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  • Larry Nance Jr. to wear father’s No. 22 for Cavaliers

    Sportsnaut "New Cleveland Cavaliers big man Larry Nance Jr. will get to honor his dad, after all. The younger Nance, who was acquired by the Cavaliers in the Isaiah Thomas trade, will get to wear the same number that his father wore with the Cavs. Since the elder Nance had his number 22 retired, special..." February 22

  • LeBron questioned GM Altman's absence earlier this season

    ESPN "Tristan Thompson bounced offstage following a panel discussion about "The Carter Effect" -- the Uninterrupted-produced documentary about how Vince Carter helped instill a love for hoops in Thompson and a whole generation of Canadian basketball players -- and spoke about his love for the moves the..." February 22

  • Tension between Kevin Love, teammates reportedly began last season

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Love was the target of some criticism from teammates — mostly former ones — in January after he left a game with an illness and missed a practice, but apparently there have been some issues between him and other Cleveland Cavaliers players since last season. ESPN’s Dave McMenamin provided..." February 22

  • The NBA is having real discussions about a playoffs play-in tournament

    ESPN "Recent comments from NBA commissioner Adam Silver about tweaking the league's playoff format drew intense media coverage, but sources say there is also some behind-the-scenes momentum for the idea of a play-in tournament determining the last two seeds in each conference -- to the point that two..." February 22

  • Report: Kyrie Irving found out Cavs discussed trading him in ‘sloppy’ meeting

    Larry Brown Sports "When Kyrie Irving went to the Cleveland Cavaliers and demanded a trade last summer, it was widely reported that he no longer wanted to play with LeBron James. While that may have been true, it appears there were other important factors that have not received as much attention. ESPN’s Dave..." February 22

  • Eddie House says LeBron James "quit" during 2011 NBA Finals

    247 Sports "For years, the conversation surrounding LeBron James dealt with comparing his talent to that of Michael Jordan. According to most, James has firmly entrenched himself as the second best NBA player of all-time behind Jordan. However, former guard Eddie House joined "Undisputed on Wednesday and..." February 22

  • Cavaliers to sign Marcus Thornton of Canton Charge to 10-day contract

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to a 10-day contract with Canton Charge guard Marcus Thornton, a source confirmed to Wednesday night. The Cavaliers had a two-week window following the trade deadline to sign a 14th player, needing to make the move before Thursday's matchup..." February 22

  • The List of Crazy LeBron James Conspiracy Theories Just Keeps Growing

    Complex "During NBA All-Star Weekend, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver mentioned that the league is considering potentially altering its playoff system. Instead of having the teams divided by conference—with seeds 1 through 8 in the East and seeds 1 through 8 in the West—the change would mean all 16 teams..." February 21

  • LeBron James Doesn’t Think NBA Should Change Postseason Format

    SLAM Online "During All-Star Weekend, commissioner Adam Silver told reporters that the League is considering changing the current playoff format, perhaps eliminating conferences and instead seeding the tournament 1-16. On Wednesday, LeBron James said he disagrees with altering the way things are, via..." February 21

  • LeBron James likely won’t consider return to Heat

    Clutch Points "During an anonymous All-Star Weekend poll released by ESPN, players considered the Miami Heat as one of LeBron James’ likely destinations during this upcoming summer. According to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, this idea is a sheer fantasy — a reunion unlikely to..." February 21

  • ESPN’s NBA Countdown is moving to Bristol, then New York, while The Jump is expanding to a full hour

    Awful Announcing "With Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose heading to the upcoming Get Up morning show with Mike Greenberg while retaining their NBA Countdown roles (at least for now), it was clear that the NBA studio show would be leaving Los Angeles. But we now have details on when and for where, with Ryan Glasspiegel..." February 21

  • Stephen A. Smith says LeBron James should sign with Rockets

    247 Sports "The biggest storyline surrounding free agency this summer is where LeBron James will end up signing. James has called home Cleveland home for the vast majority of his career aside from the four seasons he spent with the Miami Heat. On Tuesday's, ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith says that the best..." February 21

