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  • LeBron, Melo, CP3, and Wade open ESPYs with call for political action

    07/13/2016 7:50:25 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 07/13/2016 | Eric Freeman,
    Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James made a strong statement at the ESPYs (via @cjzero on Twitter). The most recent wave of race-related shootings in the United States — chiefly the police killing of Alton Sterling in Louisiana, the police killing of Philando Castile in Minnesota, and the shooting deaths of five police officers at a Black Lives Matter rally in Dallas last week — have inspired several recent cases of increased political consciousness for black athletes. Members of the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx have made the most controversial statement so far in donning Black Lives Matter t-shirts...
  • Cavs win 2016 NBA Finals Championship!

    06/19/2016 8:26:11 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 155 replies
    WEWS ^ | 6/19/16
    BLOG: After 52 years, Cavs win NBA Finals Championship The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated defending champions Golden State Warriors, 93-89, in Game 7 of the NBA Finals for the first title in franchise history.
  • Warriors overcome LeBron James' 44, breeze in overtime to go up 1-0

    06/04/2015 9:48:53 PM PDT · by sargon · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 6/5/2015
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for a thrilling 108-100 overtime victory in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.
  • Warriors Win over Rockets sets up dream Finals matchup

    05/31/2015 7:55:54 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 12 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 5/28/15 | Ben Golliver
    OAKLAND — What's one more week compared to a 40-year championship drought? What's one more week when it means a shot at the first title in franchise history? The Warriors eliminated the Rockets with a 104–90 victory in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Wednesday, advancing to an NBA Finals date with the Cavaliers. This is a matchup worth waiting for, and a little patience will be required. Because both Golden State and Cleveland made quick work of their conference finals foes, the NBA will hit the pause button for a full week before the championship series opens...
  • The path to Irrelevancy:LeBron, Irving in 'I Can't Breathe' tees

    12/09/2014 4:24:53 PM PST · by bestintxas · 14 replies
    espn ^ | 12/9/14 | Dave McMenamin and Mike Mazzeo
    Several players on both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets, including LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, Kyrie Irving and Deron Williams, wore black "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts during pregame warm-ups Monday, following in the footsteps of Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose who wore the same shirt in a game Saturday to show support for the family of Eric Garner. Of his T-shirt, LeBron James said: "It's not a Cavs thing. It's a worldly thing." "It's not a Cavs thing," James said before the game. "It's a worldly thing." On several occasions in the past couple weeks, James has spoken out about...
  • LeBron, Kyrie Wear "I Can't Breathe" Shirts

    12/08/2014 6:16:59 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 61 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 8, 2014, | Dave McMenamin and Mike Mazzeo
    Several players on both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets, including LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, Kyrie Irving and Deron Williams, wore black "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts during pregame warm-ups Monday, following in the footsteps of Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose who wore the same shirt in a game Saturday to show support for the family of Eric Garner.
  • LeBron: I'm coming back to Cleveland

    07/11/2014 9:31:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    SI ^ | July 11, 2014 | LeBron James
    Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I cried. It’s where I bled. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their passion can be overwhelming. But it drives me. I want to give them hope when I can. I want to inspire them when I can. My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now.
  • Destroying the game: LeBron Doesn't Play If Sterling Allowed to Stay

    05/14/2014 1:22:25 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 81 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/14/14
    The vice president of the National Basketball Players Association told interviewer Jim Rome that the NBA's marquee player will sit if the NBA's pariah owner doesn't quit. "I was just in the locker room three or four days ago," Derrick Mason Jr. said on Showtime. "LeBron 9and I talked about it. He ain't playing if Sterling is still an owner." James issued similar comments to the Associated Press. The union representative indicated that the four-time MVP's position is widely held within the league. Mason issued a deadline of the start of the 2014-2015 season for the NBA to divorce Donald...
  • LeBron sneakers test $300 limit

    08/21/2012 5:56:41 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 49 replies
    Local10News ^ | 8/20/12 | unknown
    Nike is selling LeBron James' newest sneaker for over $300. According the Wall Street Journal, LeBron's next shoe, the "LeBron X" will cost around $315. The shoe debuted at the 2012 Olympic gold-medal game between Spain and the United States. This will be LeBron's 10th shoe release. His first shoe was released in 2003. It was called the Nike Zoom Generation and cost around $110. Nike told the Journal that it is passing along price increases because of the increased cost of materials like cotton.
  • ROOT: From ‘chosen’ to ‘chumps’ Texas exposes the flaws of Barack and LeBron

