Yesterday afternoon Sports Illustrated released a profile of Pelicans GM David Griffin where Griffin appeared to take several shots at LeBron James.
Griffin reportedly reached out to James after the interview and spoke to someone in LeBron’s camp to explain that some of the quotes were “taken out of context”. The person in James camp then “encouraged” Griffin to come out in public to clarify his comments.
Sources close to James told ESPN on Thursday they were “shocked” at Griffin’s characterization of the superstar. James seemingly addressed the Griffin story via a tweet on Thursday without mentioning him by name.
Griffin and a person close to James spoke after the SI story was published, sources told ESPN, and Griffin expressed that some context was missing behind his comments. James’ camp encouraged Griffin to clear up his stance on the record, sources said.
This afternoon Griffin spoke to ESPN accused Sports Illustrated of sensationalizing his quotes about LeBron.