LeBron James RUMORS & NEWS

  • Curry tops James in jersey sales

    Covers.com "LeBron James is no longer the king of NBA jersey sales. Stephen Curry, the sharpshooting guard who led the Golden State Warriors past James' Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals in June to the franchise' first championship in 40 years, passed James for the most popular jersey in the..." June 30

  • LeBron James and Kevin Love sat poolside Sunday in Los Angeles

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James and Kevin Love may not be "best friends." But pool buddies? Two of the Cavaliers' most important, expensive free agents-to-be were spotted hanging out Sunday at a Los Angeles-area hotel pool. Sources confirmed that James, who is in L.A. for his annual skills camp for high school..." June 29

  • LeBron James will be free agent July 1

    ESPN "LeBron James will bypass his $21.5 million player option with the Cleveland Cavaliers and become a free agent on July 1, sources told ESPN.com. The move, which was expected, marks the third time in the past six years that James will be an unrestricted free agent. This time is expected to have a..." June 29

  • The wait-and-see approach LeBron James will execute during the free-agency period

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "This time, free agency for LeBron James could be a drawn-out process or a fairly quick transaction. It all depends on how things shake out come July 1. The contract situations of Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and to a certain degree Brendan Haywood are expected to be..." June 26

  • Cavs' LeBron James won't recruit Kevin Love this time

    CBS Sports "Kevin Love is about to be a free agent, and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James isn't going to be giving him a big pitch about staying. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Chris Haynes: This is going to be blown way out of proportion because it's the Cavaliers and it's these two players in..." June 24

  • LeBron James: Cavs fans are motivation after NBA Finals loss

    ESPN "LeBron James vowed improvement but said he has been buoyed by the Cleveland Cavaliers' fans after a disappointing NBA Finals loss to the Golden State Warriors. "It hurt to lose," James wrote Tuesday in captioning a Facebook photo of children in his LeBron James Family Foundation at the Cedar..." June 24

  • Phil Jackson: LeBron James travels half the time he catches the ball

    Bleacher Report "For 1,042 days, from 2011 to 2014, Phil Jackson was an unemployed basketball legend, living by the beach in Playa del Rey, California. With no players to coach, and no championships to chase, he channeled his energy into other interests. "I would come home from work, and he'd be reading..." June 22

  • LeBron still bummed about Finals, looking ahead to next year

    ESPN "For fans still bummed out about the Cleveland Cavaliers' loss in the NBA Finals, LeBron James has a message: He's not happy either. "It hurt to lose, and I'm still in a little funk right now, but I'm trying to work my way out of it," James said in a video posted Saturday for Bleacher Report...." June 21

  • LeBron openly defied Blatt during the Finals

    SB Nation "LeBron James had one of the best performances in NBA Finals history despite the Cavaliers' ultimate loss. He carried a shorthanded team to six games on sheer talent and will alone. Behind the scenes, however, he was ignoring and at times disrespecting coach David Blatt as much as ever,..." June 20

  • Kevin Love, LeBron Both Expected to Decline Player Options

    The Hoop Doctors "Kevin Love and LeBron James are both going to become free agents. No, Cleveland Cavaliers fans shouldn’t panic like crazy. And yes, we’re manipulating the concept of free agency here. Both players own player options for next season. Neither is expected to accept his. Love and LeBron will..." June 18

  • LeBron will basically be asked to play GM for the Cavs this summer

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James this summer can opt out of the final year of his two-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but we all know he is not leaving. That doesn’t necessarily mean this will be an uneventful offseason in Cleveland. In all likelihood, LeBron will opt out of his current contract and sign..." June 18

  • LeBron becomes first player to lead NBA Finals in points, rebounds and assists

    Pro Basketball Talk "Andre Iguodala – fittingly, though not deservedly – won NBA Finals MVP. Iguodala had an impressive series, the culmination of a stellar and unselfish season. This is no knock on him. But he doesn’t hold a candle to LeBron James‘ production. The Cavaliers forward became the first player to..." June 17

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    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    LeBron winning MVP if Cavs lose Finals: "I wouldn't feel good about it at all. I'm here to win a team prize not an individual prize."

