LeBron James Articles

March, the month when football’s fully asleep and baseball is still reaching for the alarm clock, is when the NBA really starts to take off. James Harden seemed to understand that yesterday, delivering a sizziing, MVP-caliber performance...
Athlon Sports
3 days ago
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have now won 18 of their last 20 games, with their most recent victory being arguably their most impressive. Cleveland tallied a 110-99 victory over the vaunted Golden State Warriors Thursday night,...
Athlon Sports
6 days ago
6. Gordon HaywardThe Charlotte Hornets almost stole Hayward away in restricted free agency this past summer. If they had, they’d be a much better team. But the Utah Jazz smartly matched Michael Jordan’s four-year offer, worth over $60...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
The Cleveland Cavaliers visited the Minnesota Timberwolves this weekend, and won 106-90. But the game was only partially about what happened on the floor; more important was the feeling of franchise transition that swept over the Twin Cities when...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Remember four months ago? That was when we were already anointing the Cleveland Cavaliers as Eastern Conference champions, after they had a doozy of a summer by bringing back LeBron James and trading for three-time All-Star Kevin Love. That...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Things have not gone well for the 2014-15 Cleveland Cavaliers — this is not news. But the continued escalation of their visible, nearly comic dysfunction keeps bringing the Cavs back to the front pages. Nothing grabs our attention quite...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
6. The dominant Atlanta HawksIt’s not that nobody saw the Hawks coming. They were a tough out last year, pushing the then-heavyweight Indiana Pacers to seven games in an arduous first-round playoff battle — and they did this despite...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Buzz about this winter being a particularly active one on the trade market seems prescient today. The Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder and New York Knicks have completed a huge swap. The Knicks send J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert to...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
"This narrative of our coaching situation is truly ridiculous.”  That’s what Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin told reporters on Sunday, amidst frenzied speculation in the press about first-year coach...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
The Miami Heat made some moves this summer, to try making up for the gaping hole in their talent level caused when LeBron James announced he’d be heading back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The moves haven’t worked, as the injury-...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
It takes a lot to impress the King, but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge can do the job. Prince William and Kate Middleton traveled to Brooklyn Monday, meeting both commissioner Adam Silver and LeBron James as they took in the Cleveland Cavaliers...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Things are going okay for Kyrie Irving this week. Not only did his inaugural signature Nike shoe just debut, but his Cleveland Cavaliers have now won five straight after defeating the New York Knicks last night, 90-87. Irving played no small part...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
The Cleveland Cavaliers just began a campaign to get the 2018 NBA All-Star Game at the Quicken Loans Arena. LeBron James, as has been a trend for him lately, has already publicly reminded everybody who’s boss in Ohio, and undermined his...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
LeBron James called his Cleveland Cavaliers team “fragile” over the weekend, after they hit a new low by losing a fourth-straight game. The Cavs haven’t proved they’re tough and playoff-ready, by any means. But at least that...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
The Cleveland Cavaliers have now lost four games in a row. Nobody thought it was going to be easy for the quickly assembled super squad to find their rhythm — but no one thought they’d falter this badly out of the gate, either. Now 5-7...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
The Denver Nuggets might be turning the page.It hasn’t been a good start to the 2014-15 season for them. So far, the stumbling squad has looked unanchored, directionless and, well, bad. They allowed 84 points — at home — to the...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Ranking the NBA’s Biggest Trash Talkers
A list of the NBA’s best trash talkers might also read as “the game’s most old-school dudes.” In our modern, hyper-aware media era, such behavior can quickly become public knowledge, as nearly all affluent Americans carry a...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
It hasn’t been a good start to the most-hyped season of Cleveland Cavaliers history. LeBron James and Co. have won just one game, and lost three. The most recent fall was to one of last season’s worst teams, the Utah Jazz. Forward...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Must-Watch NBA Games of the Week
Monday: New Orleans Pelicans at Memphis Grizzlies, 8:00 PM ETAnthony Davis is the future of NBA big men — an insanely long, multi-skilled player with enough athleticism and speed to both protect your rim and slash to it to score from deep on...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
The Rust Belt and California both got good looks at the new tilt of the NBA’s power balance this weekend.Friday night featured perhaps the premier matchup of the young season, when LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers armada visited the...
Rob Doster
4 months ago
Surely you’ve heard by now — LeBron James is back in Ohio, once again the leader of his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. Last night’s ugly 95-90 home loss to the New York Knicks marked his first regular season game as a reborn Cav,...
Rob Doster
4 months ago
Heat Nation is no longer where LeBron James lives. And if you were an alien who watched the team’s latest promotional video, you’d think he never did. The short film, below, features a voice-over of Gill Scott-Heron grandeur and a...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
The NBA season is here. Well, tomorrow it will be, anyway — and we’re here to guide you through the year’s most exciting appetizer contests.Houston Rockets @ Los Angeles Lakers - Tuesday, October 28, 10:30 PM ET, TNTThere’ll...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
The Eastern Conference hasn’t been the same without Derrick Rose. The Chicago Bulls, originally thought to be the top roadblock to LeBron James’ kingdom, couldn’t compete with James’ Miami Heat superteams without their...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
LeBron, Cavaliers Face Off Against Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls Tonight
There used to be somebody fast and fierce enough to make LeBron James look over his shoulder. His name was Derrick Rose.The Chicago Bulls point guard, and famed Chicago native, topped James for MVP voting in the 2010-11 season, becoming the...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago

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