  • Isiah Thomas Says LeBron Should Sign With The Warriors This Offseason

    Total Pro Sports "Over the past 10-15 years, the NBA has gained a bunch of popularity in the States and overseas, but if there’s one thing people don’t like to see, it’s superstars teaming up to increase their chances of winning an NBA Championship. The biggest issue is that not many teams out there can compete..." February 20

  • Donovan Mitchell Was One Of The Kids In The Audience When LeBron James Made ‘The Decision’

    Dime Magazine "LeBron James‘ decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers in free agency and sign with the Miami Heat in 2010 is one of the most notable sports stories of the last decade. It changed the way free agency is thought of in the NBA, created a dominant team in Miami and influenced a number of NBA stars..." February 20

  • Kevin Love says about a month until he’s back on court with new-look Cavaliers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Love had some of the best seats in the house for the new-look Cavaliers and their 2-0 push before the break, and he wants back on the court to be part of it. “I’m probably about two weeks out from getting this movable cast off for good, and then from there about a few weeks after that..." February 20

  • NBA beats odds, sees gain in local ratings

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA continues to buck the television ratings trend, with both national and local viewership showing impressive gains as the league headed into the All-Star break. Nationally, NBA games on ABC, ESPN, NBA TV and TNT are showing double-digit viewership increases. The combined 15 percent jump..." February 20

  • Was this the start of LeBron James’ Los Angeles takeover?

    New York Post "They are trying to read the tea leaves in Los Angeles regarding LeBron James’ imminent future. The L.A. columnists wrote love poems to James over All-Star Weekend, that he must don himself in purple and gold this summer. King James didn’t mute any of the California Dreaming after his MVP..." February 20

  • LeBron to Sixers? Other players don't want that, apparently

    Newark Star-Ledger "For anyone looking at LeBron James through the Sixers' lense, the wind during All-Star Weekend sure seemed to blow in the direction of Philadelphia being a true candidate as James' next destination. First, James raved about Sixers' Joel Embiid at Saturday's Media Day in the Los Angeles..." February 20

  • LeBron James wanted to compete in 2006 Slam Dunk Contest

    247 Sports "Perhaps one of the greatest running tragedies in NBA history is that LeBron James has never participated in an All-Star Slam Dunk Contest. James however, reportedly wanted to compete in the 2006 contest. According to ESPN's Chris Haynes, James "intended" to compete in the 2006 All-Star Slam..." February 20

  • Ben Simmons Alludes To 76ers Pursuing LeBron In Free Agency

    Real GM Basketball "Ben Simmons alluded to the Philadelphia 76ers pursuing LeBron James this offseason in an Instagram post from All-Star weekend. The 76ers could create max cap space to potentially sign James." February 20

  • Adam Silver after NBA All-Star success: 'Sounds like we're going to have a televised draft'

    USA Today "Toronto Raptors All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan made the most vocal plea for televising the player draft immediately following Sunday’s All-Star Game. “Televise it,” he said. “Give the people what they want. I think everybody wants to see it. At the end of the day, every single person..." February 20

  • NBA Executive Thinks The Lakers May Have Helped The Cavs Keep LeBron James This Summer

    Uproxx "The NBA’s All-Star Weekend was kind to LeBron James. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ forward captained his team to victory in Sunday’s All-Star Game and, beyond that, James was named MVP on the heels of a typically brilliant individual performance. However, one Eastern Conference executive uttered an..." February 20

  • LeBron James says NBA legends' experiences help inspire him to speak out

    Sporting News "NBA All-Star Game MVP LeBron James says he will not "shut up and dribble" when it comes to political and social issues. Sunday night in Los Angeles, he said he can't stay silent knowing what NBA and other sports legends experienced decades earlier. James spoke of a moment he'd had in the..." February 19

  • LeBron James wins MVP, falls 2 assists shy of triple-double

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "This is what happens when LeBron James shuts up and dribbles. James won his third All-Star MVP award and his team won the first NBA All-Star Game in the new format Sunday night, beating Stephen Curry's team, 148-145. The Cavs star finished with 29 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists,..." February 19

  • What is LeBron James' net worth? Breaking down how much Cavs star earns

    Sporting News "LeBron James might eventually go down as the best basketball player to grace the hardwood, but that will not be the only part of his legacy. James has his heights set for greatness to continue well beyond the moment he drops his last bucket. James is more than the brightest basketball star in..." February 18

