But he found himself again talking about gun violence after a shooting left at least three dead at the UNLV campus on Wednesday.
James offered condolences to the families of the victims and expressed frustration that the country keeps keeps "dealing with the same story, the same conversation every single time it happens, and it continues to happen."
"The ability to get a gun, the ability to do these things over and over and over, and there's been no change is very ridiculous," he said. "It makes no sense that we continue to lose innocent lives on campuses, on schools, at shopping markets, movie theaters and all types of stuff. It's just ridiculous.
"The fact that we haven't changed anything -- it's actually a lot easier to be able to own a firearm -- is stupid."
The NFL's Las Vegas Raiders put out a statement saying they are "deeply saddened" by the "senseless act of violence."
The NHL's Vegas Golden Knights, who have a banner at T-Mobile Arena to honor the victims of a 2017 shooting at an outdoor concert on The Strip, also released a statement pledging their support "to all those affected."
The University of Dayton called off its home men's basketball against UNLV in the wake of the shooting.
The NBA In-Season Tournament is scheduled to resume Thursday with the Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers facing each other in a 5 p.m. ET semifinal, while the Lakers will face the New Orleans Pelicans at 9 ET.
The championship game is at 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: LeBron James comments on gun violence after shooting at UNLV campus