LeBron James RUMORS & NEWS

  • Stephen A. Smith: LeBron Could Leave Cleveland If Cavs Win NBA Title

    Complex "As of right now, Cavaliers fans are hoping, wishing, and praying that LeBron James can lead their team to its first championship in NBA history. But if LeBron is able to do it, could it end up backfiring on those very fans? The same ones who welcomed him back with open arms in 2014 after he..." May 24

  • At least LeBron will stay if the Cavaliers lose, right? While We’re Waiting…

    Waiting For Next Year "Sorry, no “Happy Tuesday!” message from me today. It’s not a happy Tuesday. Well, other than the fact that today is Taco Tuesday and I am getting cheap tacos for lunch, that is. But I digress. You didn’t come here to read about tacos, you came here to commiserate with fellow Cleveland sports fans..." May 24

  • LeBron James a 'confident guy' in familiar Game 5, where he's had mixed results

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Since the Raptors earned the right to play the Cavaliers in the Eastern finals, LeBron James has given them their due. Even after the Raptors evened this series at two games apiece with a 105-99 win Monday night, Kyle Lowry said he didn't think the Cavs "ever looked at us like inferior..." May 24

  • LeBron James to pay Dahntay Jones' fine

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James said he intends to cover the fine imposed on Cleveland Cavaliers reserve Dahntay Jones for the one-game suspension he received for punching Bismack Biyombo in the groin at the end of Game 3. The cost? About $80. Jones struck Biyombo in a sensitive area with 17.6 seconds..." May 23

  • LeBron passes Kidd on NBA's all-time playoff assists list

    The Score "LeBron James' scoring throughout the postseason has put him in the company of some of the greatest playoff performers of all time. During Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, though, it was his passing which got some much-deserved attention instead. With his third dime of the night against..." May 22

  • Tyronn Lue: I should have called more plays for LeBron James

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue believes he made a mistake by not calling more plays for LeBron James in his team's Eastern Conference Finals Game 3 loss to the Toronto Raptors. James said he believes the team will have a better game plan for Monday's Game 4. The Cavs scored just 84 points..." May 22

  • GoFundMe Started for LeBron’s Recovery After His Flopping

    Black Sports Online "Of course a GoFundMe has been started for LeBron after he flopped after being elbowed by his own teammate Tristan Thompson. " May 22

  • LeBron quotes Jay Z when discussing hard fouls

    SI "LeBron James was involved in a scuffle in the second quarter of the Cavaliers’ 99–84 Game 3 loss to the Raptors on Saturday, and was fouled hard by Bismack Biyombo later. After the game, James was asked about his mentality after said fouls, and his tendency not to react with physicality toward..." May 22

  • Drake disses LeBron on Instagram following Cavs' Game 3 loss

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Drake wasn't inside the Air Canada Centre for the Toronto Raptors' 99-84 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday night. However, the rapper and Raptors ambassador, who is often seated courtside, enjoyed the game from afar. " May 22

  • LeBron passes Shaq on NBA's all-time playoff scoring list

    The Score "LeBron James' journey to the top of the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list continued during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday night against the Toronto Raptors. With his 19th point of the evening, the four-time league Most Valuable Player passed former Cleveland Cavaliers..." May 20

  • Lue calls LeBron 'the best player in the world'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Cavalier fans should savor every moment of the postseason. That's because the NBA has seldom witnessed anything quite like how the Cavs are charging through the Eastern Conference playoffs. Ten games ... ten wins ... hundreds of great plays. That's right ... hundreds. Which..." May 20

  • LeBron and Wade's friendship enrages the NBA -- and that's just fine with them

    ESPN "NO ONE UNDERSTANDS the most infamous friendship in American sports like Gabrielle Union. The Hollywood actress did more, for instance, than merely marry Dwyane Wade in Miami on Aug. 30, 2014. Union choreographed a multisegment handshake with Wade that featured LeBron James' signature stomp..." May 20

  • DeMarre Carroll on LeBron James flagrant foul complaints: ‘We don’t act’

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James feels that he hasn’t gotten a fair shake when it comes to flagrant fouls in the postseason, but one Toronto Raptors player seems to think there’s a reason for that. On Tuesday, James wondered aloud what it would take for a flagrant foul to be called in his favor, having been..." May 19

