LeBron James RUMORS & NEWS

  • LeBron in video message: Americans need to come together as Trump ‘tries to divide us’

    USA Today "LeBron James followed up his tweet in which he called President Donald Trump a “bum” for withdrawing Warriors champ Steph Curry’s invitation to the White House (even though Curry already said he wasn’t going) with a video message that he shared through the Uninterrupted. James said that he..." September 23

  • LeBron Responds to Trump Uninviting Stephen Curry to White House

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James fired back at President Donald Trump on Saturday after Trump said Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors was no longer invited to the White House to commemorate his team's NBA title. LeBron took a shot at Trump and backed the Warriors guard in the..." September 23

  • LeBron James 'invested' in helping Cavs' Derrick Rose get next contract

    CBS Sports "When the Cleveland Cavaliers signed Derrick Rose to a one-year, $2.1M deal -- the veteran's minimum -- a few months back, it was seen not only as a surprise, but as a bit of a joke. Was he the piece that would help bring down the Warriors? But now, with training camp just days away, Rose is..." September 21

  • LeBron James on the 2003 Draft Class: ‘We Are Not the Best’

    SLAM Online "The 2003 Draft produced three future Hall of Famers in LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony. But LeBron doesn’t want fans to get overly dramatic about the Class of 2003 being better than 1984 or even 1996. In an interview with Hypebeast, LeBron gave his honest opinion on where the..." September 19

  • LeBron James' social media posts, Kyrie Irving barbs fuel perceived rift

    USA Today "On today’s episode of ‘As the (NBA) world turns’… Right about the time Kyrie Irving was dissecting his departure from Cleveland with ESPN’s “First Take” crew during a Monday visit in Bristol, Ct., Cavaliers pals LeBron James and Kevin Love were strolling the beautiful UCLA campus after their..." September 18

  • Could Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, Paul George form superteam with Lakers?

    Larry Brown Sports "The only way LeBron James is going to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for a Western Conference team is if said Western Conference team would have an immediate shot at competing with the Golden State Warriors. As rumors continue to pile up, it sounds like the Los Angeles Lakers have an outside chance..." September 18

  • Kyrie Irving Didn't Tell LeBron James He Wanted To Leave Cleveland, Doesn't Care Now

    SI "Kyrie Irving does not care that he didn't tell LeBron James that he wanted out of Cleveland before talking to the Cavaliers front office about a potential trade, he told ESP's First Take on Monday morning. Irving, who was traded to the Boston Celtics last month, reportedly blindsided James when..." September 18

  • LeBron James considers his 2003 NBA Draft class great but not the best

    CBS Sports "The 2003 NBA Draft produced one of the most talented classes in league history. LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all got selected at the top of the draft, along with very solid pros such as Kirk Hinrich, David West, and Kyle Korver further down the board. Some would..." September 17

  • LeBron James ‘unequivocally’ will leave Cavs for Lakers

    Sportsnaut "It’s been reported for months now that LeBron James will leave the Cleveland Cavaliers when free agency hits in 2018. The Los Angeles Lakers have been mentioned on many an occasion as the team King James is most likely to join. The latest trade that brought Isaiah Thomas to Cleveland reportedly..." September 16

  • Warriors rookie Jordan Bell on guarding LeBron as best he could: 'It didn’t matter'

    CBS Sports "Guarding LeBron James is one of the tougher -- if not toughest -- tasks in the NBA. Even the most dominant of defenders in the league have faltered when given the difficult assignment of guarding No. 23. Warriors rookie forward Jordan Bell says he learned this valuable lesson the hard way last..." September 14

  • LeBron James Says ‘It Just Feels Different’ When He’s On The Court With Dwyane Wade

    Uproxx "LeBron James and Dwyane Wade aren’t teammates anymore, but there’s a lot of talk that they’d like to be again someday. James famously joined Wade in Miami to make four straight NBA Finals, winning two of them. The two are close friends, but when James has moved on to Cleveland and Wade left..." September 12

  • LeBron James would love to team up with Russell Westbrook

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles keeps coming up as a potential destination for LeBron James if he decides to leave Cleveland next summer, but that would likely only happen if at least one other star came to the Lakers with him. Paul George is the most obvious candidate, but what about Russell Westbrook? Westbrook..." September 05

  • LaVar Ball makes bold prediction: 'LeBron is coming to L.A.' to join Lonzo, Lakers