    06/21/2011 4:52:06 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 8 replies
    washtimes ^ | 6/20/11 | Wayne Allyn Root
    How the mighty have fallen. Last week was not a good week for “Chosen Ones.” President Obama and NBA superstar LeBron James have both been unmasked as flawed humans, not gods or superheroes. They have both gone from “chosen” to “chump,” from “epic” to “epic failure,” from “hero” to “humbled.” Ironically, both were humbled by Texans. LeBron lost the NBA finals in embarrassing fashion to a bunch of anonymous old guys playing for the underdog Dallas Mavericks. LeBron didn’t just lose. Dallas’ no-name players confused, intimidated and overwhelmed LeBron with old-fashioned teamwork and old-school defense, exposing LeBron to be a...
  • Clevelanders laughing as LeBron loses

    06/13/2011 4:33:49 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | June 13th, 2011
    LeBron James reacts during Sunday night's NBA Finals game against the Dallas Mavericks. Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki is at rear. When the Dallas Mavericks finished off the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, the happiness in Dallas may have been eclipsed in only one place, Cleveland, the city that Heat star LeBron James left to take his talents to South Beach. CNN affiliate WOIO-TV in Cleveland had a one-word headline on its sports page under a picture of James holding up his Heat jersey: "LOSER!" "LeBron James still has no rings," the site's story began....
  • 2011 NBA Finals: Lebron James Full Press Conference

    06/13/2011 6:35:14 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 54 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 6/12/11 | Press Conference
    Q: Does it bother you that so many people are happy to see ou fail? JAMES: Absolutely not. Because at the end of the day, all the people that was rooting on me to fail, at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today. They have the same personal problems they had today. And I am going to continue to live the way that I want to live and continue to do the things that I want to do, with me and my family...
  • Pippen: LeBron Better Than Jordan

    05/30/2011 12:18:28 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 43 replies ^ | 5/29/11 | SportsDirect
    Better than Michael Jordan? Such words would be considered mere folly coming from the mouth of any NBA player, so imagine the response when that opinion was offered by a longtime teammate of Jordan. Scottie Pippen, who won six NBA titles in the 1990s playing alongside Jordan with the Chicago Bulls, set off a buzz when he appeared on ESPN radio Friday morning and said Miami Heat forward LeBron James "may be the greatest player to ever play the game."
  • Fontainebleau valet sues LeBron's mom over incident

    04/13/2011 10:02:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | April 13, 2011 | Lidia Dinkova and Diana Moskovitz
    The parking valet on the end of a slap from LeBron James' mom fired back this week in a lawsuit alleging he suffered emotional distress, humiliation, mental anguish, medical expenses, the loss of the ability to earn money, and the loss of capacity for enjoyment of life. Rockfeller Sorel hired lawyer Angela Cohn, who filed the suit Tuesday in Miami-Dade court. A day later, a grainy video appeared on gossip website TMZ showing the altercation at the posh Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel, the infamous slap and a tumbling Gloria Marie James.
  • LeBron James's mother arrested for battery; tells cop, 'I don't trust your kind'...

    04/07/2011 11:17:00 AM PDT · by AdamBomb · 33 replies
    SmokingGun ^ | 4/7/2011 | SmokingGun
    "While at the police station, two other cops tried to speak with James, who remained “very uncooperative” and said, 'I’m trying to trust you but I don’t trust your kind. I don’t trust that officer who arrested me.' It is unclear what “kind” James does not reportedly trust."
  • Rookie Helps Knicks Solve James and Heat

    01/27/2011 10:18:43 PM PST · by OddLane · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 27, 2011 | Jonathan Abrams
    When the Knicks and the Miami Heat tangle, it is usually a veteran, versatile All-Stars who decides the game. On Thursday night, it appeared that the game would be won or lost by a veteran, versatile, goggle-wearing All-Star.
  • Video: LeBron James bumps his coach, again

    11/28/2010 1:10:18 PM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | November 28, 2010 | Kelly Dwyer
    LeBron James is known for taking passive/aggressive shots at his coaches. Whether he's dealing with Paul Silas or tolerating Mike Brown or griping about Erik Spoelstra's minutes allotment, it hardly matters. LeBron James is the king, in his own mind, and he's not to be touched. Unless he's the one doing the touching. Or bumping.
  • Heat Lose to Celtics in Debut of Big Three

