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(click to enlarge for all its jaw-dropping glory — photo credit: AP/Mark J. Terrill)
LeBron James scored 39 points, dished out 8 assists and grabbed 7 rebounds as the Miami Heat dispatched the Los Angeles Lakers by a score of 99-90 on Thursday night at STAPLES Center in LaLa Land.
With such a high-profile matchup, there were highlights, including the amazing dunk (as well as a few others) from LeBron and company and there was one incomprehensible lowlight, courtesy of a Dwight Howard appearance at the free throw line.
But first, how about that photograph? Absolutely stunning. And get a look at the expressions on the faces of Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash. Kobe is like, “Oh my goodness, I think I just threw up in my mouth a little,” and Nash is going, “Hey, eh, what’s that all aboot?” because he’s Canadian and stuff.
Not to be left out, Metta World Peace is in the background and I imagine him thinking, “Screw this, I ain’t chasing him down anymore, I’ve got other…Oooh! Cotton candy!”
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LeBron James added a few more accolades to his already illustrious career Wednesday night as his Miami Heat took the Golden State Warriors. He reached two career milestones, becoming the youngest player to ever reach 20,000 career points while also recording his 5,000th assist. But it wouldn’t be enough if that was all he did, right? So, he gave us two ridiculous dunks in the...
In other news not concerning Manti Te'o, Lebron James and the Miami Heat got back on track last night. They beat the Warriors 92-75, and LeBron added two huge career milestones at the same time. Only five minutes into the game, he found Dwyane Wade for an easy dunk to snag his 5,000th career assist. Later on in the first half LeBron took the ball into the lane for a pull...
Say what you want about LeBron James but he is a once in a lifetime talent. James accomplished 20,000 points in his career faster than any previous NBAer on Wednesday night. James, 28 and 17 days, broke the old record held by Kobe Bryant at 29 years and 122 days old.
The Big Leagues The all-important, record-breaking bucket came with 2:46 left in the second quarter.
LeBron James: 39 points (17-25 FG, 4-4 FT), one three-pointer, seven rebounds, eight assists, three steals and a block. Absolutely dominant. The Heat are off for five days, which should give King James time to rest his nagging injuries.
Dwyane Wade: 27 points (11-20 FG, 5-7 FT), four rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block.
Kobe Bryant: 22 points (8-25 FG, 2-2 FT)...
LOS ANGELES It looks like the Miami Heat is back on the right trackon and off the court. LeBron James scored 39 points10 in the fourth quarterto give the defending NBA champions a hard-fought 99-90 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center.
In the judgment of head coach Erik Spoelstra, it was more than just a win to even their record on the trip at 3-3.
OAKLAND -- LeBron James surpassed two NBA milestones in the same game Wednesday night while leading the Miami Heat to a much-needed 92-75 victory over the Golden State Warriors. James recorded his 5,000th career assist with 6:42 remaining in the first quarter, then became the youngest player in NBA history to surpass the 20,000-point mark later in the period, spearheading an early...
Looking back on Wednesday night's big lines from big name players, including LeBron James' 20,000th point:
LeBron James: 25 points (11-20 FG, 2-3 FT), a three-pointer,
seven rebounds 10 assists and a steal. He's pretty good. Pretty good.
The King scored his 20,000 point, becoming the youngest in NBA history.
Russell Westbrook: 32 points (12-20 FG, 8-9 FT)...
Dwyane Wade and LeBron James did what they do best on Wednesday. The Miami Heat stars connected for yet another slick alley oop.However, this one came at the expense of the host Golden State Warriors. The play came about midway through the first quarter.Watch as Wade heaves a perfect pass from midcourt in the direction of James, who in turn slams it home for the basket.Yeah, these...
LeBron James became the youngest player in NBA history to score 20,000 points and also surpassed 5,000 assists on a milestone night Wednesday, leading the Miami Heat to a 92-75 victory over the undermanned Golden State Warriors.
On a road trip that has had more bad news than good, James rewrote the headlines and the record books. He finished with 25 points, 10 assists and seven...
The Las Angeles Lakers have had their struggles well documented to start the season. Last night was no different in their 99-90 loss to the Miami Heat. With 4 NBA all-star starters in this game (two on each team) we figured this game would be a little more entertaining. Other than the dunk fest in the first couple minutes of the game it was quite boring. Check out LeBron...
LeBron James had 39 points and eight assists, Dwyane Wade added 27 points on his 31st birthday and the Miami Heat held off the Los Angeles Lakers 99-90 Thursday night to finish their six-game road trip with three wins.
Ray Allen scored seven of his nine points in the final five minutes as the defending NBA champions repelled a late charge by the Lakers, who lost for the seventh...
The NBA has announced the starting lineups for the 62nd All-Star Game. At first glance it seems that Kobe Bryant is still the most popular NBA player. Kobe barely surpassed LeBron James for the most votes with 1,591,437. This gives Bryant the record for most consecutive All-Star Game starts with 15.
LeBron James, MIA (1,583,646)
Selected to the eastern squad is LeBron James , a two-time Kia NBA All-Star MVP (2006, 2008), Carmelo Anthony (1,460,950), Kevin Garnett (553,222), the 2003 Kia NBA All-Star MVP. Dwyane Wade (1,052,310), the 2010 Kia NBA All-Star MVP, and Rajon Rondo (924,180), who earns his first All-Star Game start. Garnett’s selection, his 15th, ties him with Bryant and O’Neal for [...]