LeBron James RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • LeBron swears off social media for playoffs

    The Score "No more cryptic tweets for the remainder of the playoffs from LeBron James. James and his "beautiful mind" will keep things in-house as the King is once again shutting down his social media use for the remainder of the playoffs." April 17

  • LeBron James And Wife Have An Understanding

    Terez Owens "This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about Bron Bron creeping on social media. Well we got word from a close source that Savannah knows what LeBron does on the road, and isn’t happy about this going public. Read more: " April 16

  • LeBron Caught Trying to Slide Into Instagram Model’s DMs?

    Complex "At the end of every NBA regular season, LeBron James logs off of his various social media accounts and devotes all of his attention to the postseason. So in just a few days, LeBron will (hopefully!) stop making headlines for things he’s done on Twitter and Instagram (unless, of course, he gets..." April 13

  • LeBron on loss to Bulls: Dellavedova should've passed to me on late shot

    CBS Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James wanted to take the biggest shot of the game on Saturday. Instead, he watched Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova airball it. With about 7 seconds left and Cleveland trailing the Chicago Bulls by two points, Dellavedova took a pass from Kevin Love and..." April 10

  • LeBron: Bulls' win record 'meant to be broken'

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James says it would be "pretty cool" to see the Golden State Warriors set a new standard for regular-season excellence. "Records are meant to be broken," James said before the Cavs' shootaround Saturday morning in preparation for their game against the Chicago..." April 10

  • A summer workout with LeBron James would mean the world to Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is already one of the most versatile players the NBA has to offer. He's a 6-11 triple-double waiting to happen. His game still needs some fine-tuning, but the third-year forward is oozing with potential. LeBron James, another versatile player,..." April 06

  • Cavs' James, Thunder's Westbrook collect Players of Month honors

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in March. James ranked second in the East in scoring (25.6 ppg) and fifth in assists (7.1 apg)..." April 05

  • Tyronn Lue quietly makes statement with handling of LeBron

    ESPN "Tyronn Lue's first statement as Cleveland Cavaliers coach appears to have been quietly made. Two weeks ago, Lue pulled LeBron James aside and, in so many words, told him to knock off the funny business and focus on the basketball. It came after James' cryptic social media behavior, on-court..." April 04

  • LeBron James continues rapid rise up NBA scoring charts

    ESPN "LeBron James moved past Dominique Wilkins, aka "The Human Highlight Film," for 12th on the NBA's all-time scoring list Thursday night. James converted an and-one layup with 3:52 remaining in the first quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 107-87 win over the Brooklyn Nets, giving him six points..." April 01

  • Report: Cavs feel it is ‘slight possibility’ LeBron James could leave

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James has seemed uncharacteristically frustrated at times this season, leading many to wonder if he is considering leaving Cleveland once again this summer. While it remains extremely unlikely, the Cavaliers are reportedly not ruling it out. According to Zach Lowe of ESPN.com, Cavs..." March 31

  • Cavs coach Tyronn Lue to sit LeBron James for extra rest

    ESPN "LeBron James might have already switched into his so-called playoff mode, but that doesn't mean Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is going to lean on his star player like the Cavs are already in the postseason. Lue told reporters he will rest James on Tuesday when Cleveland hosts the Houston..." March 28

  • LeBron: 'I understand how important I am to this team'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "In body and in spirit, LeBron James is feeling better these days. Perhaps the improvement in James' mental health has been more immediate, he's apparently gotten by whatever was bothering him earlier this month and said Saturday he has the Cavs pegged for a championship run. That 31-year-old..." March 28

  • LeBron: Cavaliers set to make title run

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "And just like that, LeBron James has declared the Cavaliers fit to reach and win The Finals. "I feel like we're ready to make a championship run," James said Saturday morning, ahead of Cleveland's shootaround at Madison Square Garden in preparation to play the Knicks. "I'm confident in this..." March 27

  • J.R. Smith: ‘Save me a spot’ on the LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony super team

    New York Daily News "J.R. Smith can be counted among those hoping to see past and current teammates Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James hook up to play with close friends Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade at some point later in their careers, as James suggested as a possibility earlier this week. James wasn't made available..." March 25

  • LeBron James 'getting more locked down' after meeting with coach, GM

    ESPN "LeBron James says a conversation with Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue following a disheartening loss in Miami last week made him come to a realization on how he must approach the final stage of the regular season as his team prepares for the playoffs. "I just need to do more," James said..." March 25

  • Cavaliers Coach And GM Both Talked To LeBron James About His Behavior

    Uproxx "LeBron James’ recent actions have been a tad odd of late. He unfollowed the Cavaliers’ Twitter account. Then, refollowed on Instagram. Then, trolled the world by saying he may join Snapchat — or as he called it, “The Snap.” He’s subtweeted about the team’s toughness. He’s also spent a recent..." March 24

  • LeBron Would Take Pay Cut for Melo, Wade, CP3

    Bleacher Report "On the night before the biggest high school basketball game in modern times, two teenage prodigies—strangers, soon to be rivals—sat on a hotel staircase and bonded. They talked for hours, though, only briefly about basketball. The boys had so much else in common: raised by single moms; brought..." March 24

  • LeBron James Says He’d “Quit Basketball” If He Played For Northern Iowa

    College Spun "This past Sunday night, Northern Iowa somehow gave up a 12-point lead in the final 44 seconds against Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, blowing a golden opportunity to reach the second weekend of the event. It’s going down as the greatest comeback – or choke job, depending upon..." March 23

