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LeBron James says his back has been 'iffy' at Cavaliers camp


LeBron James indicated Tuesday that he's been battling a back issue in the early part of the Cleveland Cavaliers' training camp.

James said his back has been "iffy," according to's Dave McMenamin. James has yet to miss a work out but said he could sit one out on Tuesday night.

James, 29, has played in at least 75 regular season games in all but one (2011-12) of his 11 seasons. The four-time MVP has also played in at least 20 postseason games in each of the past four seasons.

James, who signed a two-year contract with the Cavaliers this summer after spending the last four seasons with the Miami Heat, averaged 27.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 6.3 assists last season. ranked him No. 1 on its list of top 100 players.

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In addition to signing James, the Cavaliers this offseason traded for star forward Kevin Love and added guard Mike Miller and forwards James Jones and Shawn Marion.

Cleveland finished 33-49 last season and missed the playoffs.

- Chris Johnson