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If anyone could understand the task before LeBron James, it was 6-foot-10 Hall of Fame center Moses Malone. Malone, who died in 2015 from cardiovascular disease, was one of basketball’s most celebrated giants: a three-time NBA MVP, 13-time All-Star and a Finals MVP. Despite intense recruiting from the University of Maryland, Malone went directly to […]

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MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J. — The streets that made the man are wide and smooth, flanked by lush woods, cornfields, spacious lawns and wooden two-beam horse fences. Geese fly in formation overhead. There are no traffic lights. J.R. Smith grew up here with his parents and three siblings. He lives here now with his wife and […]

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They call J.R. Smith “Swish” for a reason. But it was a missed shot, what would have been a game-winner in a youth championship game, that is the story in a new children’s book from Smith and his brother Chris. Chris Smith, who plays professionally in Israel after a brief stint with Smith on the […]

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How do we create more LeBron Jameses? Not LeBron the dominant basketball player. But the LeBron who helped open a public school, The I Promise School, geared toward at-risk students in their hometowns. The LeBron whose foundations donated $41 million to allow 1,100 kids to go to college. The LeBron unafraid to voice his opinion […]

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Channing Tatum, Cleveland Cavaliers, Documentary, Hollywood, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Movies, NBA, SpringHill Entertainment, YouTube -

In a move that wasn’t exactly a secret, it was announced on Sunday evening that the NBA’s biggest star would be taking his talents to Hollywood. Yes, it’s the hope of the Los Angeles Lakers organization that he help shepherd the franchise into a championship team again — but LeBron James clearly has his eyes […]

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This isn’t that, can’t be ignorin’ the stats/ Based off of that, they gotta run me the max/ They gotta run me the max, they gotta double the racks … — Drake, “Talk Up” (2018) You might think free agency began the moment the 2018 NBA Finals ended. But free agency began in the final […]

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Where will LeBron go? As we all mull over that question, an unspoken notion, that any NBA player should want to play with LeBron James, steers how the overall discussion will unfold. We just assume that Kawhi Leonard, Ben Simmons, James Harden, Paul George and others should consider themselves lucky if they become his teammate […]

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There’s a place nobody’s asking about that’s calling LeBron James’ name. Washington, D.C. Washington, not Los Angeles, is the most powerful city in the world. Washington, not Houston, is where every significant issue relating to sports, from steroids to chronic traumatic encephalopathy to gambling to paying college athletes, has been and will be addressed on […]

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LeBron James’ 2003 NBA debut had the celebrity gravitas of a Hollywood awards show. The game, on the road and between the previously abhorrent Cleveland Cavaliers and the then-playoff contender Sacramento Kings, wouldn’t have been a blip on the NBA’s opening-night radar if not for the kid from Akron, Ohio, on a quest to be […]

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“I’m done for now, so one for now/ Possibly forever, we had fun together/ But like all good things we must come to an end/ Please show the same love to my friends …” — Jay-Z, “Dear Summer” (2005) It’s all anyone could focus on. In the streets. In hotel lobbies. Even in Ubers. Anything […]

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The Golden State Warriors dominated the NBA Finals and in four games swept the NBA championship right from under the Cleveland Cavaliers with a 108-85 win in Game 4

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2018 NBA Playoffs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Kraut, George Hill, NBA -

CLEVELAND — A tall guy who looked and sounded like Cleveland Cavaliers guard George Hill sat in the Cleveland Kraut booth at the Natural Products Expo West Convention. The nametag confirmed it was indeed Hill, a minority stakeholder who spent an off day in Los Angeles in March pitching his healthy probiotic sauerkraut to prospective […]

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There’s no such thing as unfamiliar basketball territory for LeBron James. Especially in the NBA Finals. Not even being down 0-3. James’ Cleveland Cavaliers, after all, were down like this last year. “It’s almost like playing the [New England] Patriots,” James ended up saying about the Golden State Warriors after Game 3. “They’re not going […]

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2018 NBA Playoffs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Khloe Kardashian, Tristan Thompson -

Tristan Thompson knew the question was coming. So the Cavaliers forward was better prepared for it this time around. With the Cavs this season, especially their fourth consecutive Finals showdown with the Golden State Warriors, everything goes viral. Thompson walked out of a postgame interview after being asked following Game 2’s 122-103 loss whether he […]

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OAKLAND, California — And when it comes to the game, I’m willing to play harder / So harder I go, there he go / They chant M-V-P when I shoot a free throw! This is a decade-old bar spit by a still-in-his-prime Lil Wayne. It appeared on 2008’s “Ransom,” one of the first songs from […]

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Stephen Curry dazzled in outdueling LeBron James as the two superstars traded big shots and celebratory moves, hitting an NBA Finals-record nine 3-pointers and scoring 33 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 122-103 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night for 2-0 lead.

