Found July 11, 2012 on
Since Kevin Durant and Chris Bosh are my favorite players, it seems fitting that they share some qualities. They have similar heights and weights, not afraid to cry in public over a loss, and they’re both eloquent and candid when talking to the media.
This week Durant talked about whether it bothers him to see Lebron James during Olympic Team practices after having lost to him in the NBA finals not even a month ago. Durant was honest:
“It does. It does, but what can I do?” Durant said Tuesday. “He’s my teammate now. I’m a team player. I can’t let that affect this. This is bigger than that. It’s tough to lose in the finals and play the guy you’ve been going up against for five games who beat you. So me, I’m just going to get over it, still be a great teammate, come out and play hard.”
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I can’t wait to see this team play together.
The full olympic basketball competition schedule has been released. You can look at it (and plan your time around it!) here.
For those who don’t know, the Oklahoma Thunder have 3 players participating in the Olympic Games. Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden for the USA. And Serge Ibaka representing Spain (along with Lakers Pau Gasol). Ibaka has gone on record saying he thinks Spain’s team is just as talented as America’s.
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A year ago LeBron James and Kevin Durant pushed each other to get over their playoff pain after they were both cut at the knees by the Dallas Mavericks.
This year they have zero in common as James was the victor in the NBA Finals beating Durant’s squad in a definitive fashion.
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Would Arnie approve these kicks?
Top high school prospect Andrew Wiggins is impressing some big name people these days. Wiggins was so dominating at the LeBron James Skills Academy that he made the camp’s namesake get out of his seat during a scrimmage. Watch at :30 as he drives from the three point line and tries an acrobatic dunk.
When you excite the reigning NBA MVP, you’ve probably got a bright future...
The 2012 LeBron James Skills Academy came to its conclusion on Monday, with a bracketed tournament based on previous results for the eight squads composed of the camp participants. The games started in the morning and wrapped up with a championship contest to end the event. Hoopniks.com was not able to observe the afternoon contests due [...]
NBA star LeBron James believes Liverpool will struggle again next season after another summer of upheaval. The Anfield outfit struggled...
For my readers who live in Boston, if you happen to drive along the I-93 and want to be reminded that the Miami Heat won the NBA title, the folks over at Powerade put the below LeBron James billboard up:The electronic billboard is about three miles from the TD Bank North Garden where the Celtics play and as you may figure there had to be a public comment from the Celtics regarding...
There were quite a few UCLA prospects that put in standout performances at the recent LeBron James Skills Academy in Las Vegas, including UCLA-committed guard Zach LaVine, and point guards Stevie Clark and Parker Jackson-Cartwright...
LAS VEGAS -- Jordan Mickey sat down with Scout.com at LeBron James Skills Academy to discuss his recent recruiting trips and his overall recruitment.
2015 forward Ivan Rabb had one of the most impressive performance of the Lebron James Skills Academy. Read on for an update on his recruitment, including how he will decide, his thoughts on Arizona, and more.
LeBron James Instagram’d his feet yesterday, unveiling a new development in shoe fashion: The LeBronold Palmer 9 Lows.
Part Arnold Palmer, part LeBron James, and part Jimmy Buffet concert, the the LBP9′s even have a glass of Arnold Palmer in the sole.
James tweeted the photo with the hashtag #yikes, but we expect to see the kicks popping up on South Beach within the hour.
The hottest debate of the moment is which “dream team” would beat the other team?
The answer is pretty obvious yet there are those that want to hang on to their feelings because they were born at a certain time and they feel a certain way.
I get it and I understand it but the truth is the truth and you can’t take away the truth.
To really size the argument up you can’t...
LeBron James walked into the gym at Rancho High School, just a short drive from the sparkling Strip, and sat down beside basketball powerbroker William Wesley to watch the sport's Prodigy of the Moment.
They were there to see a Canadian kid named Andrew Wiggins, whose father, Mitchell Wiggins, played a few years in the NBA in the '80s. Andrew is only 16, but everyone in...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist LeBron James was stretched out against a wall Wednesday, answering a few questions before lacing up his Nikes. Carmelo Anthony was doing the same thing in the corner of the gym, while Kobe Bryant went about his business across the way.
Talent was never going to be a problem for the U.S. men's basketball team heading...
LeBron James, fresh off of his first NBA Title, feels good about this team. Blake Griffin, fresh off of landing yet another highlight reel dunk, feels good about this team. Kobe Bryant, fresh off of growing a vicious goatee, thinks this team would beat the ’92 Dream Team. Then again, I don’t think Kobe has ever felt he could lose at anything, ever, so it really doesn’t surprise...