LeBron James RUMORS & NEWS

  • LeBron James Offers Rookie Dejounte Murray Words of Encouragement, Throws Shade at Cavaliers

    Complex "While getting selected by the San Antonio Spurs in this year's draft is fantastic landing spot, Dejounte Murray didn't expect to slide as far as he did. After averaging 16.1 points and 4.5 assists last season at Washington, Murray was projected to be taken "10 spots earlier," instead of 29th..." June 25

  • LeBron James will not play for Team USA in Rio Olympics

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James informed USA Basketball that he would not participate in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August, citing the glut of court time he's logged through six consecutive trips to the Finals. James' agent Rich Paul informed Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo Thursday of..." June 23

  • LeBron James to get less than elsewhere with 1-year Cavs deal

    ESPN "LeBron James stands to make less money on a one-year contract re-signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers than he could earn by going to the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks or Miami Heat. It's an example of the "unintended consequences" that commissioner Adam Silver has discussed of the..." June 23

  • Charles Barkley says LeBron James will never crack his top five

    Fox Sports "Charles Barkley had a lot of nice things to say about LeBron James on Wednesday night, but he still doesn't think the Cleveland star is one of the NBA's five best players of all time. In fact, he says there's no way James (or anyone else) is going to crack his top five of Michael Jordan, Oscar..." June 23

  • LeBron James to return to Cavs to defend title in 2016-17

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Not that it should come as a surprise, but LeBron James fully intends to return to the Cavs to defend the NBA championship they just won next season. "I love it here. I love being here. I love my teammates," James told cleveland.com, moments before he boarded a float at The Q for the Cavs'..." June 22

  • LeBron James Is Back On Social Media And Has A Message For All The Haters

    Uproxx "LeBron James has just achieved the greatest victory of his life. He knows it, too In an Instagram post the day after winning the 2016 NBA Finals with his Cleveland Cavaliers — and his third Finals MVP trophy, to boot — James addressed all the skeptics who thought his reign over the league was..." June 21

  • Jim Brown to bask in championship parade, says LeBron deserves statue

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns legend Jim Brown cannot wait to celebrate with the Cavaliers during their championship parade Wednesday in downtown Cleveland, where the iconic running back says LeBron James should be immortalized with a statue after spearheading the end of the city’s infamous title drought. “I’m happy..." June 21

  • LeBron James leaning toward skipping Olympics

    Yahoo! Sports "In the aftermath of a grueling NBA Finals, LeBron James is leaning toward not competing at the Olympics in Rio this summer, league sources told The Vertical. While James has not informed USA Basketball of his decision, team officials are operating with the expectation that it is unlikely James..." June 21

  • Stephen A. Smith says LeBron James could still go to Lakers, Heat

    Larry Brown Sports "Now that LeBron James has fulfilled his promise by delivering an NBA championship to the city of Cleveland, is he more or less likely to remain with the Cavaliers for the rest of his career? This may come as a shock, but ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith is wasting no time stoking the LeBron free agency..." June 21

  • LeBron James reveals the 'secret motivation' that fueled his epic NBA Finals run

    Fox Sports "That motivation wasn't enough to lift the Cavs to a championship in 2015-16, of course. But with his full complement of teammates behind him and the Warriors reeling -- and with a little help from that "secret motivation" -- LeBron finally did it. It doesn't yet seem real, but the Cavaliers are..." June 20

  • Scott Van Pelt subtly crushes Skip Bayless over LeBron trolling

    Larry Brown Sports "There were plenty of people who could not wait to unload on Skip Bayless after LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers shocked the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night, including several of the “First Take” host’s coworkers. One of them was Scott Van Pelt. While some ripped Bayless on Twitter..." June 20

  • Rihanna throws shade at Curry on Instagram

    The Score "With the 73-win Golden State Warriors falling short in their bid to become NBA champions for a second straight season, it was inevitable that someone was going to take shots and kick the team while its down. Singer-songwriter Rihanna took to Instagram to throw some serious shade at back-to-back..." June 20

  • LeBron James completes his legacy, breaks Cleveland's 52-year curse

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James' legacy is complete. He made the Cavaliers, the city of Cleveland, champions. Behind James' historic, jaw-dropping triple-double and his third Finals MVP, the Cavs completed the greatest comeback in NBA history, capturing Game 7 from the Golden State Warriors 93-89 for the..." June 20

  • Will a Game 7 victory be enough to silence LeBron's haters?

