Skip to content

LeBron James

  1. Twists and turns as police investigate LeBron James pendant case

    Jul 17, 2010, 10:34 AM EST

    UPDATE 7/17 10:34 am: So maybe our innocent heroine is not so innocent. Vaneisha Robinson, the woman who said she bought the pendant at a garage sale four years ago, is now a suspect in the case for receiving stolen property. Her story always had one big question mark: Someone really sold a $10,000 pendant…

  2. Spoelstra has no plans to go to Golden State

    Jul 16, 2010, 6:16 PM EST

    Unsurprisingly, Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra does not plan to give up the chance to coach LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh in Miami next season. Spoelstra’s father is involved with the ownership group than recently purchased the Golden State Warriors, but Spoelstra told our own Ira Winderman that his father has no…

  3. If LeBron James went to New Jersey, Rod Thorn would have stayed

    Jul 16, 2010, 3:28 PM EST

    And the ramifications of LeBron’s decision just keep rolling in. On his last day on the job as general manager for the New Jersey Nets, Rod Thorn sat down with reporters and among the things he said was that he would have stayed on the job if LeBron James had chosen New Jersey, according to…

  4. Wade on LeBron: `He didn't quit.''

    Jul 15, 2010, 9:32 PM EST

    Dwyane Wade already has LeBron’s back. “He’s not a quitter,” Wade said. “He didn’t quit.” That’s what Wade told the AP Thursday, referring to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert’s post-decision rant about LeBron James, saying he quit in the Celtics playoffs series. Wade will have none of hat. “LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, guys like…

  5. LeBron was good for something in NYC: Knicks sell out season tickets

    Jul 15, 2010, 4:27 PM EST

    LeBron-a-palooza was still good for the Knicks in one way — they have sold out their season ticket allotment. That according to our man Darren Rovell at CNBC: CNBC has learned that the Knicks have now started a waitlist after selling out its allotment of season tickets for this upcoming season. The last time the…

  6. Dwyane Wade says the team to beat is the Lakers

    Jul 14, 2010, 7:55 PM EST

    Some pundits (and a few of the NBA’s advanced stats community) are pretty willing to hand the Larry O’Brien Trophy to the Miami Heat. The other 29 teams, not so much. Actually, make that 30. Because Dwyane Wade doesn’t even think the Heat are the favorites, as he said before his charity golf event to…

  7. Michael Jordan says Kobe is the best player in the game right now

    Jul 14, 2010, 7:19 PM EST

      This actually happened last month at his camp but we just got the video and thought we’d pass this along. Michael Jordan says that right now, Kobe is the best player in the game, not LeBron. This is MJ, winning is what matters to him. So this shouldn’t be a shock. And with the…

  8. Quote of the day, where LeBron doesn't look so bad

    Jul 14, 2010, 2:09 PM EST

    “LeBron was criticized for making the pass instead of taking the hard shot and he made the right basketball play. Now he’s criticized for going and playing with other guys and trying to win. I thought that’s what we’re supposed to do.” –New York Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni, on LeBron James’ decision to go to…

  9. Celtics Ray Allen on Miami: We're still the better team

    Jul 14, 2010, 9:59 AM EST

    The Boston Celtics are the defending Eastern Conference champions. Miami, if you want that crown you are going to have to fight them for it. Ray Allen — who made it official yesterday inking his deal to stay a Celtic — said he and his teammates are ready to show Miami what team basketball looks…

  10. Dan Gilbert thinks Tom Izzo would have been perfect for LeBron

    Jul 13, 2010, 5:57 PM EST

    The job falls to Erik Spoelstra, but the question still hangs over the situation: Who is the best coach for LeBron James? Who can connect with him, who can get more out of his game? Dan Gilbert was convinced that man was Tom Izzo, something he said in his Sports Illustrated interview (from which we…

  11. David Stern thinks LeBron might have handled all this better. Just like the rest of us.

    Jul 13, 2010, 9:45 AM EST

      Here are the words of the man himself, speaking at a press conference after an owners meeting. Maverick Carter is really steamed somewhere after hearing this. Dan Gilbert was less steamed and more poor.

  12. Miami is closer to filling out its roster than you think — and you know these guys

    Jul 12, 2010, 11:24 PM EST

    Mike Miller has now agreed to terms with the Miami Heat, according to our man Ira Winderman down in Miami. That brings the Heat roster up to six signed — Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Mario Chalmers, Udonis Haslem and now Miller. That’s the top six of a contender. But how do they fill…

  13. David Stern not a fan of "The Decision" but is fan of right of players to choose

    Jul 12, 2010, 10:02 PM EST

    It wasn’t LeBron’s decision that bothered David Stern, it was “The Decision.” In press conference in Las Vegas Monday, David Stern said LeBron James was more than free to make any decision he wanted, as were Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. He credited Miami with clearing the cap space to pull off the coup. Tampering?…

