LeBron James RUMORS & NEWS

  • LeBron James defends Kyrie Irving: ‘If he decides the Earth is flat, that’s ok’

    Sportsnaut "Kyrie Irving caused quite the stir when he asserted the Earth is actually flat, not round as everyone knows to be the truth, during All-Star week. Whether he actually believes it or not remains to be seen, as NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he was just “trying to be provocative.” Either..." February 19

  • LeBron James: Can't compare me vs. Stephen Curry to classic rivalries

    ESPN "The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors have met in the NBA Finals the past two seasons, and LeBron James and Stephen Curry are two of the biggest names in the NBA. James is a four-time MVP. Curry has won the past two MVP awards, and last year he was the league's first unanimous..." February 19

  • How LeBron James helped ruin the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

    Fox Sports "Pop quiz time! Can you name the four participants in the 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest? Correct! Last year's rightful (but not actual) winner, Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic, will be on hand on Saturday night. The other three dunkers: the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan, the Suns' Derrick Jones Jr.,..." February 18

  • LeBron on Cavs' injuries: 'As long as I'm in the lineup, we've got a chance'

    USA Today "LeBron James doesn't seem all that concerned that Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love is expected to miss the next six weeks while recovering from knee surgery. Widely considered the greatest basketball player in the world, why should he be? "As long as I'm in the lineup, we've..." February 15

  • The Long-Term Gains Of Being In The LeBron Business

    Real GM Basketball "When LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010, Dan Gilbert’s franchise went from breaking even most seasons with an expensive payroll, and luxury tax on top of that, to turning a profit of $33 million during the 10-11 season. Despite being in a financially limited small market, The LeBron..." February 14

  • Lebron, Griffin named NBA Players of the Week

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and the LA Clippers’ Blake Griffin today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Feb. 6 through Sunday, Feb. 12. James averaged 25.5 points, 11.3 assists (second in the East and the NBA) and..." February 13

  • LeBron James wants Cleveland to extend 10-day deal with Derrick Williams

    ESPN "Derrick Williams, signed by the Cavaliers to a 10-day contract this week, will be sticking around Cleveland for a while -- if LeBron James has his say, at least. "We hope that this is a long-term thing," James said of Williams after the Cavs' 125-109 win over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday...." February 12

  • Kevin Durant says 2010 tweet about LeBron James was a reaction to fake news

    The Ringer "Returning to OKC Won’t Be Easy Bill Simmons: It’s got to be emotional. Kevin Durant: I wouldn’t be human if I sat here and just acted like I’m this super tough Teflon, [like] nothing gets to me, man. That’s what NBA players got to stop doing, man. You’re not that tough. You’re human at the..." February 10

  • LeBron ends presser with 'Oakley for president'

    USA Today "After Charles Oakley was arrested at the Knicks game on Wednesday night, LeBron James shared a photo of Oakley on Instagram with the caption, "Mood!! #Legend," which seemed like he was saying he's siding with the "legend" in as few words as possible. Well, after the Cavaliers lost to the..." February 10

  • LeBron James weighs in on Charles Oakley mess

    New York Post "LeBron James and the Cavaliers were in Indiana on Wednesday night, but Charles Oakley’s plight at the Garden wasn’t far from the King’s mind. Shortly after the Cavaliers defeated the Pacers, James went to Instagram and posted a picture of Oakley in his customary road Knicks’ uniform along with..." February 09

  • Iman Shumpert out vs. Pacers, LeBron could sit Thursday at Thunder

    Akron Beacon Journal "Iman Shumpert will not play tonight against the Indiana Pacers because of a sprained left ankle, but LeBron James will play despite the Cavs being in the midst of three games in four nights. Coach Tyronn Lue, however, said it’s likely James will rest tomorrow at Oklahoma City if his minutes are..." February 08

  • LeBron James says President Trump's order on refugees 'divides and excludes people'

    CBS Sports "By openly campaigning for Hillary Clinton before the 2016 presidential election, LeBron James made it abundantly clear that he is not a fan of President Donald Trump. James and several members of the Cavaliers are even refusing to stay in any Trump-branded hotels. So it should come as no surprise..." February 08

  • Charles Barkley: Dwyane Wade, Draymond Green are 'AAU babies' for backing LeBron

