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The title of author Scott Raab's first book, The ***** of Akron: One Man's Search For The Soul of LeBron James,pretty much gives away Raab's feelings about the self-coronated "King". It also helps explain why, while researching for the book, Raab found his game credentials taken away by the Heat and the NBA. But the book is so much more than just 320 pages of "Gonzo Journalist" Raab throwing creative and crude insults at LeBron James (although there is plenty of that). This book is about life, the human condition, loyalty, and most importantly, the true meaning of being a sports fan.
While Raab (who while writing the book balloons up to 380 pounds and is called 'Santa Claus' by Shaq due to his long white hair and beard) now lives in New Jersey, he was born and raised in Cleveland and is probably the biggest, truest Cleveland sports fan you can find roaming the face of the Earth. Which also means he knows the true meaning of suffering ...
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LeBron James returned to the lineup and scored 22 of his 32 points in the first quarter, and the Miami Heat rolled to a 101-90 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Saturday night despite playing without Dwyane Wade. Wade missed his third straight game with a bruised left foot, but James had the game under control by the time his All-Star teammate arrived at his seat on the bench.
LeBron James is back in the starting lineup for the Miami Heat, but Dwyane Wade is missing his third straight game against the New Jersey Nets.
The All-Stars both were sidelined for the Heat's 116-109 triple-overtime victory in Atlanta on Thursday, but only James' sprained left ankle was healed enough to return to the lineup Saturday. Wade worked out before the game before...
LeBron James returned to the lineup and scored 22 of his 32 points in the first quarter, and the Miami Heat rolled to a 101-90 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Saturday night despite playing without Dwyane Wade.
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade sat out Thursday’s game against the Hawks and could do the same against the Nets on Saturday.
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade sat out Thursdays game against the Hawks and could do the same against the Nets on Saturday.
And the Big 3 are down to one tonight. Dwyane Wade and LeBron James are both going to sit out Thursday night’s Heat game against the Hawks, reports Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel. We’re weighing everything, the schedule ahead, rest, how much treatment we can do and what the recovery time will be,” coach…
With Dwyane Wade and LeBron James sitting against the Atlanta Hawks, the Miami HEAT needed late-game offense. So, Erik Spoelstra drew up three after-timeout sets in the fourth quarter, each playing off the expectations of the last, to keep Miami close enough for Bosh's overtime-forcing three.
2011 was a jam-packed year of basketball, with way too many highlights for our memory to hold. Luckily, the folks over at Ball is Life piled all the best throwdowns of 2011 into one video, above. From streetball to high school to college to the NBA, the 4-minute compilation features a plethora of both stars and relative unknowns, from Shaquille Johnson to Kevin Durant to LeBron...