LeBron James RUMORS & NEWS

  • Could LeBron follow Michael Jordan's footsteps as a player-turned-owner?

    CBS Sports "LeBron James is the very model of the modern athlete. The Cleveland Cavaliers star has a huge fountain of income beyond his huge $20-million-plus salary. Nike, McDonalds, Coke ... he has endorsement deals all over. He's a part-owner in a soccer club and has his hands in dozens of other..." November 28

  • LeBron criticizes Cavs' 'inconsistent play' in players-only meeting

    CBS Sports "With a 11-4 record, the Cleveland Cavaliers are the best team in the East. They are winning despite the absence of their starting backcourt, Iman Shumpert and Kyrie Irving who are both injured. Kevin Love seems to be more comfortable in his role and is playing like an All-Star, averaging 19.5..." November 26

  • LeBron passes Reggie Miller on NBA's all-time scoring list

    The Score "Move aside, Reggie Miller. LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers passed the Indiana Pacers sharpshooter for 18th on the NBA's all-time scoring list Wednesday night against the Toronto Raptors. The four-time league MVP trailed Miller by five points heading into the game, scoring 14 in the..." November 26

  • Healthy LeBron James a key to Cavaliers' improved start

    ESPN "After missing most of Cleveland Cavaliers training camp as a result of an anti-inflammatory injection he received in his lower back, LeBron James now says he feels better than he did even a year ago. "I feel better in the mornings; I feel better throughout the games; I feel better throughout..." November 25

  • LeBron James thinks we should compare great players less, appreciate them more

    Yahoo! Sports "LeBron James added another accolade to his all-time résumé on Monday night, joining Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history to rank in the top 25 on the all-time scoring and assist lists after scoring 15 points and dropping 13 dimes in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 117-103 win over the..." November 24

  • LeBron James joins Oscar Robertson in exclusive NBA club, pays tribute to legend

    Sporting News "Two players in NBA history can be counted among the top 25 all time in both points and assists: Oscar Robertson and, now, LeBron James. The Cavaliers star joined the elite class Monday night with an assist on a Kevin Love 3-pointer in the second quarter of Cleveland's 117-103 win over the..." November 24

  • LeBron, Curry named Players of the Week

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James and the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry were today named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 22. James helped the Cavaliers to a 2-1 week, which included wins over..." November 23

  • LeBron James apologizes to Cavaliers after substitution leads to tech

    ESPN "LeBron James said he apologized to his team after subbing himself out of Saturday night's game in the third quarter and leaving only four Cleveland Cavaliers players on the court, resulting in a technical foul. The Cavaliers won the game, 109-97 over the Atlanta Hawks "I blew a gasket. You..." November 22

  • LeBron James praises David Blatt, says he does his job as well as any coach

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James offered a ringing endorsement of coach David Blatt, saying that the Cavaliers coach “does his job as great as any coach can do.” James also called on his team to play better despite a 9-3 start, clearly unhappy after blowing a double digit second half lead against..." November 22

  • LeBron James' tough love for Timofey Mozgov

    ESPN "As soon as the national anthem ends before every Cleveland Cavaliers game, LeBron James turns and sprints toward the hoop behind him, where a Cavs staffer is waiting to throw him a pass. James catches the ball, goes in for a dunk or layup, retrieves the rebound and then throws a pass of his own --..." November 20

  • LeBron: David Blatt 'does his job as great as any coach' in the NBA

    CBS Sports "The relationship between Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt and LeBron James has always been murky at best. The Cavs hired Blatt before they knew they were getting James back in free agency a year ago. The two clashed at times, with LeBron having moments of open frustration with him. Blatt's..." November 19

  • LeBron passes Jerry West on NBA's all-time scoring list

    The Score "LeBron James has overtaken Hall of Famer Jerry West to move into 19th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. James entered Tuesday's game against the Detroit Pistons trailing West by nine points. He tallied 10 points in the first quarter to nudge himself past the Los Angeles Lakers..." November 18

