Tag Archives: Lebron

LeBron makes preseason debut in loss to Bulls

2:20 AM ET CLEVELAND — After missing Cleveland‘s first three games of the preseason with a sprained left ankle, LeBron James made his debut Tuesday in the Cavaliers’ 108-94 loss to the Chicago Bulls. James, who had been sidelined for nearly two weeks after stepping on rookie teammate Cedi Osman‘s foot on the second day of training camp, tallied 17 points in the loss. “Well, me personally, tonight I was off,” James said. “I could feel it. It’s just my first action since the Finals and my timing was a ...

Read More »

Cavs' Gilbert: Got racist calls after LeBron tweet

12:54 AM ET Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert says LeBron James‘ tweet that called President Donald Trump a “bum” prompted his phone to be flooded with “vile, disgusting, racist” voicemails that served as an eye-opener for Gilbert as to the state the country is in. “I received voicemails after LeBron tweeted that were some of the most vile, disgusting, racist [messages],” Gilbert said Friday as a guest on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “There’s an element of racism that I didn’t even realize existed in this country this much.” James criticized Trump ...

Read More »

LeBron salutes NFL response to Trump rhetoric

3:03 PM ET Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James addressed President Donald Trump’s comments on sports and protests on Monday, talking extensively about the issue and the NFL’s response but never using the president’s name. “First of all, I salute the NFL, the coaches, the players, the owners, the fans. Everyone who had any association with the NFL was unbelievable,” James said. “There was no divide. Even from that guy that continues to try to divide us as people. “The thing that frustrated me, pissed me off: He was using the ...

Read More »

Is this about LeBron James? Kyrie Irving offers insight into his trade request

12:51 AM ET Kyrie Irving made an hourlong appearance on ESPN’s First Take on Monday. Here is a look at some of what he said, along with some background and analysis. Irving’s remarks to Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Molly Qerim have been edited for clarity and length. Below is a partial transcript of his comments, marked by highlights and italicized annotations. Q: What went into the decision to request a trade? Kyrie Irving discussed his trade from the Cavaliers to the Celtics on ESPN’s First Take on Monday, ...

Read More »

LeBron still the undefeated champ of #NBArank

9:51 AM ET When Tiger Woods was in his prime, the focus of his year was the majors. He gave them highest priority, gearing his regimen to attempt to peak in those four weeks. Who knows how many tournament wins Woods might have left on the table with this strategy. Sometimes he would use the few nonmajor events he played in during the summer to practice shots he knew he’d need to hit in the next major. At some point, he had enough money and accomplishments that winning the Western ...

Read More »

For better or worse, LeBron James and Isaiah Thomas are now joined at Thomas' fragile hip

12:49 PM ET ISAIAH THOMAS YELLED out, and then he disappeared among the bodies. The 5-foot-9 Boston Celtics point guard had just collided in midair with Karl-Anthony Towns, one of four Minnesota Timberwolves defenders who had contested Thomas’ layup early in the third quarter of their March 15 matchup. For a moment, Thomas couldn’t be seen on the telecast, eclipsed by the swarm of Towns, Andrew Wiggins, Brandon Rush and Gorgui Dieng. As the layup fell wayside without a referee’s whistle, Thomas tumbled to the TD Garden floor and ended ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »