Roger Mason: LeBron 'never said anything' about NBA boycott if Sterling keeps Clippers

Tuesday May 13th, 2014

LeBron James is looking to win his third consecutive NBA title. (Dan Lippitt/Getty Images) LeBron James is looking to win his third consecutive NBA title. (Dan Lippitt/Getty Images)

NBPA vice president Roger Mason Jr. told Jim Rome that LeBron James is willing to lead a boycott of the NBA next season if the league has not resolved the issue of Donald Sterling's ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, but on Wednesday Mason backtracked on his comments in a series of tweets. Mason originally said that LeBron was prepared to boycott the league if Sterling remained owner of the Clippers. But Mason clarified his comments on Wednesday, and Miami Heat union representative James Jones told the media that "there is no boycott." The NBA has banned Sterling for life from any involvement with the NBA and fined him the maximum $2.5 million. The league has also begun the process of forcing him to sell the Clippers, which would require a vote of the board of governors that is made up of the 30 team o wners. McCANN: The potential legal fallout from Donald Sterling's CNN interview Silver has promised to push to enact the ban as quickly as possible, but the league has had to spend the last few weeks preparing its legal strategy, as Sterling is expected to contest any attempt to force him to sell the team. Sterling drew even more ire on Monday night in an interview with CNN in which he attacked NBA legend Magic Johnson for being HIV positive, and said he did not believe the fans or players hated him. MAHONEY: Clippers owner Donald Sterling wants to avoid lawsuit, may accept NBA's ruling

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