CLEVELAND -- LeBron James acknowledged driving 101 mph on
the highway on his 23rd birthday, and gave no assurance he wouldn't
go that fast again.
The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar was ticketed by the State
Highway Patrol on Interstate 71 in suburban Medina at nearly 3 a.m.
on Dec. 30. He was driving in a 65 mph zone, and the patrol said
it's the first time James was ticketed.
"I was doing 101," James said Monday after practice. "That's
it. I was speeding. I've just got to abide by the law. I got
caught. It happens."
Lawyer Colin Jennings filed a not guilty plea for James in
Medina Municipal Court. A hearing is scheduled for Feb. 11, when
the Cavaliers play in Orlando.
When James was asked if he will continue traveling at such
speed, he said: "I don't know, maybe at times. It's not a big deal
to me. You've just got to abide by the rules that's all. I made a
mistake and I'll live with it."
James said he was heading home after the team arrived in
Cleveland from New Orleans, where they had lost to the Hornets a
few hours earlier.
"I'm not going to jail or nothing like that,'' he said. "I
wasn't drunk. I was just speeding. That's it."