LeBron James has a message for all the teams in the Eastern Conference: he hears you talking.

After being pushed to a Game 7 in the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals by the Indiana Pacers and listening all summer of the return of Derrick Rose with the Chicago Bulls, James and the Miami Heat are aware people are gunning for them.

James, who's not one to back down from anyone, said there was tension but no rivalry with the Bulls and Pacers.

"There's tension... but there's no rivalries," he told Bleacher Report's Ethan J. Skolnick.

LeBron adds that he knows of the tension from the teams: "Coming out of a lot of camps, we’ve heard our name a lot, so we know."

So, it looks like the King just fired a shot towards the midwest. You choose to decipher the meaning in however you choose.

This article was written by Glenn Erby. Follow him on Twitter here and read more of his work here


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