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  • LeBron: World Cup final ‘bigger’ than NBA finals

    07/12/2014 9:33:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2014 7:56 PM EDT | Stephen Wade
    Just a few hours after arriving in Brazil, LeBron James sized up the World Cup final and said it trumps the NBA finals. “This is the highest you can get,” James said Saturday, a day after announcing he was returning to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. “This is bigger than the NBA finals in the sense that it’s the world and you have so many countries here.” …
  • LeBron James decides to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers

    07/11/2014 1:43:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/11/2014 | MIKE BRESNAHAN
    LeBron James is removing his talents from Miami. Four years after stunning the NBA world with “The Decision,” the Miami Heat forward announced an even larger revelation on Friday, perhaps destined to be called “The Redemption.” James, 29, will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, close to his hometown of Akron and far from the sunny beaches where he led the Heat to four NBA Finals appearances, two ending in championships. "I’m not promising a championship," James says in the first-person essay. "I know how hard that is to deliver. We’re not ready right now. No way. Of course, I...
  • LeBron James To Opt Out Of Miami Heat Contract, Become Free Agent

    06/24/2014 8:46:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/24/2014 | Tony Manfred
    LeBron James will exercise the early termination option in his contract with the Miami Heat, becoming an unrestricted free agent, his agent told ESPN's Chris Broussard. It doesn't necessarily mean that he's leaving Miami. By opting out, he can sign a new five-year maximum contract with the Heat. If he left Miami, he could only get a four-year deal with a slightly lower annual salary. The difference between staying and leaving is $33 million.
  • TV Ratings Dictated NBA’s Decision to Play Finals Despite A/C Failure

    06/06/2014 9:47:25 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 6, 2014 | Joe Concha
    You know that controversial NBA game last night more than a few water coolers are privy to this morning? ... The one played in an arena where the air conditioning went out due to an electrical failure, turning the court in a 90-degree sauna, resulting in said cramps for one LeBron James? It should have never been played...
  • LeBron James swaps black mask... for clear one at request of NBA

    03/02/2014 6:17:34 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 57 replies
    L.A.Times ^ | March 1, 2014 | Dan Loumena
    LeBron James knows that what's in the best interest of the NBA is usually in his best interest, which probably is why he complied with the league's request to wear a clear mask to protect his broken nose Saturday night rather than the cooler-looking black one he wore Thursday. As long as it’s transparent," James said of the mask. "As long as they can see my face ... my opponents. Just as long as it’s not black."
  • LeBron James to produce sitcom

    09/03/2013 9:11:56 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 9 replies ^ | September 3, 2013 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK -- After LeBron James won his second NBA championship this year, he talked about the improbability of his journey -- ascending to world fame despite growing up with challenge after challenge in the inner city. Now James plans to explore that theme as part of "Survivor's Remorse," a new show he's developing with Starz. While he won't star in the half-hour sitcom, the Miami Heat superstar will be one of the executive producers of the show, which will explore the lives of two men from the streets who attain fame -- one is an NBA star and one...
  • MDPD Admits LeBron Wrong-Way Escort Was Against Policy [Miami Cops Give 1% Special Treatment]

    08/20/2013 2:19:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | August 19, 2013
    The Miami-Dade Police Department admitted Monday that it was their officers who led Miami Heat star LeBron James the wrong way down a Miami Gardens street to Sun Life Stadium so he could get to the Jay-Z/Justin Timberlake concert in time.
  • Ending Income Inequality?

