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Smack / Oct 17, 2014 / 2:45 pm

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

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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 »

NBA, Twitter / Oct 16, 2014 / 8:30 pm

Isiah Thomas’ Perfect Player: LeBron With Kyrie’s Handle & Curry’s Jumper

Isiah Thomas

NBA TV’s star-studded crew of “Open Court” panelists were recently asked to create their “perfect player.” Reggie Miller chose Tim Duncan’s mind and Russell Westbrook’s heart as traits of his amalgam. Kenny Smith opted for a prototype containing the heart of Kevin Garnett and athleticism of Blake Griffin. The rest of the group chose similarly, taking characteristics of at least four different players to build the perfect hooper. Isiah Thomas, though, went a different direction. The Detroit Pistons Hall-of-Famer simply picked LeBron James “as is,” but added the signature skills of two superstar point guards. Read More »

NBA / Oct 16, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Michael Jordan Opposes LeBron & Dirk’s Appeals To Shorten Season

Dirk Nowitzki, LeBron James

This coming Sunday, the Nets and Celtics will play a 44-minute exhibition game, the first of its kind. It’s an exploratory measure in an effort to give players more rest, and this is the first test case (not sure how one game provides enough information, but that’s a question for another time). LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki both publicly said they would support decreasing the number of games in the regular season, but that a 44-minute game wouldn’t have much of an impact. Then, Michael Jordan chimed in, and he was miffed why Dirk or LeBron would want to play fewer games. 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

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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 »

NBA / Oct 15, 2014 / 2:30 pm

The Three Best “Bets” To Win The 2015 NBA MVP, Where LeBron Is Heavily Favored

Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin

Last season Kevin Durant prevented LeBron James from winning this third straight MVP award. The Spurs prevented ‘Bron from taking home his third straight NBA championship. This season, James is the overwhelming favorite to win MVP (5/6), and the Cavs are the favorites to win the title (5/2). But who is the best bet to win the MVP award based off the odds? We got you covered. 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 »