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LeBron James Gets His 'Biggest Milestone'

'Forbes' anoints him a billionaire, making him the first active NBA player to get there

(Newser) - Eight years ago, LeBron James told GQ that he was chasing his "biggest milestone"—achieving billionaire status. Mission accomplished, according to Forbes . The magazine now calculates James' worth to be $1 billion, making him the first active NBA player to reach the mark. Michael Jordan made the list...

Kyle Rittenhouse Says He's Suing LeBron James

19-year-old acquitted of murder says James, Whoopi Goldberg, Biden defamed him

(Newser) - Kyle Rittenhouse isn't happy about what some big names said about him during his trial for murder and after his November acquittal , and now he says he's taking legal action. Rittenhouse has recently been making the conservative media rounds, and on Monday he made a stop at...

NBA Star Wants to End Career Alongside His Son

LeBron James, whose future teammate is 17, isn't sure where or when

(Newser) - LeBron James doesn't know when or where he'll play his last season in the NBA, but he's firm on the identity of one teammate. "My last year will be played with my son," James said, per CNN . "Wherever Bronny is at, that's where...

One NBA Legend Schools Another on COVID Meme

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says LeBron James' Spider-Man post was 'blow to his worthy legacy'

(Newser) - LeBron James asked for advice on COVID, and he got it—though he may not have liked the answer he received from a fellow basketball great. The hubbub started on Christmas Eve, when the 36-year-old Los Angeles Lakers forward posted a cartoon on Instagram that showed a variation on the...

LeBron James Tests Positive for COVID-19

Lakers superstar is said to be asymptomatic, will miss several games

(Newser) - LeBron James, fresh off a suspension, is now sidelined by the NBA's health and safety protocols after testing positive for COVID-19. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar, who has said he is fully vaccinated, took a lateral flow test that returned a positive COVID-19 result on Tuesday, per TMZ Sports...

LeBron James Hit With $15K Fine for Obscene Gesture

This after he'd been suspended earlier in the week for hitting Detroit center Isaiah Stewart in the face

(Newser) - On Friday, LeBron James was fined $15,000 for an obscene gesture by the NBA, which also warned the Lakers superstar about using profane language. James made the gesture after making a shot late in Los Angeles' 124-116 overtime victory in Indiana on Wednesday night, reports the AP . He'd...

LeBron James Gets Two Fans Ejected
LeBron James Gets
Two Fans Ejected

LeBron James Gets Two Fans Ejected

He said Pacers fans went 'outside the line with obscene gestures and words'

(Newser) - LeBron James returned from his first-ever suspension Wednesday night for the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Indiana Pacers—and he had two fans ejected from their courtside seats in Indianapolis. With 2:29 left in overtime, the two Pacers fans, a man and a woman, were escorted out by...

An Unfortunate First for LeBron James
LeBron James
Suspended for
First Time

LeBron James Suspended for First Time

One-game suspension issued after strike to opponent's face

(Newser) - During the Los Angeles Lakers' Sunday game against the Detroit Pistons, LeBron James' arm made contact with opponent Isaiah Stewart's face, leading to blood, a game stoppage, and both players being ejected from the game—just the second time James has ever been ejected. And now, for the first...

NBA's Enes Kanter Slams LeBron With Shoe Statement

Celtics center speaks out on human rights violations in China

(Newser) - He spoke out on Tibet and got Celtics games blacked out in China, now Enes Kanter has some words for NBA 'King' LeBron James--on his shoes. The Boston Celtics center used his kicks to make a bold statement at Friday night's game against the LA Lakers. In a...

Watching Football With Mannings a Hit for ESPN

Super Bowl champ brothers drew almost 2M viewers

(Newser) - Some football fans need complete silence to enjoy the game. But for the people who think spending Sunday on the couch with friends and family hollering at the TV is perfect, the Manning brothers on ESPN2 was a delight. Peyton and Eli Manning, both two-time Super Bowl champions, watched the...

