Posted October 23, 2012 on
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When he infamously deserted the Cavaliers two summers ago, LeBron James took much more to Miami's glitzy South Beach than just his talents
James robbed a Cleveland franchise of hope.
Kyrie Irving has brought it back.
After a sensational first season, the NBA's ruling rookie of the year is poised to help the Cavs take another step toward respectability - and maybe beyond. And, the 20-year-old Irving, with a polished all-around game that belies his youth, could be on the verge of becoming one of the league's biggest stars.
Irving, though, has another pursuit in mind.
''I want to experience my first playoffs,'' he said. ''It would be Cleveland's first playoffs in three years if we do make it. That's the goal right now, to make the playoffs and go from there.''
Considering where the Cavs were not long ago, Irving's optimism alone is impressive.
In the season after James left and before Irving arrived as the No. 1 overall pic...
BEST OF MAXIM
We all know that LeBron James is pretty skilled at passing the basketball but this effort last night against the Washington Wizards was pretty insane.Watch as he pulls off this between-the-legs ball fake and gets the foul call on the drive:
I am impressed with this, but McKayla is apparently not. Check out LeBron James’ nasty between the legs ball fake against the Wizards on Wednesday night. The big guy has handles.
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While the San Antonio Spurs and coach Gregg Popovich didn't get a chance to see NBA Finals MVP LeBron James in their preseason visit to Miami on Saturday, Popovich knows enough of James to see that the all-star forward is improving after winning his first championship.
While his fans might argue there's not much to improve on, Popovich told ESPN'S Miami Heat Index...
LeBron James with 20 assists? Mike Krzyzewski thinks it's possible.
The Hall of Fame Duke coach -- and James' coach on the U.S. Olympic teams that won gold medals in Beijing and London -- said in a televised interview that he thinks the three-time NBA MVP may have more assist chances than ever before this season, especially with the Miami Heat having so many players who...
LOS ANGELES When the curtain and then the house lights came up Sunday night at Staples Center on Dwight Howards latest career chapter, the Lakers who were huddled together broke from their routine. Instead of the starters heading out together, they pulled back letting Howard go it alone.
Except nobody had told him.
They got me, Howard said.
The stunt, typically reserved for...
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Rasheed Wallace. Yep, I dared team Ballin Like Smush to do it and he is now the proud owner of ‘Sheed for $1 (until waivers on Thursday kicks in at least). This, in a way, shows the beauty of an auction. You can start nominating the top guys like LeBron James or try to squeeze [...]