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April Fool's Day is really just an excuse for folks to pull a shenanigan with virtually no consequence for their actions.Well, the Plain Dealer cashed in on this dubious opportunity by running one of the most predictable LeBron James jokes imaginable Monday morning.The Cleveland newspaper ran a headline that read "LEBRON RE-SIGNS WITH CAVS," with a much smaller subheading that read in part "BOY, ARE YOU GULLIBLE!"You may remember that James ditched the Cavs in favor of signing with the Miami Heat in 2010. This came after James spent his first eight seasons in the NBA with the Cleveland franchise.I could be wrong, but I don't their readers found this too amusing.Via USA TODAY
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For of those you who picked up the Cleveland Plain-Dealer on April Fool's Day, you might have already seen this prank headline.For the rest of us, here is the photo of the headline that reads "LeBron re-signs with the Cavs" and well, the fine print makes you feel pretty stupid if you believed it for even a second:(Courtesy of USA Today)
Excellent analysis going back to LeBron’s Cleveland years in this piece by Kirk Goldsberry at Grantland on “The Evolution of King James,” a must-read for basketball fans and especially Cavs fans.
Which is all for today here. Hopefully we’ll be back tomorrow with a customary Tribe season preview.
Taj Gibson caught LeBron James across the neck and shoulder on a foul in the fourth quarter.
The Miami Heat fab duo of Lebron James and Dwyane Wade sat out last night’s game Vs. the New York Knicks due to Injury, as they helplessly watched Carmelo Anthony drop 50 ! in a Knicks win, #KNICKSTAPE . On a good note, you know the boys from Miami, injured or not, are always dressed in style, appearance is everything on South Beach. Lebron kept his suiting traditional, looking...
Heading into the NBA playoffs, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh simply look unbeatable. They blowout teams, make monstrous second-half comebacks, and make the rest of the league resemble a JV squad. The honest truth is that the Heat are going to win this year’s NBA title and there is nothing any other team can do about it—including the Thunder or Spurs.... Read more
Carmelo Anthony was on fire Tuesday night as he scored 50 points in stylish fashion, while leading the Knicks to their 9th win in a row a 102-90 past the Heat. As LeBron James didn’t play due to a strained right hamstring, I’m sure many will question how much stock this performance holds when talking about this match-ups come playoff time. Either way it was fun to watch.
Miami starters LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers will not play Tuesday night when the Heat host the New York Knicks.
James has hamstring tightness. Wade and Chalmers have right ankle issues. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says the trio will be re-evaluated Wednesday.
For the Knicks, center Tyson Chandler (back) was planning to take part in the shootaround, then decide if...
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Bravo Melo! Dropping 50 points against any team is an elite and celebratory feat. Critics may want to belittle it because LeBron James nor Dwyane Wade played, but I loved it even more for that exact reason. The sight of James and Wade looking helpless and pissed while Melo went on a shooting spree, on their court...
Following Miami’s 108-89 win in New Orleans Friday, in which LeBron James scored 23 points in less than six minutes, former NBA player and current Hornets head coach, Monty Williams, was asked whether LeBron dominates games similar to how Michael Jordan did. Williams, who played against MJ, gave a fairly straight forward answer and dissed the league’s current players.
Greg Willard, a longtime NBA referee who worked more than 1,600 games before he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, has died. He was 54.
Willard died Monday night, according to the league. He was diagnosed with the illness during last season's playoffs and worked only one more game, a preseason matchup in October not far from his Huntington Beach, Calif., home.
Some NBA players...