    10/26/2010 10:23:17 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 32 replies · 1+ views
    LeBron James(notes) and the Miami Heat were showered with chants of “overrated!” They sure looked that way in their debut as a team formed to win a championship. The old Big Three of the Boston Celtics, playing under the franchise’s 17 title banners, beat the new Big Three of James, Dwyane Wade(notes) and Chris Bosh(notes) 88-80 on Tuesday night. The Heat, though, knew it would take time to jell.
  • LeBron Says The Backlash Against Him Had "A Race Factor"

    09/30/2010 11:26:07 AM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Deadspin ^ | September 30, 2010 | Barry Petchesky
    LeBron Says The Backlash Against Him Had "A Race Factor" LeBron Says The Backlash Against Him Had "A Race Factor"LeBron James and Maverick Carter offered that as a partial explanation for the negative publicity he's gotten this summer. I don't think anyone's gone the race route on this yet (besides Jesse Jackson), but what do you know? Here we are. Yesterday on CNN's Rick's List, Soledad O'Brien had a piece on James and Carter. From the transcript: O'BRIEN (voice-over): But those deals were overshadowed by this summer's decision and negative headlines which seemed to tarnish LeBron James, the athlete, and...
  • Jesse: LeBron James Was Treated Like a 'Runaway Slave'

    07/15/2010 7:29:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 15, 2010 | Larry Elder
    Is NBA star LeBron James a victim of racism? The Rev. Jesse Jackson thinks so. When James decided to leave his hometown team to play elsewhere, the owner of his former team accused James, among other things, of "cowardly betrayal." He felt jilted, and his team suddenly lost perhaps half its market value. Maybe before commenting the owner should have taken a cold shower. Jackson, however, sees RACISM: "(The owner's) feelings of betrayal personify a slave master mentality. He sees LeBron as a runaway slave." "Runaway slave"? The owner, Jackson implies, would have reacted differently -- had James been white....
  • Cavs owner disagrees with Jackson about LeBron

    07/12/2010 5:09:00 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 5 replies
    AP via Breitbart ^ | July 12, 2010 | TOM WITHERS
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert got in another word about the messy, heartbreaking split with LeBron James. He promised it's his last one. On Monday, Gilbert said he strongly disagrees with Rev. Jesse Jackson's criticism of his recent comments about James, who announced last week he was leaving Cleveland after seven seasons to join fellow All-Stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat. Shortly after James' announcement, Gilbert fired off an incendiary letter to Cavs fans, vilifying the 25-year-old and calling his decision to bolt Cleveland as "narcissistic" and "cowardly behavior." He also guaranteed his team...
  • Gigantic LeBron James Mural Dismantled in Cleveland (VIDEO)

    07/10/2010 12:37:48 PM PDT · by wrrock · 17 replies
    Fact Resource ^ | 7/10/2010 | Video
    Workers began dismantling the 10-story-tall iconic image of James on a mural in downtown Saturday, a billboard that has dominated the city’s skyline for years but is being taken down now that the superstar has left the Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. WATCH VIDEO
  • Lebron James "I Am Thankful That I Have A Great Relationship With The Man Above" (But Not Cleveland)

    07/09/2010 5:05:12 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 19 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 07/09/2010 | JoeClarke.Net
    Beware When All Men Speak Well Of YouLebron James does not have to worry about all men speaking well of him after his gut wrenching decision last night to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. Lebron lived and played, and prayed in my home town of Akron, Ohio before making it to the pros as a Jordan-class phenom who skipped college in order to start in Cleveland, a mere 30 miles north of Akron. His welfare mother, Gloria, insisted that Lebron be schooled in the Catholic Saint Vincent-Saint Mary parochial schools provided by both Catholic and State...
  • Gilbert attacks James in letter

    07/08/2010 9:51:53 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | July 8, 2010 | Yahoo! Sports Staff
    Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert wrote an open letter to the team’s fans after LeBron James(notes) announced his decision to leave the franchise after seven seasons. Here it is in its entirety. Dear Cleveland, All Of Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Cavaliers Supporters Wherever You May Be Tonight; As you now know, our former hero, who grew up in the very region that he deserted this evening, is no longer a Cleveland Cavalier. This was announced with a several day, narcissistic, self-promotional build-up culminating with a national TV special of his “decision” unlike anything ever “witnessed” in the history of sports...
  • Open Thread: The Decision on ESPN (Lebron James)