  • Bismack Biyombo not afraid of LeBron James, only lions

    The Sports Daily "What is Toronto Raptors center Bismack Biyombo afraid of? Not LeBron James, that’s for sure. “No I’m not and I will never be. I’m never afraid of human beings,” Biyombo told reporters Thursday when asked if he was afraid of James. “I always joke with Kyle [Lowry], I’m afraid of..." May 19

  • Forget Cleveland’s title drought, James is guaranteeing college educations and more to poor kids in Akron

    The Undefeated "On the north side of Akron, Ohio, inside the cafeteria of crumbling Firestone High School, Theresa Magee sits impassively at a small table. The infectious “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” bounces off the drab tile walls, but she doesn’t move. The aroma of sweet barbecue wafts through the air, but she..." May 19

  • Tyronn Lue Has Allegedly Been Telling LeBron to STFU in Huddles

    Black Sports Online "This is big IF TRUE… David Blatt’s main problem was LeBron didn’t respect him because he never challenged him. Tyronn Lue probably noticed this and figured if he was going to succeed he had no choice but to punk LeBron a few times. According to this report from CBS Sports that is what has..." May 19

  • Here’s Why LeBron James Hasn’t Been in More Movies

    Complex "On Tuesday, GQ published an interview they did with LeBron James' business partner Maverick Carter. It touched on a number of topics related to the multifaceted marketing power of the Cavaliers' star. Carter talked about the Nike deal he helped LeBron negotiate that is likely worth $1 billion, the..." May 17

  • Meet Maverick Carter, the Man Behind LeBron's Billion Dollar Nike Deal

    GQ "Like Clint Eastwood and Christopher Nolan, Maverick Carter has his office on the Warner Bros. studio lot. Once you get past security, you drive by pinup western storefronts to a section of cookie-cutter houses with vinyl siding. (Gilmore Girls was filmed here.) Even the grass looks like it's from..." May 17

  • LeBron: Bosh's health and family come 1st

    The Score "LeBron James feels for his former teammate, Chris Bosh, whose recurring blood clots may prematurely end his playing days, it was announced on Monday. James knows how gutting it would be for Bosh if he could no longer play, but he's also concerned about his friend's health. With Bosh and the..." May 16

  • LeBron James Reveals What He Gave Up On His Diet That’s Improved His Performance

    Cavs Nation "LeBron James has an incredible work ethic that helps him take care of his body, but that’s not the only thing that’s contributed to his outstanding performance year-in and year-out. According to Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com, LeBron James gave up pork seven years ago, and hasn’t changed that..." May 16

  • Kyle Lowry says LeBron James is one of the best 'besides Steph' Curry

    CBS Sports "Toronto Raptors All-Star guard Kyle Lowry may have poked the dragon before he even gets to the cave. After the Raptors' emotional win in Game 7 over the Miami Heat to clinch the franchise's first trip to the Conference Finals, Lowry was interviewed by ESPN's Doris Burke courtside. The Raptors..." May 16

  • Tyronn Lue: Burden on LeBron James minimal this postseason

    ESPN "LeBron James has never had it any easier in the playoffs during his 13-year career, according to Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue. As the Cavs have coasted through the playoffs, going 8-0 after sweeping the Detroit Pistons in the first round and Atlanta Hawks in the conference semifinals,..." May 14

  • LeBron James: Terry Stotts ‘Should Have Been’ Coach of the Year

    SLAM Online "The Cleveland Cavaliers have a few days off until the Eastern Conference Finals kick off, giving people plenty of time to get upset—and look for hidden messages—about things LeBron James says. The Cavs superstar gives props to Terry Stotts by saying he should have been named Coach of the Year..." May 14

  • Curry unfazed by LeBron's MVP comments: 'I've gotten really good at ignoring people'

    Fox Sports "Whether or not he meant to cause a controversy, LeBron James stirred the pot when he opined earlier this week on what the "valuable" in Most Valuable Player really means. The Cleveland Cavaliers star was complimentary of back-to-back winner Stephen Curry, true. But he also allowed that the..." May 14

  • Barkley: LeBron, Kawhi are better all-around players than Curry

    USA Today "Charles Barkley is also joining LeBron James in debating the meaning of the NBA’s Most Valuable Player. While appearing on ESPN’s Russillo & Kanell on Friday, the TNT analyst had this to say about calling Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry the best player in the NBA." May 13