OJ Simpson Not On Board With LeBron James
OJ Simpson Slams
LeBron James' Tweet

OJ Simpson Slams LeBron James' Tweet

NBA star had posted controversial message about Ohio cop who killed Ma’Khia Bryant

(Newser) - OJ Simpson apparently backs the blue, at least in this case. The convicted felon, former NFL star, and one-time suspected murderer on Thursday tweeted a video in which he took issue with LeBron James after the NBA star's controversial comments on the Ohio police officer who fatally shot Ma’...

LeBron James Nixes Tweet: 'Used to Create More Hate'

NBA star takes heat for posting photo of white cop who shot Ohio teen, along with 'You're Next'

(Newser) - Outcry continues on the police shooting of a 16-year-old Black girl in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, right before the verdict on Derek Chauvin was announced. One big name who's been speaking up about the killing of Ma'Khia Bryant: NBA star LeBron James, who drew flak himself for what...

Players, City Would Rather Sit Out This All-Star Game

Mayor asks Atlantans to stay away, but the NBA wants the profitable event

(Newser) - It's the NBA All-Star Game almost no one seemed to want. Certainly not the players, who scoffed at the notion of playing an exhibition game in the midst of a pandemic. The city of Atlanta, picked as a replacement for original host Indianapolis, didn't seem thrilled with the...

One Trump, One Obama Take Home 'Most Admired' Crowns

Donald Trump ends Barack Obama's 12-year winning streak, while Michelle Obama wins top spot for women

(Newser) - Donald Trump didn't beat Joe Biden in the election, but he can notch a win against Barack Obama. In its annual survey on the matter, Gallup pollsters asked 1,000 or so American adults to name, without being given choices, a man and a woman they most admire anywhere...

LeBron James Pleads for Public's Help Finding Killer

Sister of Los Angeles Lakers star's childhood friend murdered in her home

(Newser) - LeBron James on Tuesday revealed that the sister of one of his childhood friends had been murdered, asking his hometown for its help to find the killer. "AKRON OHIO!! My brother’s sister was murdered this past weekend in her home! My brother family need answers to why and...

NBA's 'Bubble Kings' Are Crowned
Los Angeles Lakers
Win It for Kobe

Los Angeles Lakers Win It for Kobe

They're the champions of this challenging basketball season

(Newser) - The ultimate anguish. The ultimate joy. This season, for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, had it all. And it ended in the only fashion that they deemed would be acceptable, with them back atop the basketball world. For the first time since Kobe Bryant's fifth and final...

LeBron Fires Back at Trump Over NBA

'We could care less' if the president tunes out, says the superstar player

(Newser) - President Trump says he won't watch NBA games if players take a knee in protest. To which its star player says, good riddance. “I really don’t think the basketball community are sad about losing his viewership,” Lakers phenom LeBron James told reporters Wednesday night, per Cleveland....

NBA Superstar Raises Profile of Effort to Help Felons Vote

LeBron James' group donates $100K to help with Florida registration requirement

(Newser) - A group cofounded by LeBron James is adding $100,000 and its high profile to the effort to help Florida felons vote in the November election. More Than a Vote, which was started by the NBA superstar after the death of George Floyd, said the money will go toward paying...

LeBron James Brings In $100M for 'Unapologetic' Media Empire

SpringHill Entertainment company will offer people of color more creative control

(Newser) - A production company, media firm, and marketing company have all merged to form LeBron James' latest venture with an "unapologetic agenda," and he and his business partner have now pulled in $100 million in investments for it. The BBC reports that the SpringHill Company, headed up by the...

LeBron Posts Photo of Kaepernick: 'Do You Understand NOW?'

Star responds to death of George Floyd

(Newser) - Thousands of people in Minneapolis protested the death of George Floyd in police custody Tuesday night—and sports stars including LeBron James expressed their anger on social media. On Instagram , James posted an image of a white police officer kneeling on Floyd's neck next to an image of former...

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