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LeBron James Decision

  1. LeBron's Q-Rating, image didn't really take a hit among blacks

    Sep 21, 2010, 2:29 PM EST

    You know how America hates LeBron James now after “The Decision?” That’s not exactly true. We should say white America hates LeBron, because the numbers say black Americans do not. In a fascinating post at ESPN, Vincent Thomas has the numbers: According to The Q Scores Co., for non-blacks, LeBron’s positive Q rating went from…

  2. Cavaliers Mo Williams almost walked away after LeBron's decision

    Sep 20, 2010, 10:26 PM EST

    How depressed was Mo Williams after LeBron James decided he was taking his talents to South Beach? After watching his coach and GM leave and realize the Cavaliers were starting over. How about walking away from $26 million depressed. In a refreshingly honest interview by Marc Spears of Yahoo, Mo Williams said he almost walked…

  3. Regrets? Dan Gilbert has a few, but too few to mention

    Sep 20, 2010, 9:17 AM EST

    When LeBron James announced his decision, Dan Gilbert lashed out. It was an emotional response, a public letter that called James decision a “cowardly betrayal” and insulted James. It earned Gilbert a $100,000 fine and a rebuke from David Stern. Gilbert now says he has moved on. So the Detroit Free Press asked him if…

  4. Cuban calls LeBron's The Decision "the largest public humiliation in the history of sports"

    Sep 15, 2010, 3:59 PM EST

    Mark Cuban joined the “it’s not what he did it’s how he did it” chorus against LeBron James in his typically Cuban, bombastic way. He went on the Dunham and Miller Show on SportsRadio 1310 The Ticket in Dallas Wednesday morning, and the Dallas Morning News has the transcript. “LeBron has every right to go…

  5. Pro Basketball Crosstalk: Are the Heat good for basketball?

    Sep 14, 2010, 12:32 PM EST

    Another day, another edition of Crosstalk. Today’s topic: The Miami Heat. Resolved: The Miami Heat (as we now know them) are good for basketball. Rob Mahoney: It is better to be feared than respected. That’s the truism that LeBron James is betting on, as he single-handedly sabotaged his own image while creating one of the most…

  6. LeBron now sixth most hated sports figure according to Q Score

    Sep 14, 2010, 11:08 AM EST

    It didn’t take a rocket scientist to know that LeBron James’s popularity had taken a hit in the wake of his move this summer and “The Decision.” The ability to read and log on to message boards could have told you that. Now we have some numbers to back it up. CNBC’s sports business reporter…

  7. LeBron James says he tried to repay Cleveland on the court, is ready for change

    Sep 13, 2010, 12:49 PM EST

    Does LeBron James owe Cleveland anything? LeBron has been at the center of the NBA universe this summer, but has said very little personally to the media (we’re not really counting The Decision as hard-hitting questions). There are a lot of questions to be asked, and Lang Whitaker of SLAM covered many of them a…

  8. Cavs owner Dan Gilbert: Now we're going to build the right way

    Sep 7, 2010, 9:50 AM EST

    Dan Gilbert is putting a much better spin on LeBron James leaving now. Not the right one, but at least one that sounds reasonable and lacks Comic Sans font. In a story about rebuilding the Cavaliers at the News-Herald, here is what Gilbert said about the effort. “We weren’t as focused on the long term…

  9. Isiah Thomas defends LeBron's right to choose, but says he should have chosen New York

    Sep 5, 2010, 10:13 AM EST

    Like all of New York it seems, Isiah Thomas has been hanging out in Queens the last week or so. The US Open is in town and Roger Federer is putting on a show. (So did Andy Roddick, but that’s another story all together.) NBA writer Marc Berman of the New York Post approached Thomas…

  10. LeBron's search for family, stability led him to Miami

    Sep 4, 2010, 12:14 PM EST

    LeBron James decision was not a simple one. Strip away the show and the made-for-media presentations the other teams had to put on — the things for which James has been heavily criticized — and you get to a decision that was about the core of who LeBron James is. There were two key factors…

  11. LeBron James is underpaid

    Sep 3, 2010, 10:33 AM EST

    While LeBron James was still deciding where to take his talents, a fun bar stool/message board discussion was how much would LeBron be offered in a non-capped open market? $30 million a year? $40 million? But the market is capped, and LeBron will start making $14.5 million this season. Which is a real bargain, according…

  12. How does Chicago really feel about Dwyane Wade?

    Aug 20, 2010, 1:04 PM EST

    We get that in Cleveland there is a boiling, overflowing cauldron of hate for LeBron James that has spilled out into the streets and into song. It could have been that way in Chicago — fans there thought for a while they had a real chance to land Dwyane Wade, to bring a favorite son…

