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Category: LeBron James

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LeBron James’ ‘slave’ comments highlight the NFL-NBA divide

Division on social issues highlight the differences and opposite directions the NBA and NFL are headed inWhen LeBron James described NFL team owners as having a “slave mentality” on Friday, it was his bluntest public swipe to date. Sure, James called P…

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LeBron James says ‘Jewish money’ Instagram post meant as a compliment

Lakers star posted song lyrics to Instagram at weekend‘It definitely was not the intent, obviously, to hurt anybody’LeBron James has apologized after an Instagram post that mentioned “Jewish money”.The Los Angeles Lakers star regularly posts song lyric…

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LeBron James says NFL team owners have ‘slave mentality’

Star contrasts treatment of players in NFL and NBASays ‘bunch of old white men’ run the leagueLeBron James, who has consistently used his platform as one of the most famous men in America to discuss social issues, has said that NFL owners have a “slave…

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LeBron James edges Dwyane Wade in star pair’s final NBA meeting

Miami Heat 105-108 Los Angeles LakersPlayers have been rivals and friends for 16 seasonsWade to retire at end of season but may work with LakersLeBron James hit his first free throw to put the Lakers up by two. Dwyane Wade sidled up to him before the s…

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LeBron James hailed as hero on NBA return to Cleveland as Lakers beat Cavaliers

Star was subject to abuse during 2010 return with Miami HeatWarriors and Celtics’ slumps continue with tough lossesEight years after he was treated like a villain in Cleveland, LeBron James was welcomed back properly.Back on the court where he performe…

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LeBron James scores 44 points to pass Chamberlain on all-time scoring list

Lakers star now has fifth-most points in NBA historyJimmy Butler’s 76ers debut spoiled by late Magic comebackLeBron James’ presence has already been felt in his first few weeks in Los Angeles. His most impressive game yet for the Lakers included a bit …

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LeBron James and James Harden react to Lakers-Rockets brawl – video

LeBron James’ scored 24 points on his home debut for the LA Lakers, but Chris Paul, Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo all were ejected after trading blows late on in the Houston Rockets’ 124-115 win on Saturday night.The Rockets were narrowly leading 109-…

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LeBron James’s home LA Lakers debut marred by brawl and ejections

Chris Paul claims Rajon Rondo spat during confrontationHouston Rockets beat Lakers 124-115 in stormy gameOnce the fists started flying late in the fourth quarter, LeBron James’ home debut with the Los Angeles Lakers was relegated to the undercard.&nbsp…

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LeBron James arrives in LA with his greatness confirmed. What does he do now?

The spectacle of his late career will be as much about watching the emergence of LeBron the cultural figure as the twilight of LeBron the playerAt the end of each preview for The Shop, LeBron James’s new discussion show on HBO, appears the tagline, “I …

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LeBron James arrives in LA with his greatness confirmed. What does he do now?

The spectacle of his late career will be as much about watching the emergence of LeBron the cultural figure as the twilight of LeBron the playerAt the end of each preview for The Shop, LeBron James’s new discussion show on HBO, appears the tagline, “I …

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LeBron James backs Nike’s Kaepernick advert as Donald Trump renews NFL attack

President says company ‘is getting absolutely killed with anger’Serena Williams joins NBA’s James in supporting campaignDonald Trump and LeBron James once again find themselves on opposing sides of a national debate as the fallout from Nike’s decision …

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LeBron has carried us long enough | Andrew Jones

The NBA superstar’s social heft is beyond dispute, but it shouldn’t be on him to fix the problems that vex our nationWhen CNN anchor Don Lemon last month asked LeBron James if he harbored any presidential aspirations, it was a question that exemplified…

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Trump tweet exposes differing drives of LeBron James and Michael Jordan

The Chicago Bulls legend offered lukewarm support after James was attacked by the president. But both men are more than capable of standing up for what they believeMichael Jordan was going to have to respond, there was no way around it. With seemingly …

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Don Lemon says Trump ‘traffics in racism’ after attack on LeBron James interview

President attacked NBA star after TV appearance with CNN hostAthletes and first lady have praised James since Trump’s criticismCNN host Don Lemon has responded to Donald Trump’s criticism of his interview with LeBron James, saying the president “traffi…

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Donald Trump taunts basketballer LeBron James in late night Twitter rant

‘LeBron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made LeBron look smart, which isn’t easy to do,’ said Trump Donald Trump has attacked basketball superstar LeBron James in a late night Twitter rant about an interview t…

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Sports quiz of the week: league winners, love, legal action and LeBron James

Who lost? Who lost it? And who kept winning the Premier League?Manchester City begin their season on Sunday by playing Chelsea in the Community Shield. Who were the last Premier League champions to retain their title?ArsenalChelseaManchester CityManche…

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NBA: Curry attacks ‘dumbest’ criticism of Warriors as Durant argues with teenager

NBA champions have added another All-Star in DeMarcus CousinsCurry also weighs in on LeBron James’s move to LA LakersTeammate caught up in Instagram spat with high school studentStephen Curry has brushed off suggestions that the Golden State Warriors’ …

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LeBron’s Lakers to competitive balance: NBA free agency winners and losers

A look back at the wildest few days of free agency in recent history: the winners (the Warriors, again), the losers (the Cavaliers, again) and all things King JamesAfter the Golden State Warriors swept to this year’s title, the joke was that the real N…

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LeBron James brings the LA Lakers what they crave the most: relevance

The three-time NBA champion is immersed in the lore of the league and he couldn’t resist the lure of winning a title with one of its most famous teamsThe Los Angeles Lakers needed to matter again, so they had no choice but to convince LeBron James to j…

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NBA star LeBron James signs with Los Angeles Lakers – video

LeBron James has joined the Los Angeles Lakers, leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time to join one of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA’s) most storied franchises. James’s agency made the announcement on Sunday, saying he had…