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LeBron James slights MVP voters when asked about playing time: 'Steph played 31 minutes a game'

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When LeBron James spoke with the media after Saturday's practice, he was asked a few questions regarding whether or not he'd receive another MVP award while playing in the NBA.

"I've never sat in a seat and said I've wanted to win the MVP," he said.

He said he's happy to have been healthy and available on both sides of the floor for his team.

"The simple fact that I've been able to win four has been an honor," he said, adding that team success is the first priority, as team success tends to lead to individual accolades.

He said he's never gotten into the individuality of the sport.

"I feel like team success, if you have it, individual things happen," said James.

James was then asked about Cavs head coach Ty Lue saying he wanted to manage James' minutes this season, and how that can sometimes go against the way certain MVP voters look at a body of work. James was asked if that concerns him.

"No," he said with a smirk. "Because Steph (Curry) played 31 minutes a game and he won MVP."

The Cavs will raise their championship banner into the rafters of The Q on Tuesday, their first home game of the new season.

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