TAG: Cleveland Cavaliers

Smack / Oct 17, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Mavs Coach Carlisle Says LeBron James Is “No Doubt” A Top Five Player Of All-Time

LeBron James

If any coach in the NBA could underappreciate LeBron James, one would assume it might be Rick Carlisle. After all, it was Carlisle’s Dallas Mavericks that beat LeBron’s Miami Heat in the 2011 Finals by rendering the four-time MVP a broken shell of his normally dominant self. Instead of gloating or feeling excessive pride over forcing James to a career nadir that would prove the genesis of so much unparalleled success in the interim, though, Carlisle seems to think more of LeBron than most of his coaching peers. Read More »

Smack / Oct 16, 2014 / 12:30 pm

LeBron James On Forgiving Dan Gilbert: “I’m A Man. Men, We All Make Mistakes”

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It’s hard to remember now, but a few months ago there were so many obstacles between LeBron James and a potential return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Chief among them, many believed, was the seemingly irreparable nature of his relationship with team owner Dan Gilbert. After the founder of Quicken Loans wrote that immature, embarrassing letter – in Comic Sans! – condemning LeBron for leaving Cleveland in 2010, it was easy to believe that James would never play for a Cavs team with Gilbert at the helm. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 15, 2014 / 11:45 pm

Video: All 26 Of LeBron James’ Points (On 12 Shots!) Against The Indiana Pacers

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LeBron James’ final line in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ exhibition win against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night: 26 points (9-12 FGs, 2-3 3PTs, 6-7 FTs), 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 24 minutes. Here’s how he did it. Read More »

NBA / Oct 15, 2014 / 9:30 pm

Guess What? LeBron James Didn’t Actually Set A Pick For The Wrong Team

LeBron James

Remember when the internet blew up because it appeared as if LeBron James, member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, set a pick for Norris Cole, member of the Miami Heat? Of course you do. It dominated NBA talk for what seemed like a solid 24 hours. As we initially predicted and reported, though, James and Matthew Dellavedova simply miscommunicated on the play – or at least that’s the story to which LeBron is sticking. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 15, 2014 / 8:30 pm

Video: LeBron James Makes Sky Hook Look Easy Against Indiana Pacers

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It can be easy to take the all-encompassing brilliance of LeBron James for granted. This is not one of those times. During a dominant first half performance against the Indiana Pacers, LeBron unleashed a seemingly effortless sky hook on Solomon Hill. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 15, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Video: Kevin Love Smokes Milwaukee Sans LeBron James & Kyrie Irving

Kevin Love

Kyrie Irving is resting a janky ankle; LeBron James is taking a respite after his emotionally taxing trip to Brazil against his former ‘mates in Miami. That left Kevin Love alone and the supporting cast against the Bucks last night and their rookie sensation, Jabari Parker. It wasn’t a problem, though, with Love leading the Cavs to a 106-100 win. Read More »

NBA / Oct 13, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Video: Watch LeBron James, Cavs Work Out On Beach In Rio de Janeiro

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Basketball never stops, right? For LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, getting better off the court doesn’t, either. In advance of the team’s exhibition game against the Miami Heat in Brazil this weekend, The King and his men got in a public workout on the beach. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 12, 2014 / 8:30 am

Dellavedova & LeBron Miscommunicate On Pic & It Turns Into Perfect Headline

LeBron James, Matthew Dellavedova

During yesterday’s 122-119 overtime Cavs win over the Heat in Rio, Brazil, there were a lot of headlines asking whether LeBron James forgot he didn’t play for the Heat anymore. In one sequence involving Cavs backup point guard Matthew Dellavedova, James appears to set a pick on his own man when it was really just a communication breakdown between two new teammates. Read More »

NBA / Oct 11, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Video: LeBron Embraces Chalmers, Wade After Cavs-Heat Preseason Game

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Miami Heat 122-119 in an overtime thriller on Saturday that lived up to the hype surrounding LeBron James’ first game against his former team. Well, sort of. The score is real, but it belies the actual story: Cleveland was in control for the game’s majority until both teams rested their regular players at the beginning of the fourth quarter, and LeBron was noticeably disengaged from the opening tip. One thing we actually learned (or confirmed), though? All is well with James and his spurned teammates. Read More »

Video / Oct 11, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Watch LeBron James Dish No-Look Touch Pass To Anderson Varejao

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LeBron James (photo. Wojciech Bielewicz YouTube)

Sequences like this are among the singular plays that sets LeBron James apart from the rest of the league’s elite. Watch as he gets the Cleveland Cavaliers an open three-pointer, grabs the offensive rebound, and flicks a quick, no-look, touch pass to Anderson Varejao for an easy layup. Read More »