LeBron James on Donald Trump's 'locker room' comments: 'That's trash talk'

Posted at 3:27 PM, Oct 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-12 15:27:17-04

LeBron James spoke Wednesday on the topic of "locker room talk."

It's been a hot headline since audio and video recordings were released over the weekend in which Donald Trump was caught making crude comments about women.

After the tapes were leaked, Trump released a statement that said: "This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course — not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended."

Several athletes have spoken up since he made that statement, including Udonis Haslem of the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Browns' own Andrew Hawkins.

Here's what LeBron James said when asked about it after practice Wednesday:

"What is locker room talk to me? It's not what that guy said. We don't disrespect women in no shape or fashion in our locker room. That never comes up. I got a mother-in-law, a wife, a mom and a daughter and those conversations just don't go on in our locker room."

"What goes on in our locker room is sporting events that happen the night before, family, strategies we may have that night, about a highlight that may have happened, whether it was a home run in the bottom of the ninth or an alley oop dunk from a player the night before. That's what happens in our locker room. What that guy was saying, that's not...I don't know what that is. That's trash talk."