LeBron James RUMORS & NEWS

  • Minus LeBron James and Chris Bosh, Heat no match for Wizards in 114-93 rout

    Washington Post "Andre Miller could have hesitated before rearing back for a full-court pass to Bradley Beal in the second quarter of Monday’s game against Miami. And on most nights, the sight of four Heat defenders scattered along the narrow, 90-foot passing lane probably would have deterred the veteran..." April 15

  • LeBron James and Chris Bosh out Monday; Heat concede No.1 seed?

    CBSSports.com "The Miami Heat effectively conceded the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference to the Indiana Pacers Monday, pending the results of Monday night's game vs. the Wizards. The Pacers' magic number is one; a win by Washington over the Heat clinches home court throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs..." April 14

  • LeBron James: Kevin Durant 'has played MVP-type basketball' and 'it would be great' if KD won MVP

    Yahoo! Sports "Here's what I wrote the morning after LeBron James scored a career- and Miami Heat-franchise-high 61 points to beat the Charlotte Bobcats and forcefully reinsert himself in the running for the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award — a trophy James has won four times, including each of the last two..." April 10

  • LeBron all but concedes, says ‘it would be great’ if Kevin Durant won MVP

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James isn’t ready to give up the title of the game’s best player, and few if any careful observers would be willing to take it from him just yet. But the MVP award is different, in that it’s based solely on a single season’s body of work, and it’s largely subjective. It would be easy..." April 10

  • LeBron has no plans to rest, even as others do

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It is always a risk for fans to purchase tickets at this point in the season when teams are preparing for the playoffs. There's always a chance coaches will rest their superstars, causing disappointment in the stands. The one exception, however, is Miami Heat forward LeBron James. At least..." April 03

  • LeBron James: 'I'd opt out' for $292M'

    ESPN.com "LeBron James says he was amazed and a little jealous when he heard Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera signed a contract Friday that guarantees him $292 million over the next 10 years. "I said 'wow,' " James said before the Miami Heat played the Detroit Pistons on Friday. "I wish we (the NBA)..." March 29

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    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    NBA tells Sun Sentinel no further action will be taken against LeBron flagrant foul on Hibbert, no fine, no suspension.

  • Heat’s LeBron James, Chris Bosh frustrated with officials after loss to Pacers

    SI.com "It wouldn’t be a true playoff preview without a little post-game politicking for more favorable treatment from the officials. The physical, high-intensity nature of Indiana’s 84-83 victory over Miami on Wednesday was about as good as March basketball gets in the NBA, but the Heat weren’t..." March 27

  • LeBron, Heat push past Blazers 93-91, Pacers up next

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "LeBron James took his shots at the Miami Heat's inefficiency two nights earlier in the locker room in New Orleans. Monday night at AmericanAirlines Arena, he made the statement that mattered most against the Portland Trail Blazers. Replacing rhetoric with the winning basket with 11.4 seconds..." March 25

  • Adam Silver plans to meet with LeBron James about sleeved jerseys

    CBSSports.com "LeBron James has been among many that are outspoken critics of the NBA's new sleeved jersey push. So Adam Silver will hear him out. Via Bleacher Report: Commissioner Adam Silver told Bleacher Report he intends to revisit the issue after the season. He plans to meet with LeBron James, one of..." March 24

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    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    LeBron James out against Celtics due to back spasms. Oden also inactive.

  • Dwyane Wade at historic shooting level and LeBron James close

    Miami Herald "Now that the Heat is back on track with Sunday's win against Houston, let's take a minute to acknowledge something remarkable that has gone somewhat under-the-radar regarding LeBron James and Dwyane Wade: ### Wade is poised to post the highest shooting percentage by any shooting guard in the..." March 17

  • LeBron James says defining moment could end Miami Heat’s season

    Fansided "he Miami Heat are currently playing some of the worst basketball they’ve played in three plus seasons. Losers of five of six, the Heat look relatively average, so much so that LeBron James hinted the season could be over for the Heat if they don’t snap out of their funk. “We’ve been here..." March 16

  • Phil Jackson to lure LeBron to sign with Knicks

    New York Daily News "James Dolan never got over losing LeBron James to Pat Riley and the Miami Heat in 2010. And he swore that it would never happen again. Dolan, the chairman of Madison Square Garden, believes that to get the superstars you need a star as your closer. The Heat has Riley, and now Dolan has..." March 15

  • LeBron, Wade find their way in 99-90 victory over Wizards

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "LeBron James was back Monday night. Back with his shooting stroke, back with his scoring edge, back in the win column. Because of that, the Miami Heat, after a rocky week, finally could exhale, this 99-90 victory over the Washington Wizards at AmericanAirlines Arena keeping them from their..." March 11

