Tag Archives: Lebron

LeBron calls for healing, takes swipe at Trump

12:07 AM ET SANDUSKY, Ohio — LeBron James called for healing in the wake of the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend and also took a swipe at President Donald Trump at his annual family reunion charitable event Tuesday night. “I know there’s a lot of tragic things happening in Charlottesville,” James said before leaving the stage at Cedar Point amusement park. “I just want to speak on it right now. I have this platform and I’m somebody that has a voice of command, and the only way ...

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With Kyrie trade talks swirling, Rose and LeBron finally unite

10:36 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Seven years ago, a Chicago Bulls executive stood on a practice facility court, holding a phone, practically pleading with his franchise star: Please, please call him. Derrick Rose loathed the idea of recruiting LeBron James. In Rose’s mind, he was available to answer whatever questions James had about joining the Bulls in free agency. Chase him? The world was changing rapidly, and Rose wanted no part. The prospect of pitching praise on a fierce rival felt distasteful, desperate. Perhaps this was becoming common practice, but ...

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Sources: LeBron won't waive no-trade clause

7:48 PM ET No matter the reconstruction of the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ roster, no matter the potential for heightened inner turmoil, no matter the win-loss record, and with or without Kyrie Irving, LeBron James will not waive his no-trade clause for any teams at any point during the 2017-18 season, league sources tell ESPN. James, Dirk Nowitzki and Carmelo Anthony are the only players equipped with no-trade clauses. James holds a $ 35.6 million player option for the 2018-19 campaign, which means he could elect to test unrestricted free agency next ...

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Kyrie's trade request isn't a betrayal of LeBron

2:06 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN For rescuing his career from the depths of the draft lottery and delivering him into the championship chase, Kyrie Irving will be forever grateful to LeBron James. Together they made history in Cleveland. Titles are forever with the game’s greatest player, but history shows that partnerships end up temporary arrangements. As much as anything, James has taught everyone — including Irving — that the best players on the planet can influence, shape and even control their fates and futures. James is responsible for the empowerment ...

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Sources: LeBron hands-off in Irving call

6:30 PM ET LeBron James intends to let the Cleveland Cavaliers front office and owner Dan Gilbert take the lead in dealing with Kyrie Irving‘s trade demands, sources told ESPN. Both the franchise and James were rocked when Irving asked the team to trade him last week. James was informed after Irving told the Cavaliers and was unaware of the guard’s feelings, sources said. Kyrie Irving — one part of Cleveland’s Big Three that has reached three straight NBA Finals — has asked the Cavaliers to trade him so he ...

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Sources: Kyrie seeks trade to evade LeBron

6:05 PM ET Kyrie Irving is ready to end his run with the Cleveland Cavaliers, as league sources told ESPN that the point guard has asked the team to trade him. The request came last week and was made to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Irving has expressed that he wants to play in a situation where he can be more of a focal point and that he no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James, sources said. Among several possibilities discussed in Irving’s meeting with the Cavaliers, the San Antonio ...

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Nike-clad Ball stellar as LeBron watches on

2:45 AM ET LAS VEGAS — Wearing Nikes and not Big Baller Brand shoes, Lonzo Ball had his best game of the Las Vegas Summer League with LeBron James watching on Wednesday. With James stopping by to catch a glimpse of the No. 2 overall pick, Ball exploded for 36 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds, five steals and two blocks in the Los Angeles Lakers‘ 103-102 win over the Philadelphia 76ers at Thomas & Mack Center. “He can really pass it,” James told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman before leaving the game ...

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LaVar: Lonzo, LeBron would win title together

11:54 PM ET LAS VEGAS — LaVar Ball says Lonzo Ball has the NBA Rookie of the Year Award “sewn up” and that the Los Angeles Lakers will add the hardware they truly covet if LeBron James ever plays with his son. “Heck yeah!” LaVar told ESPN while watching his son make his Lakers debut in a Las Vegas Summer League game against the Clippers on Friday. “Lonzo and LeBron? Come on man! That’s real deal. You don’t want to give him the best player in the world. You don’t ...

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Jordan fan has crying LeBron tattooed to leg

11:41 AM ET Kalen Gilleese has a body full of tattoos that he has had inked for the past 12 years, but none of them earned national attention. That was until this week, when he got a crying LeBron James face on this right calf. “I’ve heard from a lot of people that have seen it,” Gilleese said. “No matter what they think, they end by appreciating how well-done it is.” Gilleese, who lives in Salt Lake City, is a Michael Jordan fan and doesn’t particularly like James. “I think ...

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LeBron strikes back: I didn't start superteams

11:54 AM ET While LeBron James disagrees with the assertion that he started the so-called superteam era in the NBA, he took satisfaction from Draymond Green taking time out of the Golden State Warriors‘ championship parade Thursday to mention his name. James appeared as a guest on the “Road Trippin'” podcast hosted by Cavs players Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye and sideline reporter Allie Clifton and addressed the latest round of trash talk between the Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, which spilled onto social media Thursday with Green and James taking ...

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