LeBron James RUMORS & NEWS

  • Paul Pierce thinks LeBron James is nowhere near Michael Jordan

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James may have surpassed Michael Jordan on Thursday as the NBA’s all-time leading playoff scorer, but Paul Pierce apparently feels that means very little in the grand scheme of things. Pierce was watching “Undisputed” on FS1 Friday morning, and he was stunned to hear host Nick Wright..." May 26

  • LeBron James Finally Admits He's Going Bald

    TMZ "After years of denial, LeBron James is FINALLY coming to terms with hair loss. LBJ was praising his idol, Michael Jordan, after passing MJ on the all-time NBA playoff scoring list on Thursday -- when he brought up the topic that his headband couldn't hide. Bron had been trying to cover up..." May 26

  • LeBron James defers on Warriors thoughts: 'It's too stressful'

    ESPN "As they celebrated defending their Eastern Conference title Thursday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers weren't ready to focus on defending their NBA championship. Despite going through the East playoffs at 12-1 and appearing destined for a rematch against the Golden State Warriors for months, the..." May 26

  • LeBron James never believed he could get to Michael Jordan’s level

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James is four wins away from capturing another NBA title, which would give him four in his career before his 33rd birthday. You know how old Michael Jordan was when he won his fourth championship? You guessed it — 33. The comparisons between LeBron and Jordan are becoming more justified..." May 26

  • LeBron James passes Michael Jordan as No. 1 all-time postseason scorer

    CBS Sports "The storied career of LeBron James continues. Always compared to Michael Jordan throughout his career, LeBron has just definitely proved he's better than MJ... at least in one category. During Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday night, LeBron passed Michael Jordan to become..." May 26

  • LeBron James calls his pursuit of Michael Jordan a 'personal goal'

    ESPN "With LeBron James needing 28 points to pass Michael Jordan (5,987 points) for first place on the all-time postseason scoring list, the Cleveland Cavaliers star elaborated on his personal pursuit of Jordan's legacy. "It's just a personal goal of mine," James said Thursday before Cavs shootaround..." May 25

  • Why Scottie Pippen says there's no comparing LeBron James and Michael Jordan

    CBS Sports "With LeBron James and the Cavaliers dominating the Eastern Conference and seemingly headed back to yet another appearance in the NBA Finals, the hot-topic debate on your local radio station is the same as the national radio station and television network: Has LeBron James surpassed Michael..." May 25

  • LeBron shows us, yet again, how dumb we look not putting him in MVP talk

    CBS Sports "In his quest to topple Michael Jordan as GOAT of the NBA, LeBron James has broken and cast aside a multitude of worthy opponents. He has helped relegate the postseason success and therefore the careers of would-be Eastern Conference stars like Paul George, Paul Millsap, Kyle Lowry, DeMar..." May 24

  • LeBron May Have Been Sick During the Marcus Smart Fluke Game

    The Big Lead "LeBron James looked off during game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Boston Celtics upset the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron finished the game with 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting to go with 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 turnovers. It was so bad he might have dropped an entire spot in the..." May 24

  • LeBron James commits 4 fouls in first half for first time in his career

    Fanrag Sports "Though the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics 112-99 to take a 3-1 edge in the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday night, Game 4 could have gone the other way because of the following statistic. Tuesday night was the first time in any NBA game LeBron James committed four fouls in..." May 24

  • LeBron 'focused on the present, not the past' ahead of Game 4

    ESPN "LeBron James had little interest in rehashing his 11-point performance in the Cleveland Cavaliers' Game 3 loss to the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, the morning of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. "Past it," James said after Cavs shootaround. "I'm focused on Game 4. We know what we did..." May 23

  • For LeBron James, His Playoff History Repeats Itself

    The Sports Fan Journal "Did you think LeBron James would go unscathed with little to no drama during this year’s playoff run? If you did, you’re not the only one. Given Cleveland’s 10-0 start to the postseason, it appeared that James and the Cavs were going to dance through opponents until the real fun began in June..." May 23

  • J.R. Smith challenges LeBron James ahead of Game 4 against Celtics

    Sportress of Blogitude "LeBron James arguably had one of the worst postseason performances in his storied career during Sunday’s 111-108 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. And one of James’ Cleveland Cavaliers teammates is challenging him to rise above his disappointing performance and..." May 23