    CBS Sports "For all of his bombastic rhetoric and swagger, you have to give LaVar Ball credit when it's due. Before the NBA Draft lottery even took place, he predicted that the Lakers would get the No. 2 pick and would use it to select his son, Lonzo. That's exactly what happened, and LaVar was the first..." September 03

  • Did Lakers sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to appeal to LeBron?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers possibly had something of an ulterior motive for bringing in Kentavious Caldwell-Pope this summer. ESPN’s Dave McMenamin reported on Friday that the Lakers may have been motivated to sign Caldwell-Pope since he shares an agent with LeBron James. More from..." September 02

  • Kyrie finally addressed his relationship with LeBron

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kyrie Irving called playing for three years with LeBron James on the Cavs "awesome," and told Boston reporters Friday that "I'd be telling you guys a lie if I didn't tell you how much I learned from that guy. "The perfection of the craft comes in a variety of forms, and you watch and you ask a..." September 01

  • Cavs Operating Under Assumption LeBron Will Leave In 2018

    Real GM Basketball "Dan Gilbert is operating under the assumption LeBron James will leave the Cleveland Cavaliers in the summer of 2018, according to multiple sources. The Cavaliers sought out a future asset in their trade of Kyrie Irving along with two win-now players in Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder. According..." August 31

  • LeBron Supposedly ‘Cooled’ On The Kyrie Trade After Learning Of Isaiah Thomas’ Injury

    Uproxx "The Cavaliers and Celtics finally got the Kyrie Irving trade finalized late Wednesday night, with Boston tossing in a 2020 second round pick (via Miami) along with the additional trade package that sent Cleveland Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and Brooklyn’s 2018 unprotected first round..." August 31

  • Chris Broussard weighs in on LeBron James' future, names dark-horse free agency suitor

    Hoops Hype "In the latest episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, FS1’s NBA reporter Chris Broussard discussed the biggest stories of the NBA offseason as well as his journalism career. At one point during the episode, Broussard discussed LeBron James’ future and whether he’ll remain with the Cleveland..." August 30

  • NBA execs think LeBron James is out in Cleveland, heading for Lakers

    Sporting News "Several NBA executives and scouts believe LeBron James is out in Cleveland and headed for the Los Angeles Lakers, especially now that the Cavaliers have traded Kyrie Irving. According to Bleacher Report, there are three reasons executives believe this to be true. One is that James wants to win..." August 25

  • LeBron on 'fan' burning Isaiah Thomas jersey: 'What do u not understand?'

    USA Today "The decision by one fan to burn Isaiah Thomas’ jersey after the guard’s team traded him to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving, we can all agree, was ridiculous. On Thursday, LeBron James took to Twitter to take express his outrage toward that fan and point out the hypocrisy of fans who..." August 24

  • LeBron James may stay in Cleveland after all

    Sporting News "Oct. 17 will be one of those nights in Cleveland. The Celtics will be in town. Kyrie Irving will make his debut for Boston at Quicken Loans Arena. It will mark the beginning of a year full of speculation whether LeBron James will exit Cleveland for the second time. It's also a reason to..." August 24

  • Isaiah Thomas Probably Regrets This Old Tweet About LeBron, But Twitter Thinks It’s Hilarious

    Total Pro Sports "Back in 2010, when Isaiah Thomas was still just the starting point guard for the Washington Huskies, he fired off a hot take about LeBron James on Twitter that, as of right now, he probably regrets. The tweet, which compared King James unfavorably to Kobe Bryant, came on May 13, 2010. For those..." August 23

  • LeBron James on Kyrie Irving: “Nothing but respect”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kyrie Irving is now a member of the Boston Celtics. Tuesday’s trade sent Isaiah Thomas to Ohio to join forces with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, while Irving gets to head east to Boston. On paper, many believe Cleveland appears to have received the better side of the deal. I’m not..." August 23

  • LeBron James Named Rookies' Favorite NBA Player; Stephen Curry Receives No Votes

    Bleacher Report "The members of the 2017-18 NBA rookie class are big fans of Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James. Stephen Curry? Not so much, apparently. James was voted as the favorite player by 39 rookies in a poll conducted by NBA.com earlier this month, earning 31.5 percent of..." August 22

  • LeBron 'NY Over L.A.? I Have No Idea What Blake's Talking About'

