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LeBron James disagrees with Donald Trump’s of definition of ‘locker room talk’

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James calls Trump’s comments ‘trash talk’.

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Embattled Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump again made headlines this week when he labeled sexual violence as ‘locker room talk’. In a 2005 video uncovered by the Washington Post, Trump was caught talking to then-Access Hollywood host Billy Bush about how he could grab other women by their private parts and bragging about trying to kiss, grope and have sex with women that were not his wife.

"When you're a star, they let you do it," Trump said in the video. "You can do anything."

When Trump was pressed on the comments, he rushed them off as ‘locker room talk’.

Count LeBron James among those that don’t agree with Trump’s assessment of what locker room talk is.

"What is 'locker room talk' to me? It's not what that guy said," James said Wednesday after Cavs practice. "We don't disrespect women in no shape or fashion in our locker room. That never comes up. Obviously, 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 happened the night before, about family, about strategies that we may have that night, about a highlight that made it happen -- if it was a home run in the bottom of the ninth or it was an alley-oop dunk from a player the night before -- that's what happens in our locker room," James, who recently endorsed Democratic nominee Hilary Clinton, said. "What that guy was saying, I don't know what that is. That's trash talk."

Two other Cavaliers - Dahntay Jones and James - have also spoke out against Trump’s comments.