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Cleveland Cavaliers apparently forget how to spell LeBron James’ name

Mar 18, 2014, 10:39 PM EDT

LeBron James re-signing with the Cavaliers this summer or next?

Members of the organization reportedly believe it’s possible. And of course, they want it to happen. Every team in the NBA wants LeBron.

The question is how committed the Cavaliers are to luring back LeBron. Some conspiracy enthusiasts believe every move Cleveland makes – from trading for Luol Deng to scheduling Ilgauskas’ jersey retirement on a date LeBron could attend – is influenced by impressing LeBron.

If this is part of some master plan, I’m not seeing it.

Maybe the Cavaliers clued in LeBron of the misspelling in advance – he certainly didn’t play as if he were distracted by the error as the Heat pulled away late for a 100-96 win – and it’s a plot to get Anderson Varejao out of town, clearing more cap room.

Or maybe it’s just negligence.

Transcription software does not seem like the best way to spell the names of NBA players, who hail from various ethnic backgrounds.

Quick, distract everyone with a fancy light show.

  1. casualcommenter - Mar 18, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    Headline – “Cleveland Cavaliers apparently forget how to spell LeBron James’ name.”

    Article – “Actually, the error was made by voice-to-text software, so nobody forgot anything. It was a computer error.”

    • ProBasketballPundit - Mar 19, 2014 at 1:48 AM

      Except people still had to look at it and choose to display the mistakes. And what kind of fracking idiot would use voice-to-text for NBA names that are going to be displayed to thousands of people? I don’t buy that explanation.

  2. money2long - Mar 18, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    Computers will take over the world one day and when they say your name is spelled one way, your name is spelled that way

  3. antistratfordian - Mar 18, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    Such a well run organization.

  4. seattlesuperchronic - Mar 18, 2014 at 11:56 PM

    Funny that this site points out someone’s grammatical follies.

    • pfic15 - Mar 19, 2014 at 12:21 AM

      Notice Helin didn’t write it…

  5. sportsnut101 - Mar 19, 2014 at 1:20 AM

    Let the computers play ball make the robots already

  6. lilyen311 - Mar 19, 2014 at 1:44 AM

    How about talking about how well the Cavs played very short-handed instead of something stupid like computer generated spelling errors?

  7. divan22 - Mar 19, 2014 at 1:46 AM

    I didn’t know Kurt had a second job!

  8. ProBasketballPundit - Mar 19, 2014 at 1:49 AM

    At least it wasn’t in comic sans…

  9. tubal22 - Mar 19, 2014 at 1:55 AM

    1. It was a computer error. Not intentional.
    2. Cavs don’t owe LeBron anything. The way he left was despicable.
    3. This blog post is not good on any level.

    • Kevin S. - Mar 19, 2014 at 6:25 AM

      You’re right, the Cavs don’t owe LeBron anything, just as he didn’t owe them anything. The way he left wasn’t despicable, it was tone-deaf. There’s a giant-ass gap between the two, and LeBron had far from the worst behavior in that episode.

    • ironyisadeadscene - Mar 19, 2014 at 6:55 AM

      This

      Any way this site can crowbar in a “Labron” story..they will

  10. big64d - Mar 19, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    I’m assuming LeBron flopped on the court looking for a foul when he saw his name was misspelled.

  11. campcouch - Mar 19, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    Slow night on Twitter.

  12. blakegblogs - Mar 19, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    They couldn’t take a whopping 30 seconds out of their life to speed the names and not use a voice to text app? Pathetic

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