LeBron James RUMORS & NEWS

  • LeBron James hopes new CNBC reality show will be a slam-dunk for Cleveland

    USA Today "LeBron James' dream came true in June when he delivered a championship title to the city of Cleveland. Now he's helping to pay it forward with a new reality show. Executive produced by James and business partner Maverick Carter, Cleveland Hustles (Wednesday, 10 p.m. ET, CNBC) matches four..." August 25

  • Dwight Howard -- I'd Beat LeBron In MMA Fight

    TMZ "NBA star Dwight Howard is a huge UFC fan -- so when we got him leaving UFC 202, we had to ask ... who would win if you stepped into the Octagon with LeBron James?? Howard ain't no bitch -- and says he'd put his money on himself. Look, he was just joking around ... but let's check out the..." August 22

  • LeBron Surprises Wife With Ferrari at Surprise Birthday Party

    Black Sports Online "It is good to be the Queen to the King. I hear a lot of things about a lot of NBA wives, but I have only heard great things about Savannah James." August 22

  • LeBron: I'm chasing Jordan's greatness, not his 6 rings

    Total Pro Sports "Few weeks ago, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James was asked by one of his campers what motivates him now that he’s brought the Larry O’Brien trophy to Cleveland for the 1st time ever, and the 4-time MVP brought up Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan. “My motivation,” James says, “is..." August 22

  • LeBron expresses desire to play for Popovich at Tokyo 2020

    USA Today "LeBron James told USA TODAY Sports it would be a career treat to play for Mike Krzyzewski and Gregg Popovich on the U.S. Olympic team. In an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, James left the door open for a return to the U.S. basketball team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and in a subsequent..." August 20

  • LeBron: Durant joining Warriors is 'great for our league'

    The Score "The King sees nothing wrong with Kevin Durant's decision to join a 73-win team. In fact, LeBron James applauded Durant's move to join the Golden State Warriors in a recent interview with Business Insider. "I think it's all great for our league," James said. "Our league is very competitive...." August 20

  • LeBron James believes he knows who the NBA's next big star is

    Fox Sports "After years of spending previous off-seasons playing for Team USA and starring in hit movies (how did ‘Trainwreck’ not win an Oscar?), it’s been a relatively quiet summer for LeBron James. Outside of discussing the ‘ghosts’ of Chicago, and attending the occasional Drake concert, King James has..." August 18

  • LeBron Believes Michael Jordan May Get Too Much Credit For The Bulls’ Championships

    Uproxx "LeBron James will forever be compared to Michael Jordan. Of all the people who were hyped to be the heir apparent to Jordan, LeBron is the most deserving of that designation. Their successes, on a team and individual level, will always be compared in the argument over who is better player, and who..." August 18

  • Report: LeBron has no-trade clause in new contract with Cavaliers

    The Score "The odds of the Cleveland Cavaliers ever trading four-time league Most Valuable Player LeBron James are basically slim to none, especially after he brought the team back from oblivion to defeat the Golden State Warriors and capture the franchise's first NBA championship last season. However, on..." August 17

  • LeBron James: 'My dream is to actually own a team'

    ESPN "LeBron James already locked up his immediate future this offseason, signing a three-year, $100 million extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers. On Wednesday, he provided a glimpse of what his post-playing plans could look like. "I feel like my brain, as far as the game of basketball, is unique,"..." August 17

  • LeBron James Comments on Possibly Playing in 2020 Olympics

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James admitted Wednesday he's missed playing with Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but he didn't fully commit to a return in 2020. Rachel Nichols of ESPN spoke with the three-time NBA champion about a range of topics for an interview..." August 17

  • LeBron James to join Trevor Noah on Daily Show tonight

    Cavs Nation "LeBron James finished Zero Dark Thirty as a returning NBA champion, and now he’s the celebrity and story every host and media needs. In the midst of an aggressive media tour, James has made stops on radio and instagram, but his next stop is television. " August 17

  • LeBron James given third-best odds to win 2016-17 NBA MVP

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "One more MVP award will give LeBron James five, elevating him into rare company with Michael Jordan, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players to reach that total. A fifth award will also push him past NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain. But the odds of James reaching that number aren't..." August 16

  • LeBron James' new Cavs contract reportedly includes a very rare clause

    Fox Sports "What are the odds that the Cleveland Cavaliers would ever try to trade LeBron James? Short of LeBron being abducted by aliens and replaced by a reasonable facsimile, there's basically no chance that the Cavs wound want to part ways with the most important player in franchise history. And it..." August 16

