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(As NBA owners decide how many more games they’re willing to lose to the lockout, perhaps it is time to consider gains that can be made when the league returns. In our latest lockout series, we look at changes that could produce an improved product.)
Issue: Should “getting in the way” remain an integral part of basketball defense? The block-charge call already has become so difficult to officiate at games played at NBA speed that the league established a no-charge zone directly beneath the basket. Beyond that, if there were no ability to draw charges, a drive to the basket either would finish with theatrics at the rim or a blocked shot, arguably one of the most dramatic elements of the game. It doesn’t mean a reckless move to the basket still couldn’t be penalized, only that attempts to slide into position to draw a charge would be removed from the equation, therefore eliminating some of the human element from the officiating.
Heat angle: By now it has been established that taking...
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Recently, Miami Heat star Lebron James hairline has become the butt of jokes among the blogosphere and Internet.So, Lebron decided to get on his Twitter page to due a little bit of self-mocking with this below Tweet:(Courtesy of Lebron James Twitter Feed)
James Donald was a physical education teacher in the Akron public school system for 28 years, primarily at Riedinger Middle School where he became LeBron James‘ gym teacher for his sixth, seventh and eighth grade years. Mr. Donald witnessed history late in LeBron’s eighth grade year when, during the annual student-faculty basketball game, LBJ executed [...]
Mock LeBron James ad for LeBron James from his Cleveland days by artist Corey Young from Paris, France.
With tampering violations unenforceable due to the NBA lockout, Miami Heat superstar LeBron James has taken to Twitter to share who he would like to have as teammates next season.Thursday morning, James tweeted the message: "Would love to see @JCrossover in a Heat uni! What u guys say?"The account in question belongs to Atlanta Hawks guard Jamal Crawford, who is set to...
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LeBron James has drawn criticism over the past few years for coming across as narcissistic and/or programmed in his public statements, completely turning the city of Cleveland against him with “The Decision,” melting down in the 2010 Eastern Conference Semifinals and the 2011 NBA Finals, and his receding hairline. To his credit, LeBron showed a sense…
LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul have decided not to play in the World All-Star Classic, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
Further to yesterday's news about the forthcoming NBA World All-Star Classic tour, coming to Australia, Macau, the United Kingdom and Puerto Rico, comes news that LeBron James, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony will not take part in the games. The trio have pulled out of the tour, citing the hectic travel schedule and a desire to spend time with their families (understandably...
If you can’t beat ‘em join them. Lebron James is poked a little fun at himself this week by posting this picture on Twitter and saying….
Well-played, sir. Coming back soon? Does this mean Lebron is going Wayne Rooney on us? Great, I can’t wait to hear Stephen A. Smith spaz out about how Lebron should be focusing on the lockout and not his hairline. This is going to be frightening...
(As NBA owners work to settle the lockout, perhaps it is time to consider gains that can be made when the league returns. In our latest lockout series, we look at changes that could produce an improved product.)
Issue: It has been a decade since the NBA voted to allow zone defense. Prior to the switch in 2001, the league had a somewhat arcane set of rules that required man-to-man...
PBT: Kobe Bryant and LeBron James will join 16 other NBA players for a two-week exhibition tour, starting Saturday in Puerto Rico.
LeBron James has openly courted Jamal Crawford and Steve Nash on Twitter.