LeBron James Asks Fans to ‘Stay with us’
Hours earlier, in a meeting of player representatives in New York, the players made their latest stance in the NBA’s four-month-old lockout evident: They don’t plan to capitulate to commissioner David Stern’s ultimatum to accept a deal by today or face a harsher offer.
“It’s not fair to us,” (Kevin) Durant, the Oklahoma City Thunder’s star forward, said moments before tipoff Tuesday night. “It’s not fair to us. So, no, I don’t think we should take it.”
Saying it’s a “sensitive subject,” (LeBron) James, the polarizing Miami Heat forward, was reluctant to say much about the lockout. Asked what he would tell fans, he said to “stay with us.”
Asked if he felt there would be a NBA season, James said, “Hope so.”