LeBron James RUMORS & NEWS

  • Why LeBron James still hasn't re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers

    Fox Sports "We're almost a month into NBA free agency, and all the big names signed their deals long ago -- except for the biggest of them all. LeBron James remains a free agent, much to the confusion of the basketball-watching population. And it's easy to see why fans would be perplexed. On the surface,..." July 25

  • LeBron James tells Cavs he will re-sign with them

    ESPN "LeBron James has informed the Cleveland Cavaliers he will re-sign with the reigning NBA champions this summer but still has no timetable for negotiating or signing a deal, sources told ESPN. James is one of several members of the Cavs from last season's championship team who remain unsigned,..." July 19

  • LeBron's delay to re-sign unrelated to J.R. Smith contract status

    The Score "The fact that LeBron James has yet to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers is not related to J.R. Smith's outstanding contract status, according to Cleveland.com's Chris Haynes. With NBA news slowing down in mid-July, the only superstar yet to put pen to paper is James - though it's quite..." July 16

  • LeBron's new contract is taking long because his decision is difficult

    Sporting News "While there is zero doubt where LeBron James will be playing next season, there is a reason he has taken so long to re-sign with the Cavaliers. The NBA Finals MVP returned to Cleveland two years ago, which means the Cavaliers have his Early Bird rights. With Early Bird, a franchise can give a..." July 15

  • LeBron offers to be walk-on player for Liverpool on U.S. tour

    The Score "Liverpool will be crossing the Atlantic this month for matches against Chelsea and AC Milan in California, which has LeBron James pretty excited. James gave Reds manager Jurgen Klopp a shout-out on Facebook and let him know that he's available if the club needs some help." July 13

  • LeBron thanks Duncan, calls him 'best PF ever'

    The Score "LeBron James joined the long list of NBA players heaping praise on Tim Duncan following the San Antonio Spurs legend's retirement announcement Monday. James took to Twitter to express his gratitude for the "best PF ever."" July 11

  • LeBron Predicted Kevin Durant Would Leave the Thunder 2 Years Ago

    Obsev "Back in 2014, LeBron James called that the Oklahoma City Thunder would lose Kevin Durant in free agency. After a Game 5 loss to Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the playoffs put their team down 3-2, The Oklahoman published a now infamous hack job of an article criticizing Durant which..." July 09

  • LeBron hasn't given Cavs a timetable on when he'll re-sign

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James has yet to notify the Cleveland Cavaliers when he intends to re-sign, league sources informed cleveland.com during NBA Summer League. July 7 was the day free agents were officially able to sign contracts. Team officials have reached out to the camp of James for an answer to no..." July 09

  • Profanity in LeBron's parade speech earned 2 FCC complaints

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Two people filed complaints with the Federal Communications Commission regarding LeBron James' profanity-laden speech during the rally at the Cavaliers' championship parade. The complaints against WKYC and WOIO came July 22, the same day of the parade, from a viewer in Cuyahoga Falls and..." July 08

  • LeBron reacts to Dallas police shootings: 'More violence is not the answer'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Consider LeBron James' Twitter feed a microcosm of the confusion and anger Americans are feeling after the killings of five officers in Dallas Thursday and of two black men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota this week. James, the Cavaliers' outspoken superstar who has a track record for..." July 08

  • Report: LeBron will not take huge pay cut to facilitate Wade signing

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly are in the mix to add Dwyane Wade, but the real impediment for such a move is money. The Cavs already have over $76 million committed for next season, and that's without factoring in how much LeBron James will make once he agrees to a deal with the team. Even..." July 06

  • Teams calling LeBron, but agent says he's staying put

    The Score "LeBron James' return to the Cleveland Cavaliers may be a forgone conclusion, but that's not stopping hopeful teams from inquiring about the future Hall of Famer's status. Teams are calling James, who is still an unsigned, unrestricted free agent, but according to ESPN's Marc Stein, James' agent..." July 05

  • LeBron James sent a brilliant message on Kevin Durant's big day

    Fox Sports "While the basketball world was still in shock over Kevin Durant's decision to join the Golden State Warriors, reigning NBA Finals MVP LeBron James was relaxing with his favorite movie, and perhaps plotting the future of the Cleveland Cavaliers. While many NBA players were freaking out over the..." July 05