  • Adam Silver: NBA still considering changing playoff format

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gave his version of the state of the league address during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. The innovative commissioner touched on a ton of topics, including the Association considering drastically changing its playoff format. It was previously..." February 18

  • LeBron James wonders how a 19-year-old can’t buy beer, but can purchase an AR-15

    Miami Herald "LeBron James made South Florida home for four seasons as a member of the Miami Heat. He got to know the neighborhoods and the people. So, seeing the community he used to live in suffer through one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history this week impacted him. “It’s a tragedy,”..." February 18

  • Larry Nance Jr. reveals his father’s advice for Dunk Contest

    Yardbarker "Larry Nance Jr will be competing in the Slam Dunk Contest on NBA All-Star Saturday Night, and he is more than happy to receive some guidance from his old man, who won the contest back in 1984. In an interview with Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal that was published over the weekend,..." February 17

  • LeBron to Fox News host: 'We will definitely not shut up and dribble'

    New York Post "LeBron James dissed Fox News Channel host Laura Ingraham on Saturday – calling her “whatever her name is” and vowing to keep speaking his mind on social issues. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar, speaking to reporters in Los Angeles ahead of Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game, rejected the FNC host’s..." February 17

  • LeBron James' platform can't be torn down by Fox News hosts — or anyone else

    Sporting News "LeBron James said a lot in that "Uninterrupted" video, with Kevin Durant and Cari Champion, to make people angry, vengeful, bitter and emotional in every conceivable way — about the state of the country, about his own role in impacting it and, of course, about the job the president is..." February 17

  • Laura Ingraham invites LeBron James on her show

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James now has a standing invite to Fox News if he wants it. After Fox News host Laura Ingraham suggested that James “shut up and dribble” instead of offering political opinions, James responded with a defiant message on social media. In response, Ingraham extended an invite to James..." February 17

  • LeBron James posts on social media after commentator's rant about him circulates

    ESPN "LeBron James opined recently on the state of race relations in America and his view of the leadership in the White House, and he was taken to task for those stances by a Fox News host. James replied Friday not with more words, but with posts on social media, after Fox News host Laura Ingraham..." February 17

  • LaVar 'LeBron Will Sign w/ Lakers Lonzo Will Make Him Better!'

    TMZ "The house-cleaning in Cleveland was all for nothing -- because LeBron James is leaving the Cavs to sign with the Lakers in the off-season ... at least, that's what LaVar Ball believes. The Big Baller was at his pop-up shop in L.A. when we asked about the possibility of Bron coming out West to..." February 17

  • Love confident of his fit on new-look Cavs

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love is confident he'll find a niche within the team's rebuilt roster when he returns from a broken hand. Love appeared on Friday's edition of ESPN's The Jump and said the flurry of deals ahead of the NBA trade deadline Feb. 8 has allowed the Cavs to find..." February 17

  • Giannis: I want LeBron to join Bucks next season

    Wisconsin State Journal "Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn’t kidding when he said he wanted LeBron James to join the Milwaukee Bucks next season. According to this story, Antetokounmpo was asked again who he'd pick if he had the opportunity to draft an All-Star team by Eurohoops' Nikos Varlas. "I would pick LeBron,” the..." February 17

  • Jaylen Brown on LeBron should “shut up and dribble” comment: “That’s a narrative… it’s time to move on from it”

    Pro Basketball Talk "“Stick to sports.” It’s the intellectually lazy argument (and attempt to demean) used when people disagree with the opinion of an athlete (or media member covering athletes). Fox News host Laura Ingraham took that sentiment to new — and for my money racist — level this week. When LeBron James..." February 16

  • Dwyane Wade Initiated Questions About Kevin Love's Absence

    Real GM Basketball "Dwyane Wade was the first player on the Cavaliers to vocally challenge Tyronn Lue to disclose where Kevin Love had been when he left the arena during a loss to the Thunder on Jan. 20th and the team's practice the following day, according to sources. Numerous players verbally attacked Love, who..." February 16

  • Kyrie Irving Won't Rule Out Reunion With LeBron One Day

    12 Up "​Has the war between LeBron James and Kyrie Irving finally ended? Between their ​petty disputes and ​ridiculous threats, the two former teammates dominated the NBA headlines for months. While they have been rather quiet over the past few weeks, Kyrie Irving might have just sparked the next..." February 16