    12/01/2011 10:38:15 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11-30-11 | Walter E. Williams
    Benefiting from a hint from an article titled "Is Harry Potter Making You Poorer?", written by my colleague Dr. John Goodman, president of the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis, I've come up with an explanation and a way to end income inequality in America, possibly around the world.
  • LeBron James Is Recruiting Steve Nash To Join The Heat to 'Help Each Other' Win First Ring

    10/27/2011 2:50:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/27/2011 | Ariel Sandler
    LeBron James may have canceled his NBA world tour plans to spend more time with his family. But he’s found plenty of time to recruit more stars to Miami. LeBron tweeted this Thursday: "Maybe @SteveNash in a Heat uni! So we can help each other get our 1st ring" Nevermind the fact that Nash is still under contract with the Phoenix Suns for one more season. Or that there’s no way this could work financially whenever the league resumes. If LeBron doesn’t think three all-star players are enough to win his first championship, he’s got bigger issues. This can’t make...
  • Why Do They Hate LeBron So?

    06/22/2011 8:41:57 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 72 replies
    Henry Louis Gates' "The Root" ^ | 22 June | Celestin
    Miami's flop in the NBA Finals was reason for many to celebrate. But the venom toward basketball's most hated star also reflects the uneasy ties between white fans and black athletes. From the moment he announced "the Decision" to take his talents to South Beach on July 8, 2010, LeBron James became a target of virulent condemnation in the sports world. Miami's stunning six-game loss to Dallas in the 2011 NBA Finals only solidified the 26-year-old's status as the most hated player in basketball, and he faces an uphill battle to regain any measure of redemption. On a stage as...
  • Following The NBA Finals John Kasich Shows His Good Sense Of Humor

    06/15/2011 1:57:58 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-15-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    This is a rare occasion where a hat tip to The Atlantic Beyond the loyalty southern California residents show the Lakers I'm not actually a devoted follower of basketball...but I know enough to know LeBron James had this coming. I don't mean to pile on to the huge helping of humble pie this guy is being made to eat....but I have to end this with a good joke Hugh Hewitt told on his radio show earlier this week... Q: Why didn't LeBron James go to college? A: He didn't want to take the finals
  • On Hating LeBron (King James is many things, but a loser isn’t one of them)

    06/14/2011 5:19:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/14/2011 | Daniel Foster
    I was a freshman in college and a group of us were having some off-topic conversation at the end of an American studies class on science fiction as cultural history (which, I know, I know, sounds like an eminently useless American studies class, but which was nevertheless fascinating and awesome), and the subject of Anna Kournikova came up. I think we were talking about athletes as celebrities. In any event, my 18-year-old self pffft-ed at the mention of her name and said something like “yeah, she sucks!” This was me, I guess, expressing my distaste at style overtaking substance; her...
  • Heat's James apologizes for insensitive remarks

    05/10/2011 9:14:17 AM PDT · by Mind Freed · 46 replies
    LeBron James says he's sorry for using the word "retarded" in a postgame news conference. The Miami Heat star muttered the word after Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals as he and Dwyane Wade listened to a question about Wade's takedown of Boston guard Rajon Rondo. James had his hand covering his mouth when he said "that's retarded" as a reporter asked Wade whether the play that dislocated Rondo's elbow was dirty. After Game 4 on Monday night, James opened his postgame comments by apologizing for using "the R-word."
  • LeBron James' mom arrested in Miami Beach, report says

    04/07/2011 6:55:13 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | April 8, 2011
    MIAMI BEACH— Miami Beach police reportedly arrested LeBron James' mother at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach Thursday morning. Officers arrested Gloria James on a misdemeanor assault charge, WSVN-7 reported.
  • Investors Sought for LeBron's Birthday Party

    12/27/2010 8:55:56 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 31 replies
    Fox 8 Cleveland ^ | 12/27/10 | staff writer
    LeBron James has hired a marketing firm to find backers willing to help fund his 26th birthday party on Dec. 30. The event has been dubbed the "Full Court Birthday Celebration."
  • Miami Heat Want Coach Erik Spoelstra Fired Because He Yells At Them (No one yells at Lebron!)