  • LeBron can counter Golden State by bringing Dwyane Wade to Cleveland

    Fox Sports "The NBA is a two-team league now, and at this moment, the Cleveland Cavaliers look particularly overmatched by Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors. The team that won 73 games last regular season and came within minutes of winning a second-straight title over the Cavs in effect made a..." July 05

  • Agent: LeBron James elects to opt out of $24M player option

    ESPN "Finals MVP LeBron James will not exercise his player option with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2016-17 season, according to his agent, Rich Paul. James, who had to inform the Cavs of his decision by Wednesday at midnight, will become a free agent July 1 for the third straight summer. He was..." June 29

  • LeBron James Offers Rookie Dejounte Murray Words of Encouragement, Throws Shade at Cavaliers

    Complex "While getting selected by the San Antonio Spurs in this year's draft is fantastic landing spot, Dejounte Murray didn't expect to slide as far as he did. After averaging 16.1 points and 4.5 assists last season at Washington, Murray was projected to be taken "10 spots earlier," instead of 29th..." June 25

  • LeBron James will not play for Team USA in Rio Olympics

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James informed USA Basketball that he would not participate in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August, citing the glut of court time he's logged through six consecutive trips to the Finals. James' agent Rich Paul informed Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo Thursday of..." June 23

  • LeBron James to get less than elsewhere with 1-year Cavs deal

    ESPN "LeBron James stands to make less money on a one-year contract re-signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers than he could earn by going to the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks or Miami Heat. It's an example of the "unintended consequences" that commissioner Adam Silver has discussed of the..." June 23

  • Charles Barkley says LeBron James will never crack his top five

    Fox Sports "Charles Barkley had a lot of nice things to say about LeBron James on Wednesday night, but he still doesn't think the Cleveland star is one of the NBA's five best players of all time. In fact, he says there's no way James (or anyone else) is going to crack his top five of Michael Jordan, Oscar..." June 23

  • LeBron James to return to Cavs to defend title in 2016-17

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Not that it should come as a surprise, but LeBron James fully intends to return to the Cavs to defend the NBA championship they just won next season. "I love it here. I love being here. I love my teammates," James told cleveland.com, moments before he boarded a float at The Q for the Cavs'..." June 22

  • LeBron James Is Back On Social Media And Has A Message For All The Haters

    Uproxx "LeBron James has just achieved the greatest victory of his life. He knows it, too In an Instagram post the day after winning the 2016 NBA Finals with his Cleveland Cavaliers — and his third Finals MVP trophy, to boot — James addressed all the skeptics who thought his reign over the league was..." June 21

  • Jim Brown to bask in championship parade, says LeBron deserves statue

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns legend Jim Brown cannot wait to celebrate with the Cavaliers during their championship parade Wednesday in downtown Cleveland, where the iconic running back says LeBron James should be immortalized with a statue after spearheading the end of the city’s infamous title drought. “I’m happy..." June 21

  • LeBron James leaning toward skipping Olympics

    Yahoo! Sports "In the aftermath of a grueling NBA Finals, LeBron James is leaning toward not competing at the Olympics in Rio this summer, league sources told The Vertical. While James has not informed USA Basketball of his decision, team officials are operating with the expectation that it is unlikely James..." June 21

  • Stephen A. Smith says LeBron James could still go to Lakers, Heat

    Larry Brown Sports "Now that LeBron James has fulfilled his promise by delivering an NBA championship to the city of Cleveland, is he more or less likely to remain with the Cavaliers for the rest of his career? This may come as a shock, but ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith is wasting no time stoking the LeBron free agency..." June 21

  • LeBron James reveals the 'secret motivation' that fueled his epic NBA Finals run

    Fox Sports "That motivation wasn't enough to lift the Cavs to a championship in 2015-16, of course. But with his full complement of teammates behind him and the Warriors reeling -- and with a little help from that "secret motivation" -- LeBron finally did it. It doesn't yet seem real, but the Cavaliers are..." June 20

  • Scott Van Pelt subtly crushes Skip Bayless over LeBron trolling

    Larry Brown Sports "There were plenty of people who could not wait to unload on Skip Bayless after LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers shocked the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night, including several of the “First Take” host’s coworkers. One of them was Scott Van Pelt. While some ripped Bayless on Twitter..." June 20