  • LeBron said if the Cavaliers aren't great, "then I feel like I've failed"

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Since his return to the Cavaliers, LeBron James has declared himself the leader of his team in a way he hadn't previously done during his first 11 seasons. James' newfound leadership – well, it's not so new anymore, now that he's in Year 2 of Stint 2 with the Cavs – has come with struggles, as..." November 17

  • Cavaliers' LeBron James: 'We give a half-ass effort sometimes'

    CBS Sports "Predictably, LeBron James wasn't pleased after the Cleveland Cavaliers' 108-105 double-overtime loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday. He scored 37 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished five assists, but he criticized himself for his seven turnovers. Just like the Cavs' previous two games..." November 15

  • A promise connects LeBron James, Emanuel Duncan

    Indianapolis Star "James was asked about Emanuel Duncan this morning during a shoot-around at Madison Square Garden, where the Cavaliers will play the Knicks tonight, USA Today Sports' Jeff Zillgitt reports. Why James reached out to Emanuel: “It hit home. It was a situation I found out about. Obviously, I know..." November 13

  • LeBron James goes Hollywood, buys massive $21M mansion in LA

    CBS Sports "LeBron James is heading to Hollywood. No, James is not on to the next stage of American Idol or joining the Lakers or Clippers. Instead, he just bought a new house in Los Angeles. The Cleveland Cavaliers star spent $21 million on a massive mansion located in the LA's Brentwood..." November 11

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    David Blatt says J.R. Smith is a game-time decision but LeBron James is expected to play.

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    Blatt says LeBron James (leg) rested at practice. He'll see how he feels tomorrow. Also J.R. Smith expected to play Sunday against Pacers.

  • Report: LeBron James, despite stated plan, won’t play all 82 games

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James' sore back has progressed as hoped during the Cavaliers' first two weeks, and there are numerous exhibits to submit as evidence. But the Cavs remain diligent in their monitoring and concern over James' health, to the point of plotting areas on the schedule where they could rest..." November 06

  • Kevin Love frustrated LeBron James by arriving out of shape last season

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James pushed for the Cavaliers to trade for Kevin Love last summer. Then, once they did, LeBron treated Love strangely. What went wrong beyond some vague idea of Love not putting winning first? Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal: In truth, James was frustrated in part..." November 05

  • The evolving relationship between Cavs stars LeBron James and Kevin Love

    Akron Beacon Journal "When Kevin Love and LeBron James met in Los Angeles prior to the start of free agency last summer, Love’s mind was already made up: He was returning to the Cavaliers. But in order for these two stars to coexist for the next five years, changes needed to be made. The relationship as it existed..." November 05

  • LeBron James: Was off rhythm, 'jersey was the only thing I could go to'

    ESPN "If actions speak louder than words, LeBron James might as well have been screaming to the NBA about how much he detests sleeved uniforms Wednesday. Having started the Cleveland Cavaliers' game against the New York Knicks 4-for-11 from the field and 0-for-2 from the free throw line, James ripped..." November 05

  • LeBron: Carmelo thrilled with new-look Knicks

    New York Post "They meet again — with Carmelo Anthony still holding a regular-season edge over his longtime buddy LeBron James. Last time Anthony visited Quicken Loans Arena, he led the Knicks to a stunning victory in the Cavaliers’ season opener last November that began James’ second stint in Cleveland. That..." November 04

  • GM Confirms LeBron Consulted on All Personnel Moves

    Black Sports Online "Every professional sports league has players or that one guy with a lot of pull. In the NBA Michael Jordan had clout beyond any measure, along with greats like Magic Johnson in L.A. Isiah in Detroit and Kobe Bryant with the Lakers as well. No player in NBA history has had as much pull within..." November 04

  • LeBron James Has an Interesting Answer As to Why He Won't Let His Sons Play Football

    Complex "If there was ever a day to discourage future generations from participating in the game of football, it was today. There were injuries galore in the NFL, from Steve Smith, Sr. tearing his Achilles to Reggie Bush tearing his ACL to Ricardo Lockette getting knocked out cold by a block. It's days..." November 02

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    Jason Lloyd @JasonLloydABJ

    Most interesting thing from today? LeBron said he plans on playing in all 82 games this season.

