TAG: lebron james

NBA / Oct 11, 2014 / 1:00 pm

What Bad Blood? LeBron James, Dwyane Wade Meet At Global Games Reception

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

Awkwardness? Likely. Hard feelings? Perhaps. Outright vitriol? No way. After recent comments and reports surfaced that suggested a major rift between the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers, team leaders Dwyane Wade and LeBron James greeted each other with smiles at the Global Games reception in Rio last night. Read More »

Smack / Oct 10, 2014 / 8:00 pm

LeBron James Calls Recent Comments By Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade “Surprising”

Chris Bosh, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

The Miami Heat are moving on from LeBron James. Nothing to come out of South Beach in the immediate wake of James’ departure or in the months since have refuted his impact on the organization the past four seasons, or outright chastised him for returning home to the Cleveland Cavaliers. But a small war of words has been simmering nonetheless, and grew hotter this week when Chris Bosh said that he hasn’t talked to LeBron since The King’s decision and “doesn’t have much time” for players not on his team. Read More »

Smack / Oct 10, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: Cavaliers, Heat Avoiding Social Engagements In Brazil

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

A common critique of the modern NBA is that it lacks the competitive spirit – hatred is a better word – of the 1980s and 1990s. Players are friends first and opponents second, detractors say. That sentiment passes muster; growing up playing AAU basketball and the presence of social media keep these guys far closer socially than their predecessors. We don’t think that’s a bad thing, but can understand those that enjoy an air of outright vitriol in a basketball game. Might the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat be headed that way? It’s doubtful, but there are signs pointing the game’s newest rivalry is heading that direction. Read More »

NBA / Oct 9, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Who Would You Choose To Start A Franchise? League GMs Want LeBron, KD

LeBron James, Kevin Durant

Were you expecting anything different? In a poll of NBA general managers conducted by USA TODAY Sports, a vast majority of respondents answered LeBron James or Kevin Durant when asked what player they would choose to start a franchise. Nine votes separated the most recent MVP winners, and only two other players received consideration from league decision-makers. Read More »

Smack / Oct 9, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Chris Bosh Says Playing For Cavs Will Be “Very Difficult” For Kevin Love

Kevin Love, Chris Bosh

Basketball isn’t played on paper. Point guards aren’t pitchers, and centers aren’t goalies. It’s always remiss to expect players on new squads or just-formed super-teams to enjoy the success basic talent levels suggest. The 2007-2008 Boston Celtics are the exception to the rule; the 2010-2011 Miami Heat and certainly 2012-2013 Los Angeles Lakers are the norm. Read More »

Smack / Oct 8, 2014 / 4:45 pm

LeBron James Hasn’t Spoken With Chris Bosh Since He Left Miami

Chris Bosh, LeBron James

The Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will face their old teammate, LeBron James, in Rio on Saturday and both the Cavs and Heat are in Brazil taking in the sites — some in walking boots. When Bosh was asked by reporters whether he’s spoken to LeBron since James’ decision to return home, Bosh abruptly said, “No.” Read More »

NBA / Oct 6, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Report: LeBron Could Lead Push To End Max Contracts

Kevin Durant, LeBron James

With the news of the gigantic new TV-rights deal making waves last night and this morning a number of issues now take center stage. Perhaps the biggest one gripping the owners — in between ordering larger yachts and personal jets after Adam Silver announced the deal — is the salary structure currently in place. It seems the league’s premier talent, LeBron James could team with the head of the Player’s Union, Chris Paul, in an attempt to eliminate any maximums on player contracts. Read More »

NBA / Oct 5, 2014 / 6:30 pm

Video: LeBron James Is Introduced In First Game Back With Cavs

LeBron James

The Cleveland Cavaliers held an open scrimmage earlier this week, and only begin their exhibition portion of the 2014-2015 season today against Maccabi tel Aviv. So this is technically the second time LeBron James has been introduced to Quicken Loans Arena, and it’s technically not the first time, either. Read More »

College, Twitter / Oct 3, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Ohio State Coach Says LeBron James’ 9-Year-Old Son “Will Be” On His Radar

LeBron James Jr.

Recruiting seems to be targeting increasingly younger kids, and the joke college coaches will be scouting kindgarten games soon isn’t that far off from reality, it seems. Never is this more apparent then when Ohio State coach Thad Matta admitted 9-year-old LeBron James, Jr.., son of LeBron James, “will be” on his radar. Read More »

Smack / Oct 3, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Video: LeBron James Pranks Cavs Rookies Harris & Kirk

Joe Harris, Alex Kirk

Last season, rookie Trey Burke fractured his finger in a preseason game and didn’t make his NBA debut until a few weeks into the regular season. At the time, Burke’s teammate Richard Jefferson tricked Burke into taking the floor alone as a welcome to the NBA moment. Welp, LeBron James did the same thing to Cavs rookies Joe Harris and Alex Kirk before the Wine & Gold scrimmage on October 1. Read More »