LeBron James won't boycott NBA over Sterling

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It seems like LeBron James won't be boycotting the NBA next season after all, that is as long as league commissioner Adam Silver does his job properly.

Ex-teammate and vice-president of the players association, Roger Mason, suggested on Tuesday that James would boycott the 2014/15 season if Donald Sterling was still the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers come the start of the campaign.

However, it's understood that those comments that Mason made on Twitter may have been somewhat exaggerated, with LeBron coming out and playing down those comments.

"We as players see what (NBA Commissioner) Adam Silver's doing," James said before Game 5, the first time James met with reporters since Mason made his comments on Jim Rome's Showtime show.

"He's moving forward, and if he continues, which we believe Adam Silver will do, to move aggressively on the situation, then as players we have nothing to worry about."

Mason did further back tracking for LeBron as he took to Twitter and changed the course of history by tweaking his own story.

Rather than the original statement in which he said LeBron said he won't be playing if Sterling is in charge, Mason went as far as to say that James never even mentioned boycotting.

"My bad if I was not clear.LBJ never said anything about boycotting.He's a friend and I would never want to imply something he didn't say," Mason explained on Twitter.

It's probable that James did indeed say those things, but they were so far off the record and in the heat of the moment that he never ever thought they would become public.

Either way, it doesn't really matter. The only thing that matters is that NBA commissioner Silver sticks to his word and forces Sterling to sell the Clippers.

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