LeBron James RUMORS & NEWS

  • LeBron James on Pat Riley’s supposed rip: ‘It’s not my concern right now’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Whether he was actually aware of it or not, LeBron James on Tuesday insisted that he had no idea that Pat Riley may have taken a subtle shot at him, instead insisting he has much bigger things to worry about right now. When discussing the upcoming draft, the Miami Heat president appeared to..." April 22

  • LeBron James is unsocial during playoffs with self-imposed blackout

    Akron Beacon Journal "LeBron James insists he’s on a communication blackout and wasn’t aware of a veiled jab Heat President Pat Riley appeared to aim in his direction. That’s the way it always goes with James this time of year. James says he shuts his phone off, stays off social media and locks in solely on the..." April 21

  • Did LeBron mislead Pat Riley last summer during free agency with a smiley face emoji?

    Miami Herald "Did LeBron James mislead Pat Riley last summer during free agency with a smiley face emoji? Here's the circumstantial evidence... Sherlock-Holmes-Sherlock-Holmes-detective-crime-smiley-emoticon-001232-facebook — On Monday, Riley was asked about the draft and next season and the Heat's..." April 21

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    Joe Vardon @joevardon

    Blatt said Kyrie will play, LeBron will rest

  • LeBron James jokingly says Kevin Love is the MVP

    CBSSports.com "It has been a whirlwind first season playing together for LeBron James and Kevin Love. Here is a quick recap: Love and James are not best friends. James has been frustrated with Love at times this season. Love felt like he had difficulty fitting in at times which prompted James to take..." April 15

  • ‘We All Had Great Teammates': Kobe Bryant Defends LeBron James Joining Heat

    Uproxx "With 36 year-old Kobe Bryant long ago sapped of the ability that once made him a viable candidate for the title of basketball’s best player, you’d think comparisons between he and LeBron James would be long gone. But Mamba Nation cares not for reality, nuance, or timeliness; rings(s,s,s,s) need no..." April 14

  • J.R. Smith says everyone knows LeBron James is the real MVP

    Sportress of Blogitude "On a night when LeBron James posted is second triple-double of the season (21 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds) in a 109-97 win over the Detroit Pistons after sitting out Sunday’s game, one of the superstar’s teammates unequivocally stated that everyone knows King James is the real NBA..." April 14

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    LeBron James says he'll play tonight vs Boston. "I was never sitting out tonight. I never had that in my mind."

  • 18d
    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    Though not finalized, LeBron James hinted he'll sit the next 2 games. Both are against Celtics so it could affect playoff race/seedings

  • LeBron James: I would vote for myself as MVP this season

    SI.com "NBA players will be able to vote in their own set of postseason awards for the first time this year, players union executive director Michele Roberts said in a memo made public on Wednesday. LeBron James said he knows who he would peg as this season's MVP. From ESPN: James said that..." April 09

  • LeBron to sit games before playoffs but unsure which ones

    The Score "LeBron James may hold the entire Eastern Conference playoff bracket in the palm of his hands. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar iterated Tuesday that he plans to sit out a few games for rest before the end of the season but remains unsure of which ones he'll take off. This, of course, after he..." April 07

  • ‘What’s up, p—-?’: Joakim Noah remains LeBron’s No. 1 troll

    New York Post "NBA seasons come and go, but one thing stays the same: Joakim Noah is an obscenity-spewing thorn in LeBron James’ side. The two players — who have faced each other in more than a fair share of high-stakes NBA games — got involved in yet another round of verbal fisticuffs Sunday, when James’..." April 07

  • David Blatt believes Chicago Bulls went 'a little overboard' in handling of LeBron James

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A Tom Thibodeau-coached team is known for three things: playing hard from start to finish; tenacious, aggressive defense; and performing with a high degree of physicality. Those are the three components that also embody what Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is all about when he takes the..." April 06

  • Intangibles key to LeBron's MVP case

    ESPN.com "With the votes for the NBA's awards due in two weeks, the general sentiment seems to be that LeBron James' MVP campaign is becoming a bit of an afterthought. Stephen Curry has the Golden State Warriors rolling, riding a 10-game win streak to become the first team to 60 wins this season. Russell..." April 03

  • Report: LeBron James calls the Cavaliers' plays and coach David Blatt repeats them

    USA Today "ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, who has spent much of his career reporting on LeBron James, was a guest on Bill Simmons’ “B.S. Report” podcast this week. During their lengthy talk, Windhorst revealed that Cavaliers head coach David Blatt may not be as in control of this team as he seems. Here’s..." April 01

  • David Blatt acknowledges LeBron James calls plays and he encourages it

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "After practice on Wednesday, Cavaliers head coach David Blatt didn't deny a report stating LeBron James calls plays by himself. He said it's quite common in the game of basketball. "When the game is going on and you're in the heat of the battle, sometimes you can't get a message through or..." April 01

  • NBA MVP odds: Stephen Curry the heavy favorite, LeBron's out

    CBSSports.com "On Tuesday, I wrote about how the MVP race is down to a two-man race. One of the Sportsbook agrees. The odds are off the books at Sportsbook.com and TheGreek.com (the two I typically use for these posts, as well as at PinnacleSports).But Bovada.lv released their odds Wednesday, and it's pretty..." April 01

