LeBron James claims he had no influence on David Blatt's firing

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The Eastern Conference leading Cleveland Cavaliers made a big decision on Friday when they fired their head coach David Blatt.

Blatt was in his second year coaching the Cavaliers after taking them to the NAB Finals last season where they lost to the Golden State Warriors.

Underhanded tricks?

Despite leading the team to the Finals and a 30-12 record this season, Blatt has seen his career in Cleveland come to an end.


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It was reported many times last year that Blatt clashed off the court with Cleveland's star player LeBron James.

With his shock firing, many have questioned if James had any influence on the Cavaliers decision makers who made the call.

The NBA superstar has now spoken out about the decision to fire Blatt and has as expected confirmed his innocence.

"I found out about it just like every other player on this team at 3:30 yesterday. ... I think [Griffin] was right on everything he said. ... Like it or love it or hate it, we got to respect it." - LeBron on Blatt's firing

The four time MVP had been said to have had issues with Blatt and if it is true that he may have contributed to his firing, it raises the question of how much power he has?

Cavaliers general manager David Griffin denied the idea that LeBron had any involvement in the decision and claimed that he "doesn't run this organization."

Time to recover

The Cavaliers may currently be the top seed in the Eastern Conference and be a long way ahead of the second seed Toronto Raptors, but now they have a big challenge ahead.

Cleveland will have to rebound following the loss of their head coach and the appointment of his replacement Tyronn Lue.

Lue took charge of the team for the first time in their Saturday night clash with the Chicago Bulls where Cleveland went on to lose 96-83.

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