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LeBron James dismisses Clippers talk as Lakers star hails Nuggets

LeBron James dismisses Clippers talk as Lakers star hails Nuggets

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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has spoken out on LA Clippers, who were eliminated from the NBA playoffs, as well as Denver Nuggets, who they will face in the Western Conference finals.

It would have been an all-Los Angeles Western Conference finals if the Nuggets didn’t overturn a 3-1 series deficit against Clippers.

Asked about not playing Kawhi Leonard’s Clippers for a place in the NBA Finals, James told reporters: “I don’t have a comment about it, really.

“I was just sitting back and watching [Clippers-Nuggets Game 7] from a fan’s perspective, seeing big shots be made, big plays being made, missed shots, things of that nature. I was also [watching] as a scout, scouting both teams at the same time.”

A follow-up question centered on the Lakers and Clippers settling their battle for supremacy in Los Angeles, but James replied: “What were we settling?”

LeBron later went on to praise Nuggets.

“Very resilient, very confident, very driven, very well-coached team,” he said.

“It takes a lot of energy, effort, a lot of desperation to be able to come back from a 3-1 deficit. They did it twice,” he added. “So the respect level is out of this world for what we have for this ballclub. That’s how we’re going into this series: understanding what they’re capable of, where they stand.”

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