  • LeBron James said Kevin Love will be the Cavaliers' "main focus" on offense

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The story of LeBron James' poolside talk with Kevin Love last summer has been told, and retold, and downplayed, and overhyped. It's grown, twisted, and sharpened. Things were weird between two of the Cavaliers' Big Three. Then they met, in L.A., about to hit the market as free agents, and..." October 29

  • LeBron Says He’ll Take Another In-Season Vacation If Need Be

    Black Sports Online "LeBron is the coach, GM, scout and part owner of the Cavs, so if he wants to take another in-season vacation that is exactly what he is going to do. Normally, you wouldn’t hear a player say it aloud, but LeBron isn’t most players. “When they say, ‘rest,’ it’s not like I’ve just been sitting..." October 26

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    LeBron James went through a full practice today, according to David Blatt.

  • LeBron James expected to play in Cavaliers' season opener

    Yahoo! Sports "LeBron James is expected to play in the Cleveland Cavaliers' regular-season opener next week despite his recent back problems, a league source told Yahoo Sports on Saturday. James received an anti-inflammatory injection in his back on Oct. 13 and has played in only two preseason games. James,..." October 25

  • LeBron James' status in doubt for Cavaliers' season opener

    CBS Sports "Four days away from the season opener, the Cleveland Cavaliers aren't sure if LeBron James will be in the lineup. James received an anti-inflammatory injection in his back on Oct. 13, and hasn't yet been cleared to practice. From the Associated Press' Tom Withers: James, who played in just..." October 24

  • Kobe Bryant and LeBron James must scale back their minutes and egos now

    Sporting News "The vast majority of NBA general managers would pick Anthony Davis if they were starting a franchise and could sign any one player, according to an NBA.com poll. As if they needed their analytics tables to come up with that slam dunk. How it wasn’t unanimous for the Pelicans’ Mr. Basketball,..." October 21

  • Almost every NBA GM would now rather build a team with Anthony Davis than LeBron James

    SB Nation "The 2015-16 NBA general manager survey at NBA.com is here, and it reveals that 86.2 percent of GMs would start a franchise with Anthony Davis, a significant shift from the last few years when LeBron James dominated that category. James and Kevin Durant both got 6.9 percent of the vote to finish..." October 20

  • NBA GMs would pick Anthony Davis over LeBron James

    Arizona Republic "The NBA released its annual general managers survey, and for the second time since he came into the league, LeBron James wasn't voted as the cornerstone of the ideal NBA franchise. The NBA general managers said that if they could build a team around any one player, that player would Anthony..." October 20

  • David Blatt confident LeBron James will be in opening night lineup

    ESPN "The Cleveland Cavaliers played their preseason finale without LeBron James in the lineup Monday. However, Cavs coach David Blatt is sure his team's star will be on the court when the regular season tips off. "I would say he will absolutely be ready for the season opener," Blatt said of..." October 20

  • LBJ in 'constant contact' with holdout Thompson

    CBS Sports "With the regular season starting beginning in just ten days, it is beginning to look like Tristan Thompson's holdout with the Cleveland Cavaliers could potentially last for a very long time. According to Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Cavs and Thompson's agent, Rich Paul, have..." October 17

  • LeBron James received injection in back this week, unlikely to play again in preseason

    Akron Beacon Journal "LeBron James received an injection in his back this week, according to multiple sources, and is unlikely to play again in the preseason. James received a similar anti-inflammatory shot in January when he was shut down for two weeks and responded so well that the plan was always for him to have..." October 16

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    Joe Vardon @joevardon

    Story coming soon to http://t.co/D18wNeCLai: LeBron could be done for the preseason, per Blatt

