LeBron James RUMORS & NEWS

  • LeBron frustrated after last-second loss to Celtics: 'It hurts'

    The Score "Friday night's home game against the Boston Celtics (30-22) was there for the taking for the Cleveland Cavaliers (35-14), but poor execution down the stretch, a 39-point fourth quarter from the visitors, and a dagger from Avery Bradley ultimately led to their demise. LeBron James was left with..." February 06

  • LeBron James: 'I could care less about what I shoot from the 3'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James hasn't made a 3-pointer in six games. He's zero for his last 18. Five misses were in the Cavaliers' 104-103 loss at the buzzer to the Boston Celtics on Friday night. "I could care less about what I shoot from the 3," James snapped. "It's not my game." James was noticeably..." February 06

  • LeBron James on why he doesn't want to be an NBA head coach: 'I'll get blamed for every little thing'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Houston's Kevin McHale, Brooklyn's Lionel Hollins, the Cavs' David Blatt . . . and now Jeff Hornacek is the latest NBA coaching casualty. The Phoenix Suns fired Hornacek early Monday morning after dropping 17 of their last 19 games. Coaches are dropping like flies as immense -- and often..." February 01

  • LeBron James' uni mix-up surprised him, too: 'Never realized that'

    ESPN "Everything seemed to click for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in their 117-103 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. Well, almost everything. James started the game wearing the wrong shorts. James had on the Cavs' standard-issue gold shorts for the 2015-16 season, while the..." January 31

  • LeBron joins rare company in scoring, assists during win over Pistons

    The Score "LeBron James hit two significant milestones in Friday night's 114-102 win over the Detroit Pistons. He became only the 17th player in NBA history to score 26,000 career points, and also passed Derek Harper for 20th all time in league assists. By the end of this season, James could pass up to..." January 30

  • Pat Riley: LeBron 'never, ever' requested Erik Spoelstra firing

    ESPN "If LeBron James ever wanted Erik Spoelstra fired as coach while a member of the Heat, he never expressed that sentiment to team president Pat Riley. "Not from him to me, ever," Riley said Thursday of James, who left the Heat two seasons ago in free agency to return to Cleveland. "So a lot of..." January 29

  • Report: No Cavaliers veterans liked David Blatt

    Pro Basketball Talk "Cavaliers general manager David Griffin tried to pin David Blatt’s firing on lackluster results on the court. That’s a tough case considering Blatt guided Cleveland’s to last year’s NBA Finals and a 30-11 start this season. So, what was it? LeBron James, despite his denials and public..." January 28

  • LeBron James defends reputation, calls criticism he undermines coaches unfair

    ESPN "Responding to criticism stemming from the Cleveland Cavaliers firing head coach David Blatt despite the team's first place record in the Eastern Conference, LeBron James said, "I think it does suck that people want to throw my name in dirt," after the Cavs held shootaround on Wednesday..." January 27

  • LeBron James fires back at critics: 'It does suck that people want to throw my name in dirt'

    Akron Beacon Journal "After taking hits for days over his perceived role in David Blatt’s firing and the belief he is a coach killer, LeBron James fired back Wednesday. James said he has always supported his head coach, dating back to childhood, and he insists he has never undermined any of his coaches. “People get..." January 27

  • Heat Minority Owner Claims LeBron James Tried to Get Erik Spoelstra Fired in 2010

    Uproxx "It’s been posited elsewhere that the only reason Erik Spoelstra remained in his position as head coach during the rocky early days of the Big-3 era in Miami is because he had the backing of Pat Riley. And Tuesday, as the media was still trying to make sense of David Blatt’s sudden ouster as head..." January 27

  • Israeli Journalist Compares LeBron James to Hamas in Light of David Blatt’s Firing

    Complex ""All of Israel is behind the Cavaliers." That's what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his good friend David Blatt before Cleveland's NBA Finals appearance last year. That isn't the case anymore. Since the legendary Maccabi Tel Aviv coach was unceremoniously fired a few days..." January 27

