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LeBron James’ tendency to act on the court during situations of contact was heavily debated over the past week.
James was shoved by Bulls backup center Nazr Mohammed during Game 3 of the Miami Heat-Chicago series and seemed to sell how forcefully he was pushed. Nate Robinson and Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said they felt James flopped on the play. After being scrutinized, James responded by telling everyone, “I don’t flop.”
Well James’ acting was in question again in Game 5.
James was bringing the ball up court in the fourth quarter of Game 5 with around seven minutes left and the Bulls up 81-80. Robinson went straight for James and hit him in the face. Both of them fell down. Analyst Steve Kerr thought it was pretty bad, saying “that was close to a flagrant on Nate Robinson.” Replays seemed to show James snap his head back to exaggerate how badly he was hit:
As Pro Basketball Talk’s Kurt Helin stated, there is a difference between flopping and embellishing. LeBron certainly has flo...
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LeBron James is the second highest earner amongst professional athletes in the United States in 2013, finishing behind Floyd Mayweather.
James is projected to earn $56.5 million with $39 million in endorsements.
James is the first team-sport player in the top two on the list since Shaquille O’Neal in 2004.
At the possible expense of Nate Robinson on account of his height deficiency (that’s a polite way to put it, right?), a recent electronic billboard popped up in the Chicago area that may or may not have been taking a jab at the Bulls’ explosive 5′ 9″ point guard. Overlooking the William G. Eden’s Expressway, this particular billboard features an array of Chicago Bulls players...
If you looked at the 2011-12 and 2012-13 NBA seasons in a vacuum, you’d swear on your life that LeBron James was the greatest basketball player and leader the game has seen since the days of Michael Jordan and the Miami Heat the most formidable collection of talent since the dynastic teams of the 1970s [...]The post The Reorganization Of The Miami Heat’s Big 3 appeared first...
LeBron James is the best basketball player in the world, but that doesn’t necessarily prove that his team is the greatest, too.
The Miami Heat haven’t sewn up their title defense quite yet, despite holding a commanding series lead against Nate Robinson and the Chicago Bulls. The Heat’s next test will be a tougher one, and one that should provide many more interesting storylines...
Andrew Wiggins is widely considered one of the best high school basketball players we have seen since LeBron James, so you can imagine there were plenty of anxious folks waiting to hear where he would be attending college. Andrew made his announcement on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. pst that he will be playing ball next year for Kansas University.
As soon as the announcement was made, Twitter...
LeBron James and Memphis guard Tony Allen headline the NBA All-Defensive First Team.
The league announced Monday that Allen received 53 points in the voting, while the Miami Heat star had 52. Each player had 25 first-team votes from the NBA's 30 head coaches.
''We pride ourselves on defense here,'' said James. ''I'm one of the catalysts, as far as...
A lot of comparisons to LeBron James and that is a big burden to carry on your back.
We will see if Wiggins lives up to the hype.
Announcement at 12:09 pm that he will be going to Kansas with Bill Self and Kurtis Townsend.
— Grant Traylor (@GrantTraylor) May 14, 2013
Michael Reinsdorf believes that Nikola Mirotic would be a lottery in this year’s NBA draft.
Mirotic was acquired by the Bulls after he was drafted 23rd overall in 2011.
Reinsdorf is proud of the Bulls’ recent draft record, pointing to the 2011 selection of Jimmy Butler.
“This is a guy who was the 30th pick in the draft that any other team could have had,” Reinsdorf said of...
What happened: The Miami Heat have taken a 3-1 lead over the Chicago Bulls with an 88-65 win Monday at Chicago in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
The Bulls have run out of gas with injured players Derrick Rose, Kirk Hinrich and Luol Deng having been out all series.
It seems unlikely that the Bulls have enough energy left to win another game in this series.
MIAMI -- The Miami Heat actually have lost a game this postseason. They've even trailed in the fourth quarter of two other games.What's the problem here?When a team wins 37 of its last 39 regular-season games, including a stretch of 27 straight, the bar is set high. Those on the Heat know that.So even though Miami has the best record of any team in the postseason, they believe...
In a bit of a surprise the number one basketball player in the country Andrew Wiggins is headed to Kansas to play his college basketball. Most experts thought Wiggins was headed to Florida State, where both of his parents went to school. The other two schools that were finalists for Wiggins were Kentucky and North Carolina.
Wiggins is a 6’8” small forward with freakish athletic...
Five-star phenom Andrew Wiggins committed to Kansas yesterday and has been called the most dominant high school player since LeBron James. The 6’7” superstar was on Syracuse’s radar last fall, but the Orange never even offered a scholarship to the Huntington Prep small forward. Why didn’t Jim Boeheim didn’t make a hard push at the nation’s top hoops recruit?
Season over now, so might as well go out and have some fun while you are in Miami. Rip and Nate took a photo Lil Wayne a week ago and proceeding to lose four straight, maybe Drake would have been the better rapper to pose with.
Jocks and Stiletto reports that some of the Bulls went out after losing to the Heat to Prime 112 (quality spot if you have a couple of more pennies than the...
Sports Illustrated released its annual list of the highest-earning athletes with Floyd Mayweather No. 1 for the second-straight year and included in the top 10 are NBA players LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose.
The Top 10 highest-earning US-based athletes (salary + endorsements):
1. Floyd Mayweather Jr. — $90 million
2. LeBron James — $56.5 million
3. Drew Brees —...
The NBA’s All-Defensive Team was announced yesterday, rewarding LeBron James, Chris Paul, Tyson Chandler, Joakim Noah and Tony Allen as standout floor-slappers (Allen led the voting). Notice anyone missing? How bout the league’s Defensive POY? Marc Gasol was left on the 2nd team. Raising the question…..um, what?
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