  • Cavs still believe they have shot to re-sign LeBron

    CBSSports.com "If the Cavaliers do pull this off, it will be one of the biggest upsets in modern history. Forget whatever Cinderella pops up in the NCAA Tournament. The Cavs are trying to get fit for the shiniest glass slipper, ever. On Saturday night, the Cavaliers honored former player Zydrunas Ilguaskas...." March 10

  • LeBron scores career-high 61 against Bobcats

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel ""It felt," LeBron James said, "like I had a golf ball, throwing it into the ocean." Everything was going in. Everything. It felt like something LeBron James never previously felt. "I haven't really grasped what just happened," he said afterward. By the time it was over, by the time the..." March 04

  • LeBron erupts against Bobcats for career-high 61 points

    CBSSports.com "Every now and then, it's like LeBron James does this intentionally, as if to just remind us all of something. In the end: a career-high 61 points on 22-33 shooting, 8-10 from 3, with seven rebounds and five assists. LeBron's previous career-high of 56 came in 2005 against the Raptors. And he..." March 03

  • LeBron James expected to be in town for Zydrunas Ilgauskas jersey retirement

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "How close are Zydrunas Ilgauskas and LeBron James? So close that James is expected to be here this weekend when the Cavaliers retire Ilgauskas' No. 11 jersey on Saturday night. He will not have a speaking role in the ceremony, but wanted to be here for his friend. The Miami Heat do not play on..." March 03

  • LeBron James will comply with NBA’s request to wear new mask

    Fansided "t was all fun and games the other night when Miami Heat star LeBron James took to the court for the first time since suffering a broken nose against the Oklahoma City Thunder, wearing one of the coolest masks that we’ve ever seen an NBA player don. We found out this week, though, that gun would be..." March 01

  • LeBron seeks appeal to wear black mask

    ESPN.com "LeBron James' new look is about to become an old one, at least if the NBA gets its way. James created a buzz by wearing a black carbon-fiber mask to protect his broken nose Thursday in a victory against the New York Knicks. But the league has requested James change to a more traditional clear..." March 01

  • Heat's LeBron James is likely to wear a clear mask on Saturday

    CBSSports.com "Did you get enough of LeBane James Thursday night when the Miami Heat destroyed the New York Knicks? Hopefully you did because we may not see LeBron James wearing the carbon fiber version of the protective mask we saw on Thursday. While the NBA hasn't banned black masks like we've seen James, Kobe..." February 28

  • LeBron applauds Carmelo’s readiness to take Knicks pay cut

    New York Post "LeBron James applauded the statement Carmelo Anthony made during All-Star Weekend that he would take “a pay cut’’ to stay with the Knicks to help the team’s financial flexibility. James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh famously each did the same and are working on their third straight NBA title in..." February 27

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    Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

    LeBron has apparently ditched the mask for now, so increased media presence won't get the masked man camera shots.

  • LeBron James ready for Knicks

    ESPN.com "LeBron James practiced for the first time Wednesday while wearing a mask designed to protect his broken nose and expects to return for the Heat's game Thursday against the New York Knicks. James went through the Heat's full workout, including the contact portions of scrimmages, after..." February 26

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    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    LeBron says he plans to play Thursday and will play in a mask.

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    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    Spoelstra says that the extra days before next game helped make decision. LeBron gets a week off.

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    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    BIG news. Greg Oden to start today in place of LeBron. Yes, Oden.

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says LeBron James will not play vs. Bulls.

  • LeBron James misses practice Sat.

    ESPN.com "Miami Heat star LeBron James sat out of practice Saturday to recover from a broken nose and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bulls. James underwent surgery to repair the break on Friday but said he's still dealing with pain, soreness and headaches that might force him to..." February 22

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    Joseph Goodman @JoeGoodmanJr

    LeBron did not practice today. Had nose “corrected” on Friday, according to Spoelstra.

  • Maybe or maybe not there is a “Space Jam 2”; LeBron James not in… yet

    Pro Basketball Talk "Well, someone maybe tied Warner Brothers may be putting together a team for Space Jam 2, but contrasting earlier reports LeBron James‘ people say he is not yet attached, updates Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com. The report says there are no efforts by Warner Brothers to make this film, at least..." February 22

  • LeBron James has swollen nose

    ESPN.com "LeBron James is swollen and sore after suffering a blow and cuts to the face in the Miami Heat's win Thursday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but he expects to play Sunday when the Heat host the Chicago Bulls (3:30 p.m. ET on ABC), sources told ESPN.com. James left the Heat's 103-81..." February 22

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    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    LeBron sore & swollen today after getting cut up last night. The expectation is he'll be able to play Sunday against Bulls.