    CBS Sports "To no surprise to anyone, Charles Barkley is still talking about his war of words with LeBron James. The Cavaliers star took umbrage with Barkley saying James was whining about Cleveland needing to add another playmaker. Barkley also seemed to question James' competitive fire and spirit, which..." February 08

  • Barkley Plays High Stakes Blackjack in Vegas After LeBron Implies He Has Gambling Problem

    Black Sports Online "TMZ Sports recently spotted Charles Barkley in Las Vegas engaging in a high stakes blackjack session at the Mandalay Bay. This Vegas trip is amidst the back and forth between Chuck and Bron that got personal when Bron mentioned Chuck’s unpaid Vegas gambling debts. According to the TMZ report Chuck..." February 07

  • LeBron calls report regarding his pushing for a Love-Melo trade 'trash'

    CBS Sports "LeBron James fired back with furious intent Monday night after a report from the New York Daily News suggested he was pushing the Cavaliers to trade Kevin Love for his good friend Carmelo Anthony. The Cavs were quick to refute the story, but James took it a step further after the Cavaliers'..." February 07

  • Report: LeBron pushing Kevin Love-for-Carmelo Anthony deal

    ESPN "LeBron James is leaning on the Cleveland Cavaliers' front office to use Kevin Love if needed in a deal to acquire Carmelo Anthony from the New York Knicks, the New York Daily News has reported, citing a league source. Anthony has been the subject of recent trade rumors, with Knicks president..." February 07

  • LeBron becomes youngest player to reach 28,000 points

    NBA.com "Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James surpassed Kobe Bryant as the youngest player in NBA history to score 28,000 career points during Saturday's 111-104 victory over the Knicks. James, who scored 32 points, achieved his latest milestone at 32 years, 36 days old. " February 05

  • This Is the Era of Dad Bron

    The Ringer "They say becoming a dad changes you in ways that you can’t anticipate. You might find yourself taking on responsibilities you once had considered beyond your scope. The welfare of others weighs heavy on a person. Or so I’ve heard. I don’t actually know. LeBron James does, though. He’s a father..." February 04

  • Draymond Green cheers LeBron James’ Charles Barkley rant

    San Jose Mercury News "When Draymond Green read LeBron James’ comments, he couldn’t help but stand up and scream at the screen. “Destroy him!” Draymond yelled. “Destroy him!” The adversaries, who faced off in the last two NBA Finals and have had two physical run-ins on the court that led to Green flagrants, were..." February 04

  • Don't expect LeBron James, 'Banana Boat Crew' to be drowned by drama

    Sporting News "We can’t remember a time when LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony, three-quarters of the NBA’s famed "Banana Boat Crew," ran their craft onto the rocks and were left to explain the wreckage. These are three of the league’s most powerful players, along with their fourth crew mate, Chris..." February 03

  • Shaq to Barkley If I Was LeBron ... I'D PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE!

    TMZ "Shaquille O'Neal says Charles Barkley is lucky LeBron James didn't fly out to the "Inside the NBA" studio to BEAT his ass after his recent criticism ... 'cause that's what he woulda done. Shaq confronted Sir Charles Thursday night about his critical LeBron comments -- saying, "What you said was..." February 03

  • JR Smith thinks Charles Barkley is jealous of LeBron James

    Uproxx "The feud between Charles Barkley and LeBron James has become one of the NBA’s biggest stories because it’s the rare time when a current player has really fired back at the criticisms of a former NBA legend. James went after Barkley as both a player and a person in his response to Barkley’s..." February 03

  • Charles Barkley says he has no intention of smoothing things over with LeBron James

    CBS Sports "NBA television analyst Charles Barkley apparently does not see the point of reaching out to LeBron James and attempting to things over. Since the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar lashed out at Barkley on Monday, the Hall of Famer has maintained that calling James "whiny" was fair. In an interview..." February 02

  • LeBron James on the idea of teaming up with Lance Stephenson: 'I just want to win'

    CBS Sports "Wanting to fulfill LeBron James' request to add a play-maker off the bench, the Cavaliers are bringing in a fearsome foursome of Kirk Hinrich, Jordan Farmar, Lance Stephenson and Mario Chalmers for a work out to determine who will fill the vacant position. All four could be solid additions yet..." February 01

  • Charles Oakley: Charles Barkley needs to 'stop drinking at work'