  • Charles Barkley Says LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard Are Best Players in NBA

    Complex "Charles Barkley may have been in the news more during this NBA Playoffs than he ever was as a player. Whether the coverage has focused on him feuding with Charles Oakley, asking Dwight Howard to explain why people hate him, or just speculating on who will play him in the next Space Jam, Barkley..." May 13

  • LeBron James says doing away with pork has helped his health and performance

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James shared with cleveland.com a tidbit of how he's been able to maintain his durability throughout a 13-year, predominantly healthy NBA career. For the last seven years, he said he has eliminated pork from his diet. One of his uncles first suggested he give..." May 13

  • LeBron James remembers when he almost won the MVP award unanimously

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry accomplished an elusive feat Tuesday by unanimously winning the 2015-16 MVP award. It was the first time in the league's 61-year history that a player has received all the first-place votes, 121 of them. However, some would argue that this achievement..." May 13

  • David Griffin Says LeBron James Is More Valuable to Team, NBA Than Stephen Curry

    Bleacher Report "Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry may have unanimously won the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award, but Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin has a different definition of the word "valuable." Asked Thursday by Jim Rome who was more valuable between Curry and LeBron James,..." May 12

  • Curry came at The King, didn't miss, and now LeBron's chasing the throne

    CBS Sports "Lost in the hoopla over Stephen Curry's second straight Most Valuable Player Award, his status as the first player to have won that award unanimously and his record-setting performance in overtime after two weeks off with a sprained MCL is an equally striking accomplishment: What he's done to..." May 12

  • LeBron James calls Steph Curry deserving of MVP while debating interpretation of the award

    Akron Beacon Journal "LeBron James praised Steph Curry’s Most Valuable Player award and called him deserving while leaving open the possibility that the award is interpreted differently by different voters. Curry became the first unanimous winner in the award’s history and the first player to win consecutive MVPs..." May 11

  • LeBron: 'We're a team that's destined for greatness'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With every 3-pointer that left Channing Frye's right hand and splashed through the Philips Arena nets Friday night, his value to the Cavaliers seemed like it increased tenfold and the move by general manager David Griffin to trade for him inched toward genius. Frye won the Cavaliers a playoff..." May 07

  • LeBron James cries foul on being unable to draw foul calls

    Sportress of Blogitude "LeBron James expressed frustration with the surprisingly low number of foul calls he’s drawn in the postseason, arguing that the amount of contact he’s receiving in the paint should be enough for the refs to blow their whistles. “I know I’m getting hit, grabbed and pushed just like everybody..." May 04

  • LeBron: 'I've always wanted to go against Wade in a playoff series'

    The Score "To the chagrin of the Atlanta Hawks and the Toronto Raptors, the narrative of a potential Cleveland Cavaliers-Miami Heat showdown in the Eastern Conference finals is gaining steam. After Wednesday's shootaround, LeBron James was asked if he's thought about the possibility of a meeting with his old..." May 04

  • Magic Johnson says Lakers should pursue LeBron James, Kevin Durant and DeMar DeRozan, probably tampers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Magic Johnson is terrible on Twitter. His tweets are simplistic nonsense. He obviously knows a lot about basketball, but instead of sharing that expertise, he sounds like a cross between a lowest-common-denominator fan and low-rent news service. He spouts ideas like the Lakers trying to sign..." May 02

  • Justin Lin to Direct 'Space Jam' Sequel Starring LeBron James

    The Hollywood Reporter "Justin Lin and Andrew Dodge are ready to shoot some intergalactic hoops with LeBron James. The Fast & Furious 6 and Star Trek Beyond helmer is in talks to direct Warner Bros.' sequel Space Jam 2 while Dodge will write. Rumors of a follow-up to the live action/animated 1996 hit have been..." May 02

  • Magic Johnson Tweets Plan For Lakers to Sign LeBron

    Black Sports Online "It is unlikely that LeBron is going to leave the Cavaliers, but until he is locked into a long-term contract the possibility is always there. If LeBron does leave it seems he would go to a team ready-made to win a championship and that isn’t the Lakers. With that being said, Magic Johnson..." May 02