  • LeBron says MVP no good if Cavaliers fall short

    ESPN "Should the Cleveland Cavaliers fail to dig themselves out of their 3-2 NBA Finals deficit to the Golden State Warriors, LeBron James would not find any consolation in the possibility that he still could be named series MVP in a losing effort. "I wouldn't feel good about it at all," James said..." June 16

  • The Good and Bad of the LeBron Juggernaut

    Grantland "When you see something you’ve never seen before, it can be hard to digest and understand at a basic level. Through the first five games, these NBA Finals have been confounding, and LeBron James, puppet master of the basketball world, has been manipulating them in a way that is borderline..." June 16

  • Remembering King James, Before and After His Crowning

    New York Times "Before we could suggest that northeast Ohio was on the verge of its worst depression since the great one of the 1930s, we consulted with Dru Joyce II, who returned from a cruise this week to find LeBron James and what’s left of his Cleveland Cavaliers one game away from losing the N.B.A...." June 16

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    I polled 50 league execs & coaches from the other 28 teams asking if @KingJames should be MVP even if Cavs lose. 31 said Yes, 19 said No.

  • LeBron James admits ‘I’m the best player’ comment was out of character

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James made a comment after the Cleveland Cavaliers’ loss to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night that is going to stick with him no matter which team goes on to win the NBA championship. “I feel confident because I’m the best player in the world – that simple.” From a guy who..." June 15

  • LeBron James is "happy where I'm at" with Cleveland Cavaliers in Finals, contract decisions looming

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "This is the Finals and the stakes for LeBron James and the Cavaliers are clear – just two more wins and they bring home the franchise's first championship. Predictably, that's where James' focus is today, and not on the business decisions waiting regarding his contract this summer. A secondary,..." June 15

  • LeBron on Steph Curry: 'He's the best shooter in our league'

    CBS Sports "Despite losing Game 5 of the NBA Finals 104-91, LeBron James remained confident afterwards because as he put it, he is "the best player in the world." James wasn't bragging but just expressing how he truly felt. But James didn't only compliment himself, he also praised Stephen Curry after the..." June 15

  • LeBron remains confident: 'I'm best in world'

    ESPN "LeBron James is in the midst of the most prolific postseason play of his career and he's not afraid to say it. Despite being down 3-2 in the Finals to the Golden State Warriors following a 104-91 Game 5 loss on Sunday, James explained why he is still confident about his Cleveland Cavaliers'..." June 15

  • ABC Accidentally Showed LeBron James’ Package On Live Television

    Larry Brown Sports "People have often complained that TV networks have way too much access when broadcasting games. Their camera operators are inside team huddles, their reporters interview coaches during games, and they even take footage inside locker rooms. And sometimes when they’re too close to the action, stuff..." June 13

  • Andrew Bogut says LeBron James jumped into cameraman

    USA Today "LeBron James only has LeBron James to blame for the cut to his head that took place in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. At least that's how Golden State Warriors big man Andrew Bogut sees it. When the Cleveland Cavaliers star went flying into a cameraman sitting on the Quicken Loans Arena baseline..." June 12

  • Andre Iguodala perfectly trolled LeBron James during Game 4 blowout

    USA Today "Andre Iguodala started his first game of the season for the Warriors last night, and he seized the moment, scoring 22 points and defending LeBron James in a Warriors blowout. He also took a few opportunities to have some fun at James’ expense. At one point, Iguodala took some contact under..." June 12

  • Kobe Bryant: 'Cleveland and LeBron, it seems like they want it a lot more'

    CBS Sports "Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is serving as a guest analyst for Sina Sports throughout the NBA Finals, and he's not shying away from expressing his opinions about what's happening on the court. After Game 3, as well as praising Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova, he spoke frankly..." June 12

  • Kanye West wants to be BFFs with Steph Curry

    Sporting News "Imagine a dinner party with Stephen and Ayesha Curry, and Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, holding down the grown folks table. North West and Riley Curry, in all their cute-kid splendor, are playing on the ground next to them as a photographer captures every single meme-worthy facial expression...." June 12

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    LeBron James said he suffered some cramping in Game 3, as well. He revealed he had IV treatment after the game.