  • Melo would've 'gone off' on critics if LeBron didn't tell him to chill

    The Score "Carmelo Anthony caught some heat for saying winning three Olympic gold medals - and no NBA championships - is enough to render his career "great." It seems Anthony didn't take the criticism too well, but luckily for him, he has a level-headed friend in LeBron James." August 15

  • LeBron James' 3-Year Deal Worth More Than Michael Jordan's Entire Career Earnings

    The Big Lead "LeBron James re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, inking a three-year, $100,000,000 contact. LeBron is due to make over $33 million in 2017-2018, the second year of his deal, which will make him the highest-paid player in a single season in NBA history. The previous highest salary..." August 12

  • LeBron makes it official, signs three-year, $100 million deal to stay with Cavaliers

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James said he was staying in Cleveland after the Cavaliers won the franchise’s first NBA title. The only question was for how many years and on what kind of contract, there were a lot of options. We have the answer — LeBron is about to be the highest paid player in the NBA. Brian..." August 11

  • LeBron could become world's best at handball in 6 months, coach says

    The Score "One of the joys of the Olympics is briefly becoming a huge fan of a sport you encounter only every four years. Handball is the perfect example. It's an action-packed spectacle that requires athletes to juke like NFL players, leap like NBA stars, and chuck the ball at the net like an MLB pitcher..." August 10

  • LeBron James Spent His Weekend Hanging Out on a Yacht in Italy and Posting Hilarious Instagram Stories

    Complex "Remember when LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Paul spent a few days hanging out on a yacht somewhere off the coast of Spain earlier this summer while Snapchatting their adventures? It was amazing and featured the three singing, dancing, and doing a bunch of other things that you’d expect rich..." August 08

  • Curry, LeBron favorites to win 2016-17 NBA MVP

    The Score "Four of the last five NBA Most Valuable Player awards have gone to either LeBron James or Stephen Curry, and Las Vegas oddsmakers don't see that trend changing for the 2016-17 regular season. The King and The Chef are the two heavy favorites to take home the Maurice Podoloff Trophy at the end..." August 04

  • B.J. Armstrong advises LeBron to 'get rid of all the comparisons'

    ESPN "B.J. Armstrong played six seasons and won three championships with Michael Jordan, which gives him an up-close, personal and unique perspective on the psyche of the player widely regarded as the greatest of all time. Armstrong, 48, does not believe it impossible for a current player to surpass..." August 03

  • LeBron James chases the ghost from Chicago and basketball immortality

    SI "Five weeks after the parade, LeBron James watches the final minutes of the last game for the first time. He sits in a black swivel chair, on a basketball court inside an airport hangar, as 81 of America’s best amateur players study him from metal bleachers. They have come to Los Angeles for the..." August 02

  • LeBron Was Shocked Dwyane Wade Didn’t Get Kobe Money From The Heat

    Uproxx "On November 26, 2013, Kobe Bryant signed a contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers. The two-year deal would pay him $48.5 million over the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons, presumably the ultimate twilight of his Hall-of-Fame career. That Bryant’s on-court impact wouldn’t live up to such an..." August 02

  • LeBron gets an insane amount of toppings on his pizza

    The Score "LeBron James doesn't skimp on pizza toppings. The King shared a summary Thursday of the pie he ordered from Blaze Pizza - the chain in which he's an investor - and it included a whopping 16 toppings. He added two different kinds of cheese (mozzarella and parmesan) and meat (grilled chicken and..." July 29

  • Draymond Green: ‘Me and LeBron are friends’

    Sportsnaut "As Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green prepares to help Team USA to gold this summer in Rio, the enigmatic big man took time out of his busy schedule to discuss some recent on-court incidents. Unless you were hiding under a rock back in June, you know very well that Green’s antics..." July 29

  • How LeBron Helped Convince Justin Bieber to Turn Down $5 Million Offer to Perform at RNC

    Black Sports Online "Da Biebs is Canadian so as you can imagine America politics really isn’t at the forefront of his mind, so when a $5 million offer came in to perform in Cleveland during the RNC he seriously considered the offer. In the end, LeBron James helped him decide to turn it down according to TMZ." July 29

  • Why LeBron James still hasn't re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers

    Fox Sports "We're almost a month into NBA free agency, and all the big names signed their deals long ago -- except for the biggest of them all. LeBron James remains a free agent, much to the confusion of the basketball-watching population. And it's easy to see why fans would be perplexed. On the surface,..." July 25

