Damian Lillard apologizes to LeBron James, who called tweets ‘no big deal’

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Back in the 2011 playoffs, when Damian Lillard was still at Weber State and a longshot NBA prospect at best, he tweeted at LeBron James:

@KingJames please get yo ass out of “too cool” mode and takeover . PLEASE nigga!!! Damn!!!

@KingJames I don’t feel bad for yo fake focused ass, I feel bad for dwade, and MYSELF cuz I wanted it more than you. #damnshame

@KingJames I may have been one of yo biggest fans. But THIS series u played like a straight pussy.

@KingJames talents to south beach? NIGGA!! You took the spotlight nd a ego. You left the talents haha. Them shits in Cleveland .

Those tweets came to light last week, and Lillard quickly deleted them. Then, he reached out to LeBron and addressed them publicly.

Lillard, via Joe Freeman of The Oregonian:

“One of my coaches used to always tell me that when…

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How You Can Learn the #1 Persuasion Technique of FBI Hostage Negotiators

TIME

FBI Hostage negotiators know how to listen and this is the secret to connecting with people.

We’ve all been told we could be better listeners and that listening is important. But what does that really mean and how do we do it?

Let’s round up the research…

Why It’s Important

Nobody likes a conversational narcissist but we’ve all been one:

Conversational narcissists always seek to turn the attention of others to themselves. Your first reaction to this statement is likely, “Oh, I don’t do that, but I know someone who does!” But not so fast. Conversational narcissism typically does not manifest itself in obviously boorish plays for attention; most people give at least some deference to social norms and etiquette. Instead, it takes much more subtle forms, and we’re all guilty of it from time to time. Everyone has felt that itch where we couldn’t wait for someone to stop…

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