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2018 NBA Playoffs, Audemars Piguet, Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James, NBA, outfit, Style -

OAKLAND, California — Remember when LeBron James broke out a short suit outfit, valued $46,964.95, for Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals? Well, the ensemble is actually worth much more. Just take a look at the Cleveland Cavaliers star’s wrist. According to watch connoisseur FakeWatchBusta, a social media sensation known for exposing celebrities for […]

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OAKLAND, California – More than 900,000 people have watched the YouTube video “Golden State Warriors vs Utah Jazz Full Game Highlights/Week 11/Dec 27. Perhaps one of the viewers was seldom-used Cleveland Cavaliers guard Rodney Hood, who scored 27 points on that night for the Jazz. “At times when I may lose a little bit of […]

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2018 NBA Playoffs, Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James, NBA, outfit, Style -

UPDATE: Watch connoisseur FakeWatchBusta told the Undefeated that James’ accessories included a rare Audemars Piguet, called the Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Schwarzenegger The Legacy Chronograph, which retails in shops for “right over $40,000.” The accessory brings the minimum total of his Game 1 outfit to nearly $87,000 — not including James’ custom jewelry. OAKLAND, California […]

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OAKLAND, California — It’s an eerie coincidence that only the basketball gods could explain. For some reason, the square on the calendar marked May 31 brings out a different beast on the court in the killer animal that is LeBron James. This date will forever live in the annals of his storied career — because […]

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2018 NBA Playoffs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Draymond Green, George Hill, J.R. Smith, LeBron James, NBA, Stephon Curry -

OAKLAND, California — Barely a half-hour had passed since the Cleveland Cavaliers fell in head-scratching fashion to the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals. But you could tell that for the Cavs, the loss had already fully sunk in. When the doors to the visiting locker room opened, a silence […]

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2018 NBA Playoffs, Cleveland Cavaliers, J.R. Smith, Jeff Green, Jordan Clarkson, Kevin Love, LeBron James, NBA Playoffs, Rodney Hood, Tristan Thompson -

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA — “Are you surprised to be here?” As reporters filed onto the hardwood at Oracle Arena approximately 30 hours before tipoff of Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals, almost every player donning a Cleveland Cavaliers practice jersey fielded some form of the above question. Implication being: If your name isn’t LeBron James, […]

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It is no small detail that the night LeBron James came into the full weight of his nickname, “King James,” he did so at an arena called The Palace. In that Game 5 matchup, the Cleveland Cavaliers forward did to the Detroit Pistons what Oprah Winfrey often did to the guests who attended her live […]

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Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue had a little time for reflection before the presentation of the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference champions trophy on Sunday in Boston. Arriving before Cavaliers star LeBron James, fellow All-Star Kevin Love and the rest of the coaching staff and players, Lue reflected on all the “tough” challenges that took […]

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2018 NBA Playoffs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Jeff Green, NBA -

BOSTON — As Jeff Green walked to his dressing space in the jubilant Cleveland Cavaliers locker room after the team secured its fourth straight trip to the NBA finals, you couldn’t help but notice the scar that extends from his stomach to just before his neckline. That scar is the result of a surgery from […]

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But the allure of the game, keeps calling your name … — Jay-Z, “Allure” (2003) There’s a scene in 1992’s Juice that aces the test of time. Not the one where Bishop (played by the late Tupac Shakur) and Q (played by Omar Epps) are by their lockers in the iconic “I am crazy … […]

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CLEVELAND — As he handled his lunchtime customers seated around the bar at Zanzibar restaurant in downtown Cleveland, bartender Harold Childers was presented with a worst-case scenario for Friday. The possible last home game in a Cleveland uniform for LeBron James. Childers, wearing the wine-colored LeBron James jersey that he usually sports on game days, […]

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2018 NBA Playoffs, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, J.R. Smith, Jayson Tatum, LeBron James, NBA Live 18 -

Whether you are a LeBron James hater or supporter, all eyes will be locked on Game 6 as the pressure is on the Cleveland Cavaliers and King James. Will James’ supporting cast show up at home? Will The Chosen One have enough in the tank to force Game 7 against the Boston Celtics? Is this […]

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2018 NBA Playoffs, Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James, NBA -

BOSTON — LeBron James sat closest to the locker room door in the aftermath of another bad road loss, mostly silent with both knees wrapped in ice. It would have been more fitting had that ice been wrapped around his shoulders, because the load he’s being forced to carry this entire postseason appears to be […]

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As his three teammates on the court ran frantically to their positions, Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James casually took two quick and small hops to the left. Then he planted his left foot and aggressively faked as if he was going to the basket. It was all a ruse. He put his forearm in Hedo Türkoğlu’s […]

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Adidas, Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James, NBA, Nike, Nike Basketball, Reebok, Sneaker Stories, Style -

It was a typical Saturday morning at Nike’s Beaverton, Oregon, global headquarters. A spring day in May 2003 so quiet on the billion-dollar brand’s campus that only mild rumblings hinted at the arrival of such an esteemed guest. Yet, for months, a cohort of employees, designers and top-level executives had been making preparations fit for […]

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CLEVELAND — Jaylen Brown appeared shook as he fielded questions in the Boston Celtics’ locker room after Monday’s Game 4 loss to Cleveland — which would probably be the reaction of anyone who got three shots rejected by Kyle Korver, of all people, in a crucial Eastern Conference finals game. “It’s the best two of […]

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Al Horford, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Jordan Clarkson, Kevin Love, LeBron James, NBA Live 18 -

The Cavaliers’ Game 3 blowout win not only told us that Cleveland isn’t quite dead yet but also gave us hope that we might get a seven-game series to see who reps the East in the NBA Finals. The Cavaliers handled biz in Game 3, but will King James be able to hold court in […]

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