  • LeBron James can't rely on jumper, lets teammates pick up slack

    ESPN "During Game 2 in the opening series against the Detroit Pistons, LeBron James created a highlight that quickly went viral when he shamed Marcus Morris for not leaving the paint to defend him just before he drilled a 3-pointer. Morris was indeed showing James disrespect because that's exactly..." May 02

  • LeBron James, Dwyane Wade rip NBA's 'Last Two Minute' referee report

    Fox Sports "The NBA's 'Last Two Minute' referee reports, which rehash the mistakes made by officials in the final two minutes whenever the margin is within five points, can be a little frustrating. They retroactively assess what should've happened without actually righting any wrongs. For referees, it's..." April 29

  • Carmelo belives he's a better scorer than Curry, LeBron

    SLAM Online "During an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show” Thursday, New York Knicks All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony was asked if he believes he’s a better scorer than both LeBron James and Stephen Curry, and he (of course) answered in the affirmative. " April 29

  • LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony agree to play in Rio Olympics

    Pro Basketball Talk "Officially, LeBron James has said he hasn’t made a decision about playing in the 2016 Rio Olympics, saying he would decide after the season (when he likely will have made his sixth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals). Carmelo Anthony has said he’d like to go to Rio if he can make Team..." April 24

  • LeBron unsurprised Drummond escaped punishment for elbowing

    Akron Beacon Journal "LeBron James delivered another subtle message to the league Sunday that he believes he is treated unfairly on foul calls. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, who has remained relatively quiet on the physicality of this series, seemed to agree. Pistons center Andre Drummond was not punished by the league..." April 24

  • LeBron James says he hasn’t committed to Olympics yet

    Chicago Tribune "LeBron James says he has not committed to play for the United States at the Olympics. A message Saturday on the Twitter account of longtime NBA writer Peter Vecsey said James and Carmelo Anthony had accepted Olympic invites." April 24

  • LeBron James, Cavs brush aside Stanley Johnson's comments

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers did not send to the NBA the clip from Wednesday night's Game 2 win over Detroit in which Pistons center Andre Drummond and forward Marcus Morris simultaneously elbowed LeBron James. Which is how the Cavs' superstar wanted it. "I hope we don't send anything into the league..." April 22

  • Stan Van Gundy on Stanley Johnson: 'He's a 19-year-old kid'

    Detroit Free Press "You can’t fault the fire and passion Detroit Pistons rookie Stanley Johnson brings to the court. His mouth — well, Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy would like to see the feisty 19-year-old guard keep it shut more. Van Gundy reacted to Johnson’s verbal attack on Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron..." April 22

  • Pistons' Stanley Johnson Rips LeBron James, Cavaliers Bench in Postgame Interview

    Complex "It doesn't matter if you're a superstar in the NBA, Stanley Johnson isn't afraid to speak his mind. Earlier this month, Johnson fired back at Kevin Durant after he claimed the Oklahoma City Thunder would have “beat the hell out of” the Pistons if he had played. Following Wednesday's 107-90 loss to..." April 21

  • Stan Van Gundy calls out officials for LeBron treatment, backtracks

    CBS Sports "With the Detroit Pistons playing in their first playoff series since 2009, Stan Van Gundy is advising his players to get ready for some calls not going their way against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Specifically when it comes to LeBron James, whose physicality often overwhelms his opponents. In..." April 18

  • LeBron ties Jordan on NBA's all-time playoff appearances list

    The Score "By suiting up Sunday against the Detroit Pistons, LeBron James tied Michael Jordan for 17th on the NBA's all-time playoff games list." April 17

  • LeBron James 'Heat Want You Back' ... Says Gabrielle Union

    TMZ "Get nervous, Cleveland ... 'cause if LeBron James is testing the waters about a return to Miami, Gabrielle Union says her husband's team would "welcome him back with open arms." We got Mrs. Dwyane Wade out in Beverly Hills and had to ask her thoughts on a possible reunion of the Big 3 ......" April 17

  • Stan Van Gundy calls out officials for letting LeBron 'do what he wants'

    Detroit Free Press "Stan Van Gundy tells it like it is - even in mid-game interviews. ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters talked with the Detroit Pistons coach between the first and second quarters of today's Game 1 against the Cleveland Cavaliers, asking him how he thinks his players are handling the emotions of..." April 17