MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Miami Heat superstar LeBron James apologized late Wednesday night for using the word retarded when giving an answer in a pregame press conference.
James was asked about Kevin Durant improving his passing skills this season when James responded, “That is retarded to me. Kevin Durant is great at being a passer.”READ MORE: NBA fines Miami Heat $25,000 for violating 'bench decorum'
LeBron said using the word is a bad habit that he’s trying to break and that he’ll try to not use it in this context again.READ MORE: Man faces several charges including pointing laser at BSO aviation unit
“I mean no disrespect,” James said.
LeBron had to apologize for calling something retarded in 2011 during a press conference after a postseason victory over the Boston Celtics.MORE NEWS: Miami ex-Proud Boys leader Henry 'Enrique' Tarrio to stay jailed until Capitol riot trial
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