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Category: LeBron James

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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’. …

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LeBron James moves past Michael Jordan into fourth place on NBA scoring list

LA Laker reaches milestone against Denver NuggetsThird-placed Kobe Bryant next in James’ sightsLeBron James moved past Michael Jordan into fourth place on the NBA’s career scoring list when the Los Angeles Lakers star scored his 32,293rd point on a dri…

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The Lakers are a dumpster fire not even LeBron James can extinguish

The bad chemistry and bad fortune undoing the Lakers have wrought the unthinkable: an NBA playoffs without LeBronIt’s looking like LeBron James in the NBA playoffs isn’t the forgone conclusion we’ve come to presume.On Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers los…

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LeBron James attacks NBA hypocrisy after Barnes learns of trade mid-game

News breaks of trade during Mavericks’ win over HornetsKevin Durant unhappy about reports of move to KnicksHarrison Barnes stayed on the bench in the fourth quarter after news broke that the Dallas Mavericks forward had been traded to Sacramento during…

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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…