    11/29/2010 8:37:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/29/2010 | Dahsiell Bennett
    ESPN reports that Miami Heat players are now openly questioning coach Erik Spoelstra and his ability to guide them to an NBA title. The team is 9-8, but Spoelstra's greatest crime so far? Telling LeBron James that "I can't tell when you're serious." What a monster! And the revolt may not be so private, judging by LeBron's shoulder bump that he put on Spoelstra during a timeout on Saturday. Team sources say that Spoelstra is pushing players too hard, because he fears for his job. Perhaps he fears for his job, because anonymous team sources are already running to ESPN...
  • 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.
  • LeBron James Limps Off Basketball Court – Two Of "Big 3" of the Miami Heat Now Injured

    10/13/2010 7:46:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/13/2010 | Dashiell Bennett and Nicholas Carlson
    That gust of wind you felt was everyone in Greater Miami sucking in its breath as LeBron James limped off the court during an exhibition against CSKA Moscow. (The word is that it was just "cramps.") Following an injury to Dwayne Wade, that's two of the Big 3 coming down with something and we aren't even to opening day yet
  • LeBron James Brings the High Cost of Bad Policy to the Fore

    07/22/2010 4:55:01 PM PDT · by JimPrevor · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 22, 2010 | Jim Prevor
    Those who want to see better public policy in America owe a high five to LeBron James. His highly publicized decision to sign with the Miami Heat brought forth a torrent of articles noting that the star basketball player stood to save a lot on state and local taxes by moving to Florida. Although conservative media noted the incentive early, eventually it hit the New York Times and other mainstream media outlets. It was a great teaching moment, in which the costs of a public policy – in this case high state and local taxes – could be clearly seen....
  • LeBron treasure found at yard sale

    07/14/2010 1:15:51 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    NewsNet5/WEWS TV ^ | 7-14-10 | Curtis Jackson
    When Vaneisha Robinson bought a diamond studded pendant in the shape of LeBron James' number 23 jersey at a yard sale four years ago, she thought it was costume jewelry. "I used to go to high school with it around my neck, not knowing the value of it," Robinson said. Robinson got curious about the pendant's value a few months ago when she noticed the diamonds were set in the same way real ones are. She took it to a local jewelry store for a once-over.
  • LeBron James, Competition and the American Dream

    07/12/2010 11:33:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 12, 2010 | Lurita Doan
    Democrat political orthodoxy implies that government carve-outs, handouts and social welfare programs are the only way Black Americans can "get their fair share" of the American Dream. These congressional leaders could learn a lot from LeBron James' extraordinary $100+million contract with Miami.Democrat leaders would learn that the American Dream is alive and well for all Americans willing to compete for it. Free markets and competition remain the most effective way to ensure prosperity, while set-asides and welfare programs are short-term entitlements that create long-term dependency. But, Democrats don’t seem to want to hear this message.The credibility of many Democrats in...
  • Jackson: Gilbert Sees LeBron As A “Runaway Slave”; Still Silent On The New Black Panthers

    07/12/2010 7:20:33 AM PDT · by · 18 replies
    On Sunday, Jesse Jackson criticized Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert saying his remarks in the open letter he released to the people of Cleveland after LeBron James announced he’ll be leaving to join the Miami Heat was akin to calling James a “runaway slave.” Jackson says the comments were “mean, arrogant, and presumptuous.” “He speaks as an owner of LeBron and not the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers,” the reverend said in a release from his Chicago-based civil rights group, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. “His feelings of betrayal personify a slave master mentality. He sees LeBron as a runaway slave....
  • Jesse Jackson says Cavs owner sees LeBron James as a runaway slave

    07/11/2010 10:33:01 PM PDT · by TheThinker · 57 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 07/12/2010 |
    Jackson rips Gilbert's LeBron comments Associated Press CHICAGO -- Jesse Jackson criticized Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert on Sunday, saying Gilbert sees LeBron James as a "runaway slave" and that the owner's comments after the free-agent forward decided to join the Miami Heat put the player in danger. “ Jackson His feelings of betrayal personify a slave master mentality. He sees LeBron as a runaway slave. This is an owner employee relationship -- between business partners -- and LeBron honored his contract. ” -- Rev. Jesse Jackson on Cavs owner Dan Gilbert's comments about LeBron James Shortly after James announced his...
  • According to LeBron James: Reagan 1 Obama 0