  • Barkley Stays Dumb with the Rings Debate: "If Lebron can beat the Warriors, I might put him on Kobe's level"

    The Big Lead "Charles Barkley is great television, but if you listen to the words actually coming out of his mouth, it’s mostly buffoonery. Barkley relentlessly bashes the Warriors as soft jump shooters; somebody at TNT needs to show him the offensive and defensive stats from the teams he played on in the 80s..." May 23

  • Cavaliers Need to Trade LeBron James and Build Around Tristan Thompson

    The Big Lead "Tristan Thompson carried the Cavaliers with 18 points on just 4 field goal attempts on Sunday. He led Cleveland with 13 rebounds, including 6 offensive boards. After Thompson’s huge game and LeBron James’ disappearing act, it’s time to ask if the Cleveland Cavaliers should trade LeBron James for..." May 22

  • LeBron James Exchanges Words With Heckler and Reporter After Frustrating Game Against Celtics

    Complex "LeBron James had a tough time against the Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night. He only scored 11 points during the game—and didn’t score a single point in the fourth quarter—as the Celtics overcame a 21-point lead at one point to win 111-108 on a buzzer beater from..." May 22

  • Cavs' Lue: LeBron is human, he's going to have a night like this

    ESPN "Of LeBron James' many attributes, one that was easily taken for granted over the past seven or so years is the perception that he is immune to having bad playoff games. He had one Sunday night, a dud that opened the door for the Boston Celtics to score the most improbable victory of the..." May 22

  • Why you shouldn’t overreact to LeBron’s head-scratching Game 3 performance

    Fox Sports "I can see it now: "What's the matter with LeBron?" will quickly turn into "You see, this is why he's not as good as Jordan" which will spark a reprise of "LeBron isn't a clutch player" — that wonderfully lame argument of a few years back. LeBron James had 11 points and six turnovers in the..." May 22

  • LeBron James on Game 3 Disappearance vs. Celtics: 'I Didn't Have It'

    Bleacher Report "The Boston Celtics' best player was unable to take the floor, and the Cleveland Cavaliers just needed theirs to show up. With point guard Isaiah Thomas out with a hip injury, the Celtics' 2-0 hole in the Eastern Conference Finals seemed ever deeper heading into Sunday's Game 3, especially in..." May 22

  • LeBron James on Isaiah Thomas injury: ‘We hate that Isaiah got hurt’

    Sportsnaut "LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are currently steamrolling the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. But they aren’t happy at all that their opponent will be without star point guard Isaiah Thomas the rest of the way. Thomas aggravated a hip injury in Game 2 that he..." May 21

  • LeBron James wins J. Walter Kennedy citizenship award from pro basketball writers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James won the J. Walter Kennedy citizenship award from the writers who cover the NBA, given each season to a player, coach or trainer who "shows outstanding service and dedication to the community." The award is named after the NBA's second commissioner. James was announced as the..." May 21

  • Al Horford’s sister crushed on Twitter for saying LeBron James hand-picked his team

    Yardbarker "The Boston Celtics took a 44-point L to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night that was probably only rivaled in magnitude by the L that Anna Horford, the sister of Celtics big man Al Horford, took on Twitter afterwards. As the Game 2 Eastern Conference Finals showdown began to get seriously..." May 21

  • LeBron James on MVP finalist snub: 'I haven't been 4th in a long time'

    ESPN "LeBron James says he did not know he was left off the list announcing the three finalists for NBA MVP before leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 130-86 win over the Boston Celtics to go up 2-0 in the Eastern Conference finals. "No, I didn't see it," James said during his postgame news..." May 20

  • Cleveland Cavaliers try to offer explanations for LeBron James' 'crazy' MVP snub

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers didn't talk about LeBron James finishing outside the top three in the MVP race before Game 2 against the Boston Celtics. By the time the results were announced, they were already on the court, locked in for what turned out to be the largest win in Eastern Conference finals..." May 20

  • LeBron James Claims He Wasn’t Aware Of His MVP Snub Before Game 2

    Uproxx "The Cleveland Cavaliers decimated the Boston Celtics in Game 2 on Friday night, and that performance was enough to elicit quite the reaction from the basketball world. However, there was a subplot following the game in the fact that LeBron James was unceremoniously omitted from the list of NBA MVP..." May 20

