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LeBron James says Derrick Rose doesn’t owe team an apology

Cleveland Cavaliers Media Day

INDEPENDENCE, OH - SEPTEMBER 25: Derrick Rose #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers poses during media day at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 25, 2017 in Independence, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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LeBron James has had Derrick Rose’s back from the first day he signed with the Cavaliers.

That didn’t change when Rose, already out with a sprained ankle, left the team to consider his future in the sport. Now Rose is back with the team, where he will continue rehab of his ankle.

LeBron was asked if Rose owed his teammates an apology for leaving them, but LeBron shot that idea down.

LeBron has done everything he could for Rose this season, but it has not helped revive Rose’s career. It will be interesting to see how Tyronn Lue uses Rose once healthy, the Cavaliers are on a win streak since he went out (which has more to do with LeBron James and defensive effort, not just Rose).