    07/08/2010 6:04:52 PM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    Here we go....
  • Kobe-LeBron Nike ad features gun language

    01/31/2010 7:44:50 PM PST · by optiguy · 8 replies · 504+ views
    AP ^ | January 30, 2010 | BRIAN MAHONEY
    NEW YORK – An advertisement featuring the NBA's two biggest superstars includes a gun reference, the same week two players were suspended for carrying firearms to the locker room.
  • NBA Finals : Cleveland vs San Antonio

    06/02/2007 8:46:24 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 101 replies · 2,225+ views
    Cleveland closes out Detroit 98-82 to advance to the NBA Finals against San Antonio.
  • NBA finals raise James' marketing profile to new heights

    06/06/2007 5:40:23 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 21 replies · 265+ views
    CBS 11 DALLAS ^ | 06 JUNE 2007 | AP
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- If Cavaliers fans were thrilled by LeBron James' 48-point performance against Detroit, just imagine how Nike executives felt. Their $90 million investment never looked better. ``The world changed for a lot of us at Nike in that Game 5,'' said Brian Fairben, Nike's business manager for James. For the 22-year-old James, who has stated that he wants to become a ``global icon'' and the world's first billionaire athlete, a trip to the NBA finals is a step toward those goals. It will raise his already hyped profile even higher, and marketers are prepared to take advantage. Fairben...
  • Cleveland's suffering second-worst on our list (only Buffalo is bleaker)

    06/06/2007 5:25:12 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 43 replies · 1,042+ views ^ | 6/06/07 | Jeff Gordon
    San Antonio has grown accustomed to winning NBA titles. Its citizens are used to attending championship parades. Elsewhere in the United States, though, long-suffering fans are clamoring for a world championship. Callers to sports talk radio shows and Internet message board posters express their angst daily. "I've been a Buffalo sports fan all my life and except for the 64-65 AFL championships, well, you know the rest of the story," a poster identified as "Bilzfancy' wrote on after the Sabres fell in the NHL's Eastern Conference finals. "I will not give up and will be a diehard but the...
  • Awake By The Lake (Cavaliers make NBA finals)

    06/04/2007 7:25:37 AM PDT · by E Rocc · 6 replies · 200+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | June 4, 2007 | Dan Wetzel
    Awake by the lake By Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports June 4, 2007 CLEVELAND – A couple of years ago Jack Blake, now 12, had reached the age when boys begin having questions about exactly how and why things work. So his father, Kevin, had to sit him down and have "The Talk." "Part of the parenting process in Cleveland is to express to children the history of losing here," Kevin said. "You have to let them know." Yeah, forget the birds and the bees. In Northeast Ohio, first you have to explain the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and Browns; namely why...
  • Cavs stun Pistons at home, take 3-2 lead

    05/18/2006 12:15:49 AM PDT · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 15 replies · 231+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | May 18, 2006 | LARRY LAGE
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- All series long, the Detroit Pistons huffed and puffed. On Wednesday night, it was LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers who blew their house in. A stunning role reversal on the Cavs' fairy tale ride? Maybe not. "It's just basketball," James said. "They're not the Big, Bad Wolf. And we're not the Three Little Pigs." James scored 32 points and assisted on Drew Gooden's game-winning shot to lead the Cavs to an 86-84 victory over Detroit -- their third straight win en route to a 3-2 lead in the second-round series.
  • LeBron: 'I Am Not Going Anywhere'

    10/04/2005 8:15:50 AM PDT · by E Rocc · 10 replies · 278+ views
    Newsnet 5 (Cleveland) ^ | October 4, 2005
    LeBron: 'I Am Not Going Anywhere' All-Star Forward Addresses Future Before Even Asked POSTED: 8:30 am EDT October 4, 2005 CLEVELAND -- LeBron James appears to have worked on his defense this summer. He's even swatting away rumors. Like the one about him demanding a trade to New York so he can save the Knicks and light up Broadway. Or the one where he's bolting for Los Angeles to join the Lakers and sign a movie deal. And the piece of gossip about him leaving for Miami to hook up with Shaq and open a nightclub on South Beach. Heck,...
  • Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach Paul Silas Fired

