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LeBron James says mass shooting in Orlando puts game of basketball in perspective

Posted: 9:33 PM, Jun 12, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-13 02:15:26Z

When LeBron sat down to talk to the media Sunday, reporters wanted to talk about Draymond Green's flagrant foul.

But that's not what the Cavaliers forward wanted to talk about. 

"Before we get started I want to..." he began before taking a brief pause. "My condolences goes [sic] out to all the lost ones, the families, in a tragic shooting in Orlando," he continued. 

"I think it’s another hit for us as Americans and what we have to deal with in our world today and it definitely puts things in perspective on basketball. For myself it’s just a small matter of what reality really is. My prayers to all the lost ones and all the ones that’s recovering from this morning’s tragedy in Orlando."

WATCH video from the media conference here.

Fifty people died when a man, armed with an AK-47, walked into a gay nightclub in Orlando early Sunday morning and opened fire on the crowd.