  • Tyronn Lue wants Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love to focus less on 'their brand' and defer to LeBron James

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Had the Cavaliers not just fired one coach, promoted another, and lost to the Chicago Bulls last weekend, some commentary from Tyronn Lue about what's not working between LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love might've made more noise. Lue, who was speaking Saturday before his first game as..." January 26

  • David Blatt's Camp Believes Firing Was '1,000 Percent LeBron'

    Real GM Basketball "David Blatt's camp believes that his firing was "1,000 percent LeBron," as one supporter said over the weekend. The Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James have each said that he played no part in the decision. The Cavaliers hired Blatt in 2014 before they realized how seriously James wanted to..." January 26

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    Rick Noland MG/CT @RickNoland

    LJ stresses uptempo wasn't his idea:"This is what Coach wants to do. This is what we're going to do. This isn't a LeBron thing."

  • LeBron on getting in shape to play Tyronn Lue's style: 'I can get there in less than a week'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "New Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue is already putting his imprint on the team. Lue, who took over for David Blatt Friday, not only wants the Cavs to play with more spirit, but he wants them to play faster as well, something he first mentioned following Saturday's loss against the..." January 25

  • Surprised LeBron: I didn't influence Blatt firing

    ESPN "LeBron James stressed that he did not influence the Cleveland Cavaliers' coaching change, saying that he was "surprised and caught off guard" by the decision to fire David Blatt. James addressed the media Saturday morning, less than 24 hours after the Eastern Conference-leading Cavaliers fired..." January 23

  • LeBron's camp wanted Mark Jackson

    Yahoo! Sports "Before David Blatt ever conducted his first training camp practice in September 2014, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and his agent, Rich Paul, had the coach's succession plan in place: Mark Jackson. To become the preferred candidate of the most powerful player in the NBA – and de facto..." January 23

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojVerticalNBA

    Since last season, LeBron James and his agent Rich Paul have been strong advocates of Lue becoming head coach, league sources tell Yahoo.

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    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    LeBron James was informed of the decision to fire David Blatt today, he was not consulted on decision sources said

  • LeBron James Named NBA's Highest Paid Player, Will Rake in $73 Million

    Complex "Some might argue whether or not LeBron James is the best player in the NBA right now, but you can't argue about his earning power. The Cavaliers forward was crowned the NBA's highest paid player for a second straight year by Forbes Wednesday. The media company pegged James' to rake in roughly..." January 20

  • LeBron James unsure if he'll play in 2016 Olympics

    The Sports Daily "USA Basketball announced its 30 finalists for the 2016 Olympic men’s team Monday morning, and sure enough NBA superstar LeBron James made the cut. However, James is still unsure if he’ll join Team USA in Rio de Janeiro this summer for the chance to claim his third gold medal. “I haven’t thought..." January 18

  • CNBC Greenlights ‘Cleveland Hustles’ with LeBron James

    CNBC "After eight consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth among P25-54 in primetime─the only cable network to deliver such significant gains─ CNBC today announced the network is teaming up with NBA superstar LeBron James' and Maverick Carter's production company, SpringHill Entertainment, and..." January 14

  • LeBron James credits unflattering stat study for improved shooting

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James scored 37 points, including 12 points in the final quarter, to get his team a 95-85 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday evening. The Sixers gave a valiant effort and made it a game for about 95 percent of the contest, but James took over down the..." January 12

  • Struggling Timofey Mozgov in a make-or-break situation with the Cavs

    ESPN "The look on LeBron James' face said it all. As the Cleveland Cavaliers marched off the court to end the first half with a measly 48-47 lead over the hapless Philadelphia 76ers, James was a few feet behind Timofey Mozgov, staring daggers into the back of the center's head. It was a disastrous..." January 11

  • LeBron petitions for J.R. Smith in 3-point contest

    The Score "Through his first 27 games of the season, J.R. Smith amassed one 20-point performance while shooting a solid, yet pedestrian 35 percent from 3-point territory. Now the veteran shooting guard has put together three straight performances with at least 24 points, knocking down 18 of 30 (60..." January 10

