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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 »

Latest News / Jan 11, 2015 / 2:00 pm

LeBron James Making Progress In Recovery; Out Sunday Versus Kings

LeBron James

LeBron James will likely make good on last week’s hopes that he’d return during the Cleveland Cavaliers’ ongoing Western Conference road trip. It just won’t be on Sunday against the Sacramento Kings. Read More »

NBA / Jan 8, 2015 / 2:00 pm

Stephen Curry Inches Closer To LeBron James For All-Star Game Votes Lead

Stephen Curry

As Steph Curry keeps racking up wins and mind-blowing highlights, LeBron James is resting an injured back and knee. Not only have those developments drastically altered the MVP race, but they’re influencing All-Star voting, too. In the third returns of balloting for February’s All-Star game, the Golden State Warriors superstar trails his Cleveland Cavaliers counterpart by just 13,285 tallies for the distinction of the league’s top vote-getter. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 7, 2015 / 2:45 pm

Nike Introduces Sprawling “Black History Month” Collection

Nike "Black History Month" Collection

Nike is celebrating the upcoming Black History Month in February with a crazy collection of 28 items including 12 shoes and 16 apparel and accessory articles. The kicks include black/white color schemes of their latest signature releases, including the LeBron 12, Kyrie 1, KD 7, Kobe 9 Elite, the Air Jordan XX9, Air Jordan 1 and more. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Jan 6, 2015 / 1:15 pm

Joel Embiid Trolls LeBron James On Twitter After Sixers Beat Cavs

Joel Embiid

The Philadelphia 76ers beat the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers last night for their first home win since April 14. Is that confirmation that LeBron James should have heeded Joel Embiid’s summer advice and joined him in the City of Brotherly Love? The rookie seems to think so. After last night’s win, the injured big man took to twitter to remind The King that he could be wearing blue and red instead of wine and gold. Read More »

Smack / Jan 5, 2015 / 1:40 pm

Paul Pierce Says Carmelo Anthony Is Toughest Cover In Players’ Tribune Post

Carmelo Anthony, Paul Pierce

Kobe Bryant is perhaps the best individual scorer basketball has ever seen. No player in league history boasts the combination of size, athleticism, scoring ability, and playmaking talent of LeBron James. And Vince Carter and Tracy McGrady are the best reasonable facsimiles of Bryant and James that have appeared over the past two decades. But no member of that esteemed quartet is the star who Paul Pierce deems his toughest defensive assignment. In a new post for The Players’ Tribune, the Washington Wizards forward and Boston Celtics legend says no player is harder to guard than Carmelo Anthony. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 2, 2015 / 12:00 pm

Report: LeBron James Has Been Hurt For “Some Time”

LeBron James

While LeBron James has put up similar numbers to year’s past, when he claimed four MVP awards, the explosiveness he’s known for and his high-flier act has only come in small doses this season upon his return to Cleveland. With the news he’s shutting it down for the next two weeks to rest an aching knee and back, coach David Blatt was asked about his star player’s health, and admitted James has been battling injuries longer than most even knew. Read More »

All-Star, Latest News / Jan 2, 2015 / 11:00 am

Stephen Curry And LeBron Lead Second Ballot Of 2015 NBA All-Star Game

Stephen Curry

The 64th NBA All-Star Game tips off on Feb. 15, so the second balloting returns were revealed during the New Year. No changes at the top with Stephen Curry leading the Western Conference voting and LeBron James leading the East, but Curry has gotten close to James in the overall lead, Pau Gasol passed Carmelo Anthony in the East, and Kobe Bryant continues to see strong returns for a chance at a backcourt slot alongside Curry in the West. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 1, 2015 / 3:15 pm

LeBron James Will Be Sidelined Two Weeks With Knee, Back Strains

LeBron James

The Cleveland Cavaliers have announced that LeBron James will be sidelined for the next two weeks with left knee and low back strains. Read More »