April 23, 2014 |
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.
December 7, 2012 |
Basketball forums across the Web are constantly filled with a question that can never be answered: Who is the best basketball player of all time? Looks as though fans aren't the only ones wondering. The wallpaper on Lebron James' cellphone apparently is a digitally created photo of himself standing in triple-threat position as Michael Jordan, in his prime, guards him. "Jordan was my superhero growing up," James told Sports Illustrated. "He was the guy I feel helped me get to where I am today.
September 3, 2013 |
Not content with two straight NBA championships. LeBron James is spreading his very expansive wings into the world of television. The Miami Heat forward is teaming up with writer/actor Mike O'Malley, business partner Maverick Carter and Tom Werner, the veteran producer of classic comedies "Roseanne" and "The Cosby Show," to develop a sitcom for the premium cable channel Starz. "Survivor's Remorse" is to follow two successful young men from...
December 20, 2012 |
Note to Miami Heat fans who are paying hundreds of dollars to see superstar LeBron James in action: Check out the bike lane for free. James, who is making $17.5 million this season, apparently enjoys riding a bike to games. Yes, you read that right. The man who can afford any car in the world prefers to sit on a teeny tiny seat and pedal himself around. James has pedaled from his Coconut Grove home to AmericanAirlines Arena three times this season, according to the Sun Sentinel . It typically takes him about 30 to 45 minutes by bike depending on how hard he's going.
December 3, 2012 |
LeBron James of the Miami Heat was named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year on Monday, and James said he takes it as a sign that all has been forgiven for his messy departure from the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010. "I remember just like yesterday when I signed here and basically, like the roof caved in,” James told the Associated Press, referring to the fallout from his infamous "Decision" to leave Cleveland for Miami in 2010. "To see that I and my team and everyone around me was able to patch that roof up, to come to this point, to come to this point and receive such a prestigious award, it's huge.
April 5, 2013 |
NBA stars Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, among others, have weighed in on the Rutgers scandal. Mike Rice, Rutgers' former basketball coach, was fired Wednesday amid a public outcry over how he treated students in a video aired by ESPN. In the video, Rice can be seen pushing, hitting and throwing basketballs at players while verbally abusing them. Tweeted Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant: That's not #coaching that's a power trip #rutgersbasketball . At a minimum it's horrible coaching #coachdontbully - Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant)
January 30, 2009 |
at Orlando 99, Cleveland 88: Dwight Howard had 22 points and 18 rebounds, and Hedo Turkoglu scored 19 points for the Magic. LeBron James, who was 10 of 27 from the field and had 23 points, spent much of the night complaining to the officials. " . . . It can get frustrating at times when you continue to just get beat up and you don't get the attention of the refs," he said.
February 13, 2014 |
After LeBron James hit a game-winning shot Wednesday to lead his Miami Heat past the Golden State Warriors, Warriors guard Mark Jackson was effusive in his praise of James, saying he will go down as one of the greatest ever. Earlier in the week, James commented that if they ever make a Mt. Rushmore for the NBA, he would be on it. James put Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson on there, and when asked if he would be there when his career is over, he told NBA TV's Steve Smith, "Yeah.
October 31, 2012 |
LeBron James was officially crowned sports royalty Tuesday night, as the Miami Heat were presented championship rings ahead of the new season's first game. LeBron has always been a franchise player but now has the hardware to match -- and who better to discuss his elevated brand than Kim Kardashian? Mini-mogul Kim attended an after-party to celebrate the Heat's ring presentation at Miami's Soho House, where LeBron toasted his moment with close pals and Samsung (James debuted in a national ad spot for the Galaxy Note II, also on Tuesday)
July 7, 2010 |
Americans love reality TV, but LeBron James' ego-driven Thursday night spectacle is sure to alienate.… Michael Jordan kept it simple, so why not James? … If it's all about winning championships, James' choice seems obvious: join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami.… Shares in Madison Square Garden Inc., owner of the New York Knicks, jumped more than 6% Wednesday as Wall Street bulls bet that James would play in Gotham next season.