  • Rihanna throws shade at Curry on Instagram

    The Score "With the 73-win Golden State Warriors falling short in their bid to become NBA champions for a second straight season, it was inevitable that someone was going to take shots and kick the team while its down. Singer-songwriter Rihanna took to Instagram to throw some serious shade at back-to-back..." June 20

  • LeBron James completes his legacy, breaks Cleveland's 52-year curse

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James' legacy is complete. He made the Cavaliers, the city of Cleveland, champions. Behind James' historic, jaw-dropping triple-double and his third Finals MVP, the Cavs completed the greatest comeback in NBA history, capturing Game 7 from the Golden State Warriors 93-89 for the..." June 20

  • Will a Game 7 victory be enough to silence LeBron's haters?

    The Score "Last June, during the Cleveland Cavaliers' six-game loss in the NBA Finals to these very same Golden State Warriors, an article by Ken Berger of CBS painstakingly detailed the recovery regimen LeBron James underwent on cross-country flights during the Finals. The story was simple - James had..." June 19

  • LeBron James wore Kermit sipping on tea hat to press conference

    Sportsnaut "Heading into Game 7 of the NBA Finals — one of the biggest game of his life — LeBron James is as cool as the other side of the pillow. As described by Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon-Journal, James appeared “very loose today, smiling and cracking jokes from the podium” during his Saturday press..." June 19

  • Cavs' LeBron James focused on winning Game 7, not MVP debate

    ESPN "If the Cleveland Cavaliers lose Game 7 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, many believe Cavs star LeBron James would still be named the series MVP. James leads all players in the Finals in points, assists, steals and blocks, and he is tied with Cavaliers center..." June 19

  • LeBron James should feel bitter about Stephen Curry's rise

    SB Nation "In the latter stages of the fourth quarter of Game 6, Stephen Curry drove to the paint with LeBron James on his back. Sensing the King’s presence, Curry stopped right under the hoop and faked the layup, hoping that James would jump. Instead, James didn’t bite, dwarfing Curry as he waited for the..." June 19

  • LeBron upset he's never won Defensive Player of the Year

    The Score "Once in a while, LeBron James offers up some pretty candid honesty. Saturday's media availability ahead of Game 7 of the NBA Finals was one of those times. When asked about the defensive aspect of his dominating play during the Finals, James said he feels slighted that he's never won a..." June 18

  • James on Love's struggles: 'If we win, it doesn't matter'

    The Score "Regardless of whether the Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA championship on Sunday night, much speculation will turn to Kevin Love this summer. Yet, while the power forward's struggles in the Finals are a more extreme microcosm of the fact he's never consistently fit in with these Cavs, LeBron James..." June 18

  • NBA teams not convinced LeBron will finish career in Cleveland

    Yahoo! Sports "LeBron James is pushing for lifetime immunity for his legacy in these NBA Finals, an unimpeachable freedom that’ll allow him to come and go the rest of his career. Only this time, no consequences. No repercussions. Winning changes everything, validates every superstar’s choices. He keeps coming..." June 17

  • Now Ayesha Curry gets into it with Stephen A Smith

    San Jose Mercury News "On the morning after, Ayesha Curry was still tweeting. And she was still angry. Her latest tweet was in response to Stephen A Smith on ESPN's "First Take" Friday morning. He compared Ayesha Curry to LeBron James' wife, Savannah, who doesn't get involved in her husband's battles. Smith said..." June 17

  • Report: Draymond Green called LeBron James a f—kboy

    Sporting News "During Game 4 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James and Draymond Green got into a passionate altercation, which eventually ended with the Warriors forward being suspended one game. It was a rare sight to see James so emotional on the court, especially as play continued. During his postgame press..." June 16

  • Defining LeBron James' place in history is absurd when his story isn't over

    CBS Sports "At the end of the national anthem on Thursday night, LeBron James will tear off his warmup jacket, toss it aside, pound his chest and point to the sky. He'll be like a combustion engine in that moment, and his thoughts will be consumed by matchups, strategic nuances, and all the little things that..." June 16