    07/10/2010 12:00:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 07/10/2010 | C. Edmund Wright
    There is a profound economics lesson for the entire world in the LeBron James saga. Yet most of the media is missing this part of the story of LeBron's joining the Miami Heat.  To paraphrase that great philosopher James Carville:  "It's the economy, stupid."  Specifically, it is about Reaganomics and Art Laffer's supply side theory trumping any form of liberal Obama-nomics. The macro-economics lesson is this: The single low tax location is now enjoying an avalanche of economic activity, ticket sales and national attention.  The high tax locations are counting the millions of dollars of stimulus their communities will...
  • Did Lebron leave a $50 on the bedroom dresser?

    07/09/2010 6:47:38 PM PDT · by Dawebman · 24 replies
    LEBRON JAMES PLAYED ESPN LIKE A NEW YORK PIMP ARRANGING A DATE WITH THEIR PRIZE WHORE! The TV Dog-and-Pony Show that ESPN did with Lebron James' announcement of which NBA franchise would pay him the most money - or sell the most of their soul and future, had all the sleaze of a pimp and his John negotiating which NBA franchise would be his next whore. ESPN long ago flushed what little remaining thread of journalistic integrity it may have once had. Just like the Muslim Communist Clown now occupying the White House, the only question that remains is, "HOW...
  • Rush Limbaugh Predicted LeBron James Would Sign With Miami Because He's Not An Idiot Liberal

    07/09/2010 1:02:03 PM PDT · by Michael Eden · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | July 9, 2010 | Michael Eden
    Here's Rush Limbaugh on July 1 predicting LeBron James would sign with Miami and explaining why he would do so: RUSH: If things are on schedule, representatives of the New York Knicks are meeting with LeBron James who today becomes a free agent in the National Basketball Association. Now, many of you are saying, "Oh, come on, Rush, stick to the issues. Football's bad enough, golf's even worse, now, we gotta talk NBA?" No, we're not talking NBA. The New York Knicks and the New Jersey Nets both want LeBron James. The Cleveland Cavaliers want him to stay in Cleveland,...
  • The Untold LeBron James Story: He Could Have Been a Victim of Abortion

    07/09/2010 9:47:15 AM PDT · by julieee · 3 replies ^ | July 9, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    The Untold LeBron James Story: He Could Have Been a Victim of Abortion It’s been one of the biggest sports stories of the season, becoming one of the dominant topics in cyberspace and on television: Where will basketball great LeBron James play ball? Even beloved television actress Betty White got into the act, making a plea for the NBA star to stay in Cleveland. But the man who has been nicknamed the “Chosen One” did not have an easy path to sports superstardom.
  • NBA NEWS : Lebron James Announces He's Signing with the Miami Heat

    07/08/2010 6:38:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    Only for basketball fans out there... Two time NBA MVP, Lebron James just announced it on ESPN NEWS that he will be signing with the Miami Heat. The Heat will now be loaded with 3 superstars who have played together in the Olympics (where the USA won Gold ) -- Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and Lebron James. DISCUSS !!
  • Did Ari Emanuel set up tonight's LeBron special? (Rahm's brother)

    07/08/2010 4:44:47 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 6 replies
    Basketball Talk ^ | 7-8-10 | John Krolik
    According to the Los Angeles Times, prominent Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel may have played a critical role in making tonight's LeBron James special a (horrifying) reality. Emanuel is best-known for being the head of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, being the brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and the inspiration for Jeremy Piven's character on Entourage. Now it looks like Emanuel may have made a move towards the sporting world, specifically LeBron James: William Morris Endeavor Agency Co-Chief Executive Ari Emanuel was behind the scenes working with James' camp on the deal. Veteran sportscaster Jim Gray recounted the...
  • LeBronomics: Could High Taxes Influence James' Team Decision?