  • LeBron James Has Unfollowed Cavaliers on Twitter and Instagram

    Complex "Uh, why did LeBron James unfollow the Cleveland Cavaliers on Twitter and Instagram? Out of the 159 people he follows on Twitter and 74 people he follows on Instagram, the Cavs' social media accounts are nowhere to be seen. Is this a sign that James' days with the Cavaliers could be numbered? Or,..." March 22

  • LeBron James unfollowed the Cavaliers on Twitter to begin prepping for the playoffs

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It's time to have a discussion about LeBron James' Twitter account. It's a talk we all need. Maybe LeBron, too. On Monday, some time before he was simply brilliant on the court against the Denver Nuggets, where he posted his 41st career triple-double and the Cavs won easily 124-91, James..." March 22

  • LeBron James: Cavs' 11 straight losses at Miami 'a little concerning'

    ESPN "The Heat have owned the Cavaliers in South Florida, and it has started to worry LeBron James. Miami beat Cleveland 122-101 on Saturday to make it 11 consecutive home victories against the Cavs, dating to 2010. More importantly, since James returned to Cleveland last season, the Heat are 4-0 in..." March 20

  • LeBron James passes Muggsy Bogues on NBA's all-time assists list

    The Score "Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star and four-time league MVP LeBron James has been steadily making his way up the all-time scoring list this season. Friday night in a win over the Orlando Magic, though, it was The King's passing that pushed him up another. With eight dimes in 35 minutes of action,..." March 19

  • Kevin Durant wants to be courted like LeBron James in 2010 free agency

    Yahoo! Sports "Across the NBA, teams are looking for signs of weakness in Kevin Durant’s resolve to remain in Oklahoma City, stuffing every variable under a microscope. Does Durant truly like playing with Russell Westbrook? A point guard by position, a scorer by skill, Westbrook’s aggressiveness can be..." March 19

  • Kyrie Irving: LeBron James’ tweets were not about me

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving says he does not think LeBron James’ ambiguous tweets sent this month were about him. Earlier this month James turned heads by sending out a series of cryptic tweets, which many interpreted as being passive aggressive shots at teammates. Some thought they could have been directed..." March 17

  • Why LeBron James' tweets don't just end after 140 characters

    ESPN "After seeing LeBron James' recent spate of social media activity create a nearly weeklong news cycle, the question needs to be asked: What is the proper way to cover a "story" like this? I put that word in quotation marks because sometimes when an athlete tweets or posts an Instagram photo,..." March 16

  • LeBron Will Chase His Next Championship in These Sneakers

    Sole Collector "With the postseason looming, Nike introduces LeBron James' playoffs sneaker for this year, the LeBron 13 Elite. While the shoe isn't as futuristic as the KD 8 Elite, it provides plenty of tech updates that separate it from James' current signature offering, the LeBron 13. The shoe uses a..." March 15

  • Possible No. 1 pick Ben Simmons to hire LeBron James' agent

    Yahoo! Sports "LSU freshman star Ben Simmons, a possible No. 1 overall NBA draft pick, plans to sign with the LeBron James-funded Klutch Sports agency for his pro representation, league sources told The Vertical. Rich Paul of Klutch Sports will serve as Simmons' agent. Simmons' college career ended when LSU..." March 14

  • LeBron James on retired players criticizing Stephen Curry: 'It sucks'

    USA Today "LeBron James defended Stephen Curry on Wednesday, which was surprising because, well, their two teams didn’t play each other. After James’ Cleveland Cavaliers downed the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena, the four-time MVP, two-time champion and future Hall of Famer discussed this..." March 11

  • Kobe jokes about LeBron's pass-happy kids: 'Send them my way, and I'll fix that'

    The Score "Kobe Bryant thinks LeBron James' kids are supremely gifted basketball players, much like their father. But uncle Bryant does have one critique: "They pass too much." (Classic uncle Bryant with the self-depreciating, yet totally serious quip.) Bryant caught up with James' mother, Gloria, in..." March 11

  • LeBron James defends Stephen Curry from criticism: 'It does kind of suck'

    USA Today "LeBron James defended Stephen Curry on Wednesday, which was surprising because, well, their two teams didn’t play each other. After James’ Cleveland Cavaliers downed the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena, the four-time MVP, two-time champion and future Hall of Famer discussed this..." March 10

  • Wojnarowski: LeBron James Won't Leave Cavaliers

    Real GM Basketball "Adrian Wojnarowski was asked where LeBron James could end up if he decided to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers in the offseason. James is on a one-plus-one contract. "If LeBron James leaves Cleveland, here's where he goes: infamy," said Wojnarowski. "And that'll be the final stop of his NBA..." March 09

  • LeBron James was willing to change positions to get Joe Johnson

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James really wanted Joe Johnson to come to Cleveland after receiving a buyout from the Brooklyn Nets in late February. Sources with knowledge of James' intentions informed cleveland.com that the four-time MVP made it known to Cavaliers' management and Johnson that he would slide to power..." March 09

  • LeBron James and Kyrie Irving reportedly have no on-court chemistry

    SB Nation "There's been no shortage of drama surrounding the Cleveland Cavaliers of late. An inexcusable loss to an extremely short-handed Memphis Grizzlies team on Monday night just raised more questions about the Eastern Conference favorite. One of those questions involves the relationship between stars..." March 09