  • Cavs wore sleeves because LeBron James told them to

    Sporting News "The Cavaliers made history Monday night when they became the first team to wear sleeved jerseys in the NBA Finals. Going with the sleeved jerseys was an interesting choice considering LeBron James ripped the sleeves off his jersey earlier this season. The alternate apparel worked out for the..." June 14

  • "He's Disgusted": A Body Language Expert On Kevin Love and LeBron James

    Complex "Amid last night's ongoing Steph Curry sneaker slander, Klay Thompson "they lost, I was hoopin'" memes, and an improbable road victory for the Cleveland Cavaliers, a short clip of LeBron James supposedly leaving Kevin Love hanging on a high five found a way to go viral. Of course, we now realize..." June 14

  • LeBron James crushed Kevin Love's spirit with a brief verbal tirade

    Fox Sports "Game 5 was a rough one for Kevin Love. While LeBron James and Kyrie Irving made history by becoming the first teammates to score 40 points each in a Finals game, Love finished with just two points in 33 minutes and didn't contribute a whole lot more than that to the Cavaliers' 112-97 win over..." June 14

  • Klay Thompson’s Father Takes More Shots At LeBron

    Black Sports Online "Klay Thompson’s father, Mychal Thompson is on some “get off my lawn” mess in regards to his latest comments about LeBron James. Thompson spoke to Diamona Leung of Bay Area News and had these comments to say about LeBron, This is interesting to say considering his son’s team have come to be a..." June 13

  • Draymond Green Reportedly Called LeBron James a "B*tch" Twice During Game 4 Confrontation

    Complex "At this point, you’ve probably seen the confrontation that Draymond Green and LeBron James got into during Game 4 of the 2016 NBA Finals dozens of times, especially now that Green has been suspended for his role in it. During the confrontation, LeBron stepped over Green and Green responded by..." June 13

  • LeBron: Winning title wasn't 'main reason' for return to Cleveland

    New York Post "Revisionist history? LeBron James said his “main reason” for returning to Cleveland in summer 2014 wasn’t only to break the city’s sports-title jinx that dates 52 years to the Browns winning the NFL championship game in 1964. In a fresh spin if he fails for the second straight time in The..." June 13

  • Klay Thompson on LeBron: 'I guess his feelings just got hurt'

    Sportsnaut "The Golden State Warriors will be without Draymond Green for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, as the All-Star was issued his fourth flagrant foul of the playoffs. Talking about the altercation between Green and LeBron James that led to the flagrant, Green’s teammate and fellow All-Star Klay Thompson..." June 12

  • Ayesha Curry takes verbal jab at LeBron James for his response to Klay Thompson

    CBS Sports "On Sunday, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson implied that Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James should not have been so upset with Draymond Green's trash talk in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, saying, "I guess his feelings just got hurt." A reporter relayed the quote to James, who laughed at..." June 12

  • Barkley: Draymond Green had a 'moral obligation' to punch LeBron James' groin

    CBS Sports "With Monday's Game 5 of the NBA Finals approaching, the Golden State Warriors are reportedly growing concerned that forward Draymond Green might be suspended for his apparent low blow to LeBron James late in the fourth quarter of Game 4. The Cleveland Cavaliers, meanwhile, are "pushing hard" for..." June 12

  • Draymond/LeBron Game 4 incident under review

    The Score "Friday night's Game 4 scuffle between Draymond Green and LeBron James is under league review, ESPN's Marc Stein reports, citing sources. There is currently no timetable for a ruling. Green appeared to strike James in the groin during their fourth-quarter tangle-up, after the Cavaliers forward..." June 11

  • LeBron James wants more whistles in Game 5

    San Francisco Chronicle "LeBron James barked plenty toward Warriors Stephen Curry and Draymond Green on the court during the second half of Friday’s Game 4, and the Cleveland All-Star forward transferred some of his ire toward the officials after the 108-97 loss. “I’m not quite sure what I can do to get to the..." June 11

  • LeBron's title dreams for Cleveland close to being crushed yet again

    Yahoo! Sports "The final minutes of the Golden State Warriors' 108-97 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday were so wacky, so bewildering – apparent contact with the manhood region, followed by questions of manhood, a political statement from a crazed fan and a clash of basketball titans – that it is..." June 11