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South Park Responds to LeBron's Comments

With mockery, of course

(Newser) - South Park was quick to respond to LeBron James' controversial China comments. In an episode Wednesday titled "Let Them Eat Goo," some students at South Park Elementary School complain about the school lunches, so the cafeteria starts serving healthier options. Cartman is not happy, and after one of... More »

LeBron Speaks Out on China, Takes Immediate Flak

Lakers star faces backlash as critics call him a hypocrite on Hong Kong post by Rockets' GM

(Newser) - The controversial tweet by the Houston Rockets GM has made its way to LeBron Land. In early October, Daryl Morey tweeted in support of pro-democracy supporters in Hong Kong, angering China and hurling the NBA into the middle of a firestorm. Now LeBron James is weighing in, and he's... More »

An Uncomfortable Wrinkle in NBA's China Controversy

Former Rockets star Yao Ming is now a China basketball exec; flap involves old team

(Newser) - A tweet has caused a major rift between the NBA and China, and the league is now fending off criticism that its initial response to the controversy was too accommodating to Beijing. Meanwhile, a familiar name has become embroiled in the mess. Here's the latest:
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A Strange Thing Is Happening to LeBron James

His Lakers are pretty bad, going to miss the playoffs, and people are angry

(Newser) - Barring a miracle, LeBron James is going to find himself in an unusual position this year when the NBA playoffs start—as a spectator, not a player. James joined the Los Angeles Lakers before the season, but hopes that he could turn around the struggling franchise have fizzled, at least... More »

LeBron James Apologizes for Quoting Song Lyric

Referred to 'getting that Jewish money'

(Newser) - LeBron James likes to share music lyrics on Instagram, but a recent one has led to a public apology, reports USA Today . In an Instagram story, the Los Angeles Laker star quoted a lyric from the song "ASMR" by 21 Savage: "We been getting that Jewish money, Everything... More »

LeBron Unloads on the NFL

The NBA star lets it roll on HBO's 'The Shop'

(Newser) - LeBron James has harsh words for NFL owners—if calling them "old white men" with a "slave mentality" is still considered harsh. The NBA great made his remarks on Friday's episode of The Shop when talking about NFL social-injustice protests with actor/rapper Ice Cube, LA Rams player... More »

Celeb Most Tweeted About in US Isn't American

K-Pop band BTS nabs most mentions in 2018

(Newser) - Twitter data once again shows that South Korean boy band BTS is indeed a "global phenomenon," per Billboard . Year-end stats released by the site identify the K-Pop group as the most tweeted about celeb in the US for a second year in a row. One individual member also... More »

Chaos Greets LeBron's Home Debut as a Laker

Multiplayer brawl breaks out late, 3 ejected as Lakers go on to lose

(Newser) - LeBron James made his home debut with the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night, scoring 24 points in an atmosphere he called "electric," but King James' thunder got blown away late by a multiplayer brawl, reports CBS News . With four minutes left to play in a hard-fought game... More »

LeBron James: My 11- and 14-Year-Olds Drink Wine

'That's how mature they are,' NBA player says

(Newser) - LeBron James' sons are apparently older than their years—much older—in some ways. "I got very mature 14- and 11-year-olds. My 14- and 11-year-olds drink wine. That's how mature they are," the Los Angeles Lakers star and wine connoisseur said after practice Tuesday, per USA Today ... More »

LeBron Speaks on Nike Kaepernick Campaign

'I stand with Nike, all day, every day'

(Newser) - Clutching his young daughter in his arms, LeBron James said on Tuesday that he "stands with Nike," a clear reference to the company's Colin Kaepernick ad campaign . The basketball superstar—and new Los Angeles Laker —made the remarks as he received an award Tuesday for both... More »

Akron Public Schools Weighs In on LeBron James' Intelligence

'He's a bright guy, end of story,' spokesman says

(Newser) - "Anyone that's done what LeBron James has done for the past decade to 15 years for our children to prepare them to flourish in life has to be an intelligent person." With that, Akron Public Schools spokesman Mark Williamson joined first lady Melania Trump in praising a... More »

After Husband's Tweet, Melania Has Kind Words for LeBron

The first lady extends an olive branch to LeBron James

(Newser) - Melania Trump issued a statement in support of LeBron James just hours after her husband attacked the basketball phenom in a scathing tweet Saturday, CNN reports. "It looks like LeBron James is working to do good things on behalf of our next generation and just as she always has,... More »

Trump Insults Intelligence of LeBron, Don Lemon on Twitter

'Dumbest man on television' made LeBron James 'look smart,' president tweeted after CNN spot

(Newser) - LeBron James was interviewed by CNN's Don Lemon on Monday, and that interview re-aired Friday night, per CNN . One person who was apparently up late watching it: President Trump. Shortly before midnight, he made his thoughts known on what he thought of the LeBron-Lemon conversation. "Lebron James was... More »

LeBron Signs $154M Deal to Leave Cleveland

The legend is now a Laker

(Newser) - Cavs fans were right to be worried : LeBron James is taking his formidable talent to Los Angeles, where he has signed a four-year, $154 million deal with the Lakers. James, who played in Cleveland from 2003 to 2010 and returned in 2014 after a stint with the Miami Heat, thanked... More »

News on LeBron James Has Cavs Fans Worried, Hopeful

Sources say Cavaliers forward will be a free agent, but he might stay in Cleveland

(Newser) - LeBron James made the first move—now what? Cleveland? Los Angeles? Philly? A surprise? Stay tuned. Decision III is this summer's NBA blockbuster, and it's coming soon. James told the Cavaliers he's not exercising his $35.6 million contract option for next season and will become an... More »

Rockets Star on Big Award: 'It Means a Lot'

James Harden is the new NBA MVP

(Newser) - Third time was the charm for James Harden. The Houston Rockets star was voted the NBA's most valuable player after twice being runner-up, beating out four-time winner LeBron James and Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans at the NBA Awards on Monday night. Harden joined Michael Jordan as... More »

Dynasty? Golden State Just Made a Powerful Case

Stephen Curry's Warriors sweep LeBron James' Cavaliers, win 3rd title in 4 years

(Newser) - Stephen Curry scored 37 points, Kevin Durant added 20 and a triple-double, and the Golden State Warriors stamped themselves a dynasty after winning their second straight NBA title and third in four years Friday night. The Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 to complete a sweep and perhaps drive LeBron... More »

NBA Team Trades Away Over a Third of Its Players

LeBron James is going to have a lot of new faces around him

(Newser) - It was an eventful NBA trade deadline for the Cleveland Cavaliers, to say the least. LeBron James' team traded away over half its roster within the span of an hour or so Thursday. Deadspin runs down the deals: Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye to the Los Angeles Lakers, Jae Crowder... More »

South African Party Protests H&M 'Monkey' Sweatshirt

The sweatshirt has caused controversy around the world

(Newser) - Members of a South African opposition party have stormed into some H&M stores to protest a promotional image of a black child wearing a sweatshirt with the words "Coolest monkey in the jungle," the AP reports. Local media reports say the Economic Freedom Fighters members urged local... More »

LeBron Makes a Statement With Mismatched Shoes

Wore one black, one white during Sunday night's game

(Newser) - LeBron James made a statement during an NBA game with his shoes—one black, one white, with the word "equality" in capital gold letters on the back of each. Then, after the game, James made a statement about President Trump, reports the AP , saying: "This is a beautiful... More »

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