  • Jim Brown honored by LeBron James acknowledgement before Game 3

    ESPN "Jim Brown called LeBron James' acknowledgement of him prior to Game 3 of the NBA Finals "one of my favorite sports moments of all time." As James went out for the opening tip Tuesday night, he paused and bowed to Brown, who was sitting courtside at Quicken Loans Arena. "It was an honor for..." June 11

  • LeBron James on being embraced again in Cleveland: 'I think time heals all'

    The Score "The summer of 2010 changed everything for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. After seven seasons of playoff futility, playing alongside over-the-hill stars and passable role players, Akron's golden boy got tired of waiting and took matters into his own hands. James teamed up with Chris..." June 11

  • LeBron James told Dwyane Wade about his secret motivation

    CBS Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James is one of the many players who has told reporters during these playoffs that no extra motivation is needed at this point -- the goal is to win a title. James did, however, reveal after Game 2 of the NBA Finals that he has "some other motivation that I..." June 10

  • LeBron’s Secret Motivation Revealed?

    Terez Owens "After saying that he didn’t “need any extra motivation,” James hinted at secret factors that are driving him to win his 3rd Crown. “My motivation is to make sure my guys are ready and prepared every night we step on the floor,” James said. “And I have some other motivation that I won’t talk..." June 10

  • LeBron James upset he only finished third in MVP voting

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James on Tuesday befuddled the media when he revealed that he is being fueled in the NBA Finals by a secret motivating factor. James declined to reveal the source of the motivation and was ambiguous when pressed by reporters. Was the secret motivation revealed after he led his team to a..." June 10

  • LeBron James sets NBA Finals record for most points through 3 games

    The Score "The Cleveland Cavaliers have their first NBA Finals victory at home ever, a 2-1 series lead over the Golden State Warriors, and a terrific opportunity to bring the city its first championship since 1964. No thanks to LeBron James. James saw his NBA Finals averages decline after Tuesday's..." June 10

  • LeBron James cryptic about 'other motivation' that's fueling title drive

    ESPN "LeBron James has all the motivation he needs -- and then some -- heading into Game 3 of the NBA Finals (ABC, 9 p.m. ET) on Tuesday night. After saying that he didn't "need any extra motivation," James hinted at secret factors that are driving him after the Cleveland Cavaliers tied the..." June 09

  • LeBron James gave teammates Apple watches before NBA Finals

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers are going to need LeBron James to be the best teammate he can be on the court if they want to overcome the loss of star point guard Kyrie Irving. But before Irving went down, LeBron already had that covered off the court. According to Chris Haynes of Northeast Ohio Media..." June 08

  • The meeting and gift LeBron James presented to teammates to prepare them for roller coaster of a Finals

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Before the Cleveland Cavaliers lost Kyrie Irving for the season, before they were a couple of missed shots away from stealing Game 1, LeBron James prophesied to his teammates about the obstacles that would await them in the NBA Finals. Northeast Ohio Media Group learned that James gathered the..." June 08

  • 23 for 23: Little-known facts about LeBron James

    ESPN "There’s hardly anything that remains private about LeBron James anymore. From the bits and pieces of his life that he shares in 140-character dispatches with his more than 21 million Twitter followers, to the larger chunks of his story that have already been disseminated for years in magazines,..." June 05

  • Does LeBron James need to win this NBA Finals for his legacy?