  • LeBron James tells Cavs he will re-sign with them

    ESPN "LeBron James has informed the Cleveland Cavaliers he will re-sign with the reigning NBA champions this summer but still has no timetable for negotiating or signing a deal, sources told ESPN. James is one of several members of the Cavs from last season's championship team who remain unsigned,..." July 19

  • LeBron's delay to re-sign unrelated to J.R. Smith contract status

    The Score "The fact that LeBron James has yet to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers is not related to J.R. Smith's outstanding contract status, according to Cleveland.com's Chris Haynes. With NBA news slowing down in mid-July, the only superstar yet to put pen to paper is James - though it's quite..." July 16

  • LeBron's new contract is taking long because his decision is difficult

    Sporting News "While there is zero doubt where LeBron James will be playing next season, there is a reason he has taken so long to re-sign with the Cavaliers. The NBA Finals MVP returned to Cleveland two years ago, which means the Cavaliers have his Early Bird rights. With Early Bird, a franchise can give a..." July 15

  • LeBron offers to be walk-on player for Liverpool on U.S. tour

    The Score "Liverpool will be crossing the Atlantic this month for matches against Chelsea and AC Milan in California, which has LeBron James pretty excited. James gave Reds manager Jurgen Klopp a shout-out on Facebook and let him know that he's available if the club needs some help." July 13

  • LeBron thanks Duncan, calls him 'best PF ever'

    The Score "LeBron James joined the long list of NBA players heaping praise on Tim Duncan following the San Antonio Spurs legend's retirement announcement Monday. James took to Twitter to express his gratitude for the "best PF ever."" July 11

  • LeBron Predicted Kevin Durant Would Leave the Thunder 2 Years Ago

    Obsev "Back in 2014, LeBron James called that the Oklahoma City Thunder would lose Kevin Durant in free agency. After a Game 5 loss to Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the playoffs put their team down 3-2, The Oklahoman published a now infamous hack job of an article criticizing Durant which..." July 09

  • LeBron hasn't given Cavs a timetable on when he'll re-sign

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James has yet to notify the Cleveland Cavaliers when he intends to re-sign, league sources informed cleveland.com during NBA Summer League. July 7 was the day free agents were officially able to sign contracts. Team officials have reached out to the camp of James for an answer to no..." July 09

  • Profanity in LeBron's parade speech earned 2 FCC complaints

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Two people filed complaints with the Federal Communications Commission regarding LeBron James' profanity-laden speech during the rally at the Cavaliers' championship parade. The complaints against WKYC and WOIO came July 22, the same day of the parade, from a viewer in Cuyahoga Falls and..." July 08

  • LeBron reacts to Dallas police shootings: 'More violence is not the answer'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Consider LeBron James' Twitter feed a microcosm of the confusion and anger Americans are feeling after the killings of five officers in Dallas Thursday and of two black men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota this week. James, the Cavaliers' outspoken superstar who has a track record for..." July 08

  • Report: LeBron will not take huge pay cut to facilitate Wade signing

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly are in the mix to add Dwyane Wade, but the real impediment for such a move is money. The Cavs already have over $76 million committed for next season, and that's without factoring in how much LeBron James will make once he agrees to a deal with the team. Even..." July 06

  • Teams calling LeBron, but agent says he's staying put

    The Score "LeBron James' return to the Cleveland Cavaliers may be a forgone conclusion, but that's not stopping hopeful teams from inquiring about the future Hall of Famer's status. Teams are calling James, who is still an unsigned, unrestricted free agent, but according to ESPN's Marc Stein, James' agent..." July 05

  • LeBron James sent a brilliant message on Kevin Durant's big day

    Fox Sports "While the basketball world was still in shock over Kevin Durant's decision to join the Golden State Warriors, reigning NBA Finals MVP LeBron James was relaxing with his favorite movie, and perhaps plotting the future of the Cleveland Cavaliers. While many NBA players were freaking out over the..." July 05

  • LeBron can counter Golden State by bringing Dwyane Wade to Cleveland

    Fox Sports "The NBA is a two-team league now, and at this moment, the Cleveland Cavaliers look particularly overmatched by Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors. The team that won 73 games last regular season and came within minutes of winning a second-straight title over the Cavs in effect made a..." July 05

  • Agent: LeBron James elects to opt out of $24M player option

    ESPN "Finals MVP LeBron James will not exercise his player option with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2016-17 season, according to his agent, Rich Paul. James, who had to inform the Cavs of his decision by Wednesday at midnight, will become a free agent July 1 for the third straight summer. He was..." June 29

  • 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