    07/08/2010 10:02:15 AM PDT · by Arcy · 51 replies
    Business & Media Institute ^ | 7/8/2010 | Kyle Gillis
    While sports reporters have sought agents and teammates for the inside scoop on where NBA superstar free agent LeBron James will sign, there’s another person who may know The King’s next move: his accountant. In a July 1 blog post, the New York Post warned that “dysfunctional lawmakers in Albany” could cost the state a chance to bring the coveted athlete to New York. “If LeBron James goes to the Miami Heat instead of the [New York] Knicks, blame our dysfunctional lawmakers in Albany, who have saddled top-earning New Yorkers with the highest state and city income taxes in the...
  • LeBron James going to Miami Heat?

    07/08/2010 3:44:09 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    Yahoo sports ^ | 07.08.10
    While the world won't really know what team LeBron James(notes) is going to play for next season before he officially announces it this evening, Newsday is feeling pretty good about what its sources are saying: James will join Dwyane Wade(notes) and Chris Bosh(notes) with the Miami Heat.
  • Will New York's high income tax rate hurt the Knicks' chances of signing LeBron James?

    05/27/2010 1:18:03 PM PDT · by NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute · 3 replies · 300+ views
    Write on Nevada ^ | 5/27/2010 | Victor Joecks
    Will we witness state taxes influencing where LeBron James plays basketball? Forgive the intersection of sports and politics, but this is an interesting case study for how taxes influence decisions. For those of you who don't read ESPN everyday, LeBron James is the biggest free agent on the NBA market, and where he decides to sign will significantly affect the league for the next few years. He's so good that for the last two years, the New York Knicks traded the majority of their team (and lost a lot of games) in order to clear cap space to sign LeBron...
  • LeBron Could Fit Well With Bulls, Obama Says (As Oil Leak Hits LA Coast, President Goofs Off)

    05/23/2010 6:42:47 PM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies · 862+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | Sunday, May 23, 2010 | AP
    If LeBron James isn't sure he can win in Cleveland, President Barack Obama thinks there's an opportunity with his hometown Chicago Bulls. "You know, like I said, I don't want to meddle," Obama told TNT. "I will say this: (Derrick) Rose, Joakim Noah it's a pretty good core. You know, you could see LeBron fitting in pretty well there." Obama was interviewed about a number of basketball subjects by broadcaster Marv Albert on the White House basketball court. The interview will be shown Tuesday night at 8 p.m. EDT. SNIP "I think that the most important thing for LeBron right...
  • LeBron’s heart, game belong in Ohio0

    05/15/2010 1:24:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies · 371+ views
    YahooSports ^ | May 14, 7:42 pm EDT | Dan Wetzel
    As sure as you can’t get youth back, you also can’t get loyalty back. LeBron James can, and will, do whatever he pleases over the next couple months in deciding his future. There are no wrong choices when you’re being courted with multimillion-dollar contracts and fawning fans and various levels of power and control. Everyone is going to offer something. The promise of a championship. A supporting cast. Perhaps LeBron’s choice in coach, general manager, free-agent signings and draft picks. If LeBron’s cadre of advisors can dream it up, they’ll ask for it. It’s only in Cleveland, though, that the...
  • ICON: LeBron James

    10/17/2009 5:26:17 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 37 replies · 2,245+ views ^ | 10/16/09 | Jesse Brukman
    By 14 he was dunking. By 16 he was facing down reporters. Now the greatest basketball player in the world is 24 years old—and he's just getting started. snip... If there was one guy on the planet you could dunk on, who would it be?... If it doesn’t have to be a basketball player, George W. Bush. I would dunk on his ass, break the rim, and shatter the glass.
  • Braylon Edwards Accused of Assault, Jealousy of LeBron James

