LeBron James On A-Rod, Future With Heat (VIDEO)

Source: ABC News

Alex Rodriguez’s 211-game suspension for his link to a performance-enhancing drug clinic shook the sporting world, and disappointed legions of his fans.

Basketball great LeBron James called the suspension “unfortunate” for its effect on those who looked up to the New York Yankees player, who is the highest-paid man in baseball.

“It’s unfortunate that we have a story like Alex Rodriguez … You never want to see controversy because it’s a direct effect to the kids that’s coming after us,” the Miami Heat forward told “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts in an interview in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.

“So many kids look up to us – as role models, and as leaders, and as inspiration to do what’s right,” the 28-year-old two-time NBA champion said in the interview that aired today.

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