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James, for his part, says he does his best to ignore it all.

“I can’t worry about what people say about me, about my game, about who I am as a person,”, James said. “I can’t get involved in that. People can have their own opinions, and rightfully so. They can have their own opinions. For me I just go out and play at a high level, and do whatever it takes for us to win. And I can be happy with that.”

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AP Sports Writer Jeff Latzke in Oklahoma City contributed.

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