LeBron James said he is not "mad or upset" with the Cleveland Cavaliers despite his rant after yet another loss on Monday.
The former league NBA MVP sounded off to reporters with a sweary verdict on where the defending champions are falling short after Monday's 124-122 defeat to the New Orleans Pelicans - which was the fifth time they have been beaten in seven games.
He said: "It's been a s***** 2017 so far,
"It's like when you don't have bodies, it's tough. The f****** grind of the regular season. We're a top-heavy team. We top-heavy as s***.
"We need a f****** playmaker. I'm not saying you can just go find one, like you can go outside and see trees. I didn't say that."
However, James took to Twitter to clarify his comments on Tuesday.
"I not mad or upset at management cause Griff [GM David Griffin] and staff have done a great job, I just feel we still need to improve in order to repeat, if that's what we wanna do." he posted.
-- LeBron James (@KingJames) January 24, 2017
if that's what we wanna do.-- LeBron James (@KingJames) January 24, 2017