  • LeBron James passes Michael Jordan on all-time postseason steals list

    Fanrag Sports "Records were being made all over the place Friday as the Cleveland Cavaliers jumped out to a 72-31 halftime lead over the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, and LeBron James added to the list in the third quarter. As James recorded his fourth steal of the game, he passed..." May 20

  • Celtics' Jaylen Brown views LeBron James as 'just a regular guy'

    Sporting News "Game 2 between the Celtics and Cavaliers will take place Friday night, and a certain Boston rookie may have just added fuel to LeBron James' fire. Speaking before the game, Celtics rookie small forward Jaylen Brown made some controversial comments regarding James. Comments that may catch the..." May 20

  • LeBron James says last year's title run hasn't lifted burden: 'I still can't sleep'

    CBS Sports "LeBron James does not like it when reporters ask him if things are "easy" for him. While the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar routinely makes dominance look simple, he generally wants people to know the incredible amount of dedication that he has put into his craft. James is consumed by the work of..." May 19

  • If Celtics choose to double team LeBron James in Game 2, Cavaliers are ready

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Celtics could double LeBron James. They could. Heading into Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, nothing anyone has tried to stop James and the Cavs has worked. He scored 38 in Cleveland's 117-104 win in Game 1 and said he didn't even feel "that great." But if Boston chooses to take..." May 19

  • Cavs' LeBron James on days off before East finals: 'I feel worse when I don’t play'

    CBS Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James dismissed the notion that his well-rested team has a leg up on the Boston Celtics heading into Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday. The Cavaliers haven't played since sweeping the Toronto Raptors 10 days ago, but James didn't exactly sound..." May 17

  • Kris Humphries Thinks The Cavs Should Go Ahead And Make LeBron GM

    Uproxx "The Cavs are facing a big decision this summer as Dan Gilbert has to decide whether to pay general manager David Griffin the high price that a top level GM makes (in the $5 million range) or let him walk, likely to Orlando, and fill his spot. The Magic are patiently waiting on Gilbert to give them..." May 16

  • The Joy of Being LeBron James

    Bleacher Report "A few weeks ago, in a fit of mild frustration, LeBron James grabbed a beer. It wasn’t because he was thirsty, or stressed, or in need of refreshment. He didn’t even take a sip—because, well, he had free throws to shoot and a playoff game to win. No, LeBron grabbed the beer because it was there,..." May 15

  • DeMar DeRozan is fully aware LeBron made all the difference in Raptors-Cavs series

    CBS Sports "For the second postseason in a row, the Toronto Raptors ran into LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, which meant an end to their playoffs. Last time it was in the Eastern Conference finals, and the Raptors battled the Cavs to six games. This time around, however, LeBron and Co. took care of..." May 08

  • LeBron Passes Michael Jordan for Playoff Series Wins with Sweep Over the Raptors

    The Big Lead "LeBron James, for the 7th year in a row, is headed to the Eastern Conference Finals after sweeping the best team the Toronto Raptors have ever assembled. The win gave LeBron his 31st playoff series victory, pushing him past Michael Jordan, who won 30 playoff series in his sterling..." May 07

  • Norman Powell didn't appreciate LeBron James yanking his jersey to keep him on court

    ESPN "Raptors guard Norman Powell did not appreciate LeBron James yanking his jersey to keep him on the court when Powell was headed to the bench in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 115-94 Game 3 win, even if James' intention was to help him. "They were subbing in PJ [Tucker], he thought I was coming out,..." May 07

  • LeBron James explains why he is a right-handed shooter

    Yardbarker "Despite the fact that he’s naturally left-handed, LeBron James has a right-handed shot, and he thinks he might know why. James said he had gone with a right-handed shot because he was influenced by the star players he watched when he was young, such as Michael Jordan. “Probably Michael..." May 06

  • Kyle Lowry: LeBron James one of the top-five players in NBA history

    Sportsnaut "Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors are about to be taken out of the playoffs by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. And unlike last year when they took the Cavs to six games, it’s very likely a sweep is in order this time around. Despite all the best efforts of general manager Masai Ujiri..." May 06

  • LeBron: I have nothing left to prove in the NBA

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James says he has nothing more to prove in the NBA. "What else do I have to prove?" James told cleveland.com Friday, after the Cavs had just ripped the Raptors' souls out of their chests in Game 3, 115-94. James scored 35 points in the game, 13 in the fourth quarter. "Seriously, what..." May 06

  • LeBron James Allegedly Cheated With YesJulz

    Black Sports Online "Yes Julz would be consider a “social media influencer”. What that means is she is very popular on social media and has spawned that into a brand that makes money. She also has an issue at times with putting her foot in her mouth, case in point. She has been crying on social media of..." May 06

  • Is LeBron James having the best postseason in modern NBA history?

