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Restaurant Owner: No Games Until Players 'Show Respect'

Meanwhile, Tom Brady calls Trump's comments 'divisive'

(Newser) - Reaction to the national anthem brouhaha between President Trump and the NFL continues to resonate Monday afternoon. Among those generating attention is Tom Brady, who voiced his disagreement with President Trump on the Kirk and Callahan radio show on Boston's WEEI . “Yeah, I certainly disagree with what (Trump)... More »

Athletes React to Trump Comments: 'U Bum'

After urging owners to fire 'son of a bitch' NFL players, Trump takes on Steph Curry

(Newser) - President Trump's war on professional athletes continued a day after he told supporters in Alabama that NFL owners should fire any "son of a bitch" player who protests during the national anthem. "Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team,"... More »

Highest-Paid Celeb Can Thank Vodka for the Honor

Diddy tops 'Forbes' annual list

(Newser) - The highest-paid celebrity on Forbes' 2017 list managed to beat out Beyonce for the top spot—and he has vodka to thank for it. Sean "Diddy" Combs tops this year's annual list, having raked in $130 million pre-tax between June 2016 and June 2017. That's partially due... More »

LeBron Responds to Racist Vandalism

'Being black in America is tough'

(Newser) - "No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are ... being black in America is tough," LeBron James said Wednesday in his first public comments since his Los Angeles home was vandalized with a racial slur . The Cleveland Cavaliers star told reporters his family was... More »

LeBron James' Home Vandalized With Racial Slur

N-word spray-painted on front gate of LA residence

(Newser) - A Los Angeles home owned by LeBron James was vandalized Wednesday morning, the n-word spray-painted on its front gate, according to TMZ . Los Angeles police confirmed the vandalism to USA Today , though the spokesperson didn't offer specifics on what racial slur was used. The Cleveland Cavaliers player, whose primary... More »

Who Beat Out LeBron for Most Famous Athlete

That would be Cristiano Ronaldo, per ESPN ranking

(Newser) - Tom Brady who? The all-star NFL quarterback might be a household name in the US, but he doesn't even make the top 20 of ESPN's list of the most famous athletes in the world, reports the Boston Herald . The 10 most well-known athletes, based on social media followers,... More »

LeBron James Just Upended 19-Year-Old Jordan Record

Cavs star now has most playoff points ever

(Newser) - The Cleveland Cavaliers earned a third straight trip to the NBA finals and LeBron James secured a place in the history books Thursday night by surpassing Michael Jordan's record as the all-time NBA playoffs scorer. James scored 35 points in the 135-102 win over the Boston Celtics and overtook... More »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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