    USA Today "Just hours after LeBron James ripped TNT analyst Charles Barkley, calling the Hall of Fame forward a "hater" and criticizing incidents that took place during his playing days, Charles Oakley — the longtime New York Knicks enforcer who has a lengthy history with Barkley — added some fuel to the..." February 01

  • Wade backs LeBron on Barkley: 'You should shut up'

    USA Today "First it was LeBron James. Then it was Charles Oakley. Now it's Dwyane Wade. This hasn't been a good 24 hours for Charles Barkley. When asked at Tuesday's shootaround about James' decision to rip Barkley, dubbing the Hall of Fame forward a "hater" and criticizing him for incidents that took..." January 31

  • LeBron James unloads on Charles Barkley: “He’s a hater”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Charles Barkley can be the definition of a “get off my lawn” guy. He thinks everything was better in his NBA era, and now he can’t stand the way the Warriors are winning launching threes, or the way LeBron James is good friends with Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Paul. Because in his day..." January 31

  • LeBron James first to score 20,000 points for Cavaliers

    ESPN "LeBron James became the first player in Cavaliers history to score 20,000 points for the franchise in Sunday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. James came into the game needing six points to set the mark. He reached the plateau with 9:39 remaining in the second quarter, scoring a layup..." January 29

  • LeBron's Cavs Lost An NBA-High $40 Million Last Season Despite Title

    Forbes.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers are the NBA’s defending world champions and on top of the Eastern Conference this season, but LeBron James is frustrated with his bosses, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. The reason: spending on the team's payroll. "I just hope that we're not satisfied as an..." January 28

  • LeBron's Public Comments Making Life Uncomfortable for Cavs

    Bleacher Report "The honeymoon is over for the defending champs. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost six of eight games, and the criticisms of the team’s roster made by LeBron James on Monday are still ringing loud and clear along the shore of Lake Erie. On Thursday, it was another longtime Cavaliers presence’s..." January 28

  • 'There's always goofy votes': LeBron jabs at Trump in ASG discussion

    USA Today "LeBron James wasn’t afraid to speak out about who he was endorsing during the last presidential election, and he’s certainly not afraid now to dip his toe into politics. Here’s what he said to the media on Friday when asked about players being involved All-Star voting, which has resulted in a..." January 27

  • LeBron James gets a stark All-Star reminder that he’s no longer a young superstar

    Fox Sports "LeBron James seemingly has been in the spotlight forever, now in his 14th year in the NBA. He’s seen some of the league’s greatest players leave the game as he staked his claim to the title of best player in the league. But the announcement of the NBA All-Star Game reserves Thursday provided..." January 27

  • Barkley: LeBron's comments on state of Cavaliers were 'whiny'

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James made headlines earlier this week when he told reporters the Cavs are "not better than last year" and that the team's roster is "top-heavy" with himself, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving leading the way. TNT personalities Shaquille O'Neal and Charles..." January 27

  • Report: Bosh interested in reuniting with LeBron or Wade

    Larry Brown Sports "Chris Bosh has not ruled out continuing his professional basketball career despite his blood clotting condition, and the thought of playing with two of his former teammates could inspire him to listen out for the right opportunity. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that Bosh is not..." January 26

  • LeBron James, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert at odds over payroll spending

    ESPN "Tension between LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers' leadership is centered on payroll spending, multiple sources told ESPN. James and team owner Dan Gilbert have different viewpoints on the issue, and it has been straining the relationship, sources said. The matter has been exacerbated by..." January 26

  • Cavs' Jefferson: LeBron 'always wants to feel uncomfortable'

    ESPN "Forty-eight hours before the Cleveland Cavaliers lost at home to a sub-.500 Sacramento Kings team, LeBron James sat in front of his locker at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans and touched and twisted his overgrown black beard as he unloaded on the state of his team. He had been growing..." January 26

  • LeBron calls Carmelo-Cavs trade rumor 'fantasy basketball'

    USA Today "The Cavaliers suffered another loss on Wednesday night — their seventh loss in 11 games. The Kings beat them out in overtime in Cleveland. Afterwards, reporters asked LeBron James about the ESPN report that said the Cavaliers turned down the Knicks’ offer to trade Carmelo Anthony for Kevin..." January 26

  • Cavs hold meeting with LeBron to express 'disappointment' over comments

    New York Times "Arron Afflalo made a 3-pointer with 17.3 seconds left in overtime, lifting the Sacramento Kings to a 116-112 win Wednesday night over the slumping Cleveland Cavaliers, who lost for the sixth time in eight games amid criticism by their star, LeBron James. DeMarcus Cousins had 28 points and 10..." January 26

