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August 2, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
When LeBron James was in high school, his basketball skills weren't the only thing that impressed college coaches. James was also a successful football player at St. Vincent-St. Mary High, catching 42 passes for 820 yards and seven touchdowns in his sophomore year, and 61 passes for 1,245 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior. Urban Meyer, then the wide receivers coach at Notre Dame, offered a scholarship to the All-Ohio wideout as a sophomore. Meyer, who is now the new coach at Ohio State, recalled James' reaction to his offer.
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April 26, 2014 | By Barry Stavro
Reaction was widespread Saturday after the NBA said the league is launching an investigation into a report of an audio recording in which a man identified as Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling allegedly tells a woman not to bring black people to games. --NBA spokesman Mike Bass called the comments “disturbing and offensive.” --Miami Heat star LeBron James called the comments “appalling” and James said he was not sure if he would play the remainder of the NBA playoffs if he was on the Clippers.
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September 29, 2009 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
"More Than a Game" is a soul-stirring documentary about a close-knit group of Akron, Ohio, grade-school kids who grow up to be the greatest high school basketball team of their generation. It doesn't hurt that one of the kids is LeBron James, who was such a prodigy that he went straight from high school to NBA stardom. The movie depicts James, who even in fifth grade looked like a man among boys, in all his youthful glory. But its best moments capture the close relationship that James and his teammates have with their coach, Dru Joyce, who emerges not only as an inspirational role model for the boys but also as a role model for sports dads everywhere.
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April 24, 2014 | By Matt Wilhalme
Charlotte Bobcats power forward Josh McRoberts' hard shot to Miami Heat superstar LeBron James' throat during Game 2 of the first round of the playoffs did not go unnoticed by the NBA. The league on Thursday fined McRoberts $20,000 and upgraded the original call from a personal foul to a flagrant 2, according to the Associated Press. McRoberts hit James in the throat with his forearm as the power forward drove to the basket with 50 seconds left in the fourth quarter as Miami led Charlotte, 97-94.
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November 7, 2009 | Associated Press
Cleveland 100, at New York 91: LeBron James scored 33 in his lone Madison Square Garden appearance. Phoenix 110, at Boston 103: The Suns' Jason Richardson had 34 points. at Orlando 110, Detroit 103: The Magic held off Charlie Villanueva's 22 fourth-quarter points. Milwaukee 87, at Minnesota 72: Andrew Bogut's 17 points countered 20 by Timberwolves' rookie Jonny Flynn. at Miami 96, Denver 88: The Nuggets suffered their first loss of the season. at Indiana 102, Washington 86: Tyler Hansbrough debuted with 13 points.
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June 13, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
UFC fighter Chael Sonnen, never at a loss to try to draw attention to himself, appeared on "Jim Rome on Showtime" on Wednesday night, and decided to call out LeBron James and the NBA Finals. "I think LeBron's a dork," James said. "I don't understand this whole thing. It frustrates me to hear that these guys are world champions. He won one world championship, and it was in the Olympic Games. It's so aggravating to hear a title be called a world championship when it's only done in America.
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October 3, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Over the last two seasons, LeBron James has won two NBA championships and two league most valuable player awards. But the Miami Heat superstar feels as though something is missing from his game -- the chalk toss. James stopped tossing a cloud of chalk into the air before games during the 2010-11 playoffs. Even though he's proved that he can win without the ritual, he has decided to bring it back. On Tuesday he posted an Instagram photo of himself on the cover of the video game "NBA2K14" with this caption: "What y'all been on tonight!
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February 13, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
LeBron James is on quite a streak.  In Tuesday's 117-104 win over Portland, the Miami Heat superstar became the first player in NBA history to score at least 30 points on an incredibly efficient 60%-or-better shooting in six straight games. James, the reigning MVP, scored 30 points on 11-for-15 shooting (73%) against the Trailblazers. "I'm at a loss for words," he said after the game. "Like I say over and over, I know the history of the game. I know how many unbelievable players who came through the ranks, who paved the way for me and my teammates.
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March 7, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Peyton Manning wanted to stay with his team but was pushed out the door by ownership. LeBron James was leaving a team that desperately wanted him to stay. Which one do you think had the classier farewell? While there seems to be an ever-decreasing level of humility and grace in the sports world, former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning gave a farewell news conference Wednesday and thanked the Colts and the team owners for giving him a chance to lead the team for so many years.
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March 4, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Don't call Pau Gasol soft. On Sunday afternoon, the 250-pound 7-footer stepped in front of LeBron James and nudged him when he saw James acting aggressively toward one of his teammates. The tussle happened at the end of the third quarter after James, frustrated over a non-call, gave a forearm shiver to Troy Murphy. Gasol immediately intervened and dealt James a bit of push. "I saw that he elbowed a little bit or shoved Troy," Gasol said. "At one point you have to say, 'It's enough.'" "If the officials don't make a big deal about it or don't make a certain call then you have to force the issue a little bit and make them understand this is going on, we're not going to take this kind of thing here.
