LeBron James RUMORS & NEWS

  • LeBron remains doubtful Friday with wrist sprain

    The Score "LeBron James took part in portions of Friday morning's shootaround, but he remains doubtful for tonight's game against the Sacramento Kings. James is dealing with a sprained right wrist that forced him to miss Wednesday's victory over the Portland Trail Blazers." January 30

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    #Cavs F LeBron James (wrist) will not play tonight against #Blazers, I'm told.

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    David Blatt says LeBron (sore wrists) is a game-time decision because of the fall he had in Detroit last night

  • LeBron James out Wednesday vs. Blazers with wrist injury

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Cavaliers have finally gotten rolling as of late, winning six straight and beginning to look like the juggernaut of a team that many projected before the season began. But Cleveland only looks that way when LeBron James is in the lineup — and he won’t be on Wednesday for a home contest..." January 28

  • LeBron James breaks NBA record with latest honor

    Fox Sports Ohio "He's already a four-time NBA MVP and two-time champion -- now LeBron James can stake claim to another record. The Cleveland Cavaliers star was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week Monday for the 48th time of his career, more than any other NBA player before him. For James, 29 of..." January 26

  • Sources: LeBron made recent pitch to Allen

    ESPN.com "While the principal reason LeBron James visited Miami during his recent two-week rest period was to seek out warmer weather while he rehabbed strains in his left knee and lower back, he also had another item on his agenda. During James' Miami jaunt, the four-time MVP met with free-agent guard..." January 22

  • LeBron misses practice with flu-like symptoms

    Fox Sports Ohio "Cavaliers forward LeBron James did not practice Tuesday because of flu-like symptoms. James, 30, has played in four games after missing eight straight with a knee and back strain. The Cavs (22-20) have won three in a row and are in the midst of a four-game homestand. They host the Utah Jazz on..." January 20

  • Blatt on LeBron: 'We're OK ... we don't go out drinking together'

    The Score "Embattled first-year Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt opened up a bit Friday on the Cavs' challenges to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Blatt also went into some detail on his dissected relationship with LeBron James. Man to man, we're OK. We don't go out drinking together, but we're..." January 17

  • Hakeem Olajuwon: Michael Jordan 'far superior' to LeBron James

    CBSSports.com "Hakeem Olajuwon has weighed in on the subject, I hesitate to call it a debate, about LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan. From CNBC: "When people start comparing him with Jordan then that's not a fair comparison. Jordan was a far more superior player in a very tough league, he was very creative,"..." January 15

  • Can LeBron James save the Cavaliers from themselves?

    USA Today "LeBron James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night on the road against the Phoenix Suns. It had been two weeks since James had been in uniform for the Cavs, who were riding a five-game losing streak. LeBron scored 33 points, shoved his head coach, and Cleveland lost for the sixth..." January 14

  • LeBron James could return as soon as Tuesday

    Yahoo! Sports "LeBron James could return to action Tuesday in the Cleveland Cavaliers' game against the Phoenix Suns, provided he has a strong practice on Monday, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Cavaliers coach David Blatt said he is hopeful James will practice Monday in Phoenix. Two other sources said..." January 12

  • LeBron James retains top spot on NBA’s most popular jerseys list

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA released its latest list of most popular jerseys, based on sales from October through December of 2014. Not surprisingly, LeBron James, after returning to play for the Cavaliers, remained at the top of the list. It’s the fifth consecutive time that James has topped jersey sales, but..." January 12

  • LeBron hopeful to return to Cavs' lineup next week

    The Score "LeBron James says his rehab for knee and back strains is on track and he hopes to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers next week during the team's five-game Western Conference road trip. James says he hasn't touched a basketball in a week and is rehabbing three to four times a day, according to..." January 08

  • Cavaliers consulted LeBron James before trading for J.R. Smith

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s no secret that Dion Waiters wasn’t a good fit for these Cavaliers. On a team stacked with offensive options like LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, Waiters and his propensity to take as many shots as possible was a skill set that simply wasn’t needed — and nether was the..." January 06

  • Report: LeBron didn’t buy into Erik Spoelstra until well into second season with Heat

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s no secret LeBron James and Erik Spoelstra were not on the same page their first season with the Heat. Miami started 9-8, and reports swirled about friction between Spoelstra and the players. LeBron bumped Spoelstra while returning to the bench during a timeout, and speculation reached..." January 03

  • Scout: LeBron James 'hasn't been the same guy in Cleveland'

    SI.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers are struggling. They have lost three games in a row and will be without forward LeBron James for at least two weeks as he deals with various injuries, including a balky knee and a lower back strain. SI.com’s Chris Mannix asked a Western Conference scout about the..." January 02

  • LeBron James Addresses Talk of him Leaving Cleveland

    Sportsnaut "Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James decided to address rumors that he will opt out of his contract following the 2014-2015 season. James had this to say following the team’s 16-point loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, the second consecutive game that the NBA champion has sat out with knee..." January 02

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    Dwain Price @DwainPrice

    LeBron James won't play tonight against the #Hawks. He's 30 today. I work on my birthday.