  • LeBron reveals why he left Wiggins out of his 'I'm coming home' letter

    Yahoo! Sports "LeBron James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers two summers ago by announcing his mission while making an obvious omission. James needed only 952 words to heal a once-fractured relationship with fans he scorned for a two-ring fling in Miami, making a pledge to bring a title back to his native,..." January 08

  • Kanye West Denies He Took Shot at LeBron James on Nike Diss Track 'Facts'

    Bleacher Report "Kanye West shocked a lot of people when he dropped his Nike diss song, "Facts," on New Year's Eve. He name-dropped quite a few athletes, including Odell Beckham Jr., Nick Young and LeBron James. However, Yeezy caught some flak for the reference to James: "Nike, Nike treat employees just like..." January 08

  • LeBron James: Kyrie Irving is the NBA MVP when healthy

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving officially appears to be back at full strength after missing the beginning of the season while recovering from a broken knee cap. And a healthy Kyrie Irving gives the Cleveland Cavaliers an MVP-caliber player, according to LeBron James. Irving scored 25 points in just 29 minutes on..." January 07

  • Jason Day talks about the moment LeBron James crashed into his wife

    ESPN "If one of the best athletes in the world were hurtling toward your wife, what would you do? Jason Day was asked whether he considered jumping in front of LeBron James before the Cavaliers star flattened his wife while chasing a loose ball during a game in December. "It happened so quick. I'm..." January 07

  • LeBron James ‘hasn’t listened’ to new Kanye West track that disparages him

    Ohio.com "LeBron James said he hasn’t listened to Kanye West’s new song, which disparages the Cavaliers’ star, and sent a veiled shot toward West for not being an athlete. West’s new single Facts is ultimately an attack on Nike that includes the dig “Nike, Nike treat employees just like slaves; Gave..." January 05

  • When it comes to activism, LeBron James has started to be like Mike

    ESPN "LeBron James has never been more like Michael Jordan than he has of late, when he chose the path of behind-the-scenes empowerment over outspoken activism. Some might take that as a criticism, that by sidestepping the topic of Tamir Rice, LeBron is following the same politically safe path as..." January 05

  • LeBron James: Tragedies matter more than an individual

    ESPN "LeBron James spoke publicly Tuesday for the first time since a grand jury declined Monday to press charges against the police officers responsible for the November 2014 shooting death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old Cleveland native. James said he was slow to react to the news because he was not..." December 30

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    NBA on ESPN @ESPNNBA

    LeBron continues his climb up the all-time scoring list, passing Alex English (25,613 Pts) for 17th in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/bRNuSo7yBp

  • Infographic: Irving vs. LeBron's ghosts of point guards past

    ESPN "The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors both sit atop their conferences and on track for a possible Finals rematch in June, and the Cavs have just welcomed back a key contributor in time for their marquee Christmas Day matchup -- point guard Kyrie Irving. Despite playing without Irving..." December 23

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    Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

    Top five players Kobe says he has faced: Olajuwon, MJ, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Clyde Drexler. Adds that it’s hard to pick just five.

  • Ellie Day not mad at LeBron after collision: 'He was just doing his job'

    CBS Sports "After PGA golfer Jason Day's wife was injured in a courtside collision with LeBron James when the Cleveland Cavaliers star was racing for a loose-ball Thursday, Ellie Day was released from the hospital on Friday, and has sufferied from what the AP reports, via Day's agent, as "concussion..." December 18

  • LeBron James: Kevin Durant could become NBA's all-time leading scorer

    CBS Sports "When Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was done with his ninth season in the NBA, he had cracked the 20,000-point mark on his way to the most prolific scoring career in league history. At the rate Kevin Durant is going this season, he'll be around 17,500 points for his career following nine seasons. While that..." December 18

  • LeBron James careens into seats; Jason Day's wife stretchered off

    ESPN "LeBron James tumbled into the wife of star PGA Tour golfer Jason Day while chasing a loose ball Thursday night, causing her to be taken from the floor by stretcher and to a local hospital. James, who is listed at 6-foot-8 and 250 pounds, crashed into Ellie Day, knocking her chair over and..." December 18

  • Cavs' J.R. Smith on LeBron James’ fading hairline: 'You can't have it all!'