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April 23, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
In California, Kobe is king. But in the favorite-athlete game of thrones, Bryant is a puny ruler. Best Tickets laid out the most popular athletes by state, based on Google search data, and found that LeBron James of the Miami Heat was the most searched in fully half of the 50 states. There's a steep drop-off to No. 2: Peyton Manning. The Denver Broncos quarterback was most searched in seven states.  Third is a tie between the Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson and New England Patriots QB Tom Brady.
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April 10, 2014 | By Melissa Rohlin
LeBron James, who has won the MVP award the last two seasons, thinks the honor should go to Kevin Durant this year. “I would say he's the most consistent basketball player as far as the MVP this year, man,” James said Wednesday, via ESPN.com's Miami Heat Index . “He's put up some great numbers.” Durant is averaging 32 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists a game for the Thunder, which is in second place in the Western Conference with...
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March 28, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Blake Griffin has impressed enough basketball pundits this season that he is being considered as a candidate for the NBA's most valuable player award. Griffin is in the conversation along with Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant and Miami's LeBron James. Dallas Coach Rick Carlisle, whose Mavericks lost to the Clippers on Thursday, has taken notice of Griffin's play this season. “He's having a monster year,” Carlisle said. “And he's playing at a high level. Those are usually the two ingredients that gets you in that conversation.
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March 24, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Short-sleeved NBA jerseys may become a thing of the past before ever really becoming a thing of the present. "Ultimately, if the players don't like them, we'll move on to something else," Commissioner Adam Silver told Bleacher Report.  Players don't like them -- at least, many players don't, including the biggest NBA star of them all right now, Miami's LeBron James. "I've had conversations with LeBron [James] about the jerseys, and we agreed that we would park the issue until the end of the season," Silver said.
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March 15, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
MVP talk San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich , on Chicago's Joakim Noah being considered a candidate for most valuable player alongside LeBron James and Kevin Durant : "They won't choose him as the MVP, but I think it's great that he's in the conversation and he should be. But it's just not the way it works, from my experience. It's got to go in the basket for you guys [media] to pay attention to somebody. But he's pretty damn valuable in my opinion. " The Big Techie Minority Sacramento Kings owner Shaquille O'Neal , on being a tech nerd: "I probably spend $1,000 on apps a week.
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March 10, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
You have to think that Miami Heat star LeBron James, if only for a moment, wished he was still wearing his protective mask during Sunday's game against the Chicago Bulls. James, who broke his nose two weeks ago, got tangled up with Chicago's Jimmy Butler during the game. As each man fell to the ground, Butler's foot swung around and hit James in the side of his head. They sort of wrestled with each other while getting up and both were given a technical foul. The Bulls defeated the Heat, 95-88, in overtime.
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May 17, 2012 | By Mark Medina
There's suddenly a common bond that has developed between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James: Both players disappeared in the fourth quarter of their respective Game 2 losses. Yet there's an obvious difference between the two. After missing his last five shots in the game, Bryant looked visibly upset that Metta World Peace ignored him and passed to an open Steve Blake, whose missed three-pointer allowed the Thunder to escape with a 77-75 Game 2 victory. A day after missing a pair of free throws in the final minutes of Miami's Game 2 loss to Indiana, James defended both World Peace's inbounds play and Blake shooting the open trey.
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June 6, 2011 | By James Oliphant
As he slides into re-election mode, President Obama has been granting a series of local television interviews in key states such as Ohio. But the president Monday didn't do himself any favors while talking to a Cleveland TV reporter, specifically bringing up the one man, in local terms, Who Shall Not Be Named. That's LeBron James, who departed the hometown Cleveland Cavaliers last year for the Miami Heat. Now James is on the verge of an NBA title, a result that the lion's share of Clevelanders view as something on the order of the apocalypse.
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March 10, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
Pat Garofalo may want to check the numbers before the Minnesota state representative next weighs in on NBA players running afoul of the law. To recap: Over the weekend Garofalo tweeted that no one would noticed if 70% of NBA teams folded with the “possible exception of increase in street crime.” He doubled down on the claim in an email to a website covering the NBA when he noted the league's “high arrest rate.” Turns out that...
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March 10, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Minnesota state representative Pat Garofalo has some questions to answer Monday after he sent out a tweet Sunday night that many people took as racist. The tweet:     Let's be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime - Rep. Pat Garofalo (@PatGarofalo) March 9, 2014 Many people on Twitter perceived Garofalo's tweet as a shot at African Americans, since the majority of players in the NBA are black.
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