    10/06/2009 2:00:20 PM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 14 replies · 892+ views
    Shutdown Corner at Yahoo! Sports ^ | 5 October 2009 | MJD
    Yesterday was not a great day for Braylon Edwards. He failed to get his hands on the ball even one time, as the Cleveland Browns lost an overtime heartbreaker to the rival Cincinnati Bengals. Later that night, though, Braylon did allegedly get his hands on a fellow named Edward Givens. The name is blacked out from the police report, but multiple sources told that Edwards is the suspect. Here's the story that Givens, a promoter of some kind with an organization called Eighty81, told police. "After the club closed, I was outside greeting and saying goodbye to people. Braylon...
  • The "Crawford Dunks on LeBron James" Tape - Video

    07/23/2009 11:48:30 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 12 replies · 839+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 23, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Finally, here is much talked about video of Xavier basketball player Jordan Crawford managing to dunk the ball on NBA Superstar LeBron James. The dunk is played in slow-motion at the end of the video. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • LeBron James Makes Amazing Underhanded Shot on 60 Minutes - Video 3/29/09

    03/30/2009 5:34:15 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies · 1,015+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | March 30, 2009 | BrianinMO
    This video clip from the 60 Minutes interview LeBron James did this weekend shows James making a nearly full-court underhanded shot on the first try as the 60 Minutes camera rolled! . . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • "60 Minutes" Profiles NBA Superstar LeBron James - Video 3/29/09

    03/30/2009 5:25:15 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 1 replies · 478+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | March 30, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a 60 Minutes profile of NBA superstar LeBron James, othewise known as "King James." James is only 24 years old, but is considered by many to be the best basketball player in the NBA. James says he believes Kobe Bryant is the best player in the NBA -- right now. NOTE: There is an annoying ad at the beginning of the video. But the 60 Minutes video does follow and is excellent quality. . . . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Jay-Z, LeBron James get out vote for Obama

    10/30/2008 11:03:18 AM PDT · by kress · 24 replies · 733+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | October 30th, 2008 | Associated Press
    NBA star to crowd: Election day ‘is the most important day of our lives’ CLEVELAND - On his home court, LeBron James tried to swing some votes toward a guy who loves to play basketball nearly as much as he does. The NBA superstar hosted a free concert Wednesday night by Grammy-winning hip hop star Jay-Z for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, a former high school hoop star who still enjoys lacing up his sneakers and playing ball when he isn’t on the campaign trail. Nearly 20,000 fans filled Quicken Loans Arena for the “Last Chance for Change” rally, which...
  • LeBron James Donated $20K to Barack Obama's Campaign

    07/28/2008 5:10:17 PM PDT · by pissant · 31 replies · 311+ views
    Fan House ^ | 7/28/08 | Willy Brinson
    $20,000 (that would be twenty thousand dollars) is not that much to LeBron James. He makes slightly more money than that. However, when you're talking about it as amount that's being given away to a cause, suddenly it becomes much more substantial. For instance, let's say that cause is not so hypothetically Barack Obama's campaign fund. Which it was/is. Entertainers who donated $28,500 to the committees include producers Frederick W. Field and Steven Bochco and his wife, Dayna, and actors Samuel L. Jackson and Edward Norton. NBA star LeBron James donated $20,000. In several instances, couples doubled their donations. Professional...
  • Who are the top five players in the NBA as of March 11, 2008

    03/11/2008 11:48:54 PM PDT · by gpapa · 6 replies · 298+ views ^ | March 11, 2008 | Self
    My top five (listed in alphabetical order) Tim Duncan Kevin Garnett Lebron James Kobe Bryant Chris Paul
  • Super Bowl 2

    10/07/2007 11:36:53 AM PDT · by knarf · 20 replies · 587+ views
    NFL | October 7, 2007 | knarf
    I'm blacked out (so how can I be typing ? ..[just thought I'd put that in before someone else did])Is anyone watching?There's no live thread.
  • LeBron's footprint extra big

