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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 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 »

This Is Officially the 'Clutchest NBA Shot Ever'

So says statistics

(Newser) - Basketball fans have spent countless hours in the nation's rec rooms and bars debating the biggest shot in NBA history. But now thanks to math and an in-depth analysis by the Wall Street Journal , we have a definitive answer—and it's not a shot that would top most... 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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Ticket to Sunday's NBA Game 7? $50K

StubHub reports its most expensive sale ever—by a lot

(Newser) - There are a lot of things one could purchase with $50,000, including very nice cars or a down payment on a home—or you could buy a few hours with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night. As the AFP reports, StubHub has sold the... More »

Steph Curry's Wife Says NBA Is 'Rigged'

Tweet followed Curry's ejection from Game 6

(Newser) - Steph Curry was thrown out of his first NBA game during the Golden State Warriors' 115-101 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday—and his wife is really not happy about it. In a since-deleted tweet, Ayesha Curry said the league is "... More »

Man's Steph Curry Tweet Gets Him Fired

Moe Wahdan lost his job as a result

(Newser) - A Cleveland Cavaliers fan apparently trying to get under the skin of the NBA's MVP instead ended up losing his job. The 21-year-old sister of Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors tweeted Wednesday morning that Curry's whole family was heading to Cleveland to watch him play in... More »

Cavs Sorry for 'Insensitive' Video Shown During Game

NBA team agrees with critics that it makes light of domestic violence

(Newser) - The Cleveland Cavaliers have apologized after airing a video promo during last night's playoff game widely seen as making light of domestic violence, reports Cleveland.com . In the Dirty Dancing spoof, a male Cavs fan lets a woman crash to the floor after she jumps toward him because he... 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 »

Cleveland Pol Wants 'Win Tax' to Prod Losing Teams

Stadium money would be doled out by 'fan council'

(Newser) - Local governments are constantly doling out cash to professional sports teams, and now one Cleveland politician thinks the public deserves to see some wins for its money. Cuyahoga County voters last month extended a "sin tax" on alcohol and cigarettes to pay for stadium upkeep for Cleveland's three... More »

Cavs Finally Break Epic Losing Streak

December 18 win was a long, long time ago

(Newser) - The Cleveland Cavaliers won't be the biggest losers in sports history—but they're tied. The Cavs ended an epic 26-game losing streak last night against the Los Angeles Clippers, halting their skid just before going over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' mark. The Cavs hadn't won a game since December 18,... More »

LeBron James Raises Value of Miami Heat 17%

Meanwhile, the value of the Cavaliers plunges

(Newser) - Forbes is out with its annual ranking of NBA teams, with this year's headline-grabbing stat coming courtesy of LeBron James. His blockbuster trade to the Miami Heat raised the value of the team by 17% to $425 million, good for seventh in the league. The value of his old... More »

Boos Can't Keep LeBron Down

Miami Heat crush Cleveland Cavaliers

(Newser) - Turns out it takes more than boos to win a basketball game. Because Cleveland Cavalier fans definitely delivered a flawless booing performance last night—raining down jeers like, “Akron hates you!” and “Scot-tie Pip-pen!”—and it wasn’t enough. LeBron James played spectacularly, racking up... More »

'Be the Bad Guy' Tonight, LeBron

Winning is 'the only antidote' for raucous boos

(Newser) - Hey, LeBron: When you hit the court tonight in Cleveland with the Heat, you’ll face a seriously nasty crowd. And there’s only one response for that, writes Dave Zirin in the Nation . “Be the bad guy.” Play hard, and “when the crowd starts raining the... More »

Cavs Hire Firm to Probe LeBron Signing

Cleveland 'not letting go' of suspicions against Heat

(Newser) - The Cleveland Cavaliers think the Miami Heat violated tampering rules in their pursuit of LeBron James, and they're spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to prove it. Cavs owner Dan Gilbert has hired a Midwestern law firm to investigate the courtship, sources tell Yahoo! Sports . He intends to build up... More »

LeBron James Thanks Akron in Full-Page Ad

Says he will always be working for his hometown

(Newser) - Let the damage control begin: LeBron James took out a full-page ad today in the Akron Beacon Journal to thank his hometown fans: ‘‘Akron is my home, and central focus of my life,’’ says the ad. "It's where I started, and it's where I will... More »

Ex-NBA Player Lorenzen Wright Found Dead

Gunshots heard on 911 call before he vanished

(Newser) - Police have confirmed that a body found in a wooded area in south Memphis is that of missing former NBA star Lorenzen Wright. He hadn't been seen since July 19, when a 911 call was made from his phone in which at least 10 gunshots could be heard. Wright, 34,... More »

LeBron Mural Coming Down in Cleveland

10-story-tall Nike ad just doesn't make sense anymore

(Newser) - Cleveland is moving on with life: Workers today began removing an enormous mural of LeBron James from a downtown building, reports CBS4 . The Nike ad is 10 stories tall and has been a fixture of the Cleveland skyline for a few years. It's so big that workers will spend all... More »

LeBron Made a Costly 'Decision'

Unpopular move could cost James lots of sponsorships

(Newser) - Maybe LeBron James really does only care about winning, because if he cares about his money or his image, he’s made a really big mistake. LeBron’s Q rating, which measures how many people know and favorably view a person, was a stratospheric 34 until the decision to leave... More »

LeBron Shows World Everything Wrong With Sports

Hour-long ego trip lays bare pointless pastime

(Newser) - As the news broke that LeBron James will join the Miami Heat , fans whose teams lost out were disappointed, "but mostly they were flabbergasted by the tone deafness of the whole enterprise," Will Leitch writes for New York . Worse, the hour-long display of cluelessness surrounding the announcement exposed... More »

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