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  1. LeBron James: The Golden Boy No More

    Jul 9, 2010, 12:16 AM EDT

    LeBron James came into this league as the most hyped prospect in the history of the NBA. The first three years of his career were little more than a prolonged honeymoon, an open celebration of how good LeBron already was and how good he would someday become.  The next two years of LeBron’s career were…

  2. Cavs owner Dan Gilbert is not pleased with LeBron James' decision

    Jul 8, 2010, 11:30 PM EDT

    In response to LeBron James’ decision to join the Miami Heat next season, Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has written a letter to fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers, which can currently be seen on the Cavaliers’ website. The tone of the letter was not pro-LeBron. Here are some excerpts: As you now know, our former hero,…

  3. Can the Miami Heat win it all this season?

    Jul 8, 2010, 10:56 PM EDT

    Already you were hearing it — guys were saying it on ESPN and talk radio shows across the nation even before LeBron made his announcement. If the Heat don’t win it all this year, it’s a failure. That’s a bunch of manure. Winning a championship takes a lot of things, including luck with injuries and…

  4. Cleveland Cavaliers official statement

    Jul 8, 2010, 10:35 PM EDT

    Cleveland released a statement from General Manager Chris Grant: “We believe in this team, this organization, this community, and what we will do to compete at the highest level. We believe in the new coach and leader we have in Byron Scott, and the world class basketball organization and positive and strong culture we’ve established.…

  5. LeBron James goes to Miami

    Jul 8, 2010, 9:33 PM EDT

    LeBron James is joining Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh with the Miami Heat, forming the best threesome the league has seen in decades. He made it official on his nationally televised ESPN special. “I’m looking forward to it,” he said on the show. “I can’t say I dreamed about it because I didn’t think it…

  6. Uh-oh Miami: Heat pull planned full page welcome ad from Miami Herald at last minute

    Jul 8, 2010, 8:34 PM EDT

    Read into this whatever you want. Could be nothing, could be everything. LeBron-to-Miami may not be happening. Heat has canceled a full-page welcome ad in The Miami Herald. This time I’m serious. That is from Greg Cote, Miami Herald columnist. Ads get pulled from papers all the time for a lot of reasons. The official…

  7. Randy Foye nears agreement with Clippers

    Jul 8, 2010, 8:20 PM EDT

    Randy Foye, who was let walk from the Washington Wizards, may be backing up Baron Davis for the Clippers next season. Foye is expected to soon reach a deal with Los Angeles, according to Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times. Backup point guard was a position the Clippers needed to fill after letting Steve…

  8. Mel Turpin found dead at 49

    Jul 8, 2010, 8:15 PM EDT

    The Associated Press is reporting that Mel Turpin was found dead in his Lexington, Kentucky home on Thursday. The reported cause of Turpin’s death was suicide. Turpin was 49 years old.  Turpin was a star at Kentucky, and was taken 6th overall in the legendary 1984 NBA draft. In five seasons with the Cavaliers, Jazz,…

  9. Report: Frank may replace Thibodeau as Rivers' top assistant

    Jul 8, 2010, 7:40 PM EDT

    According to Chris Tomasson of NBA FanHouse, former New Jersey Nets head coach Lawrence Frank has a “good chance” of replacing Tom Thibodeau as Doc Rivers’ top assistant in Boston. Thibodeau turned Boston’s defense into one of the best in the league during his three years as an assistant, and was named the new head…

  10. If not Miami, then where?

    Jul 8, 2010, 7:35 PM EDT

    All signs point to there being a South Beach party tonight thanks to LeBron James. Because there ain’t no party like a South Beach party. No, seriously. There isn’t. But what if LeBron is not going to Miami? What if this was all an elaborate smoke screen? What if he just walks up the podium…

  11. Did Ari Emanuel set up tonight's LeBron special?

    Jul 8, 2010, 6:48 PM EDT

    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…

  12. How desperate are the Knicks to get LeBron? Isiah Thomas made their final pitch.

    Jul 8, 2010, 6:37 PM EDT

    There’s a long list of things that were just never going to work but got tried anyway. Napoleon invading Russia. Cop Rock. Lindsay Lohan and acting lessons. Isiah Thomas selling New York to LeBron James. Yes, that last one really happened. We’re not so sure about Lohan and acting lessons. When the Knicks needed to…

  13. Amare Stoudemire is one happy New Yorker, even if LeBron won't come play

    Jul 8, 2010, 6:16 PM EDT

      Amare Stoudemire was saying all the right things, about taking the first step to to build New York into a winner again. That would happen a lot faster if LeBron were in house, but we’re kind of past expecting that and into Hail Mary mode now, aren’t we?

  14. Mark Cuban thinks LeBron is staying in Cleveland

    Jul 8, 2010, 5:09 PM EDT

    Mark Cuban thinks LeBron to Miami is a smokescreen. A misdirection so LeBron can slip the card back into the deck without the audience noticing. A bit of slight of hand pulled off with the help of a public relations firm. A lot of people think that. Not a majority, and not me. But there…

  15. Heat near deal to move Beasley sign that LeBron to Miami no smokescreen

    Jul 8, 2010, 4:28 PM EDT

    At this point in the funhouse of mirrors that are the rumors of LeBron James’ next move, reality has been hard to tell from dead ends and distorted reflections. Everything, every reaction looked like it could be the way out. But this afternoon, one tangible piece of evidence came though — the Heat are working…

  16. Interview with "Multiple Sources"

    Jul 8, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    He has been everywhere — multiple sources have LeBron going to Miami. Multiple sources have David Lee going to Golden State. Multiple sources have Shaq going to the Hawks. Just who is “multiple sources?” TBJ exclusive: ‘Multiple Sources’ uncovered from The Basketball Jones on Vimeo.

  17. Lee/Randolph swap waiting on LeBron?

    Jul 8, 2010, 3:29 PM EDT

    According to Chad Ford of ESPN.com, the New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors are ready to make a sign-and-trade deal as soon as LeBron announces he will sign with a team other than the Knicks. The Knicks are obviously hoping that James will decide to sign with them tonight, and are waiting to make…

  18. Another sign LeBron is going to Miami: Deal nearly done to trade Michael Beasley

    Jul 8, 2010, 2:51 PM EDT

    If you needed one more sure sign that LeBron James is going to sign with Miami, here it is — the Heat are on the verge of trading Michael Beasley. They need to move him to be able to give LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all max deal money. In fact, this trade…

  19. Wojnarowski: Chris Paul to sign with LeBron's marketing company

    Jul 8, 2010, 2:48 PM EDT

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Hornets guard Chris Paul has left Octagon marketing to join LRMR, the marketing company run by LeBron James and three of his childhood friends. The firm now has three clients; James, Timberwolves guard Jonny Flynn, and Paul.  Earlier today, there were reports that the Cavaliers have been attempting…

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