Found October 23, 2012 on
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 the James seems stronger mentally after having the pressure of winning a championship off his back.
"He's so good already," Popovich said. "We all know what his skills are. He's a great passer, he can rebound, he can defend. But I think, if anything, he is maturing mentally in the sense that he is enjoying playing the game. He doesn't listen to talking heads (media critics) anymore -- or a lot less than when he first came in the league."
Not surprisingly, James voiced his appreciation for Popovich's comments saying "Pop knows what he's talking about...
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— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 24, 2012
Hold up, wait a second. Does LeBron not know that everyone is already aware of the fact that rich, famous people get things first? Oh yeah and the crown is supposed to represent the fact that LeBron is a king right? In case you weren't aware that LeBron is a king, his twitter...
The Miami Heat edged out the Charlotte Bobcats 98-82 on Tuesday night; and things were started off right by the Heat as LeBron James slashes through the lane and throws it down. LeBron James accumulated 10 points on 2-for-8 scoring, 4 rebounds, 8 assists, and 2 steals during this game.The post LeBron James Throws It Down Vs. Charlotte Bobcats (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
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There are certainly several perks of being an NBA Mother — Check out this story from our friends over at Gossip Extra, “A Miami-Dade County judge recently “recommended” that Miami Heat star LeBron James‘ mom fly a private jet to get to the city on time for a court-mandated mediation. The decision came after Gloria James missed two mediation...
LeBron James is expected to play more at power forward this season as the Heat feature 'position-less' basketball.
LeBron James played from the outside-in while with the Cavaliers, attacking from the perimeter in one-on-one isolations.
Andrew Wiggins is the nation's top high school basketball prospect regardless of class. Here's a highlight reel of him at LeBron James Skills Academy.
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The Miami Heat’s Dwayne Wade and LeBron James stand on the sidelines before an NCAA college football game between Miami and Florida State, Saturday. The guys were busy making the The U sign throughout the game. Usually LeBron is doing his Illuminati signage, so this was a nice change of pace.-TO
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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...
San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich has won two NBA Coach of the Year awards and according to NBA GMs, he could be in line for another this season. However, most GMs do not give the Spurs a shot at winning title number five or even the Western Conference.
The annual NBA GM survey has been released and coach Pop was picked as the hands down best head coach in the league with...
With players like Duncan, KG, and Lebron playing multiple positions it was only a matter of time.
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...
Shane Battier sees LeBron James as possessing many of the important qualities that you need to play at Duke.
One of the first classes that we should teach children in middle school is how to properly use search engines on the Internet. This goes not only for your basics like Google and Bing, but also for social media sites, because holy crap there are some really messed up people on Tumblr. The moral of this random opening is that sometimes searching “Food” will bring you to bisexual...
Is your wall at home looking a little bare? Well perhaps it’s time to decorate with a little bit of art inspired by your favorite team. Rare Ink has teamed up with the NBA to create a limited edition art collection.
Some of the pieces look amazing. There are a few extra focused on the game’s big stars like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, but every team at least has their logo...
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 [...]