    04/11/2007 11:31:34 AM PDT · by JZelle · 16 replies · 813+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4-18-07 | Tom Knott
    LeBron James is electing to have an enormous carbon footprint in the 35,440-square-foot home he is having built outside Akron, Ohio. No word yet whether James plans to buy environmental penance through the purchase of carbon offsets, the approach of Al Gore, the green movement's high priest who delivers his sermons from the don't-do-as-I-do, do-as-I-say pulpit. James is opting to indulge in his fantasies with his dream castle. It will come with a bowling alley, casino, theater, recording studio, barber shop, aquarium, sports bar, outdoor swimming pool and six-car garage. Why he left out a shopping mall is anyone's guess....
  • Greece shocks USA in semifinals (101-95)

    09/01/2006 2:41:36 AM PDT · by Jordi · 39 replies · 1,319+ views
    SAITAMA, Japan (Reuters) -- European champions Greece shocked odds-on favorites the United States 101-95 to reach the final of the world basketball championship on Friday.
  • Gloria James gets community service

    05/27/2006 7:05:11 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies · 1,496+ views
    Akron Beacon Journal ^ | Andale Gross
    Gloria James, the mother of Cavaliers star LeBron James, was sentenced Friday to three days in a driver-intervention program and fined $400 for a January traffic stop. She also will lose her driver's license for a year and must serve 100 hours of community service. Akron Municipal Judge Lynne Callahan said James can do her community work through the James Family Foundation, the charitable organization she founded in the wake of her son's sports fame. ``Your position has certainly placed you in the public eye, and your life is under a microscope,'' Callahan said in sentencing James. ``I hope this...
  • Fan's Laser Light Doesn't Distract LeBron

    01/26/2006 8:27:13 AM PST · by roadrunner96 · 1 replies · 301+ views
    abc news espn sports ^ | January 26, 2006 | Associated Press
    ATLANTA Jan 26, 2006 — LeBron James didn't appreciate a fan's attempt to disrupt his concentration with a laser pointer. So he took out his frustration on the bumbling Atlanta Hawks. "Those things can damage your eyes something bad," James said. "I was standing at the foul line in the fourth quarter when the ref noticed a red dot near my forehead. That's pretty serious."
  • Powerade's FLAVA23 hits shelves next month (LeBron James' flavor)

    08/18/2004 5:20:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 558+ views ^ | August 18, 2004 | FOXSports
    Move over Michael Jordan. There is a new sports drink flavor ready for the tasting — and it belongs to the Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James. James will officially get his own drink when the 32-ounce bottles of Powerade FLAVA23 hit stores next month. This means James has outdone the ubiquitous Jordan, who appeared on bottles of Gatorade without having a flavor to himself.
  • Stores expect lines (for LeBron James sneakers)

    12/19/2003 8:31:16 AM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 38 replies · 3,852+ views
    ESPN ^ | 12-18-2003 | AP
    BEAVERTON, Ore. -- In his school, LeBron James wore the signature shoe of his idol, Michael Jordan. Now fans can wear James' shoe. Nike launches the product endorsed by the Cleveland Cavaliers' rookie Saturday, and store managers nationwide are expecting teenagers to sleep outside, just as they did for debuts of the Air Jordan line. James' shoe launches in 2,225 stores nationwide, starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, when New York City's Foot Action opens its doors. "You could call it the Harry Potter of sneakers," said Jamelah Leddy, a sportswear analyst with McAdams Wright Ragen Inc. in Seattle. The hype...
  • (Cleveland Cavaliers' rookie) LeBron's new crib -- 11 bedrooms, $2.1 million

    12/06/2003 2:20:11 PM PST · by mhking · 13 replies · 415+ views
    Akron, Ohio -- King James has his palace. LeBron James, the NBA's No. 1 draft pick, has bought a 12,611-square foot home with 11 bedrooms and eight full baths for $2.1 million. The home is on 5 1/2 acres in an Akron suburb, about 25 miles from Cleveland. The 18-year-old rookie for the Cleveland Cavaliers is renovating the house. He said he is living in three apartments in downtown Cleveland until the construction is completed. According to tax records, the two-story colonial-style house was purchased Oct. 28. It was built in 1977 and a $2 million addition was built in...