    The Score "Last June, during the Cleveland Cavaliers' six-game loss in the NBA Finals to these very same Golden State Warriors, an article by Ken Berger of CBS painstakingly detailed the recovery regimen LeBron James underwent on cross-country flights during the Finals. The story was simple - James had..." June 19

  • LeBron James wore Kermit sipping on tea hat to press conference

    Sportsnaut "Heading into Game 7 of the NBA Finals — one of the biggest game of his life — LeBron James is as cool as the other side of the pillow. As described by Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon-Journal, James appeared “very loose today, smiling and cracking jokes from the podium” during his Saturday press..." June 19

  • Cavs' LeBron James focused on winning Game 7, not MVP debate

    ESPN "If the Cleveland Cavaliers lose Game 7 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, many believe Cavs star LeBron James would still be named the series MVP. James leads all players in the Finals in points, assists, steals and blocks, and he is tied with Cavaliers center..." June 19

  • LeBron James should feel bitter about Stephen Curry's rise

    SB Nation "In the latter stages of the fourth quarter of Game 6, Stephen Curry drove to the paint with LeBron James on his back. Sensing the King’s presence, Curry stopped right under the hoop and faked the layup, hoping that James would jump. Instead, James didn’t bite, dwarfing Curry as he waited for the..." June 19

  • LeBron upset he's never won Defensive Player of the Year

    The Score "Once in a while, LeBron James offers up some pretty candid honesty. Saturday's media availability ahead of Game 7 of the NBA Finals was one of those times. When asked about the defensive aspect of his dominating play during the Finals, James said he feels slighted that he's never won a..." June 18

  • James on Love's struggles: 'If we win, it doesn't matter'

    The Score "Regardless of whether the Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA championship on Sunday night, much speculation will turn to Kevin Love this summer. Yet, while the power forward's struggles in the Finals are a more extreme microcosm of the fact he's never consistently fit in with these Cavs, LeBron James..." June 18

  • NBA teams not convinced LeBron will finish career in Cleveland

    Yahoo! Sports "LeBron James is pushing for lifetime immunity for his legacy in these NBA Finals, an unimpeachable freedom that’ll allow him to come and go the rest of his career. Only this time, no consequences. No repercussions. Winning changes everything, validates every superstar’s choices. He keeps coming..." June 17

  • Now Ayesha Curry gets into it with Stephen A Smith

    San Jose Mercury News "On the morning after, Ayesha Curry was still tweeting. And she was still angry. Her latest tweet was in response to Stephen A Smith on ESPN's "First Take" Friday morning. He compared Ayesha Curry to LeBron James' wife, Savannah, who doesn't get involved in her husband's battles. Smith said..." June 17

  • Report: Draymond Green called LeBron James a f—kboy

    Sporting News "During Game 4 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James and Draymond Green got into a passionate altercation, which eventually ended with the Warriors forward being suspended one game. It was a rare sight to see James so emotional on the court, especially as play continued. During his postgame press..." June 16

  • Defining LeBron James' place in history is absurd when his story isn't over

    CBS Sports "At the end of the national anthem on Thursday night, LeBron James will tear off his warmup jacket, toss it aside, pound his chest and point to the sky. He'll be like a combustion engine in that moment, and his thoughts will be consumed by matchups, strategic nuances, and all the little things that..." June 16

  • Cavs wore sleeves because LeBron James told them to

    Sporting News "The Cavaliers made history Monday night when they became the first team to wear sleeved jerseys in the NBA Finals. Going with the sleeved jerseys was an interesting choice considering LeBron James ripped the sleeves off his jersey earlier this season. The alternate apparel worked out for the..." June 14

  • "He's Disgusted": A Body Language Expert On Kevin Love and LeBron James

    Complex "Amid last night's ongoing Steph Curry sneaker slander, Klay Thompson "they lost, I was hoopin'" memes, and an improbable road victory for the Cleveland Cavaliers, a short clip of LeBron James supposedly leaving Kevin Love hanging on a high five found a way to go viral. Of course, we now realize..." June 14

