TAG: lebron james

Smack / Oct 28, 2014 / 6:45 pm

David Blatt Says Cleveland As Title Favorite Is “Unfair” To Cavs, Other Contenders

David Blatt

It could be far worse for David Blatt. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ new coach is guiding arguably the most talented team in basketball and has the all-encompassing luxury of forging an identity around the singular presence of LeBron James. Sportsbooks have the Cavs as title favorites, and a majority of league personnel, analysts, and followers are choosing Blatt’s squad to win the Eastern Conference. His prospects for the 2014-2015 season are just a bit brighter than those of fellow rookie coach Derek Fisher’s with the New York Knicks, basically. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Oct 28, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: MJ’s Pitch To Lance Stephenson, “We Need To Challenge LeBron”

Lance Stephenson, LeBron James

While Michael Jordan wasn’t so clear on changing the Charlotte Bobcats to the Charlotte Hornets, which goes into effect starting with this season, he was pretty set on targeting Lance Stephenson in free agency this summer. That’s what he made clear in his Sunday conversation with ESPN’s Darren Rovell and his one-on-one with Stephanie Ready of Hornets.com. Read More »

Video / Oct 27, 2014 / 4:00 pm

LeBron James Returns To Akron For “First Home Game” In New Commercial

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Sprite YouTube)

Bad news. You already missed LeBron James’ first home game in Northeast Ohio. The four-time MVP recently took to Akron’s Patterson Park and unveiled two refurbished basketball courts with the help of Sprite. In this inspiring new commercial, James reiterates what he’s stressed since announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers: This is about far more than basketball. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 27, 2014 / 12:30 pm

David Blatt Confirms That LeBron James Will Play Fewer Minutes This Season

LeBron James

The Cleveland Cavaliers don’t have an exact blueprint for resting LeBron James during the season he turns 30 years-old, but coach David Blatt confirmed long-held speculation yesterday that the four-time MVP will indeed log less court-time in 2014-2015 than the past. The first-year NBA coach called James’ career average of 39.5 minutes per game “a lot” and stressed long-term benefits of early season downtime for Northeast Ohio’s native son. Read More »

NBA / Oct 24, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Grant Hill Says Handing Cavs Eastern Conference Title Is “A Bit Premature”

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving

The Cleveland Cavaliers are clear NBA title contenders, and perhaps favorites to win the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Sportsbooks across the betting world place Cleveland’s odds to win the championship ahead of the reigning champion San Antonio Spurs’. And while folks within the league and those covering it think Vegas is a bit optimistic with the Cavs, they’re still exceedingly high on LeBron James’ team. In overwhelming fashion, league GMs and ESPN Forecast predicted Cleveland to win the Eastern Conference. At least one NBA analyst, though, thinks it’s remiss to anoint the Cavaliers as Eastern kings so soon. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 23, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Video: Sneak Peek Of The LeBron James Special “Becoming”

LeBron James

A special about LeBron James entitled “Becoming,” offers up seldom seen footage of the four-time MVP in his earliest days playing sports, specifically the sport he would go on to dominate at the highest level in the world. With video from his time playing for his AAU and high school teams, the special is set to air this weekend in an additional slot. Come check out the sneak peek of “Becoming.” Read More »

NBA / Oct 23, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Kevin Love Thanks ‘Wolves Fans, Talks Drive For Title In Players’ Tribune Post

Kevin Love

Kevin Love opens his exceptional debut for The Players’ Tribune in wholly surprising fashion – by lauding Andrew Wiggins. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ superstar is similarly contrite, insightful, and forthcoming as his article unfolds, thanking the fans of Minnesota, expressing his relentless drive for a title, and detailing an eye-opening flight to Rio de Janeiro with his new team. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 22, 2014 / 2:00 pm

GIF: Kobe Bryant Hits Pair Of Clutch Fadeaways In Final Minute Versus Suns

P.J. Tucker, Kobe Bryant

P.J. Tucker, Kobe Bryant (Richard Mackson, USATODAY)

The Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Phoenix Suns in overtime last night, but wouldn’t have even been there without typically heroic late-game efforts of Kobe Bryant. Leading and completing his team’s fourth quarter charge, the Black Mamba hit a pair of insanely difficult fadeaways over P.J. Tucker in the game’s last 90 seconds to twice put his team ahead. Read More »

NBA / Oct 22, 2014 / 1:30 pm

NBA GMs Pick LeBron James For MVP, Spurs To Repeat As Champions In Survey

Tony Snell, LeBron James

According to those most in the know, the NBA’s rich will be even richer after 2014-2015. In a wide-ranging, anonymous survey conducted by NBA.com’s John Schumann, league general managers predict LeBron James to win MVP and the San Antonio Spurs to repeat as champions this season. Read More »

Video / Oct 20, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Epic Phantom Cam Hype Video For 2014-2015 Exhibits Emotion, Intensity Of NBA

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (photo. Sam Cooper YouTube)

The wait is almost over. Basketball is nearly here. The 2014-2015 season is just over one week away, so it’s time to whet your NBA appetite with this epic hype video that utilizes Phantom Cam to highlight the burning intensity of the league and its superstars. Read More »