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GIFs, NBA / Jan 19, 2015 / 9:15 pm

GIF: Jimmy Butler Spins Around Shawn Marion For Slam

Jimmy Butler

Stellar individual defense from LeBron James has continued Jimmy Butler’s January struggles during tonight’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls. The surest way to remedy that? Get The King off the floor, of course. One possession after drawing an offensive foul on James that forced the two-time champion to the bench, watch Butler fool Shawn Marion with a slick spin and finish with a slam. Read More »

Smack / Jan 19, 2015 / 2:00 pm

LeBron James Says He’s Felt Better Since Return Than He Had All Season

LeBron James

LeBron James’ two week absence cost the Cleveland Cavaliers. They lost seven of the eight games he missed due to nagging back and knee strains, falling from 18-12 to 19-19 in the process – and losing major ground in the ever-important battle for home court advantage come playoff time. But should the four-time continue playing the way he has in the three games since his return, Cleveland’s midseason swoon will surely prove worth it. And given comments that James made yesterday, that even appears a likely scenario. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 17, 2015 / 2:30 pm

Video: LeBron James Shows David Blatt Love After Set Play Yields Basket

LeBron James

What does LeBron James like even more than bowling? Winning. A couple days after David Blatt surprised his team with an outing on the lanes in lieu of practice, The King showed his coach some love following a crucial basket from a sideline out-of-bounds play late in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 126-121 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Read More »

Video / Jan 16, 2015 / 12:45 pm

Watch LeBron James Share Laugh With Kobe Bryant After Missing Alley-Oop

Kobe Bryant, LeBron James

Kobe Bryant, LeBron James (photo. Streamable)

Basketball is the ultimate team sport, but it wasn’t on Thursday. Last night’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers was more about a final chapter of the LeBron James-Kobe Bryant battle than anything else, and neither living legend tried to hide it. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 15, 2015 / 11:30 pm

GIF: LeBron James Decides Against Contesting Wes Johnson Three-Pointer

Wes Johnson, LeBron James

LeBron James has put forth poor defensive effort all season long, but this is a new low. Watch The King simply decide against contesting a Wes Johnson corner three-pointer – which the swingman made, of course – early in tonight’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers. Read More »

Smack / Jan 15, 2015 / 3:15 pm

Hakeem Olajuwon Says Michael Jordan Is A “Far Superior Player” To LeBron

Michael Jordan, LeBron James

The only other basketball who’s better that gets us as riled up as Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan, is one we hear a lot of younger fans spouting off when they say LeBron James is better than the G.O.A.T. Today, before the Knicks and Bucks tipped off at 3 p.m. ET at O2 Arena in London, Hakeem Olajuwon — himself a two-time champion, who played against MJ, and famously trained LBJ on the block — said Jordan was a “far superior player.” Amen, Dream. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 14, 2015 / 2:15 pm

Report: Cavs Openly Questioning Their Coach As Cleveland Drama Drags On

David Blatt, Kyrie Irving

Fun fact: a LeBron James team hasn’t been under .500 this late in the season since his rookie (2003-04) year. That’s mind-boggling when you consider the personnel in Cleveland. A recent report from Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com sheds some light on their interteam snafus, and reveals that Cavs players have been openly questioning — to opponents even — the tactics employed by first-year head coach David Blatt — he who was ushered to the sideline last night in a somewhat aggressive move by ‘Bron. Read More »

GIFs / Jan 14, 2015 / 10:00 am

GIF: LeBron Misses FT, Decides On Putback Dunk

LeBron James

LeBron James showed off some hops last night that make it seem like the knee and back issues that ostensibly kept him out of their last eight games are a thing of the past. The Cavs still fell, 107-100, dropping below .500 on the year at 19-20, but James was back to his old self when he rose to throw down a dunk after missing a free throw right before the half. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 13, 2015 / 10:30 pm

Video: LeBron Returns, Pushes Coach To Sideline & Throws Down Reverse Jam

David Blatt, LeBron James

LeBron James was back in a Cavaliers uniform tonight after (snicker) “the most difficult thing” he’s been through after missing the last eight games — the longest stretch of his career. Right now Phoenix is leading by 12 past the mid-way point in the third and James has 17, but it was his interaction with coach David Blatt that caught attention in the first half. Read More »

NBA / Jan 13, 2015 / 7:00 pm

Five Moments More “Difficult” For LeBron Than His Two-Week Absence

LeBron James

LeBron James is a “game-time decision” tonight when his Cavs take on the Suns, but his two-week absence from the court — at eight games, the longest of his career — could continue for at least another game. James told Northeast Ohio Media Group’s Joe Vardon today that his prolonged stretch on the sidelines was “the most difficult thing I’ve been through.” While it’s totally grandiose of us to cry foul, since no one is a better judge of LeBron than himself, here are five things we think were more difficult for LeBron than his current eight-game stretch watching his team from the sidelines. Read More »