  • LeBron Won't Rule Out Leaving Cavs

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "David Blatt isn't the one to blame for the Cavaliers' erratic, lifeless performances. He's stuck between a rock and a hard place. In June the rookie NBA head coach accepted a rebuilding project centered on a young nucleus in Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters and Tristan Thompson. The organization was..." December 30

  • LeBron James on David Blatt: 'What other coach do we have?'

    SB Nation "The Cavaliers' star didn't exactly offer a ringing endorsement of his coach amid rumors that his job status may be in doubt, but he also attacked the credibility of said rumors. LeBron James had a chance to pour cold water on rumors that Cavaliers coach David Blatt's seat is getting hotter and..." December 29

  • LeBron: Cavs 'not a very good team' right now

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Press rewind, past the Cavaliers' worst loss of the season on Sunday night, and stop the tape right after their win Friday over the Orlando Magic. LeBron James had scored 29 points in what looked like a gritty 98-89 road win, 15 in the fourth quarter. He said a brief dust-up with, and trash..." December 29

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    David Blatt on Anderson Varejao: "He has an ankle injury of some sort." Andy left arena on crutches, wearing walking boot.

  • LeBron James starting to slow down?

    ESPN.com "In the fourth quarter of a playoff game against the Boston Celtics in 2008, LeBron James came off a screen and rumbled to the basket and challenged Kevin Garnett at the rim. Garnett shoved him in the midsection as he went airborne, knocking James back slightly, but he reacted by just reaching..." December 13

  • 7,500 pairs of LeBron Nikes stolen

    ESPN.com "He just did it. A Memphis man has been charged with theft of property after driving away with a truck full of 7,500 pairs of the newest LeBron 12 Nike shoes with a retail value of approximately $1.5 million. In early November, police say Charles Jennings, an employee of cargo transportation..." December 12

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Cavs coach David Blatt announces that LeBron James will NOT play tonight against Thunder here in OKC

  • LeBron James a "game-time" decision for tonight against Thunder with sore left knee

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James did not participate in shootaround and is a game-time decision for tonight's road matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder because of a sore left knee, a Cavaliers team official said. The team is calling James' injury "general soreness" in the knee, something that developed this..." December 11

  • LeBron violates royal protocol, puts arm around Kate Middleton during photo

    Yahoo! Sports "As part of a holiday and also in support of the NBA Cares initiative, Prince William and Kate Middleton took in a Brooklyn Nets-Cleveland Cavaliers contest on Tuesday night, sitting alongside unofficial NBA ambassador Dikembe Mutombo. The royals sat courtside as the Cavaliers broke a tie game in..." December 10

  • LeBron James wants an ‘I can’t breathe’ Eric Garner T-shirt to wear before game in Brooklyn

    New York Daily News "LeBron James is searching for a way to protest the Eric Garner decision, and he could display it Monday night in Brooklyn in front of the Royal Couple. Already outspoken about the death of Garner and a grand jury‘s decision not to indict the responsible officers, James was asked Sunday about a..." December 08

  • LeBron says he hasn’t abandoned chalk toss. Wonders how this became a story.

    Pro Basketball Talk "People care about whether LeBron James throws chalk into the air pregame. They just do. In the past week at PBT the story that LeBron has stopped doing the pregame ritual is the sixth most viewed story on this site. It’s become part of his iconography. People care. LeBron knows they care —..." December 03

  • LeBron James has stopped doing his signature chalk toss

    Fox Sports "The people wanted it, but LeBron James has apparently ditched his trademark chalk toss. Before the season, James asked the Cleveland fans to vote on whether he should continue with throwing up a bunch of chalk and slapping his hands together prior to each game. An overwhelming 95 percent were..." December 01

  • LeBron James was right: Cavaliers need more time

    USA Today "LeBron James is a realist. At times a cynic. But not a skeptic or a pessimist. The four-time NBA MVP knew when he decided in July to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers that turning the team into a championship contender demanded patience, more patience than anything else in his 12-year pro..." November 24

  • LeBron admits Spurs prompted exit from Miami — sort of

    San Antonio Express-News "LeBron James admitted the loss to the Spurs in last season’s NBA Finals played a role in chasing him from Miami back to Cleveland. Sort of. Had the Heat defeated the Spurs last June and won their third consecutive title, James said Wednesday he likely would have returned to South Beach for..." November 20

  • Paul Pierce: Total respect for LeBron

    ESPN.com "Paul Pierce believes his contentious rivalry with LeBron James is borne out of competitive respect more than any dislike for each other over the years. "I think a lot of it is really misunderstood," Pierce said Thursday. "If I see LeBron walking down the street, it's not going to be no..." November 20