  • LeBron James bloodied, leaves win

    ESPN.com "LeBron James left the Miami Heat's 103-81 win Thursday night at Oklahoma City in the fourth quarter after he was struck by Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka on a drive to the basket, leaving him face-down on the court, bleeding from the face. James, who had 33 points before his exit, drove to..." February 21

  • LeBron soars early, smacked in face late, as Heat pound Thunder

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "When it was over, after the Miami Heat had avenged their earlier blowout home loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder with this 103-81 victory Thursday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena, LeBron James sat alone, silent, with a towel draped over his head, cotton plugs in each nostril. The Heat forward..." February 21

  • LeBron James lobbying for longer All-Star break

    Sporting News "When LeBron James advocates for something, it would be wise to take it seriously. In an interview with ESPN Radio, new commissioner Adam Silver said he met with multiple players during All-Star Weekend and James in particular lobbied for a longer All-Star break. It's one of the items on..." February 18

  • LeBron James says 'I can't' imagine leaving Miami

    CBSSports.com "With his second massive free agency option approaching in July should he opt out, LeBron James said in an interview with NBATV that he "can't" imagine leaving the Miami Heat for greener pastures. "At this point, I can't," James said. "At this point, I can't. We don't know what can happen from..." February 18

  • Durant well past tired of talking about LeBron

    ESPN.com "As the NBA’s leading scorer, Kevin Durant doesn’t hesitate to take any shot on the court. But off it, he wouldn’t mind taking a few less questions about rival LeBron James. Asked during Friday’s All-Star media day session to gauge on a scale of one to 10 how tired he is of having to face..." February 17

  • All-Star Game MVP Kyrie Irving allows Cleveland to briefly forget about LeBron

    Yahoo! Sports "There hasn't been much for Cleveland Cavaliers fans to cheer about since LeBron James left nearly four years ago. And when the Cavaliers finally did have a shining moment Sunday night, it was James who actually told Kyrie Irving to hold his NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player award trophy up..." February 17

  • Durant, James pick Curry as No. 1 shooter ever

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The stars are aligned in New Orleans this weekend for the NBA’s annual All-Star Game. It’s the perfect stage to remind everyone that Miami’s LeBron James and/or Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant is the game’s best shooter, right? Not according to James and Durant. “Steph Curry [of the Golden..." February 15

  • Will LeBron James Ever Enter The Dunk Contest?

    Fansided "The King has been taunting us for years. To date, LeBron James has avoided the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest like the plague, despite tantalizing fans with his easy in-game dunking and Nerf hoop performances in pre-game warm-ups and in “leaked” practice videos. His timing is always well-planned..." February 15

  • LeBron James disses Mavericks when asked about signing with Dallas

    Fansided "The NBA is preparing for the All-Star weekend, and they held a press conference before hand. While Miami Heat superstar LeBron James was fielding questions he was signed if he would sign with Dallas during the summer free agency. James has a player option for the following two seasons,..." February 15

  • All-Star Game feels different, but still special for Heat's Big Three

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Chris Bosh remembers the first time they were all NBA teammates. This was before Bosh, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade joined the Miami Heat. Before they were dubbed nicknames ranging from "The Heatles" to the "The Big Three." Before the three consecutive trips to the Finals and back-to-back..." February 14

  • LeBron James on When Title Pressure Shifts to Kevin Durant: 'When I Retire'

    Bleacher Report "During his first six seasons in the NBA, LeBron James led his team to five winning records and four playoff appearances, losing twice in the second round, once in the conference finals and once in the NBA Finals. He was 24, two months from 25, when his seventh season started. During his first..." February 14

  • LeBron James says he belongs on the NBA's Mount Rushmore

    USA Today "Since he entered the NBA in 2003, LeBron James has been talked about as one of the greatest ever to play the game of basketball. He’s openly stated many times over the years that his ultimate goal is to be the greatest of all time, and now he firmly believes he will be. In an interview with NBA..." February 11

  • LeBron James out of rhythm from three-point range

    Miami Herald "The Utah Jazz kept giving LeBron James space, so James kept jacking up three-point shots. And, one after another, James’ attempts from outside missed the mark. On Saturday in Utah, James went 1 of 6 from beyond the arc in the Heat's 94-89 loss. His three-point percentage for the season now..." February 09

  • LeBron James admits he had doubts about joining the Heat in his first year

    USA Today "LeBron James has refused to talk about his upcoming free agency, but he did reflect recently on his controversial 2010 decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. In an excerpt of a new interview set to air next Monday (February 17) on NBA TV at 9pm Eastern time, the..." February 08

  • Sequel time? LeBron's next decision

    ESPN.com "On Feb. 5, 2010, the Cleveland Cavaliers were in the midst of a 13-game win streak and celebrating an easy victory over the Miami Heat the night before. They were on their way to a 60-win season and believed they had put their best-ever team around LeBron James. That same day the Heat were at a..." February 05

  • Spoelstra comes out strong on hard fouls on LeBron

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "LeBron James has been able to both keep his temper and hold his tongue. But Monday night, after another series of aggressive attempts to wrap up James before he potentially could do damage at the rim in transition, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra voiced his displeasure. With Detroit Pistons..." February 05

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