    03/21/2005 7:39:35 AM PST · by gdani · 21 replies · 1,070+ views
    Channel 5 - Cleveland ^ | 03/21/2005 | none given
    Cavs Head Coach Fired UPDATED: 10:28 am EST March 21, 2005 CLEVELAND -- Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Paul Silas was fired Monday. NewsChannel5's Chris Miller was told by Silas' son and assistant coach Steven Silas that Paul was let go before practice this morning. Steven Silas was also let go. Assistant coach Brendan Malone has been named interim coach. Silas had two years left on his contract. The cavs have lost three straight games and are 34-30 now. Silas, 59, had previously been fired by New Orleans after last season. He was chosen to coach the Cavs over former Knicks...
  • Cavaliers sold for $375 million to founder of Quicken Loans

    01/03/2005 9:56:17 AM PST · by rdb3 · 2 replies · 452+ views
    Associated Press via ^ | 3 January 2005 | TOM WITHERS
      Cavaliers sold for $375 million to founder of Quicken LoansBy TOM WITHERS The Associated Press 1/3/2005, 12:30 p.m. ET CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers were bought Monday for $375 million by the founder of the nation's largest online mortgage company, who acquires a team that has surged from the NBA's depths since the arrival of LeBron James.Dan Gilbert of Detroit, founder of Quicken Loans, will assume ownership of the Cavaliers and operational control of 20,000-seat Gund Arena once the league's Board of Governors approves the deal.Former owner Gordon Gund will maintain a minority stake of no more...
  • Cleveland athletes talk politics: Browns' interest greater than Tribe's, Cavs'

    10/29/2004 9:03:36 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies · 713+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | October 29, 2004 | Mary Schmitt Boyer
    LeBron James is getting ready to start his second season in the NBA, but next Tuesday he will be a rookie all over again. That is because the 19-year-old Akron native will be voting in his first presidential election. While he is not exactly giddy with anticipation over exercising his constitutional right for the first time, he has been trying to follow the debates and differences between President Bush and Democratic challenger John Kerry.
  • Padilla's life and times

    04/28/2004 11:32:10 PM PDT · by kattracks · 4 replies · 183+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/29/04 | Debra J. Saunders
    <p>The New York Times' Sunday profile of accused dirty-bomb terrorist Jose Padilla reports, at age 14, he was involved in a fateful armed robbery. Padilla's accomplice fatally stabbed a Mexican immigrant, and Padilla kicked victim Elio Evangelista in the head "because he felt like it," records say.</p>
  • Lebron James scores 25 in loss to Kings

    10/29/2003 10:29:59 PM PST · by yonif · 5 replies · 462+ views
    The East Carolinian ^ | October 30, 2003 | AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- LeBrilliant -- except for the result. LeBron James more than lived up to his hype in the first regular-season game of his NBA career, playing like no other 18-year-old ever had in his professional debut as the Cleveland Cavaliers lost 106-92 Wednesday night to the Sacramento Kings. James had 25 points, nine assists, six rebounds and four steals, mesmerizing one of the league's loudest crowds with skills no teenager had ever displayed at this level. James' point total was by far the most by any prep-to-pro rookie since Kobe Bryant made the jump in 1996, eclipsing the...
  • Cavs' number comes up to win NBA's 'LeBron lottery'

    05/22/2003 5:54:31 PM PDT · by E Rocc · 157 replies · 382+ views
    CNN ^ | May 22, 2003 | CNN
    <p>SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers hit the LeBron James jackpot.</p> <p>The Cavaliers won the NBA draft lottery Thursday night, giving them the right to make the first overall selection. They're expected to stay in Ohio and choose James, the 6-foot-8 high school phenom from Akron.</p>
  • Officials reviewing report James received free clothing

    01/31/2003 5:31:59 AM PST · by NittanyLion · 21 replies · 1,043+ views
    AP via ^ | 1/31/2003
    CLEVELAND -- First it was LeBron James' Hummer. Now, it's his clothes. Just a few days after James was cleared of any wrongdoing for accepting a sports utility vehicle as a gift, Ohio high school officials are reviewing a report he received complimentary clothing. Last Saturday, James, the nation's top high school player, was apparently given two free "throwback'' jerseys worth $845 at a local clothing store. The story was first reported by The Plain Dealer. Ohio High School Athletic Association bylaws state that an athlete forfeits his or her amateur status by "capitalizing on athletic fame by receiving money...