LeBron James RUMORS & NEWS

  • LeBron James staunchly defends Cavaliers' Matthew Dellavedova

    ESPN.com "LeBron James, sharing the postgame podium with Matthew Dellavedova following the Cavaliers' 114-111 overtime win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, vehemently defended the point guard against any suggestion that Dellavedova is a dirty player. "I'm a..." May 25

  • After his dominance gets overshadowed, LeBron James dismisses Matthew Dellavedova's 'bad rap'

    USA Today "The Atlanta Hawks gave measured responses about Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova in aftermath of a gutty, hard-fought and disheartening loss to the Cavaliers. Using drawing pencils instead of paint, the Hawks sketched a portrait of Dellavedova as a player who gets too close to the..." May 25

  • 2014-2015 All NBA Teams named

    NBA.com "The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the 2014-15 All-NBA First Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA. Davis, 6-10, 220, led the NBA in Player Impact Estimate (PIE), which measures a player's overall statistical contribution..." May 21

  • LeBron James on what Paul Pierce meant to his career: 'I knew I had to become much better'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "If last week were indeed Paul Peirce's final NBA game as he hinted, a piece of LeBron James would go off into the sunset with him. When you think of a James arch nemesis, Pierce's name is likely to come up and vice versa. Retiring after an efficacious 17-year career is undoubtedly..." May 19

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    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    LeBron James skipped Cavs shootaround to rest sprained ankle. "It's been better, it's been worse. I'll be ready tonight."

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    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    LeBron James said he's getting round the clock treatment on his left ankle and will be playing tomorrow in Game 5

  • LeBron overruled coach on final play call, demanded last shot

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James had the opportunity to take the final shot in regulation of Game 4 against the Chicago Bulls Sunday because he demanded it. Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt initially had LeBron set to inbound the ball for his team with 0.8 seconds left and the game tied at 84, but James told..." May 11

  • LeBron James ditched headband to look more like teammates

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James has worn a headband throughout most of his NBA career, but it has been over a month since he had anything on his head during a game. LeBron’s reason for ditching the headband has to do with team unity. “I did it because I just wanted to look like my teammates,” James told Northeast..." May 04

  • LeBron James Miami home for sale, see what comes with $15 million price tag

    Akron Beacon Journal "Looking for a summer home? How about a single-family house built in 2010 with six bedrooms and 8.5 baths overlooking the waterfront in Miami? You may recognize the former owners, the James family. LeBron may have brought his talents back to Cleveland last year, but his Miami residence is..." May 04

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    Dwain Price @DwainPrice

    The MVP vote finished: 1. Curry 2. Harden 3. LeBron 4. Westbrook, 5. Davis. I voted: 1. Curry 2. Harden 3. Westbrook 4. LeBron 5. Davis.

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    Sam Amico @SamAmicoFSO

    Cavs' LeBron James says news of Love difficult to digest. Added: "We're a confident bunch. We have guys who can step up. No excuses."

  • LeBron James on Pat Riley’s supposed rip: ‘It’s not my concern right now’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Whether he was actually aware of it or not, LeBron James on Tuesday insisted that he had no idea that Pat Riley may have taken a subtle shot at him, instead insisting he has much bigger things to worry about right now. When discussing the upcoming draft, the Miami Heat president appeared to..." April 22

  • LeBron James is unsocial during playoffs with self-imposed blackout

    Akron Beacon Journal "LeBron James insists he’s on a communication blackout and wasn’t aware of a veiled jab Heat President Pat Riley appeared to aim in his direction. That’s the way it always goes with James this time of year. James says he shuts his phone off, stays off social media and locks in solely on the..." April 21

  • Did LeBron mislead Pat Riley last summer during free agency with a smiley face emoji?

    Miami Herald "Did LeBron James mislead Pat Riley last summer during free agency with a smiley face emoji? Here's the circumstantial evidence... Sherlock-Holmes-Sherlock-Holmes-detective-crime-smiley-emoticon-001232-facebook — On Monday, Riley was asked about the draft and next season and the Heat's..." April 21

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    Joe Vardon @joevardon

    Blatt said Kyrie will play, LeBron will rest

  • LeBron James jokingly says Kevin Love is the MVP

    CBSSports.com "It has been a whirlwind first season playing together for LeBron James and Kevin Love. Here is a quick recap: Love and James are not best friends. James has been frustrated with Love at times this season. Love felt like he had difficulty fitting in at times which prompted James to take..." April 15

  • ‘We All Had Great Teammates': Kobe Bryant Defends LeBron James Joining Heat

    Uproxx "With 36 year-old Kobe Bryant long ago sapped of the ability that once made him a viable candidate for the title of basketball’s best player, you’d think comparisons between he and LeBron James would be long gone. But Mamba Nation cares not for reality, nuance, or timeliness; rings(s,s,s,s) need no..." April 14

  • J.R. Smith says everyone knows LeBron James is the real MVP

    Sportress of Blogitude "On a night when LeBron James posted is second triple-double of the season (21 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds) in a 109-97 win over the Detroit Pistons after sitting out Sunday’s game, one of the superstar’s teammates unequivocally stated that everyone knows King James is the real NBA..." April 14

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    LeBron James says he'll play tonight vs Boston. "I was never sitting out tonight. I never had that in my mind."

