LeBron James

LeBron James is a father of three in Northeast Ohio, where "Nothing is given. Everything is earned." When James came back to Cleveland, though, he didn't expect to pick up for his teammates' mess.

According to Cleveland.com's Joe Vardon, James and fellow superstar Kyrie Irving were the final Cavs in the locker room. After debating who would speak to the media first, Irving started taking questions. But James kept himself occupied.

Vardon writes:

While Irving was talking, James was picking up laundry. Seriously.

The three-time champion, four-time MVP took not just his own laundry bag to the locker room attendants, but picked up off the floor an additional five or six laundry sacks that were strewn about The Q locker room by teammates who had left.

"Hopefully I only have to say something once," James said, promising to address the laundry littering with the Cavs. "Can't leave the locker room like that."

James has always been a stickler for respecting locker room attendants, so the behavior he showed Saturday night is no surprise.

Say what you want about James being a baby on the court. He's a mature role model off it. And his younger teammates probably got an earful back at practice this week.

Vardon notes that for much of the past two seasons, Matthew Dellavedova and J.R. Smith had lockers near James. Dellavedova signed with the Bucks in the offseason and Smith is still negotiating a contract with the Cavs. The new users of those lockers are making a poor first impression on King James.

He said he only wants to say something once. Now it is on the Cavs to follow their leader.

-- Follow Jeffrey Eisenband on Twitter @JeffEisenband.