LeBron James

LeBron James Calls His Return Game “One of the Biggest Sporting Events… Ever”

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, and the birth of Cleveland’s new mega team featuring James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. James looked stiff and, frankly, not himself in the game. It’s unlikely the Cavs’ faltering start will be representative of their year at large.

The Miami Heat Have Scrubbed LeBron James From Memory

King James Has Disappeared Down the Miami Memory Hole

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 sweeping, folksy frame of basketball love in Southern Florida. It’s got champagne, parades, and pride — but no sign of the man most responsible for bringing the most of all those things to Dade County:

The NBA’s Must-Watch Games of the Week

No Shortage of Slugfests for the League's Opening Week

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, TNT

Derrick Rose Is Awesome Again; Joakim Noah Renews Rivalry With The State of Ohio

Bulls-Cavs May Become the NBA's Most Intense Rivalry

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 killer point guard, who played only ten games over the past two seasons with knee injuries. James is back with the Cleveland Cavaliers now; the Bulls lost their shot at James' Miami squad.

But the would-be rivalry between Rose and the four-time MVP may still see its fiercest days yet.

Steve Nash Injured His Back Carrying Bags

At 40, the Noted Health Nut Can't Stay Healthy

Steve Nash is 40 years old now. He’s also, in case you forgot, a point guard with the Los Angeles Lakers, for whom he’s played just 65 games in two seasons, including only 15 last year. The man can’t stop getting hurt anymore. His most recent malady is probably his most telling:

LeBron James Calls Out NBA Owners (Again)

King James Reminds Everyone about 2011's Unhappy Christmas

The new NBA TV deal is going to make everyone involved with the league a lot of money. It’s worth a reported $24 billion, after all. But, at least in the short term, it’s also dragging out some old grudges. Namely, it reminds us all of the tension between team owners and players during the 2011 NBA lockout, which led to the season starting late, on Christmas day.

 

100 Funny Fantasy Basketball Team Names

These 100 funny fantasy basketball team names will make your league laugh.
These 100 funny fantasy basketball team names will make your league laugh.

The NBA season is about to tip off, which means it’s almost time for fantasy basketball. To win a championship, you’ve got to hit the draft big boards hard, fast break the waiver wire-to-wire and have the ball bounce your way. But in order to cut down the nets with the title for best fantasy basketball team name, all you need is an off-color joke, pop-culture spin or old-school reference. Here’s our list of suggestions for 2013-14:

LeBrontourage

Pass the Rock to Lamar

Kardashian Double-Team

Sprichst Du Dirk?

10 Amazing Feats From Shortened Sports Seasons

Strikes and lockouts have resulted in some of the best, worst and strangest times in sports.
<p> 10 Amazing Feats From Shortened Sports Seasons. Strikes and lockouts have resulted in some of the best, worst and strangest moments in sports history, including Mark Moseley, Rollie Fingers, Curt Flood, Suge Knight, Fernando Valenzuela, LeBron James, Tony Gwynn, Tim Duncan and the Chicago Blackhawks.</p>

Labor disputes, strikes and lockouts happen in the billion-dollar business of pro sports. This year’s NHL season started in the second period. Last year’s NBA schedule didn’t tip off until midway through the second quarter. But sometimes, short seasons produce the craziest results. These are 10 of the best and worst historic moments from such seasons.

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