  13. LeBron James says his elbow is still not right

    Aug 18, 2010, 8:15 AM EST

    There are enough conspiracy theories around LeBron’s elbow that I’m convinced it was injured by the man in the grassy knoll. While LeBron doubters have called it imagined, in a much-overlooked part of the GQ interview James said the elbow still bothered him (the interviews took place in July). “I go out there and get…

  14. LeBron James talking clothes. But it's about the person that's in them.

    Aug 17, 2010, 12:33 PM EST

    We talked about GQ publishing an in depth piece on the Summer of LeBron in its September issue, and as this is a basketball blog we talked about the basketball stuff. But as they are GQ, they talk about the clothes stuff, too. As a blogger, I am in no position to comment on fashion…

  15. LeBron may have chosen Miami to recreate high school. But he has no regrets.

    Aug 17, 2010, 11:19 AM EST

    Regrets? Nope. LeBron James is chronicled in the latest issue of GQ, by author J.R. Moehringer, who had the seats closest to ringside for the circus that was the Summer of LeBron. He has a lot of insights, he tries to answer the hardest questions. Like, what would LeBron change if he had it to…

  16. Carmelo Anthony needs to figure out then announce his intentions, whatever they are

    Aug 17, 2010, 10:20 AM EST

    This is where we have come to — the Denver Nuggets and team fans not wanting to get “LeBron’d.” It’s the result of a few factors: the free agency circus of this summer, the fact that Carmelo Anthony has not yet signed an extension with the Nuggets, and a ton of people willing to speculate.…

  17. Hall of Famers not giving Heat the title. Yet.

    Aug 13, 2010, 8:39 PM EST

    The Miami Heat are going to be very good. Nobody questions that. This team is going to win a lot of game this year. Put LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on one team and you’re going to get that. A title… not so fast. Hall of Famers in Springfield, Mass., for the induction…

  18. Barkley isn't done taking shots at LeBron, says he has to win multiple titles

    Aug 13, 2010, 3:59 PM EST

    Yesterday Charles Barkley called LeBron James a punk for daring to do what Barkley never did and team up with other superstars to get a ring. Because I guess never reaching your goal but falling short by yourself is noble. Whatever. Barkley’s not done, though. LeBron has to win multiple titles or this is a…

  19. Charles Barkley is on LeBron's list now, calls the decision a "punk move"

    Aug 12, 2010, 5:01 PM EST

    It’s August, but Charles Barkley is in mid-season form. He went on ESPN Radio in Dallas Thursday (via FanHouse) and aligned himself with the many people who now see the Miami Heat as the league’s villains. And he’s having none of LeBron’s “taking mental notes of everyone taking shots at me” either. “I heard about…

  20. King LeBron knows who's been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake

    Aug 11, 2010, 8:35 AM EST

    Ever since his announcement that he was taking his talents to South Beach, LeBron James has taken a lot of criticism. And he’s been making a list and checking it twice, of who has been naughty and nice, as he announced on his twitter account. Don’t think for one min that I haven’t been taking…

  21. Video: LeBron speaks in Akron, expressing his love for Cleveland

    Aug 8, 2010, 6:18 PM EST

      Here’s the video, LeBron James speaking in Akron at his annual bike-a-thon for charity. He says all the right things. Clevelanders would like to remind you that actions speak louder than words.

  22. Maverick Carter defends LeBron's Akron letter as having nothing to do with Cleveland

    Aug 4, 2010, 9:45 AM EST

    LeBron James is an Akron man. Born and raised. Still lives there. Do not confuse that with being a Cleveland man. He played for the Cavaliers, but don’t go thinking Akron and Cleveland are one in the same. Well, Clevelanders may consider Akron a suburb but the feeling is not mutual. The fine folks of…

  23. LeBron James takes out ad to thank Akron. Cleveland who?

    Aug 3, 2010, 8:29 AM EST

    LeBron James on the court does so many things right. LeBron James off the court this summer has done so many public relations things wrong. Two days after Zydrunas Ilgauskas wrote a heart-felt personal letter to thank the city of Cleveland, LeBron James has taken out a full-page ad for a letter thanking the city…

  24. LeBron James popularity, brand will return with wins

    Aug 2, 2010, 2:58 PM EST

    Winning cures all ills in sports. Right now, LeBron James popularity has taken a hit. A Los Angeles based poling company, E-Poll Market Research, released the results of a survey that found his ratings on words like “appeal” and “exciting” dropped by double digits, while his rating on the word “overexposed” was up 26 percent.…

  25. Clevelanders not done venting at LeBron, buy billboard

    Aug 2, 2010, 12:06 PM EST

    It takes time. We’ll forgive the fine people of Cleveland for not yet being over having their hearts ripped out and stomped on in a national television show. At least some of them are being clever about it. Like the Omada Group, which is paying $3,000 for a billboard about two miles from James’ Akron…

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