    Sporting News "LeBron James seems to have just about everything figured out. He’s a future Hall of Famer with NBA championships and more money than most people reading this can imagine. But as teammate J.R. Smith and the Internet like to remind James, a consistent hairline is the only unattainable item for King..." December 17

  • LeBron: Kevin Durant could challenge Kareem's all-time scoring mark

    Sporting News "Kevin Durant's skills are certainly no secret to anyone who follows the NBA. Even LeBron James — hailed by many as the greatest player of this generation — says he's in awe of Durant's skill set. James heaped praise on the Thunder's 6-9 All-Star forward after the Cavaliers' shootaround ahead of..." December 17

  • LeBron James hails Kevin Durant's skills ahead of matchup

    ESPN "The way LeBron James sees it, Kevin Durant's skillset coupled with his physical talents are an unprecedented combination in the 70-year history of the NBA. "He's a 7-footer with 6-foot ball-handling skills and a jump shot," James said after a Cleveland Cavaliers shootaround Thursday morning in..." December 17

  • LeBron gives shoes to teen with brain damage at TD Garden

    ESPN "During Tuesday night's game against the Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James twice sought out a 16-year-old who overcame severe brain damage to play two sports at a Boston-area high school. In the second quarter of Cleveland's 89-77 win, the Celtics honored Aaron Miller,..." December 16

  • LeBron James compares Iman Shumpert to Kawhi Leonard as NBA's best defensively

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kawhi Leonard is considered a "LeBron stopper," or at least one of those few NBA players who can guard LeBron James alone and give him some trouble. On Tuesday, James compared Iman Shumpert to the Spurs' Leonard. "He probably has the best hands in the NBA along with Kawhi Leonard, as far as..." December 16

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    LeBron James says he feels "where I would like to be" after that quad injury Friday. He will play Tuesday in Boston.

  • LeBron James leaning toward playing more, not less: 'I'm not a 31-, 32-minute guy'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "This was not what the Cavaliers wanted for LeBron James. James is averaging 37.1 minutes per game through 21 games this season – a full minute more than he averaged in 2014-15. His 36.1 minutes per game last season were a career low, but the idea was to drop that number even lower, to perhaps..." December 10

  • LeBron's Nike Deal Could Be Worth Way More Than Half a Billion Dollars

    Complex "LeBron James and Nike made headlines earlier this morning when it was announced that he had received a lifetime endorsement contract with the brand. The specifics of the deal are not currently known, but some information was just shared that shows James could be rolling in the dough. Sam Amick,..." December 08

  • LeBron appreciating, not emulating Kobe and KG

    ESPN "For the first time in his 13-year career, LeBron James entered a season on the wrong side of 30 years old. He’s played more than 44,000 minutes between the regular season and playoffs combined, and all that wear and tear will eventually catch up to him, of course. But when James sees a..." December 08

  • LeBron James signs lifetime Nike deal

    ESPN "Nike has signed Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James to a lifetime deal in what one source familiar with the negotiations said is the largest single athlete guarantee in company history. "We can confirm that we have agreed to a lifetime relationship with LeBron that provides significant..." December 07

  • LeBron James wasn't "thrilled" about sitting out Saturday's game vs. the Heat in Miami

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "There was ample reason to be surprised when Cavs coach David Blatt said he was holding LeBron James out of Saturday's game against the Miami Heat. Cleveland had already lost two in a row and was 5-5 in its last 10 games (add to those totals the 99-84 loss to the Heat suffered with James..." December 06

  • LeBron James, David Blatt call out Cavs; J.R. Smith responds

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers suffered an overtime loss to New Orleans on Friday night, and not all appeared to be well afterwards. During the fourth quarter and overtime, the team’s offense basically ran through LeBron James, as it usually does. After the defeat, James and coach David Blatt seemed..." December 06