  • Kevin Love says he will return in a month from injury

    247 Sports "Breaking his hand near the end of January, Kevin Love has yet to play with the new look Cavaliers. Love however, has been rehabbing and in a recent interview says he should be back in about a month. Talking with FTW's Alysha Tsuji, Love said his rehab has been going great and that he expects..." February 16

  • FOX News’ Laura Ingraham rips LeBron James for Trump comments

    Larry Brown Sports "FOX News has now come for LeBron James. James and fellow All-Star Kevin Durant filmed a video for James’ “Uninterrupted” series called “Rolling with the Champion.” In the video, the two megastars talk politics. Both men were critical of President Trump, which is nothing new for either..." February 16

  • LeBron James: Donald Trump 'doesn't give a f— about the people'

    Sporting News "In a video released Thursday by UNINTERRUPTED with Kevin Durant and Cari Champion, LeBron James opened up about a number of subjects, including being a rich black man, his thoughts on the president and much more. The video was filmed in January as the trio rode around Akron, Ohio, James'..." February 15

  • Cavs Could Have $300M In Payroll, Taxes For 18-19 Season

    Real GM Basketball "The Cleveland Cavaliers could have the most expensive payroll in NBA history during the 18-19 season if LeBron James re-signs. In the short term by trading for George Hill, Jordan Clarkson, Rodney Hood and Larry Nance Jr., the Cavs added about $10 million in salary and luxury tax to their books..." February 15

  • Larry Nance wants son to wear his retired number with Cavs

    Larry Brown Sports "Larry Nance would love nothing more than to see his son wear jersey No. 22 for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Nance, 59, was a three-time All-Star as a player, won the original dunk contest, and his No. 22 was retired by the Cavs. His son, Larry Nance Jr., was traded to the Cavs last week at the..." February 14

  • Ty Lue: Cavs getting back to 'being the hunters and not the hunted'

    ESPN "After the Cleveland Cavaliers headed into the All-Star break with two big road wins over the Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder with their new trade acquisitions in tow, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue had something to admit. "They exceeded my expectations," Lue said following a 120-112 win over..." February 14

  • Report: Cavs owner Dan Gilbert approved trade for DeAndre Jordan

    247 Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers made a pair of major moves ahead of the league's trade deadline but it appears as though they were close to pulling the trigger on a deal that would have added another All-Star to the fold. According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of, Cavaliers owner Dan..." February 14

  • Koby Altman Had Rare Meeting With LeBron James Before Deadline

    Real GM Basketball "Koby Altman sat down with LeBron James approximately 24 hours before the trade deadline. James had only spoken with Dan Gilbert once since June 30th and his relationship with Altman has been more distant than it had been with David Griffin. James has let Rich Paul communicate with the Cavaliers..." February 14

  • J.R. Smith Considered Asking Tyronn Lue To Pull Him From The Lineup At Times This Season

    Dime Magazine "The Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be emerging from wild and well-chronicled struggles in the aftermath of a (very) active trade deadline. While the combination of LeBron James and the team’s new acquisitions will garner most of the attention, internal improvement from Cleveland’s veteran role..." February 14

  • Rumor: George Hill deal almost didn’t materialize because Kings wanted to include Georgios Papagiannis

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers were close to being unable to pull off a second straight deal, this time involving the Sacramento Kings, in hopes of acquiring the long-chased George Hill. With a deal in place, the Kings had thrown in a poison pill to cover up their draft night gaffe, throwing in center..." February 14

  • A Rejuvenated JR Smith Was the Cavs Best Trade Deadline Acquisition

    12 Up "​We'll miss the old, careless JR Smith from early this season for the lowlights. But for the Cavs sake, they need the sharpshooting two guard that played a key role in their championship season two years ago. The past two games have been a subtle reminder of how good JR Smith can be when..." February 14

  • Tyronn Lue has perfect response to Steve Kerr letting his players coach

    Sportsnaut "Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr pulled some more magic out his bag of tricks for Monday night’s game against the Phoenix Suns, letting his players call the plays during timeouts. In reality, the players actually coached the game in what would ultimately become a 129-83 win over..." February 13

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