Altman: LeBron's decision brought 'level of hurt'
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LAS VEGAS — Five days after LeBron James announced his decision to join the Los Angeles Lakers and about five minutes before his team took the floor for its first summer league game, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman reflected on the end of an era.
“When you first get hit with it, there is a level of hurt,” Altman told a small group of reporters underneath the bleachers at the Cox Pavilion. “You’re hurt because of what you went through for the four years with him and what he meant to us. But I was extremely thankful, at the same time. I realize what we accomplished this year and the last four years, and we did a lot. I mean, it was four incredible years led by him, and I’m very thankful for the years he gave our team, this organization, the city.”
Altman said he found out James was L.A.-bound when he got a call from James’ agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, on Sunday evening, shortly after Klutch released the news on its Instagram account.
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