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LeBron James takes the high road when asked if Kelly Olynyk is a ‘dirty player’

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Associated Press

The NBA’s defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers are preparing for Wednesday night’s Game 1 matchup against the Boston Celtics in The Eastern Conference Finals.

After Tuesday’s practice session at Cleveland Clinic Courts, LeBron James was asked to give his opinion on whether or not Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk is a “dirty player.” The King, who is known to take the high road on nearly every occasion, gave a focused reply.

“I’m not about story lines,” James said. “I’ve just come to play basketball. You guys (the media) try to create story lines. I’m not for it. The only story line is Celtics vs Cavs and who can win this series.”

Most Cavs fans will remember Olynyk well, as he was the one who dislocated Kevin Love‘s shoulder in a controversial play during the 2015 NBA Playoffs.

Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals is set for Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m. inside TD Garden. The Cavs, who have been on the longest playoff layover in franchise history with nine days off, should be well-rested and prepared for another round of battle.

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