  • LeBron James complains about minutes in Cleveland

    Sports-Kings "LeBron James is apparently a fan of playing less minutes. This isn’t just a concern James has for himself, but also his teammates. Namely Kyrie Irving and Kevin Loves. The Cavs went out and wont he Summer, by securing the services of LeBron and Love, but the big question, at least right now, is..." November 19

  • LeBron takes on 'burden of leading'

    ESPN.com "LeBron James said leading this Cleveland Cavaliers team, teaching it how to win on a championship level, is the biggest challenge of his 12-year career. "This is more challenging than me trying to win my first championship," James told ESPN.com on Wednesday, hours before his Cavaliers hosted..." November 19

  • Maybe Cavaliers fans should thank Spurs for LeBron James

    USA Today "When the San Antonio Spurs take the floor at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Wednesday night, the pre-tip-off focus should — just this once — be on the visiting team rather than LeBron James' infamous chalk-toss routine. The Cleveland Cavaliers and their fans all over Ohio should take a..." November 18

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    David Blatt has no intentions of resting LeBron James. Said LBJ feels good, playing well: "Foreseeable future, we're going to ride that."

  • LeBron James wants to know the person responsible for taking his triple-doubles away

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James wants answers. After the league nixed his triple-double performance (32-12-10) against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, shaving an assist from his total and crediting it to Tristan Thompson, James and his sons want to know who is responsible for this. "I had two reactions,"..." November 13

  • LeBron James won't let his kids play football?

    Fox Sports "The increased attention to head injuries in football has led to some big names coming out to say they wouldn't let their children play. Former NFL great Kurt Warner said he would prefer his sons didn't play. Brett Favre has said he'd be "leery" of it. Even President Barack Obama has said he..." November 11

  • LeBron, Irving exchange words in 'healthy' argument

    ESPN.com "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving exchanged words in the Cleveland Cavaliers' locker room following the team's 19-point loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night, and it led to Irving leaving quickly without speaking to the media, multiple sources told ESPN.com. The discussion was seen as..." November 07

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    LeBron James @KingJames

    In the words of the great @AaronRodgers12 "RELAX"

  • LeBron opts for new leadership style with Cavs

    ESPN.com "The old head seems to be playing the long game, at least for now. That's what LeBron James was doing Tuesday night, and perhaps more nights in the near future, when the Portland Trail Blazers whipped the Cleveland Cavaliers so heartily (101-82 was the final) that the white flag was out midway..." November 05

  • LeBron inspired by Lauren Hill, plans to send her package

    Fox Sports Ohio "Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is one of many who were moved by Lauren Hill's first college game for Mount St. Joseph Sunday. James posted on Instagram Monday about Hill, the teenager dealing with a rare brain tumor, who took to the court and scored four points as she made her debut at..." November 03

  • LeBron on return: One of biggest games ever

    ESPN.com "Major League Baseball enjoyed the two greatest words in all of sports with a Game 7 in the World Series on Wednesday, but LeBron James believes his regular-season opener with the Cleveland Cavaliers has the potential to draw even more attention. "For me, I know all of us shouldn't take this..." October 31

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    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    LeBron, moments ago, on Cavaliers opener tonight, "This is probably one of the biggest sporting events that's up there ever."

  • LeBron James, Dan Gilbert 'solid'

    ESPN.com "LeBron James and Dan Gilbert were back in the same building Wednesday on the eve of the Cleveland Cavaliers' season opener, and they shared the same sunny outlook about their relationship that turned ice cold in a very public fashion four years ago. "I think it's really good," James said when..." October 29

  • Stern: LeBron's homecoming 'great'

    ESPN.com "Former NBA commissioner David Stern is far more pleased with how LeBron James handled his decision to relocate this time around. Four years after saying James' televised decision to announce he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat in free agency was "ill-conceived, badly..." October 29

  • LeBron James' wife reportedly gave birth to couple's third child, Zhuri

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Savannah James, wife of Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James, reportedly gave birth to a baby girl Wednesday evening in Akron. The news was first reported by local TV station NewsChannel5 and several entertainment websites, citing an unnamed sources. Neither James, his spokesman, nor the..." October 29

  • LeBron James says Kevin Love will get plenty of touches, believes Love's comments were blown out of proportion

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kevin Love, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving knew they would have to make sacrifices for the Cleveland Cavaliers to reach their ultimate goal this season. They also knew everything they said and did would make news. It comes with the territory of being a title favorite and having the league's most..." October 28

  • How Akron differs from Cleveland on LeBron James

    USA Today "In Cleveland, the success of basketball's most celebrated homecoming will be judged by one lofty goal — whether LeBron James can end a half-century drought and set off a championship party for the ages in rock and roll's birthplace. Yet dip south on I-77 from the shores of Lake Erie to Akron,..." October 28

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