Tag Archives: Lebron

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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Paul George would help LeBron and Cavs bridge Golden State gap

11:00 AM ET Dave McMenamin Close ESPN Staff Writer Cavs and NBA writer for ESPN.com Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14 and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09 Syracuse University graduate Brian Windhorst Close ESPN Senior Writer ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers’ near-perfect postseason — a precision-like 12-1 romp through three Eastern Conference would-be contenders highlighted by an offensive efficiency through the opening rounds more explosive than even the best the Showtime Lakers ...

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The man who turned LeBron and the Cavs into a team

10:25 AM ET THE CAVALIERS’ GROUP TEXT chain is aptly named BORED. Channing Frye’s nimble mind requires constant stimulation, so he instituted BORED shortly after he joined Cleveland in February 2016, contacting the entire roster and encouraging all of his new teammates to share random thoughts. Last week’s BORED text chain, on the eve of the NBA Finals, tackled the burning question of which muscle man is the most iconic. “The Rock or Arnold Schwarzenegger?” Frye texted. “I’ll take The Rock.” The rebukes were fast and furious. LeBron James and ...

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How LeBron, Cavs can sharpen offense versus Warriors' dazzling D

11:00 AM ET These Warriors are the greatest offensive team in history, but they have made the Finals noncompetitive with their defense. The Cavs have managed just 97.4 points per 100 possessions, a mark that would have ranked dead stinking last in the regular season. They entered the Finals having scored 120 points per 100 possessions against two average defenses and one very good one this postseason — a number so far above the all-time record, held by these Warriors, as to look implausible when you actually type it out. ...

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LeBron: No longer in 'prove people wrong' biz

10:45 PM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — When he started his run of seven consecutive NBA Finals in 2011, LeBron James would watch and read criticism of himself when he struggled. The Cavaliers want to ramp up their physical play against the Warriors, but JR Smith stopped short of saying the team wants to ‘dirty up the game,’ a reference to Draymond Green’s low blow on LeBron James in last year’s Finals. LeBron James is embarking on his seventh consecutive trip to the Finals, and eighth overall. But, as the numbers ...

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Lue, LeBron: Cavs know they can play better

3:57 AM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — Following a sound 113-91 defeat at the hands of the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, both Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue and forward LeBron James fed into the perception of the Warriors’ invincibility. Albeit with a degree of sarcasm. “They’re the best I ever seen,” Lue said, flatly, during his postgame remarks when a reporter asked him to comment on the Warriors’ record 13-0 start to the postseason. The reporter, not picking up on Lue’s tongue-in-cheek remark, asked the ...

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LeBron knows Kyrie is built for a leading role

7:35 AM ET The two teammates, one already great in his sport by any measure of the word and the other aspiring to be identified as such, made their way off the court after the first of the four wins they would need to bring the city of Cleveland its first professional sports championship in 52 years, and they shared a moment of mutual admiration. “Way to be special tonight,” LeBron James said. “Yessir,” Kyrie Irving said. “You, too, baby.” We have you covered with the latest news, analysis and ...

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LeBron eyes another Finals 'challenge' vs. GS

10:39 PM ET INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — No team in NBA history — not Michael Jordan‘s Bulls, not Bill Russell‘s Celtics, not Jerry West‘s Lakers — has won more regular-season games over a three-year span than the 207 games the Golden State Warriors have won since the start of the 2014-15 regular season. The Warriors have a star-studded roster led by two former league MVPs in Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant and a team that enters Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday having lost only one game since March ...

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Why LeBron won't carry the Cavs to a title this time

11:50 PM ET LeBron James has had an outstanding run in the 2017 NBA playoffs — significantly “flipping the switch” and playing at a level well above where he performed during the regular season. We’ve got you covered all the way through the Finals with the latest news, schedules, analysis and more. 2017 NBA Finals » • Schedule | Forecast He is scoring more efficiently, getting to the line more often and committing fewer turnovers on the offensive end. On the defensive end, as the youngsters say, LeBron is crushing ...

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