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LeBron James: This Is Why I'm Endorsing Clinton

Ohio's favorite son says she'll build on Obama's legacy

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has been picking up a lot of endorsements lately—including from historically Republican newspapers —but here's a rare one that doesn't contain the word "Trump." "If basketball has taught me anything, it’s that no one achieves greatness alone. And it takes... More »

At ESPY Awards, NBA Stars Plead for End to Gun Violence

LeBron James won five trophies

(Newser) - LeBron James won five trophies, including best male athlete and best NBA player, at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night when frivolity gave way to a James-led call to end gun violence and racial profiling, the AP reports. The show honoring the year's best athletes and sports moments opened... More »

Massive Crowd Engulfs Cleveland for Cavs Parade

More than 1 million are believed to have come out to see LeBron and company

(Newser) - Following a parade choked to a crawl by a massive crowd, after proclamations, speeches, and fanfare, Cleveland watched a symbolic passing of the trophy—and the torch. When Browns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown handed the Larry O'Brien Trophy to Cavaliers superstar LeBron James, the city's... More »

LeBron James Just Became a Legend

Cleveland's championship is 'transformative'

(Newser) - LeBron James led his Cleveland Cavaliers to a Game 7 win Sunday night to cap an epic championship series, one in which the Cavs became the first team to come back from a 3-1 deficit. Some of the next-morning analysis:
  • If there are any LeBron haters left, it's time
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LeBron, Cleveland Make NBA History

Cavaliers win championship after trailing 3-1

(Newser) - LeBron James and his relentless, never-count-them-out Cavaliers pulled off an improbable NBA Finals comeback, and Cleveland is title town again at long last. James delivered on a promise from two years ago to bring a championship to his native northeast Ohio, and he and the Cavs became the first team... More »

LeBron Injures Pro Golfer's Wife During Game

He crashes into Ellie Day, wife of Jason

(Newser) - Scary moment in an NBA game Thursday night: LeBron James crashed into the wife of pro golfer Jason Day while chasing a loose ball, and she ended up leaving the arena on a stretcher, reports Cleveland.com . The good news is that Ellie Day was released from the hospital early... More »

Nike Signs First-Ever Lifetime Deal

Till death do LeBron James, Nike part

(Newser) - After 12 years together, Nike and LeBron James have decided to take their relationship to the next level. The company has signed the Cleveland Cavaliers star to what sources tell ESPN is its biggest-ever single-athlete deal and its first lifetime deal for any athlete. The "lifetime relationship" will deliver... More »

Trump, LeBron Square Off in Gun Control Debate

Both spoke on the topic in the wake of Thursday's school shooting in Oregon

(Newser) - Presidential candidate Donald Trump and basketball superstar LeBron James took opposite sides in the divisive debate around gun control following Thursday's mass shooting at an Oregon community college. Speaking with ABC News , Trump said current or future gun laws would not have stopped a shooter from killing nine people... More »

Now LeBron Is Helping Educate Parents, Too

James' foundation is helping parents of poor children get their GEDs

(Newser) - Through his foundation, LeBron James spends at least $1 million every year to educate the poor and at-risk children of his native Akron, Ohio, Cleveland.com reports. Now, he's doing something for their parents, too. Last week, the LeBron James Family Foundation announced a partnership with Project Learn of... More »

LeBron's Announcement Makes Ohio Families Gasp

Basketball star's foundation, U. of Akron to offer free rides to college

(Newser) - "As a kid growing up in the inner city ... you don't really think past high school. You don't really know your future." Those were the words of LeBron James in Sandusky, Ohio, yesterday as he announced how he plans to change that outcome: by offering full... More »

LeBron Signs Hollywood Deal

He'll team up with Warner Bros. for TV, movies

(Newser) - If you liked LeBron James in the new Amy Schumer film— critics did —get ready for much more. The NBA star has signed a deal with Warner Bros. that includes movies, TV, and digital content, reports USA Today . The deal with James' production company, SpringHill Entertainment, led to speculation... More »

This Is the 'Funniest Film of the Year'

Amy Schumer shines in surprisingly-conventional Trainwreck

(Newser) - Amy Schumer's first feature film probably won't be her last. Critics seem to be big fans of Trainwreck, an R-rated flick about "Amy," a woman turned off by monogamy, though perhaps not for long. Alongside SNL alum Bill Hader and LeBron James, Schumer, who also wrote... More »

Warriors End 40-Year Title Drought

They beat Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97

(Newser) - Revived by a fresh-faced shooting superstar and a first-year coach who made them believe, the Golden State Warriors again reign supreme. Their 40-year NBA championship drought is finally over—and a half-century of misery in Cleveland drags on. LeBron James just didn't have enough help. Stephen Curry and finals... More »

Go Inside 5 Swanky Celeb Homes for Sale

Who doesn't need their very own 'dive-in' theater?

(Newser) - In the market for a new place to live? Five celebrities are in the news for trying to offload (or, in one case, offloading) pricey palaces:
  • Paula Deen is selling one of her Savannah, Ga., properties for a cool $12.5 million. The 14,500-square-foot "private resort" includes a
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Oops! LeBron Touched Kate

She didn't seem to mind, though

(Newser) - Prince William and wife Kate met LeBron James Monday night after the Cleveland Cavaliers played the Brooklyn Nets in New York, and the NBA star accidentally breached royal protocol ... by putting his arm around Kate. As Time notes, the understood—even if not explicitly stated—etiquette dictates that when meeting... More »

NBA Stars Join Garner Protest

They don 'I Can't Breathe' shirts before NYC game

(Newser) - As Eric Garner protesters staged a "die-in" outside Barclays Center in Brooklyn last night, players from both the Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers donned T-shirts to show their support. LeBron James was among those wearing an "I Can't Breathe" shirt during a pregame warm-up, referring to Garner'... More »

LeBron Back to Cleveland: 'I'm Coming Home'

NBA star returning to his original team

(Newser) - LeBron James is heading back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he first became a superstar. As the local Plain Dealer puts it, "King James has reclaimed his throne." And as James himself puts it, "I'm coming home." In an essay at Sports Illustrated , James explains... More »

LeBron James Opts Out, Will Be Free Agent

Star exercises early termination clause with Heat

(Newser) - America, are you ready for The Decision II? Well, too bad, because LeBron James is apparently taking his talents away from South Beach. The player generally regarded as the NBA's best has decided to opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat, his agent tells ESPN . The move... More »

12 Celebs Who Are Terrible Tippers

Allegedly, at least

(Newser) - Most celebrities are fairly rich, but that apparently being wealthy doesn't guarantee you're also generous. Radar rounds up 40 celebrity cheapskates, who've done everything from skip out on bills to renege on charity donations. Here are the 12 bad tippers from the list:
  • Tiger Woods: He's
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LeBron Suffers Broken Nose in Game

Miami Heat star scares his teammates, coach

(Newser) - LeBron James scored two painful points last night, suffering a broken nose after slamming down a dunk, reports Sports Illustrated . Oklahoma City defender Serge Ibaka got his hand in James' face during the play, and James tumbled to the court in pain afterward and lay there for a few tense... More »

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