Found December 10, 2011 on
PLAYERS: LeBron James
TEAMS: Miami Heat
"The ***** of Akron," displaced Clevelander Scott Raab's searing, raw, fascinating re-telling of one of the most repugnant stories in the city's sports history -- LeBron James' desertion of it.

All eyes on Miami Heat’s LeBron James

There seem to be dueling sentiments when it comes to LeBron James and how to treat his 2011-12 season.

Heat's Big Three show support for Chris Paul

MIAMI - LeBron James did it. So why shouldnt Chris Paul be able to choose his team? Then again, at least James waited until he became a free agent. I want Chris to go wherever he wants, James said Friday on the first day of Miami Heat training camp about the chaos surrounding the New Orleans point guard. And I just want him and his family to be happy. James and Paul are good buddies...

Heat's LeBron James is back with a new smile

MIAMI - There's one opening question about the Heat this year, and it isn't about Chris Bosh's 10 added pounds,...

Heat believe they are the team to beat

MIAMI - Turn up the sauna. Light a Bunsen burner. The Heat doesnt mind if the heat is on. Miami players wasted no time at Mondays media day in declaring theyre the team to beat this season in the NBA. I think were the best team in the league and were going to work like it, said forward Chris Bosh, later adding, Were looking to win it all. Theres nothing else left. That would make...

Chris Paul, Dwight Howard and Other Superstars Are Not Hurting NBA's Competitive Balance

The storyline involving LeBron James and "The Decision" was so tidy, it's no wonder NBA supporters and detractors alike embraced it last season. James, the best individual basketball player on the planet, spurned the relatively small-market Cleveland Cavaliers for the glamorous Miami Heat, and teamed with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to reach the NBA Finals. The danger...

Name the crimes of David Stern

The night of The Decision, I was blown away at the vitriol surrounding LeBron James. He didn't play where you wanted him to play. He had a TV show. Bummer. It still amazes me how fired up that makes people. I wrote a post asking people to name the crimes of LeBron James. I feel the same way today. When I first heard about this Chris Paul thing, my first thought was "oh...

NBA Gets One Right, Rejects Paul Trade

I understand why an elite athlete would want to join a couple other elite athletes in order to form a super team. I get that in a perfect world have a team of more elite players than the other team should mean that it would be easier to win a championship. Afterall, everybody wants to win a championship. After seeing what LeBron James and Chris Bosh did last offseason by joining...

Trading Dwight Howard for LeBron James makes sense

Even Heat would have to ponder blockbusterThe Magic will be asking the world for Dwight Howard now that he clearly wants to move on.

Are you going to go my way?

You ask around the NBA the old question about which player you’d pick if you were starting a team and the general answer is LeBron James or Dwight Howard. I’d pick Derrick Rose, and I’ll explain later why that is not just personal bias. The irony, of course, is if James and Howard were to start a team they’d look for someone else, which basically LeBron did in joining Dwyane...

Brandon Roy retires: NBA players react on Twitter

Martell Webster, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and others react to the news of Brandon Roy retiring.

LeBron 'Frustrated' For Chris Paul

LeBron James was asked on Friday for his reaction to the news that a trade of Chris Paul to the Lakers had been blocked by the NBA.

ASK IRA: Do Heat have their closing lineup?

Q: How likely is a Heat lineup of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Shane Battier, Mike Miller and Chris Bosh? And what do you think about it? — Aaron. A: Look, I believe without any further moves, the Heat already have their closing lineup. If the opposition goes bigger, it could be Bosh, Udonis Haslem, LeBron, Wade and either Miller or Battier. If the opposition goes small, then you...

Gameday Q&A: Barry Cofield on the move to nose tackle, LeBron James and Jay-Z

As Mike Shanahan, Jim Haslett and the Washington Redskins entered Year 2 of the 3-4 defense, they identified nose tackle as a key need in free agency, and signed Barry Cofield for a six-year, $36-million contract. This season has been a learning experience for Cofield, who spent the first five seasons of his career as a tackle in the New York Giants’ 4-3 defense. But Cofield has...
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