    Yahoo! Sports "LeBron James, as you may have heard, is now playing in his sixth NBA Finals. LeBron James, as you may also have heard, has not won all of those series, like a fella by the name of Jordan once did. So here's the question: does LeBron need to win the 2015 Finals to protect and enhance his..." June 04

  • LeBron addresses Wade Heat negotiations . . . sort of

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "LeBron James faced the type of direct questions about Dwyane Wade's contract negotiations Monday that even Wade has yet to face. Soon enough, though, Wade will get his own national forum, amid word that Wade will work on ABC's studio coverage of the NBA Finals, a series that pits James'..." June 02

  • Report: Wade Wasn’t Architect of Big 3, LeBron Was Secret Mastermind

    Black Sports Online "For years, everyone has been told that Wade had to convince LeBron to join the Heat. It is was considered one of the most brilliant things that Wade has ever done. It put him in a no-lose situation. If they won (which they eventually did) he would get praised and more rings. If they lost (which..." June 01

  • LeBron James: I didn’t want to be Michael Jordan or Magic Johnson. I wanted to be Allen Iverson

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James has always been complimentary of Allen Iverson. He even called Iverson his second-favorite player growing up after Michael Jordan. But as a basketball role model, Iverson rated No. 1. LeBron, via Chris Palmer of Bleacher Report: “I didn’t want to be Michael or Magic,” says..." June 01

  • The weekend Bay Area trip that helped make LeBron James a star

    Yahoo! Sports "Marc Olivier, coach of the Oakland Soldiers AAU team, had a 15-year-old basketball prodigy named LeBron James in the back seat of his car one day in July 2000. Olivier had picked up James and his buddy from San Francisco International Airport and was struggling to get the boys to talk. "I..." June 01

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    LeBron when asked how do you slow down Steph Curry: "The same way you slow me down ... You can't."

  • Can LeBron James finally be compared with Michael Jordan? 'Absolutely,' says a former Chicago Bulls teammate

    Alabama "For five of his six seasons as a member of the Chicago Bulls, Bill Cartwright was Micheal Jordan's teammate. Those five Bulls teams -- between 1988-89 and 1992-'93 - lost twice to the Detroit "Bad Boy" Pistons in the Eastern Conference finals before winning three consecutive NBA championships,..." May 28

  • Curry wants what LeBron has in Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals

    USA Today "Stephen Curry and LeBron James, this season's brightest stars taking basketball's biggest stage. The NBA Finals start June 4 with the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers, two teams who have little experience playing this time of year. James does, getting ready to appear in..." May 28

  • LeBron featured on SI cover has fans crying jinx

    Fox Sports Ohio "LeBron James is featured on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated, causing some fans anguish about a potential jinx. The cover features LeBron James dunking during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals in Atlanta. The phrase "My town, my team" flanks James on both sides. Some fans do..." May 26

  • LeBron James says Tristan Thompson should 'be a Cavalier his entire career,' but it's going to cost them

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Leading up to the Oct. 31 rookie scale extension deadline at the beginning of the season, Cavaliers All-Star forward LeBron James was mute. His teammate, Tristan Thompson, was eligible for an extension that never transpired and the two share the same agent – Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Group..." May 26

  • LeBron James staunchly defends Cavaliers' Matthew Dellavedova

    ESPN "LeBron James, sharing the postgame podium with Matthew Dellavedova following the Cavaliers' 114-111 overtime win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, vehemently defended the point guard against any suggestion that Dellavedova is a dirty player. "I'm a..." May 25

  • After his dominance gets overshadowed, LeBron James dismisses Matthew Dellavedova's 'bad rap'

    USA Today "The Atlanta Hawks gave measured responses about Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova in aftermath of a gutty, hard-fought and disheartening loss to the Cavaliers. Using drawing pencils instead of paint, the Hawks sketched a portrait of Dellavedova as a player who gets too close to the..." May 25

  • 2014-2015 All NBA Teams named

    NBA.com "The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the 2014-15 All-NBA First Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA. Davis, 6-10, 220, led the NBA in Player Impact Estimate (PIE), which measures a player's overall statistical contribution..." May 21