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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist Losing game after game is nerve-racking, sure, but after a point, so is winning.
Seconds after the NBA's second-longest winning streak was history, LeBron James and his Miami Heat teammates walked off the floor solemnly in single file, their mood seemingly as dark as their black road jerseys. But moments later, inside the locker room, it was a different story.
Players wore wry smiles while taping bags of ice to aching elbows, knees and feet. Those with both hands free wolfed down postgame meals from Styrofoam containers. Instead of the usual bravado about launching the next streak, or even promises about lessons learned, there was mostly relief.
One guy, though, refused to go along.
''We had everybody come in, put a hand on each other, and for the first time I mentioned the streak in front of the guys,'' Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said after the Chicago Bulls' 101-97 win Wednesday night shut off the ...
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LeBron almost went Gloria James on the fan, but cooler heads prevailed. The fan should know that LeBron’s hairline can only be shown under perfect circumstances, so I understand why The King was a bit upset.
From a practical perspective you shouldn’t try to steal gear off a player’s body, while they are walking to the locker room. In the streets that might get you punched...
After the Chicago Bulls ended the Miami Heat 27-game winning streak, a rather dejected LeBron James found his way down the visitor's tunnel at the United Center.Before he disappeared from view of the rowdy Chicago crowd, one Bulls fan attempted to jack his headband right off his head:Nice try dude...Nice try...
After losing to the Bulls on Wednesday night and watching their 27-game win streak come to an end, LeBron James voiced his frustration with the physical play of the Bulls and referred to the no layup-minded fouls committed by Kirk Hinrich (watch here) and Taj Gibson as non-basketball plays.
LeBron James to Sun Sports/FOX:
“Let me calculate my thoughts real fast before I say anything...
LeBron James released some his of frustrations on fouls towards the refs following the Miami Heat's loss to the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday.
This Miami Heat team has always needed failure to help find and define how great they can be. And so, in the end, with its near-historic winning streak halted at 27, it's true again: Their setback allows us and them to sit back, marvel at what they accomplished and fully grasp just how much LeBron James has transformed himself, his team and his league.
Two years ago, the Heat...
LeBron James and Taj Gibson spent together last summer.
Miami Heat forward LeBron James said Friday that he doesn't care what other people think about the comments he made over the hard intentional fouls he encountered Wednesday night. "I actually
For the next 48 hours, the sports media will be on fire as we all lament the death of the Miami Heat's winning streak.
For historical purposes, we all enjoy watching our generation of legends detonate history so that we can be a part of something special.
These things define us just as much as it defines the players that get the job done.
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In what has become a postgame tradition with the Miami Heat, LeBron James showed us all his best “27 straight wins” face, while videobombing Ray Allen’s interview:
“Let me calculate my thoughts real fast before I say (what I want to say),” James said. “I believe and I know that a lot of my fouls are not basketball plays. First of all, Kirk Hinrich in the first quarter basically grabbed me with two hands and brought me to the ground. The last one, Taj Gibson was able to collar me around my shoulder and bring me to the ground. Those are...
In so many ways, the Celtics resemble the spirit of Dante about to enter his journey into Hell to rescue his beloved Beatrice. Beatrice is of course Banner #18 and Hell will surely be surviving with success to the 2013 playoffs entering as a 6th seeded team at best in the East. We could continue with the analogies with Dante´s marvelous opus by giving the role of the Devil to LeBron...