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Lebron James Apologizes For Using ‘R’ Word

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LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat stands on the court against the New Jersey Nets during a game on April 3, 2011 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat stands on the court against the New Jersey Nets during a game on April 3, 2011 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James says he’s sorry for using the word “retarded” in a postgame news conference.

The Miami Heat star muttered the word after Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals as he and Dwyane Wade listened to a question about Wade’s takedown of Boston guard Rajon Rondo.

Read:Celtics Fall To Heat 98-90 in OT, Down 3-1 In Series

James had his hand covering his mouth when he said “that’s retarded” as a reporter asked Wade whether the play that
dislocated Rondo’s elbow was dirty.

After Game 4 on Monday night, James opened his postgame comments by apologizing for using “the R-word.”

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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