LeBron takes high road after Van Gundy's comments


Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James will continue to let his play do the talking against the Detroit Pistons in the NBA play-offs.

Van Gundy, who was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Monday for criticising officials during the Cavs' game one win over the Pistons, could not get a rise out of James after saying the superstar "gets to do what he wants".

After Tuesday's practice, James calmly downplayed any talk of a grudge between the Cavs and Pistons following Van Gundy's comments.

"I think it's a non-issue," James told a news conference.

"He's gonna say what he has to say to get an advantage for his team, but at the end of the day, the game is played in between the four lines and that's all that matters.

"Listen, I'm 31 years old, man. I don't get caught up in no shenanigans."

Pistons rookie Stanley Johnson called out James' physical play on Monday, saying he took it too far.

"I understand he's a physical guy, but if he wants to grab me and try to throw me to the floor and you call the foul on me, I just don't understand that," Johnson said.

"I've never had a person grab my jersey and try to throw me to the floor and I come up on the wrong end of things like that. That kind of woke me up a little bit. From that point on, it was like, 'It's on.' You want to foul?

"We both can go to the floor next time."