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CHICAGO (AP) -- LeBron James scored 27 points and the Miami Heat nearly matched a franchise record for points allowed in a playoff game, pounding the listless and short-handed Chicago Bulls 88-65 on Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The 65 points allowed were just two more than the all-time postseason low for a Miami opponent, and it was easily the worst offensive performance by a Chicago team.
Never before had the Bulls scored fewer than 69 in a playoff game or 10 in a quarter during the postseason, but both those marks fell on a night when they were dominated on both ends of the floor.
Miami led by 11 at the half and put this one away in the third quarter, outscoring Chicago 17-9 in the period.
The defending champion Heat will try to wrap up the series at home Wednesday.
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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.
Does LeBron James’ arsenal of weapons on the hardwood include a mastery in the art of flopping? A lot of people say yes, especially the Chicago Bulls right now. In fact, head coach Tom Thibodeau was just fined $35K for saying the Heat were getting the calls and stating, ”I see how things are going, I watch very closely,” “We’re not going to get calls, that’s reality...
In response to Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau accusing LeBron James of flopping on the shove from Nazr Mohammed that sent the MVP down to the hardwood, James says that while he will do whatever it takes for his team to win, he is not a flopper and never has been.
According to NBA.com:
“I don’t need to flop,” James said. “I play an aggressive game. I don’t flop. I’ve never...
After the Chicago Bulls lost game three of their series against the Miami Heat, Tom Thibodeau and Nate Robinson both shared some words about Lebron James. They were talking about an incident where Nazr Mohammed shoved Lebron causing him to “fall” down. Heres what they said: “From my angle, I just saw a guy basically [...]
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...
It was the shove heard 'round the basketball loving world! I''m talking about that moment in Game Three of the Miami Heat/Chicago Bulls series when Nazr Mohammed took offense to what he believed was LeBron James trying to trip him and sent the league MVP to the floor instead.
And now he is saying he is sorry. Sort of.
On Twitter Nazr did apologize for his actions...
Tom Thibodeau spoke his mind about the NBA’s refs, and in return, the Bulls’ head coach’s wallet will be a little lighter on Sunday.
The NBA fined Thibodeau $35,000 for comments that were critical of the refereeing in Game 3 of the Bulls-Heat series, according to the league’s official release. Thibodeau wasn’t happy with a call that got Nazr Mohammed ejected from the game...
The suggestion that he's a flopper drew a grin as wide as his wingspan from LeBron James.
Miami's superstar shot down the accusations from the Chicago Bulls, saying they reminded him of the days when some claimed he was overrated and questioned his ability to lead a team to a championship.
''It's kind of the same (as when) I heard people say I was overrated...
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
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?
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 —...