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King James on NBAPA: 'Not in a good place'

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07:12 AM ET 08.12 | Speculation began in July about LeBron James taking his King status to the union, and now it seems he's getting more serious about a bid. [James] said the National Basketball Players Association is "not in a good place right now" and that's why he's considering running for the union's vacant presidency. "I just think the union is going backwards, and it's not in a good place right now," James said Saturday in an interview with ESPN after an event for his foundation at which he gave away hundreds of bicycles and tablet computers to underprivileged children in his hometown. "I think my voice could be huge in that situation." The players' union has been under scrutiny from its members following a 2011 collective bargaining agreement that saw the players give back significant revenue.

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August 12, 2013  07:21 AM ET

[James] said the National Basketball Association is "not in a good place right now"





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August 12, 2013  08:33 AM ET

Are You 'Bad', Bro?

August 12, 2013  08:36 AM ET

How about the US Senate or the Congress? They are in pretty pathetic state as well. Perhaps LBJ's voice could be "huge" there too.?

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August 12, 2013  10:56 AM ET
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"I think my voice could be huge"This ^ is why people dislike him so much

There is nothing about THAT statement that call for the disike or the hate that leads you to make that ridiculous statement. You are grasping at straws to support what is a given for you.

August 12, 2013  11:02 AM ET
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"I think my voice could be huge"This ^ is why people dislike him so much

1000 other players cold say this and you wouldn't even pause in drinking your coffee. It is only your hate that leads you to make such a foolish (especially for you) comment.

August 12, 2013  11:05 AM ET
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1000 other players cold say this and you wouldn't even pause in drinking your coffee. It is only your hate that leads you to make such a foolish (especially for you) comment.

oops -- didn't mean to comment twice -- the first one lagged quite a bit.

August 12, 2013  12:03 PM ET

Didnt know all you needed was high school diploma to lead the players association. Guess im over qualified

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August 12, 2013  01:06 PM ET

In other words he wants his $50 million a year that he thinks he deserve. He believes he is way underpaid... Hail to the King

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August 12, 2013  06:12 PM ET
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Are You 'Bad', Bro?

Hollywood Bad too the Bone Bro!

August 12, 2013  09:11 PM ET
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did he even graduate?

I think so. But im guessing its not with a high gpa

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