media. That's corny and wack! So good try again my friends(Media), I still love you guys.— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 9, 2015
The Cavaliers have won 13 of their last 14 games and are half-game out of third place in the Eastern Conference.
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