When asked about his relationship with LeBron James and being the second option next to him:
"I think the dynamic has grown. We've always had a friendship from afar but I think now we're like brothers. It was tough to make a change. I had to take a step back.
"I understand that he's the greatest player in the game. But also understand how important I am. Is it easy? No, it's not easy. But to win and to win the way you want to, you can't have two cars bumping each other."
As for his upcoming wedding with Gabrielle Union?
"I'm involved in every aspect of it."
But he stopped short of saying he had final say on any of it.
Stay tuned to ESPN for the complete interview that's sure to air as part of their playoff coverage.