  • LeBron James says he has three good friends in the NBA; none are Cavs

    Sporting News "Much has been made of LeBron James' tenuous relationship with some of his Cavaliers teammates this season, particularly Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. In separate interviews with the Northeast Ohio Media Group this week, James and Irving spoke of the feeling-out process that has played out this..." March 31

  • Kyrie Irving on his relationship with LeBron James: ‘I don’t want to say it’s not been rocky at all’

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Eons ago in this NBA season and in a place far, far away from Cleveland (it was Utah), Kyrie Irving poured in 34 points. That night, on Nov. 5, the Cavaliers fell to the Jazz 102-100 on Gordon Hayward's buzzer beater. LeBron James scored 31 and added four assists, but lost Hayward when he..." March 31

  • How Kyrie Irving has blossomed since teaming up with LeBron

    New York Post "An All-Star Game MVP trophy sits on his mantle or nightstand or wherever the heck NBA players plop such items. He has the two highest individual scoring games in the NBA this season, 57 and 55 points. But Kyrie Irving gets pumped about one thing. “Winning,” the Cavaliers point guard said..." March 27

  • Report: LeBron James frustrated with Kevin Love for not fitting in

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Love has requested more inside touches, said he’s not a stretch four, said he’s not best friends with LeBron James and chosen Russell Westbrook, not LeBron, as his MVP this season. Is Love just being honest? Is he being too honest? Is he going out of his way to cause..." March 26

  • ‘Fortune’ magazine names Adam Silver, LeBron James and Yao Ming among world’s 50 greatest leaders

    Pro Basketball Talk "In just the latest indication of the NBA’s growing global presence, Fortune magazine has named three NBA-related figures among its just-released list of the world’s 50 greatest leaders. Nobody from any of the other three major American sports is featured. Here’s what the magazine had to say..." March 26

  • LeBron James says no one should fault Kevin Love for his MVP opinion

    CBSSports.com "After Kevin Love said on Monday that he would take Russell Westbrook for the MVP over his teammate, LeBron James, naturally, the two were asked about it Tuesday. Love pointed out that he said several players were worthy of the award, and that it only sounded bad if you took it out of context. From..." March 25

  • LeBron on Love's MVP pick: 'Kevin has his own opinion'

    The Score "LeBron James cares not for Kevin Love's selection for most valuable player. Love appeared on the Dan Patrick Show on Monday and cast his support behind Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook, instead of his own teammate: I would just say because of time spent on the court, you..." March 25

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    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    Finally some good news on some superstars from Cleveland. LeBron James (cold) planning to play tonight against Pacers AND...

  • 38d
    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    LeBron James (illness) missed Cavs shootaround. He's questionable for game against Pacers tonight.

  • Stephen Curry's MVP Vote Would Go to LeBron James

    Complex "As of right now, NBA players have absolutely no say in who wins the MVP award at the end of the season. Guys like Kevin Durant have suggested changing that. But at the moment, only certain members of the media are allowed to vote for the NBA MVP. If Stephen Curry had a vote, though, he knows..." March 17

  • Alonzo Mourning doesn’t understand why LeBron James left Miami

    SLAM Online "NBA Championship rings tend to shine pretty bright, but for some reason—maybe the lighting in the room when we speak, maybe the way it perfectly complements his dapper suit—Alonzo Mourning’s gigantic, diamond-filled piece of jewelry truly sparkles. With March Madness about to hit full swing, the..." March 17

  • LeBron to have knee treated after 'scary' fall

    ESPN.com "LeBron James tweaked his right knee in the second half of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 123-108 win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday and is hopeful it won't sideline him for his return to Miami to face the Heat on Monday night. James fouled Orlando's Dewayne Dedmon while trying to block the Magic..." March 16

  • Riley: LeBron Could Have Had Something Historic Over Next 5-6 Years With Heat

    Real GM Basketball "Pat Riley felt that the Miami Heat were in the position he wanted them to be in despite losing in the 2014 Finals to the San Antonio Spurs, but LeBron James decided to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. "That was almost shocking to me that the players would allow that to happen. And I'm not..." March 12

  • LeBron plays without headband for first time since his rookie season

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James has played with a headband in just about every game of his NBA career. The look has become iconic, and has also been the subject of a bit of mockery, thanks to the way it’s grown over the years to cover a thinning hairline. But James may be done with it — or, at least he was for..." March 11

  • Ainge made a pitch for LeBron James last summer

    Celtics Blog "Danny Ainge is always looking for opportunities to improve the Celtics in a big way. In today's article Bulpett kind of laughs off a report from earlier this week indicating that the Celtics would "swing for the fences" this summer. Not because it is inaccurate, but because it is situation..." March 07

  • LeBron James has changed his mechanics on free throws, in case you hadn't noticed; here's why

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "You're never too old to learn something new. The most accomplished individuals live by that motto. LeBron James is going through a minor alteration of his own. You had a chance to observe his modification 16 times in the last two Cavaliers games if you were paying close attention. His..." March 05