    TMZ "Blake Griffin thinks LeBron James could end up in NYC -- but that's news to LeBron James. Bron was leaving Coral Tree Cafe in Brentwood on Sunday when we asked about the prediction Griffin made on the "View From the Cheap Seats" podcast ... that LeBron will leave Cleveland for the..." August 21

  • LeBron James to Knicks? Blake Griffin can see it happening

    Sporting News "While the Cavaliers are reportedly preparing for the possibility that this season will be LeBron James’ last in Cleveland, a fellow NBA superstar thinks James could be headed to New York. Clippers forward Blake Griffin explained his contrarian theory on the View From The Cheap Seats podcast,..." August 21

  • LeBron James’ Refusal To Commit To Cavs Cost Them Paul George

    NESN "The Cleveland Cavaliers need help to beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, that much is clear. And while the Cavs reportedly tried to acquire Paul George from the Indiana Pacers this offseason, it appears that LeBron James might be the reason the deal wasn’t completed. FOX..." August 20

  • Akron stores selling LeBron James ‘stay home’ apparel

    Sportsnaut "With rumors swelling that LeBron James may be entering his final year with the Cleveland Cavaliers, a store in Akron is selling merchandise asking him to “stay home.” The most rampant rumor has been that James will play for the Los Angeles Lakers, but other teams have been in the discussion,..." August 19

  • Players Voice Awards 2017: Westbrook voted MVP, LeBron Global Impact Player

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook already won the 2017 MVP award earlier this summer, but he added more hardware to his trophy case on Friday by winning the Players Voice Awards MVP. The award is voted on by his peers and given on behalf of the National Basketball Players..." August 18

  • Kevin Durant calls Cavs situation 'just a regular NBA problem'

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant isn't surprised by the developments of Kyrie Irving wanting out of Cleveland, and out of the shadows of LeBron James. Trade requests occur routinely behind the scenes without anyone knowing, Durant said. "It's just a regular NBA problem, right? A..." August 18

  • Dahntay Jones: LeBron-Kyrie beef is 'overblown'

    SLAM Online "While it might seem like LeBron James and Kyrie Irving‘s relationship is damaged beyond repair, but their former teammate Dahntay Jones thinks otherwise. While on SirusXM NBA Radio, Jones said just “a small conversation” could set things right between the Cavs’ two superstars. “I think those..." August 18

  • Kyrie Irving and LeBron James didn’t meet in Miami

    Pro Basketball Talk "Another day, another disputed rumor involving LeBron James. This time it’s one about him meeting with Kyrie Irving in Miami. Stephen A. Smith on ESPN: I just got off the phone with folks about an hour ago. They said LeBron James and Kyrie Irving never met at all. They were both in the..." August 17

  • LeBron James’ reps ‘will/must lie to protect his image’

    Sportress of Blogitude "ESPN NBA reporter Chris Sheridan on Thursday doubled down on his report Wednesday that LeBron James is “100 percent leaving” the Cleveland Cavaliers after the 2017-18 season. Sheridan suggested in his original tweeted report that James’ relationship with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is “beyond..." August 17

  • LeBron, Kyrie were cordial during Miami encounter

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were reportedly cordial during an encounter in Miami over the weekend. Much has been made in recent weeks of the alleged frosty relationship between Irving and James. Irving has reportedly grown tired of playing alongside the four-time MVP. James was reportedly not..." August 17

  • LeBron denies rumors about 2018 decision

    CBS Sports "A report from Chris Sheridan made its way across Twitter on Wednesday that quoted a source as saying that LeBron James would be leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers at the end of the 2017-18 season due to irreconcilable differences with ownership. That quote predictably created quite a series of..." August 17

  • LeBron James is ‘100 percent’ leaving the Cavaliers

    Sportsnaut "The idea that LeBron James would leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for a second time in his career seems to be picking up steam. It was recently reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Cleveland’s asking price for Kyrie Irving is directly linked to the idea that the team will ultimately lose..." August 16

  • LeBron James' Relationship with Cavs Ownership Reportedly 'Beyond Repair'

    Bleacher Report "As many NBA fans wonder whether LeBron James is entering his last year with the Cleveland Cavaliers, a source told longtime NBA writer Chris Sheridan the four-time MVP is already planning for his exit. "This will be LeBron's final season in Cleveland," the source told Sheridan. "He is 100..." August 16