  • LeBron James crushed Kevin Love's spirit with a brief verbal tirade

    Fox Sports "Game 5 was a rough one for Kevin Love. While LeBron James and Kyrie Irving made history by becoming the first teammates to score 40 points each in a Finals game, Love finished with just two points in 33 minutes and didn't contribute a whole lot more than that to the Cavaliers' 112-97 win over..." June 14

  • Klay Thompson’s Father Takes More Shots At LeBron

    Black Sports Online "Klay Thompson’s father, Mychal Thompson is on some “get off my lawn” mess in regards to his latest comments about LeBron James. Thompson spoke to Diamona Leung of Bay Area News and had these comments to say about LeBron, This is interesting to say considering his son’s team have come to be a..." June 13

  • Draymond Green Reportedly Called LeBron James a "B*tch" Twice During Game 4 Confrontation

    Complex "At this point, you’ve probably seen the confrontation that Draymond Green and LeBron James got into during Game 4 of the 2016 NBA Finals dozens of times, especially now that Green has been suspended for his role in it. During the confrontation, LeBron stepped over Green and Green responded by..." June 13

  • LeBron: Winning title wasn't 'main reason' for return to Cleveland

    New York Post "Revisionist history? LeBron James said his “main reason” for returning to Cleveland in summer 2014 wasn’t only to break the city’s sports-title jinx that dates 52 years to the Browns winning the NFL championship game in 1964. In a fresh spin if he fails for the second straight time in The..." June 13

  • Klay Thompson on LeBron: 'I guess his feelings just got hurt'

    Sportsnaut "The Golden State Warriors will be without Draymond Green for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, as the All-Star was issued his fourth flagrant foul of the playoffs. Talking about the altercation between Green and LeBron James that led to the flagrant, Green’s teammate and fellow All-Star Klay Thompson..." June 12

  • Ayesha Curry takes verbal jab at LeBron James for his response to Klay Thompson

    CBS Sports "On Sunday, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson implied that Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James should not have been so upset with Draymond Green's trash talk in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, saying, "I guess his feelings just got hurt." A reporter relayed the quote to James, who laughed at..." June 12

  • Barkley: Draymond Green had a 'moral obligation' to punch LeBron James' groin

    CBS Sports "With Monday's Game 5 of the NBA Finals approaching, the Golden State Warriors are reportedly growing concerned that forward Draymond Green might be suspended for his apparent low blow to LeBron James late in the fourth quarter of Game 4. The Cleveland Cavaliers, meanwhile, are "pushing hard" for..." June 12

  • Draymond/LeBron Game 4 incident under review

    The Score "Friday night's Game 4 scuffle between Draymond Green and LeBron James is under league review, ESPN's Marc Stein reports, citing sources. There is currently no timetable for a ruling. Green appeared to strike James in the groin during their fourth-quarter tangle-up, after the Cavaliers forward..." June 11

  • LeBron James wants more whistles in Game 5

    San Francisco Chronicle "LeBron James barked plenty toward Warriors Stephen Curry and Draymond Green on the court during the second half of Friday’s Game 4, and the Cleveland All-Star forward transferred some of his ire toward the officials after the 108-97 loss. “I’m not quite sure what I can do to get to the..." June 11

  • LeBron's title dreams for Cleveland close to being crushed yet again

    Yahoo! Sports "The final minutes of the Golden State Warriors' 108-97 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday were so wacky, so bewildering – apparent contact with the manhood region, followed by questions of manhood, a political statement from a crazed fan and a clash of basketball titans – that it is..." June 11

  • J.R. Smith Thinks LeBron James and Russell Westbrook Deserved to Win MVP Over Stephen Curry

    Complex "Stephen Curry deserved to be the NBA's Most Valuable Player this year. Just look at the voting numbers: he was the first unanimous MVP in NBA history. One would argue there was not much room for interpretation; I mean, literally every single reporter voted for him. J.R. Smith, however, has his own..." June 11

  • LeBron James: Nobody On Cavs Was Prepared For My Return

    Real GM Basketball "LeBron James was asked how prepared he thought Kyrie Irving was upon his return back to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014 as a former first overall pick and franchise player. "I don't think anyone was prepared for me returning and understanding what the situation was going to entail," said James...." June 11

  • After LeBron James-Draymond Green altercation, James upset, Green could be suspended