  • 46d
    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    Though not finalized, LeBron James hinted he'll sit the next 2 games. Both are against Celtics so it could affect playoff race/seedings

  • LeBron James: I would vote for myself as MVP this season

    SI.com "NBA players will be able to vote in their own set of postseason awards for the first time this year, players union executive director Michele Roberts said in a memo made public on Wednesday. LeBron James said he knows who he would peg as this season's MVP. From ESPN: James said that..." April 09

  • LeBron to sit games before playoffs but unsure which ones

    The Score "LeBron James may hold the entire Eastern Conference playoff bracket in the palm of his hands. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar iterated Tuesday that he plans to sit out a few games for rest before the end of the season but remains unsure of which ones he'll take off. This, of course, after he..." April 07

  • ‘What’s up, p—-?’: Joakim Noah remains LeBron’s No. 1 troll

    New York Post "NBA seasons come and go, but one thing stays the same: Joakim Noah is an obscenity-spewing thorn in LeBron James’ side. The two players — who have faced each other in more than a fair share of high-stakes NBA games — got involved in yet another round of verbal fisticuffs Sunday, when James’..." April 07

  • David Blatt believes Chicago Bulls went 'a little overboard' in handling of LeBron James

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A Tom Thibodeau-coached team is known for three things: playing hard from start to finish; tenacious, aggressive defense; and performing with a high degree of physicality. Those are the three components that also embody what Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is all about when he takes the..." April 06

  • Intangibles key to LeBron's MVP case

    ESPN.com "With the votes for the NBA's awards due in two weeks, the general sentiment seems to be that LeBron James' MVP campaign is becoming a bit of an afterthought. Stephen Curry has the Golden State Warriors rolling, riding a 10-game win streak to become the first team to 60 wins this season. Russell..." April 03

  • Report: LeBron James calls the Cavaliers' plays and coach David Blatt repeats them

    USA Today "ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, who has spent much of his career reporting on LeBron James, was a guest on Bill Simmons’ “B.S. Report” podcast this week. During their lengthy talk, Windhorst revealed that Cavaliers head coach David Blatt may not be as in control of this team as he seems. Here’s..." April 01

  • David Blatt acknowledges LeBron James calls plays and he encourages it

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "After practice on Wednesday, Cavaliers head coach David Blatt didn't deny a report stating LeBron James calls plays by himself. He said it's quite common in the game of basketball. "When the game is going on and you're in the heat of the battle, sometimes you can't get a message through or..." April 01

  • NBA MVP odds: Stephen Curry the heavy favorite, LeBron's out

    CBSSports.com "On Tuesday, I wrote about how the MVP race is down to a two-man race. One of the Sportsbook agrees. The odds are off the books at Sportsbook.com and TheGreek.com (the two I typically use for these posts, as well as at PinnacleSports).But Bovada.lv released their odds Wednesday, and it's pretty..." April 01

  • LeBron James says he has three good friends in the NBA; none are Cavs

    Sporting News "Much has been made of LeBron James' tenuous relationship with some of his Cavaliers teammates this season, particularly Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. In separate interviews with the Northeast Ohio Media Group this week, James and Irving spoke of the feeling-out process that has played out this..." March 31

  • Kyrie Irving on his relationship with LeBron James: ‘I don’t want to say it’s not been rocky at all’

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Eons ago in this NBA season and in a place far, far away from Cleveland (it was Utah), Kyrie Irving poured in 34 points. That night, on Nov. 5, the Cavaliers fell to the Jazz 102-100 on Gordon Hayward's buzzer beater. LeBron James scored 31 and added four assists, but lost Hayward when he..." March 31

  • How Kyrie Irving has blossomed since teaming up with LeBron

    New York Post "An All-Star Game MVP trophy sits on his mantle or nightstand or wherever the heck NBA players plop such items. He has the two highest individual scoring games in the NBA this season, 57 and 55 points. But Kyrie Irving gets pumped about one thing. “Winning,” the Cavaliers point guard said..." March 27

  • Report: LeBron James frustrated with Kevin Love for not fitting in

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Love has requested more inside touches, said he’s not a stretch four, said he’s not best friends with LeBron James and chosen Russell Westbrook, not LeBron, as his MVP this season. Is Love just being honest? Is he being too honest? Is he going out of his way to cause..." March 26

  • ‘Fortune’ magazine names Adam Silver, LeBron James and Yao Ming among world’s 50 greatest leaders

    Pro Basketball Talk "In just the latest indication of the NBA’s growing global presence, Fortune magazine has named three NBA-related figures among its just-released list of the world’s 50 greatest leaders. Nobody from any of the other three major American sports is featured. Here’s what the magazine had to say..." March 26

