“Whatever benefits the team, I’m for,” James said during practice. “Tristan [Thompson] is the same. And the rest of the guys are starting to understand that. I think we’re getting it. I think we understand that, at the end of the day, not one individual has ever won a championship. It’s all about a team. For me, being the leader of the team, it doesn’t matter, whatever this team needs in order for us to win.
“I’ll come off the bench,” James continued. “I’m serious. I’ll come off the bench and, if it helps our team, that’s what it’s about. It’s about a team and how we all fit together, how the five guys on the court fit togehte,r how the eight guys or 10 guys on the bench all help the guys that’s on the floor, and so on and so on. So, sacrifice is the biggest word in team sports, but it’s not about saying it. It’s about doing it. It’s about living it.”
When head coach David Blatt was asked about James’ comments on Wednesday afternoon, Blatt simply laughed it off, “No. He’s fine where he is.”
Watch LeBron’s full practice interview below: