LeBron James says he doesn't care about criticism of Miami trip

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It's been a weird week for LeBron James and fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers, to say the very least.

After it emerged that the Cavaliers superstar had decided to spend two days off from practice by travelling down to Miami to meet up and train with former Heat teammate Dwyane Wade, with whom he won two NBA Championships, Cavs fans were understandably a bit worried about where LeBron's head is at right now with rumours swirling of dissent in the Cleveland locker room.

Well, after returning from said trip down to South Beach, LeBron didn't feel too much like explaining his actions to the media, providing curt and sarcastic responses to questioning on the subject.

I Don't Care

"I don't care," James said following Cavs practice on Thursday after being asked about how him spending time with a potential playoff opponent during the season could be perceived, not just by the media but fans as well.

LeBron went on to add that he would go to Los Angeles but it's further away Miami. 

"What do I go there for? Go there 'cause I want to," James said. "I would love to go to L.A., but I'll take 2½ [hour flight] over 4½. I've got a house in L.A., but it makes more sense for me to go South than go West. But I go because I want to."

When James finished speaking to the media for the day, he bought it back to the Miami line of questioning and let them know how he felt.

"That's cool? I'm OK to leave when I want to leave?" James facetiously asked. "Be back at my work on time, two hours before? OK. Last one to leave the gym. OK. Thank you. Love you guys."

Cavs Faltering

The Cavaliers currently sit at the top of the Eastern Conference with a 42-17 record, but they have the second placed Toronto Raptors breathing down their neck with the Canadian franchise only two games behind Cleveland.

The Cavs recent form has been far below what we had come to expect of them, winning four of their last eight games including a losing streak of three in a row. 

More Fuel to the Fire

Shortly after leaving his interview duties, James took to Twitter to send out a message that looks to be directed at Wade, one of his long-time friends in the in the NBA.

That's just the first in a series of cryptic tweets that LeBron has sent out over the course of this week. 

While it's nowhere close to having a full Kanye-style mental breakdown over Twitter, LeBron has been making some very questionable moves over the course of the past week. In a time where everything about the Cavaliers is being looked at under a microscope, James giving the media more evidence to pour over and speculate about might not be the best decision.

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