  • Cavs reportedly reject Carmelo Anthony for Kevin Love trade

    Larry Brown Sports "Some rumors have suggested the Cavaliers might be interested in acquiring Carmelo Anthony in a trade, but that does not appear to be the case. Earlier on Wednesday we shared a report saying that the Cavs were not interested in acquiring ‘Melo from the Knicks. Now a reports says they..." January 25

  • Carmelo Anthony: LeBron wants me – but maybe not now

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony is unsure how to interpret LeBron James’ profanity-laced remarks about the Cavaliers’ need to acquire more talent to beat the Warriors – a playmaker, specifically – but the Knicks star knows his buddy would love to join forces with him in Northeast Ohio. James’ remarks Monday..." January 25

  • LeBron James tweets: I’m not mad at Cavaliers GM David Griffin

    Pro Basketball Talk "After tearing into the Cavaliers’ roster construction last night, LeBron James said he’d tweet even more thoughts. LeBron delivered, softening the point everyone amplified (that he wants roster improvements) and emphasizing the point that got overlooked (that he’s on board with Cleveland..." January 24

  • LeBron Goes Off After Cavs Continue to Struggle: 'We Need a F*cking Playmaker'

    Complex "When the 18-27 Pelicans took the floor on Monday night to face LeBron James and the Cavaliers without their star player Anthony Davis, it looked like it was going to be an easy W for Cleveland. The Cavs were coming off an overtime loss to the Spurs on Saturday night and had lost four of their last..." January 24

  • LeBron: Gregg Popovich coaching 'factors a lot' into 2020 decision

    ESPN "LeBron James hasn't made the decision to play in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, at least not publicly, but he says the chance to play for new USA Basketball head coach Gregg Popovich will be a big consideration. "It factors a lot," James said at the Cleveland Cavaliers' shootaround Saturday..." January 21

  • LeBron James says Gregg Popovich is greatest all-time NBA coach

    ESPN "LeBron James has faced Gregg Popovich in three NBA Finals, and on Saturday night he will play his 24th regular-season game against him, not to mention the uncountable number of San Antonio Spurs games he's watched. In other words, the Cavaliers star has had plenty of time to form an..." January 20

  • Ty Lue says Draymond Green ‘wanted to send a message’ with flagrant foul on LeBron

    Fox Sports "Midway through the second quarter of the Golden State Warriors’ blowout win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, Draymond Green collided with LeBron James and was whistled for a flagrant foul for his actions. It probably should have been only a common foul, but given Green’s history and..." January 18

  • Draymond Green disagrees with LeBron James, says Warriors-Cavs is a rivalry

    CBS Sports "Unlike LeBron James, Draymond Green is willing to say that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors indeed have a rivalry. Before the Warriors' 126-91 blowout victory on Monday, James insisted that the Cavaliers have no rivals. Green essentially said James was lying. "I don't have much..." January 17

  • Flagrant or flop? Draymond Green crashes into LeBron James

    New York Daily News "Draymond Green appears to be up to his dirty tricks again. Or has LeBron James just mastered the art of flopping? Things got a little chippy between the Cavaliers and Warriors Monday night as James and Green collided into each other during the second quarter in a rematch of last season’s NBA..." January 17

  • Cavs GM David Griffin: 'Shame on us' if we don't maximize LeBron James' legacy

    CBS Sports "When LeBron James decided to come home, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin and his front office immediately had a responsibility to build a championship team. This is not some kind of hardship -- every executive in the NBA history would love to have a player of James' caliber --..." January 16

  • LeBron James said Golden State Warriors are NBA's 'best team,' not a 'rival'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James called the Golden State Warriors the "best" team in the NBA not once, but twice Friday night. How's that for stoking the flames of what's supposed to be the league's best rivalry? "We don't look at it as a rival," James said. "They're a great team. They've been the best team..." January 15

  • LeBron James: DeMarcus Cousins ‘the best big man in our game’

    Sportsnaut "Demarcus Cousins has been a highly regarded and highly mercurial player since entering the league in 2010. Equal parts dominant and outspoken, Cousins has helped revitalize a position once dominated by big bruisers in the paint. With his level of play only rising as his career progresses,..." January 14