Mason backtracks on LeBron comments

Former Heat guard claimed potential boycott

By David Lang - Executive Producer
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MIAMI - Former Heat guard Roger Mason Junior is backtracking from comments he made during an interview with Jim Rome.

In the interview, Mason, who is the Vice President of the NBA Players Association, says that players would boycott if Donald Sterling retains control of the LA Clippers.

In fact, Mason said LeBron James would not play if Sterling keeps control.

Mason said, "I was just in the locker room 3 or 4 days ago, LeBron and I talked about it.  He ain't playing if Sterling is still an owner."

On Wednesday, Mason tweeted, "Jim asked me about guys playing next season if Sterling remained an owner.  I mentioned I spoke to LBJ as I speak to many players.  My bad if I was not clear.  LBJ never said anything about boycotting.  He's a friend and I would never want to imply something he didn't say."

James has been outspoken against Sterling's racist rant.

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