  • 11 Months Left of LeBron vs Dan Gilbert, Because Neither Side Will Budge

    The Big Lead "That was an excellent, on-point essay by Brian Windhorst about the LeBron James situation. You should watch it. Then, today, Woj followed up with a column detailed the friction on both sides, essentially noting it was a standoff: The Cavs aren’t giving up on the possibility of re-signing..." August 16

  • LeBron James: Donald Trump made hate fashionable again

    USA Today "Donald Trump defended his response to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va. on Tuesday, telling reporters that his initial response was fine and blaming the media for “dishonest” coverage. He added later that counter-protesters shared equal blame for the death of a woman who was..." August 15

  • Cavs approaching Kyrie Irving talks with assumption LeBron is leaving

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers have not yet received a verbal commitment from LeBron James that he will re-sign with them after he opts out of his contract next summer, and they are planning their future accordingly. With Kyrie Irving still wanting to be traded, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that..." August 15

  • LeBron James joins chorus decrying President Trump for Charlottesville response

    Sporting News "LeBron James took to Twitter to voice his condemnation of the white supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va., that turned violent and the manner in which President Donald Trump responded to the situation. As white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen clashed with..." August 12

  • Sorry, Lakers fans, but Lonzo Ball just picked LeBron James over Kobe Bryant

    Washington Post "For someone still months way from playing in his first NBA game, Lonzo Ball could hardly have been more popular with Lakers fans. A Los Angeles-area high school star who led UCLA to the NCAA tournament as a freshman, Ball’s selection by the Lakers as the draft’s No. 2 overall pick seemed almost..." August 12

  • LeBron James developing HBO series about sneaker culture

    Sportress of Blogitude "LeBron James’ production company is developing a comedy series for HBO centered around the “insane and obsessive world of sneaker culture,” per a Deadline report. HBO reportedly has given the green light to SpringHill Entertainment – headed by James and business partner Maverick Carter — to..." August 11

  • LeBron James takes to Twitter asking for a pick-up game

    Sportsnaut "LeBron James has been active on social media since his Cleveland Cavaliers lost the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors in June. Some of his activity has surrounded the current drama-filled state of his Cavaliers squad. But for the most part, it looks like James is enjoying his..." August 09

  • Steph Curry Says His Rivalry With LeBron James Is Nothing Personal

    Complex "For two guys who don't really stand toe-to-toe that often, Steph Curry and LeBron James have developed what looks like a hostile relationship from the outside looking in. After Cleveland pulled off that infamous 3-1 Finals comeback, LeBron and his teammates ate cookies with names of the Warriors..." August 07

  • LaVar: LeBron should join Lakers if he wants more championships

    SLAM Online "According to the irrepressible and omnipresent LaVar Ball, if LeBron James intends to add to his collection of NBA titles, he should team up with his son Lonzo on the Los Angeles Lakers. James, 32, can become an unrestricted free agent next summer. The Cleveland Cavaliers are also facing a..." August 04

  • LeBron James New Bizarre Shirtless Workout ... Rapping to Meek Mill

    TMZ "Here's the latest installment of the LeBron James Challenge ... courtesy of LeBron James!! LBJ posted yet another shirtless workout vid Friday morning ... vibin' out to Meek Mill's new "Wins & Losses" album. This time, the King raps, sings and even maniacally laughs at his haters. LeBron's..." August 04

  • LeBron James called out the other team for bad sportsmanship at his son's AAU game

    USA Today "LeBron James has spent the past week in Las Vegas for his son LeBron James Jr.’s AAU tournament, and the elder James continued to be a vocal presence on the sidelines. Earlier over the weekend, LeBron actually took over coaching for a game. On Tuesday, LeBron opted to be a very loud father. At..." August 03

  • Michael Jordan Ranks Kobe over LeBron: ‘Five Beats Three’

    SLAM Online "For Michael Jordan, greatness on the basketball court has always been defined by championships. Perhaps this is why MJ still won’t give LeBron James the nod over Kobe Bryant in terms of all-time legacy. At his Flight School camp on Monday in Santa Barbara, CA, Jordan emphatically answered..." August 02

  • Stephen Curry Says He Didn’t Mock LeBron James With Dance

    SLAM Online "A clip of Stephen Curry perfoming his own version of the #LeBronChallenge at a wedding made the rounds on the Internet this week, and with Kyrie Irving looking on and laughing, people assumed Curry was making fun of LeBron James. Not so, says Steph. Curry explains that he’s obsessed with..." August 02