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Late in the fourth quarter of Game 4 of the 2016 NBA Finals, Warriors forward Draymond Green was caught on camera punching Cavaliers forward LeBron James in the groin in the middle of play." June 11

  • Lue says LeBron doesn't get a 'fair whistle'

    Fox Sports "There were a lot of hot takes on LeBron James being thrown around Friday night after Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Steph Curry has surpassed LeBron as the best player. LeBron's window for winning a championship in Cleveland has closed. Then there was this one on LeBron, courtesy of his..." June 11

  • LeBron: Ball in Lue's court on if Love should start

    ESPN "LeBron James deferred to his coach, Tyronn Lue, when asked his opinion of whether Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love should start Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night, provided the forward clears the league's concussion protocol. "I have an opinion on who's our general, and that's Coach..." June 10

  • LeBron James passes Kobe Bryant for 10th on all-time Finals scoring list

    CBS Sports "Rising to the occasion, LeBron James was brilliant in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. With 32 points Wednesday, James not only led the Cleveland Cavaliers to victory, he made Finals history again. After Game 1, James broke Robert Horry's record for 3-pointers in the NBA Finals. Wednesday, James..." June 09

  • LeBron swatted Curry's practice layup to keep him off rhythm

    The Score "The Cleveland Cavaliers flipped the script in Game 3. Not only did the Cavaliers protect home court and slice the deficit in half, LeBron James also managed to turn the spotlight on Stephen Curry for his continued struggles. Curry is averaging 16 points per game in the Finals and has more..." June 09

  • LeBron James guarding Draymond Green changed everything for the Cavaliers

    SB Nation "The easy way to explain the Cavaliers' 30-point victory in Game 3 of the NBA Finals is that they played hard and the Warriors didn't. Unsurprisingly, that was the immediate talking point of both head coaches after the game. "The only change is just playing hard, I think competing for 48..." June 09

  • LeBron the GM Isn’t the Cavaliers’ Problem, the Warriors Are

    Complex "LeBron James announced he was re-joining the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 11, 2014 via a small announcement. Having hired a coach to oversee what was seemingly going to be a long rebuilding process just three weeks prior, the Cavaliers suddenly found themselves on a completely different timeline,..." June 08

  • LeBron shoots down lofty comparisons: 'I'm not Michael. I'm not Ali'

    USA Today "As one of the NBA’s all-time great players, LeBron James finds himself in a constant comparison with Michael Jordan. In the 1993 Eastern Conference Finals, Jordan and the Bulls trailed the Knicks 2-0 in the series before reeling off four straight wins. Phil Jackson said on Monday that Jordan..." June 08

  • LeBron James’ major miscalculation

    Yahoo! Sports "LeBron James has spent so much of his career in the unwitting role of basketball Goliath, the small forward version of Wilt, that the struggle to become revered at, or near, the level of Michael Jordan is never going to happen – especially among the still-large collection of holdouts who have..." June 08

  • Phil Jackson believes LeBron James must go to next level for Cavaliers to win NBA Finals

    New York Daily News "Phil Jackson believes LeBron James needs to find another level for the Cavaliers to climb out of their Finals hole, much like Michael Jordan did 23 years prior. Speaking on a stage with Shaquille O'Neal on Monday, Jackson recalled how Jordan, trailing the 1993 Eastern Conference finals 0-2 to..." June 07

  • Six NBA Finals in a row: A look at LeBron's historic playoff workload

    ESPN "LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have their work cut out for them following Game 2 of the NBA Finals. To bring a title to northeast Ohio, James will have to lead the Cavs to four wins in the next four or five games. Even more imposing, it would have to come against a Golden State Warriors..." June 07

  • A Player Agent For The Cavs Details The Dysfunction Inside His Client’s Locker Room

    Uproxx "All season long, there have been rumors of discord inside the Cavs’ locker room. Some of those rumors were confirmed with the sudden ouster of David Blatt midway through the season. But it didn’t stop there. The Cold War between LeBron James and Kevin Love began almost the moment the front office..." June 07

  • LeBron James Gave His Teammates a Weird Gift Before Start of the Playoffs

    Complex "Before the Cleveland Cavaliers began their journey to capture the Larry O'Brien trophy, LeBron James equipped his teammates with two very special gifts: headphones and shield. Wait, what? According to Richard Jefferson, James gave each player some dope Beats headphones which included a special,..." June 06