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Matthew Dellavedova hits back at ‘disappointing’ report, shares thoughts on LeBron and the Boomers!

Australian basketball star Matthew Dellavedova has questioned what the consequences will be for an ABC report that alleged Australian players had racially abused their Philippines opponents during their now infamous clash.

The report quoted a photographer who was at the game, who claimed Australian players had used the term “monkeys” in reference to their opposition.

The unsubstantiated claims have been categorically denied by both the Boomers and Philippines teams.

Speaking on Macquarie Sports Radio, Dellavedova expressed his disappointment.

“It’s 100 per cent untrue and never happened, I think even their coach said that,” he said.

“I don’t know what the consequences are for stuff like that, but it’s pretty irresponsible, I think.”

The Milwaukee guard went on to share his thoughts on the huge move of the NBA off-season – LeBron James joining the Los Angeles Lakers.

James, a four-time Most Valuable Player, signed a four-year $153 million contract this week.

Dellavedova, who played alongside James when Cleveland won their historic 2016 championship, said he was worth every cent and more.

“It is a lot of money but he’s worth a whole lot more than that to a team and a city,” he said.

“He’s obviously the most valuable person in the NBA.

“It’s proven that he’s actually underpaid just because he is so valuable.”

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