  14. Jesse Jackson defends his statements about Dan Gilbert

    Jul 12, 2010, 3:04 PM EST

      Hear the words from the man himself. And I will add this: He’s right about the fines, the accountability in the NBA. Mark Cuban and Steve Kerr got fined for tampering for innocent comments. Gilbert likely will not get fined for this. But what Gilbert did was a far bigger black eye for the…

  15. Dan Gilbert sounds more reasonable now, but he can't get the high ground back

    Jul 12, 2010, 2:07 PM EST

    Dan Gilbert flew off the handle Thursday night and said some things he’d like to take back. We’ve all been there. We also know you can’t take them back. You live with it. Gilbert got personal in calling out LeBron James, gave up the high moral ground and lost any chance to be the sympathetic…

  16. Winderman: Tampering? That's a bigger fantasy than the one LeBron/Wade/Bosh had

    Jul 12, 2010, 1:07 PM EST

    First there are negotiations. Then there are signings. And then there are recriminations. On that last count, we thought it wouldn’t get any more ludicrous than Dan Gilbert’s opening statement, and it certainly was a doozy. But this tampering talk might just top it. Look, players talk, players plan, players dream. You want to keep…

  17. Super-agent Ari Emanuel gave us LeBron James decision show, and he wants to see it again

    Jul 12, 2010, 12:11 PM EST

    Backlash? Who cares? LeBron James’ “The Decision” got killer ratings and is a blueprint for the future if you ask Ari Emanuel. And if you don’t know who he is you don’t read the Hollywood trades — he is a super agent. William Morris Endeavor Entertainment. Watch Entourage? The Ari Gold character is partially based…

  18. Mark Cuban may want one, but Cavaliers, Raptors not seeking investigation of Heat

    Jul 12, 2010, 9:03 AM EST

    Did the Miami Heat cheat? Looks like we’ll never know, officially. Mark Cuban isn’t sold that how Miami ended up with the Superfriends — LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh — didn’t involve some shady back-room deals that violate league policy. He wants the league to look into it. But it appears neither Cleveland…

  19. ProBasketballTalk's top 25 free agents tracker

    Jul 12, 2010, 8:30 AM EST

    Free agency is almost over. LeBron is going to the Heat. Most of the top 25 are set, and the ones that aren’t will be soon. So here is a little wrap up, with a few loose ends out there. What follows is a list of the top 25 free agents on the market (by…

  20. Jesse Jackson compares Dan Gilbert's LeBron rant to slavery. Just when you thought that story couldn't get crazier.

    Jul 11, 2010, 10:48 PM EST

    Jesse Jackson went off the deep end today. I have no other way to describe this commentary on the Rainbow Push Website. “(Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert) speaks as an owner of LeBron and not the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers. His feelings of betrayal personify a slave master mentality. He sees LeBron as a runaway…

  21. Team USA: The B-Team that actually wants to be there

    Jul 11, 2010, 10:14 PM EST

    Yahoo! Sports reports that Jerry Colangelo has confirmed that not a single player from the 2008 Olympic team will join Team USA for the World Championships in Turkey this summer.  In the midst of a public outpouring of rage and disgust over the behavior of how and where various free agents decided to exercise their…

  22. Dorell Wright leaving Miami for Golden State

    Jul 11, 2010, 12:32 PM EST

    Not everybody wants to play in Miami right now. The Heat’s Dorell Wright is very close to leaving South Beach and signing a new deal with Golden State, a three-year contract worth more than $10 million, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. The Warriors are not going to match the offer the New Jersey Nets…

  23. Windhorst: LeBron James was headed to Miami for years

    Jul 11, 2010, 11:30 AM EST

    Brian Windhorst was the MVP of sports media from the time the NBA season ended, right up through the first two weeks of July (and going strong). The beat reporter for the Cleveland Plain-Dealer has been following LeBron James since he was in puberty, following the prolific modern athlete through high school, his decision to…

  24. Heat have interest in Zydrunas Ilgauskas

    Jul 11, 2010, 10:48 AM EST

    This should make Cavs happy. Did I say happy? I meant, “feel like they were kicked in the back of the head after getting hit in the groin with a tire iron.” Mike Wallace of the Miami Herald reports that Zydrunas Ilgauskas is “looking into the option” of joining LeBron James, a close personal friend,…

  25. Nike brings Cleveland 'Witness' banner down

    Jul 10, 2010, 8:31 PM EST

    It’s got to feel a little bit like taking the ex’s stuff out of the closet after she runs off with her dance instructor friend, the one you never liked. Today Nike officials started bringing down the giant ‘Witness’ banner outside of Quicken Loans Arena, days after its star, LeBron James, abandoned the city to…

Featured video

Can Rockets, Grizzlies keep up hot starts?
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. D. Rose (8239)
  2. D. Wade (7622)
  3. K. Durant (6864)
  4. P. Gasol (6061)
  5. R. Westbrook (5725)
  1. T. Jones (5632)
  2. O. Asik (5353)
  3. R. Gay (5153)
  4. D. Howard (5130)
  5. N. Young (4865)