LeBron James Articles

Is the NBA Draft Lottery Rigged?
The 2017 NBA Draft Lottery ping-pong balls will be bouncing behind closed doors Tuesday, May 16, with the results unveiled at 8:00 p.m. ET prior to Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors....
Nathan Rush
2 months ago
99 Funny Fantasy Basketball Team Names
The NBA season is here, which means it’s time for fantasy basketball. Only one team will win your league, but everyone can be a winner with a good, clever and, most of all, funny fantasy basketball team name. Pop culture references? Of...
Nathan Rush
2 months ago
Steve Nash is a two-time NBA MVP, consultant with the Golden State Warriors, father of three (with a fourth on the way) and all-around good guy. We caught up with Nash, 43, to discuss his contributions to the Allstate NABC (National Association of...
Nathan Rush
3 months ago
Funny Basketball Team Names
The NBA season is well underway, which means it’s time for fantasy basketball, both season-long and daily. Your “fantasy” team may not have as many good players as the “real” Golden State Warriors, but you can still...
Nathan Rush
4 months ago
NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern was one of the outspoken voices in favor of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992, which effectively outlawed wagering on sporting events nationwide — with a few exceptions,...
Nathan Rush
7 months ago
The 2016 United States Olympic Men’s Basketball Team is expected to soar to the gold medal in Rio. Even without LeBron James, Chris Paul, Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook and a handful of other NBA All-Stars who declined an invite, Team USA is...
Nathan Rush
11 months ago
Although the Golden State Warriors enter the NBA Finals as the favorites over the Cleveland Cavaliers, recent history between the two teams sides with Lebron James. The King should have plenty of reasons to feel optimistic about the upcoming...
Josh Hamburger
2 years ago
For five straight seasons, now, LeBron James has sat in the Eastern Conference throne. Only two of his past four trips to the NBA Finals, however, have resulted in championships. And if James is to win a third this June, he’s got his work cut...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Ryen Russillo Goes After LeBron James Haters
Keith Olbermann is usually the one getting sports fans worked up at night, but with Ryen Russillo filling it, he more than gladly took on the role. The radio host gave an almost six-minute speech about LeBron James and his greatness, and...
Jasmine Watkins
2 years ago
30-year-old LeBron James is in his twelfth NBA season. This winter, he sat for multiple weeks of action, resting his increasingly human body; James missed 13 games in 2014-15, the most of his career. He hasn’t been a consistently fearsome...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
John Wall, Kevin Love, Tony Allen, Pau Gasol, Kyire Irving, LeBron James, Joakim Noah, Mike Conley, Chris Paul, Patrick Beverley, Paul Millsap — this is but a partial list of injury-afflicted players on the eight remaining teams in the NBA...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Friday:The Chicago Bulls, tied 1-1 with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, looked to jump ahead in their second-round series. The tug-of-war match saw its ending come with the most memorable Windy City shot this side of Michael Jordan, as...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
After three knee surgeries and almost 200 missed games, Derrick Rose has been forgotten by many as the one-time top threat to LeBron James’ throne over the Eastern Conference — which he and his team have represented in the NBA Finals...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
The Cleveland Cavaliers are moving on, after completing a first-round sweep of the Boston Celtics. But their victory comes at a grave cost: After a questionable play by Boston big man Kelly Olynyk, Cavs starting forward Kevin Love separated his...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Things haven’t gone exactly as planned for the Chicago Bulls this season. With the return of Derrick Rose, the additions of Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic and the continuity between reigning Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah and hard-...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
All the talk about the Cleveland Cavaliers, these days, has been about the drama between their personalities. Perhaps you heard that Kevin Love, on a recent promotional jaunt, said that he and LeBron James are “not best friends”...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
When somebody enters the rare air that LeBron James has, we tend to overanalyze their most minute details. Like, you know, a headband. James took the fixture off during a win over the Phoenix Suns in Cleveland over the weekend, telling...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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
2 years 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
2 years 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 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

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