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Category: LeBron James

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Is James Harden the NBA’s Cristiano Ronaldo?

The Rockets superstar has a kindred spirit in the Juventus frontman, bound by a robotic ruthlessness that will never win over the masses beyond the confines of their home arenasNot even his most ardent critics – and there are plenty of them – dispute J…

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Is James Harden the NBA’s Cristiano Ronaldo?

The Rockets superstar has a kindred spirit in the Juventus frontman, bound by a robotic ruthlessness that will never win over the masses beyond the confines of their home arenasNot even his most ardent critics – and there are plenty of them – dispute J…

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Liverpool FC allowed to drop New Balance for Nike, court rules

Judge decides new deal was not matched by New Balance’s current offer and club can discontinue collaborationLiverpool FC does not have to continue its multimillion-pound sponsorship deal with New Balance after a judge recognised it could not match Nike…

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NBA’s travails in China a cautionary tale for the Premier League | Marina Hyde

Sticking to the principle of freedom of speech can be uncomfortable when commercial gain in China is at stakeIf you have problems with the term “late-stage capitalism”, I hope you can get behind the alternative “ironicidal capitalism”. This is the bit …

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China denies it demanded NBA fire Daryl Morey over Hong Kong tweet

NBA commissioner says China wanted Rockets executive firedChina’s foreign ministry insists no such demand was madeThe rift between the NBA and China appeared to widen again Friday, as the fallout over Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet…

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The conservative backlash against LeBron James has nothing to do with human rights

Basketball’s biggest star is under fire after wading into the NBA’s China controversy, but his remarks are being weaponized by bad-faith actors trading in the very hypocrisy they allegeLeBron James has come under fire like never before after wading int…

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‘LeBron stands for money’: Hong Kong protestors burn James jerseys

NBA star said freedom of speech can carry ‘a lot of negative’Relationship between NBA and China is under strainProtestors in Hong Kong have burned LeBron James jerseys after the NBA star said that freedom of speech can lead to “a lot of negative”.James…

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LeBron James says Daryl Morey wasn’t ‘educated’ before Hong Kong tweet

Relationship between NBA and China is under strainJames is known for speaking out on social justice issuesThe NBA’s most famous current player, LeBron James, has waded in to the ongoing fallout between the league and China with comments that are sure t…

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How the NBA’s rift with China laid bare the cost of free speech

The world’s premier basketball league has spent decades cultivating the multibillion-dollar Chinese market, but the fallout from a single tweet has threatened to upset it all For Lisa Delpy Neirotti, the surest sign of the National Basketball Associati…

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How the NBA’s rift with China laid bare the cost of free speech

The world’s premier basketball league has spent decades cultivating the multibillion-dollar Chinese market, but the fallout from a single tweet has threatened to upset it all For Lisa Delpy Neirotti, the surest sign of the National Basketball Associati…

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LeBron James celebrates California law allowing college athletes to make money

State’s governor signs law allowing athlete endorsementsCollege sports’ governing body has fought against lawCalifornia has defied US college sports’ governing body, the NCAA, after the state’s governor signed a law on Monday that will let college athl…

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The Rich Paul Rule is proof the NCAA knows its days are numbered

The NCAA’s reversal on a rule requiring agents for student-athletes to have college degrees is the clearest indication yet this dressed-up cartel is facing an existential crisisThe National Collegiate Athletic Association’s risible Rich Paul Rule is th…

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Why NBA stars like James Harden and LeBron James invest in soccer clubs

Even though MLS clubs cannot compete with the other US sports leagues in terms of income, soccer is seen as a growing market for wealthy athlete-investorsJames Harden’s summer of soccer continues. Earlier this month, the 2018 NBA Most Valuable Player h…

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Will the LeBron James-Anthony Davis axis turn the Lakers from losers to champs?

Just when it looked like the organization was a hopeless case, the Lakers have gone all-in to give LeBron James a superstar teammateThe Toronto Raptors hadn’t even made it back to Canada to celebrate their championship before their moment in the spotli…

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Antetokounmpo and Harden head All-NBA teams as LeBron’s streak ends

Steph Curry, Paul George and Nikola Jokic also in first teamLeBron James missed first team for first time since 2007Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden got the most votes, and Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker were also big winners when the All-NBA te…

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LA Lakers to hire Frank Vogel as coach and Jason Kidd as assistant, report says

AP report says Vogel to coach Lakers with Kidd as assistantVogel, 45, led Indiana Pacers to East finals in 2013 and ‘14Lakers have missed playoffs for six consecutive seasonsA person familiar with the search says the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Frank…

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Champions League semis leave LeBron James cheering and Steve Nash in tears

LA Lakers star is a minority owner of LiverpoolUS sports stars drawn in by stunning few days in EuropeThe Champions League semi-finals left large swathes of Europe glued to their TV sets this week but there was plenty of interest across the Atlantic, p…

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LeBron James praises Kyle Korver for criticism of white privilege

Utah Jazz veteran writes about race for Players’ TribuneHighlights recent racial abuse of Russell WestbrookLeBron James has praised his former teammate Kyle Korver for an essay he published on the subject of white privilege.The veteran Utah Jazz player…

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How do I feel seeing my records get broken? Inspired | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

As the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, I want to see my records broken as doing so is one more benchmark of human progressEvery time I’m introduced in a public setting, my list of NBA records is announced. There aren’t as many now as there were when I r…

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‘It’s crazy’: LeBron James on surpassing Michael Jordan’s career points total – video

Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James has overtaken his idol Michael Jordan to claim fourth spot on the NBA’s career scoring list. The 34-year-old scored his 32,293rd point in the second quarter against the Denver Nuggets, a moment he described as ‘crazy’. …