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LeBron James speaks out on gun violence

Reuters| Updated: Oct 04, 2015, 09:05 AM IST
LeBron James speaks out on gun violence

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James spoke out Friday (October 2) on the recent spate of gun violence after an infant was shot to death in Ohio and the mass shooting in Oregon.

After tweeting out a message on Thursday (October1) that people need to "chill out" on gun violence, James was asked about it by reporters at the Cavaliers training camp.

"There`s no room for guns, first of all, but then for violence towards kids or anybody, but having kids of your own, I see the news go across my phone and I`m sitting in front of my three kids, so it automatically just hit me so I was just getting my voice out there," James said.

James is generally considered the most popular player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and is the father of two boys, ages 10 and 8, and a three month old daughter.

The upcoming NBA season begins on October 27 with the Cavaliers facing the Chicago Bulls.