    Fox Sports "We don't deserve LeBron James. He is, at the bare minimum, the second greatest basketball player of all-time — a fact his haters will reject out of hand (and they are many). The King's crown is immaculate. There are no gambling skeletons in his closet, no extramarital forays, no scandals..." May 06

  • LeBron James: No disrespect by ball spin before shot

    ESPN "LeBron James says spinning the ball in his hands before drilling a 3-pointer over Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka in the Cleveland Cavaliers' Game 2 win Wednesday was merely a basketball play, not a sign of disrespect. "It's bait," James told ESPN at Cavs shootaround ahead of Friday's Game..." May 05

  • LeBron James: I’ve been playing at the best since I was about 16

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James walked into the Air Canada Centre early Friday sporting a dark black hat with "Strive For Greatness" embroidered in white lettering. It's more than just a Nike campaign or a slogan used by his Uninterrupted media platform or a hashtag at the end of some of..." May 05

  • Already At His Peak, LeBron James Keeps Climbing

    Complex "With 39 points Wednesday night, LeBron James moved into second place on two all-time playoff lists—the most 30-plus point games, and the most playoff points of all-time. He still trails Michael Jordan in both categories, although he has a good chance of passing him in the latter this year. James..." May 05

  • DeMar DeRozan offers $100 to anybody who can stop LeBron James

    Sportsnet "If you think you could stop the best player in the world in LeBron James, you better reach out to DeMar DeRozan. The Toronto Raptors’ all-star shooting guard says he’s willing to pay $100 to anybody who can stop James after the Cavaliers marched their way to a 125-103 victory on Wednesday..." May 04

  • LeBron And The Cavs Are Clowning Toronto, And The Raptors Look Totally Shook

    Uproxx "The Cleveland Cavaliers are simply not sweating anyone in the East. That was dreadfully obvious even toward the end of the season as they were suffering through a rough spell yet still readily relinquished their grasp on the No. 1 seed to the Boston Celtics. Home court advantage just doesn’t..." May 04

  • Cavs teammate: LeBron James 'seeking mastery of the game on all levels'

    USA Today "James Jones has had a front-row seat for every LeBron James playoff game the past seven seasons – four with the Miami Heat and now three with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He has witnessed 13 triple-doubles, 63 double-doubles, 53 games with 30 or more points, game-winning shots and championship..." May 04

  • LeBron gives thoughtful response when asked about Adam Jones and how to eliminate racism

    USA Today "After LeBron James and the Cavaliers blew out the Raptors in Game 2 in the second round of the playoffs on Wednesday, a reporter asked James for his thoughts on the racism Orioles center fielder Adam Jones experienced while playing in Boston this week and “what must be done to eradicate racism..." May 04

  • DeMar DeRozan on his cold night in Game 2 loss to Cavs: 'It sucks'

    ESPN "Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan was frustrated in the wake of the worst postseason scoring performance of his career in his team's 125-103 Game 2 loss to the Cavaliers on Wednesday night. DeRozan scored just five points on 2 of 11 shooting, putting up only one point in the first three..." May 04

  • LeBron may consider legal action against beer company for using likeness

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James may have swiped a bottle of Great Lakes brew during Monday's win over the Raptors, but he is by no means an endorser of its products. Quite the opposite, actually. James and his associates are upset over Great Lakes Brewing Co.'s use of James likeness to promote Dortmunder Gold..." May 03

  • Without LeBron James the Cleveland Cavaliers Have Been Inept and Hopeless For Decades

    The Big Lead "The Cleveland Cavaliers are one of the most poorly-run franchises in American sports. Don’t be fooled by the fact that they won the title last season or are 5-0 in the 2017 NBA Playoffs. This, like everything else the Cavaliers have done for the last two decades, has been bolstered and painted..." May 02