  • LeBron: Harden Kick 'not basketball play'

    ESPN.com "Rockets guard James Harden was called for a flagrant foul for appearing to kick LeBron James below the belt in Sunday's 105-103 overtime win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was a flagrant foul 1, allowing Harden to stay in the game and finish off a 33-point performance to lead Houston to..." March 02

  • Colleges are offering scholarships to LeBron's 10-year-old son

    Yahoo! Sports "Whichever colleges are already recruiting 10-year-old LeBron James Jr. might be wise to back off for a few more years. It isn't making his father happy. The elder LeBron told reporters in Detroit at Cavaliers shoot-around Tuesday that colleges have already begun to send recruiting letters..." February 25

  • LeBron James sets all-time NBA record for assists by a forward: 'It's huge'

    The Score "LeBron James' assault on the NBA record book continues. With 11 assists against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers' superstar passed NBA legend Scottie Pippen in career assists with 6,142. That makes James the most prolific passing forward in league history, an incredible..." February 25

  • BUSTED: LeBron James just dissed his huge sponsor — McDonald's

    Business Insider "LeBron James just dissed a major sponsor. The NBA All-Star told reporters Tuesday that McDonald's, which pays him millions of dollars each year for endorsements, was a part of his regular diet when he was unhealthy. James made the comments after he was asked how old he was when he started..." February 25

  • LeBron isn't happy that his 10-year-old is getting college letters

    USA Today "LeBron James Jr. is already showing signs of following in his father’s phenomenal footsteps. He’s led his team to an AAU national championship, balled out during the John Lucas All-Star weekend, and more or less is an absolute terror on the court. He also isn’t in middle school yet. Yet, the..." February 25

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    LeBron James @KingJames

    Man my heart real heavy right now thinking about @chrisbosh health! Especially after hearing about Kersey the other day. My prayers are....

  • LeBron James explains his aggressive All-Star game start

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Westbrook ended up taking home MVP honors for his performance in the 2015 NBA All-Star game, but early on, no one would have guessed that that would have been the case. “I think Westbrook came for it from the start,” LeBron James said afterward, which was kind of funny considering what..." February 17

  • Sources: LeBron voted NBPA vice president

    ESPN.com "Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has been elected first vice president of the National Basketball Players Association, according to sources. James will work alongside friend and Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul, who was elected president of the NBPA last year. Free agent..." February 14

  • Love was 'caught off guard' by LeBron tweet

    ESPN.com "Kevin Love responded Tuesday to LeBron James' tweet from over the weekend that stated "stop finding a way to FIT-OUT and just FIT-IN." "Listen, I was caught off guard when I heard it," Love said after practice. "I talk to LeBron every day. I know there has to be some sort of an angle. You guys..." February 10

  • LeBron's complex contract explained in detail, will most definitely opt out

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A little-known factoid about LeBron James' contract with the Cavaliers: There's a "trade kicker" in there, which means in theory that were James to be traded, he could get an extra sum of money equal to 15 percent of the remaining value of the contract. Only, James' trade kicker is entirely,..." February 10

  • Love: 'No problem' with LeBron

    Covers.com "Kevin Love said Tuesday he has no problem with Cleveland Cavaliers teammate LeBron James. "I was caught off-guard when I heard about it," Love said Tuesday from the team's Independence, Ohio, training headquarters, discussing the well-publicized alleged dispute with James.”I talk to LeBron..." February 10

  • LeBron James, after admitting sending Kevin Love message via Twitter, denies sending Kevin Love message via Twitter

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James admitted his “FIT-IN” tweet was about Kevin Love. Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report even described how LeBron revealed the meaning of his tweet: After Love lights up the flimsy defense of the Los Angeles Lakers for 32 points in a 120-105 victory Sunday, James is asked about the..." February 09

  • LeBron: 'Fit in' tweet about Love

    ESPN.com "LeBron James acknowledged after the Cavaliers' 120-105 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday that his tweet late Saturday night was referencing teammate Kevin Love. The term "fit out" was something Love used during the preseason. "I'm comfortable and just not trying to, I guess, fit..." February 09

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    LeBron James taking sacrifice to new level: "Whatever this team needs in order for this team to win, I'll come off the bench. I'm serious."

  • Brandon Jennings rips LeBron James on Twitter for leaving Cleveland in 2010

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings is out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon, but his thumbs were healthy enough to rip LeBron James on Twitter Monday night. In a discussion with a frequent NBA blogger on the social media site of the league's greatest all-time players,..." February 03

  • LeBron: Love needs more confidence in shot

    ESPN.com "After Kevin Love scored a season-low five points Monday and didn't attempt a shot after going 1-for-7 in the first quarter, LeBron James suggested there were more shots available for Love that he turned down and questioned whether his teammate's confidence might be shaken. "I think Kev had some..." February 03

  • LeBron James on Browns QB Johnny Manziel entering rehab: 'I support him and want him to get better'

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel still has Cavaliers superstar LeBron James in his corner. Manziel, a notorious partier, entered a rehabilitation program Wednesday. In a statement released Monday morning, Brad Beckworth, a friend and adviser to Manziel, said the former Heisman Trophy winner..." February 03