  • LeBron James says no one should fault Kevin Love for his MVP opinion

    CBSSports.com "After Kevin Love said on Monday that he would take Russell Westbrook for the MVP over his teammate, LeBron James, naturally, the two were asked about it Tuesday. Love pointed out that he said several players were worthy of the award, and that it only sounded bad if you took it out of context. From..." March 25

  • LeBron on Love's MVP pick: 'Kevin has his own opinion'

    The Score "LeBron James cares not for Kevin Love's selection for most valuable player. Love appeared on the Dan Patrick Show on Monday and cast his support behind Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook, instead of his own teammate: I would just say because of time spent on the court, you..." March 25

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    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    Finally some good news on some superstars from Cleveland. LeBron James (cold) planning to play tonight against Pacers AND...

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    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    LeBron James (illness) missed Cavs shootaround. He's questionable for game against Pacers tonight.

  • Stephen Curry's MVP Vote Would Go to LeBron James

    Complex "As of right now, NBA players have absolutely no say in who wins the MVP award at the end of the season. Guys like Kevin Durant have suggested changing that. But at the moment, only certain members of the media are allowed to vote for the NBA MVP. If Stephen Curry had a vote, though, he knows..." March 17

  • Alonzo Mourning doesn’t understand why LeBron James left Miami

    SLAM Online "NBA Championship rings tend to shine pretty bright, but for some reason—maybe the lighting in the room when we speak, maybe the way it perfectly complements his dapper suit—Alonzo Mourning’s gigantic, diamond-filled piece of jewelry truly sparkles. With March Madness about to hit full swing, the..." March 17

  • LeBron to have knee treated after 'scary' fall

    ESPN.com "LeBron James tweaked his right knee in the second half of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 123-108 win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday and is hopeful it won't sideline him for his return to Miami to face the Heat on Monday night. James fouled Orlando's Dewayne Dedmon while trying to block the Magic..." March 16

  • Riley: LeBron Could Have Had Something Historic Over Next 5-6 Years With Heat

    Real GM Basketball "Pat Riley felt that the Miami Heat were in the position he wanted them to be in despite losing in the 2014 Finals to the San Antonio Spurs, but LeBron James decided to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. "That was almost shocking to me that the players would allow that to happen. And I'm not..." March 12

  • LeBron plays without headband for first time since his rookie season

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James has played with a headband in just about every game of his NBA career. The look has become iconic, and has also been the subject of a bit of mockery, thanks to the way it’s grown over the years to cover a thinning hairline. But James may be done with it — or, at least he was for..." March 11

  • Ainge made a pitch for LeBron James last summer

    Celtics Blog "Danny Ainge is always looking for opportunities to improve the Celtics in a big way. In today's article Bulpett kind of laughs off a report from earlier this week indicating that the Celtics would "swing for the fences" this summer. Not because it is inaccurate, but because it is situation..." March 07

  • LeBron James has changed his mechanics on free throws, in case you hadn't noticed; here's why

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "You're never too old to learn something new. The most accomplished individuals live by that motto. LeBron James is going through a minor alteration of his own. You had a chance to observe his modification 16 times in the last two Cavaliers games if you were paying close attention. His..." March 05

  • LeBron: Harden Kick 'not basketball play'

    ESPN.com "Rockets guard James Harden was called for a flagrant foul for appearing to kick LeBron James below the belt in Sunday's 105-103 overtime win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was a flagrant foul 1, allowing Harden to stay in the game and finish off a 33-point performance to lead Houston to..." March 02

  • Colleges are offering scholarships to LeBron's 10-year-old son

    Yahoo! Sports "Whichever colleges are already recruiting 10-year-old LeBron James Jr. might be wise to back off for a few more years. It isn't making his father happy. The elder LeBron told reporters in Detroit at Cavaliers shoot-around Tuesday that colleges have already begun to send recruiting letters..." February 25

  • LeBron James sets all-time NBA record for assists by a forward: 'It's huge'

    The Score "LeBron James' assault on the NBA record book continues. With 11 assists against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers' superstar passed NBA legend Scottie Pippen in career assists with 6,142. That makes James the most prolific passing forward in league history, an incredible..." February 25

  • BUSTED: LeBron James just dissed his huge sponsor — McDonald's

    Business Insider "LeBron James just dissed a major sponsor. The NBA All-Star told reporters Tuesday that McDonald's, which pays him millions of dollars each year for endorsements, was a part of his regular diet when he was unhealthy. James made the comments after he was asked how old he was when he started..." February 25

  • LeBron isn't happy that his 10-year-old is getting college letters

    USA Today "LeBron James Jr. is already showing signs of following in his father’s phenomenal footsteps. He’s led his team to an AAU national championship, balled out during the John Lucas All-Star weekend, and more or less is an absolute terror on the court. He also isn’t in middle school yet. Yet, the..." February 25

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    LeBron James @KingJames

    Man my heart real heavy right now thinking about @chrisbosh health! Especially after hearing about Kersey the other day. My prayers are....