  • NBA awards odds: LeBron James, Anthony Davis head MVP list

    CBS Sports "It's almost time for the start of the 2015-16 NBA season, which means it's time to start predicting who will win awards and be the scoring, rebounding, and assist leaders in the league. Golden State Warriors' star Stephen Curry won last season's MVP -- much to the dismay of Houston Rockets'..." October 14

  • LeBron James clarified motorcycle comments to GQ on Saturday: "I don't ride them, but I own them"

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "In what was either a walking back or sizable clarification of comments he made to GQ magazine, LeBron James said Saturday that he does not ride motorcycles, and the "team" he was talking about to the magazine was his personal friends and business partners, not the Cavaliers. In a video posted..." October 11

  • LeBron James Admits He Rides Motorcycles, Even Though the Cavs Don't Like It

    Complex "LeBron James doesn’t really strike us as a huge car guy. Yes, he has an endorsement deal with Kia, and yes, “LeBron” is one of the first things that pops into our heads whenever we come across a Hummer, and yes, he has obviously owned quite a few luxury cars. But for a guy who could literally buy..." October 10

  • LeBron James leaving McDonald's, investing in pizza franchise Blaze

    ESPN "LeBron James has decided to leave guaranteed endorsement income on the table for a potentially much bigger piece of the pie down the road. James has decided not to renew his option with McDonald's; he will lend his name and marketing power to fast-casual pizza franchise Blaze. In 2012, James..." October 08

  • LeBron James wearing No. 6 in practice, keeping No. 23 for games

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The last time LeBron James was on the court at The Q wearing No. 6, things went pretty well for him. But not the Cavs. James was still playing for the Miami Heat on March 18, 2014, when he dropped 43 points on Cleveland, in Cleveland, for a 100-96 Heat win. He wore No. 6 that night. On..." October 06

  • LeBron insists social media message wasn't directed toward only Cavs, urges both sides to strike deal

    Akron Beacon Journal "LeBron James is on a tightrope right now, and he’s doing his best not to lean too far to one side or the other. James is urging both sides in this Tristan Thompson stalemate to strike a deal, while simultaneously insisting he isn’t discussing the matter with Thompson and he isn’t meddling in..." October 05

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    LeBron James on TT's absence: "The last thing you need is a distraction when you’re trying to make a championship run and we have that.”

  • LeBron James sends message to Cavs in photo with Tristan Thompson

    CBS Sports "LeBron James has been curiously quiet during Tristan Thompson's prolonged holdout with the Cleveland Cavaliers. James said publicly during the Finals that Thompson should be a Cavalier "his whole career." Thompson's agent is of course Rich Paul, James' agent. James and Thompson have been close..." October 04

  • LeBron: Tristan Thompson holdout a 'distraction,' value to Cavs 'extreme'

    CBS Sports "Finally weighing in on Tristan Thompson's holdout with the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James recently took to Instagram to express his stance on the whole situation. Speaking with reporters today, James called Thompson's holdout a distraction and believes that "both sides" need to come to an..." October 04

  • LeBron James calls for greater gun control in wake of Cleveland child shootings

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James said there is "no room for guns" as he bemoaned a rash of child shootings in Cleveland Friday and stated his support for stronger gun laws in America. James, the Cavaliers' superstar who hasn't shied away from hot-button political issues over the past few years, reacted on social..." October 03

  • LeBron James: Done speaking about Tristan Thompson's contract talks

    ESPN "Anyone waiting for LeBron James to publicly pressure the Cleveland Cavaliers into re-signing Tristan Thompson and meet the big man's salary demands might not want to hold their breath. James said Tuesday that he is finished speaking about the ongoing negotiations between his teammate and the..." September 29

  • Paul Pierce Won't Let His Teammates Wear LeBron's Sneakers

    Complex "Paul Pierce and LeBron James have had quite a rivalry since the days when Pierce's Celtics sent James' Cavs packing their bags in the 2008 and 2010 playoffs. The rivalry literally heated up when James went to Miami and Pierce hit a game-winning shot over him in the Eastern Conference finals, only..." September 29