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Norman Chad: In the NBA playoffs, please don’t touch the merchandise

Like the swallows in San Juan Capistrano, the NBA playoffs descend upon us every spring. And though you might think the NBA playoffs are interminable, they actually come and go …


NBA capsules: LeBron James scores 33 points, keys Cleveland’s big rally

LeBron James scored 13 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and brought Cleveland Cavaliers back from a 17-point deficit to stun the Washington Wizards 119-115 on Thursday night …


Clipping? LeBron James takes on Alabama football over barber show

LeBron James contends the Alabama Crimson Tide has lifted “ideas, concepts and format” from a program on “Uninterrupted,” the digital media platform the three-time NBA champion co-founded with business partner …


NBA capsules: LeBron James sets double-figure scoring record, Cavs beat Pelicans

LeBron James scored in double digits in his 867th straight game, breaking the record he shared with Michael Jordan, and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied to beat the New Orleans Pelicans …


Home sale: Latest LeBron billboard near superstar’s house

The latest billboard trying to lure LeBron James as a free agent this summer is close to his home. An Akron realator paid for a sign that says, “LeBron, there’s …


NBA Capsules: LeBron James gets 33 points in triple-double, Cavs beat Bulls

LeBron James scored 33 points as part of a triple-double, Jordan Clarkson had a tiebreaking four-point play with 1:27 left and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Chicago Bulls 114-109 on …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018

NBA Capsules: LeBron, Nance power Cavaliers past Pistons 112-90

LeBron James scored 31 points before taking a seat on the bench, Larry Nance Jr. reached career highs with 22 points and 15 rebounds in his first start for Cleveland, …


Couch Slouch: 20 sure-fire ways to make NBA better

Couch Slouch: Thankfully, Couch Slouch, both a thinking man’s man


Popovich praises LeBron’s courage to speak on social issues

San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich hopes LeBron James never stops speaking up.


LeBron James wins All-Star Game MVP after topping Team Stephen, 148-145, in competitive matchup

In a lot of ways, Sunday’s 148-145 victory for Team LeBron was still a loosey-goosey All-Star exhibition. But it was competitive in the second half – especially down the stretch …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018

AP source: Cavaliers overhaul roster with trades of Isaiah Thomas, Dwyane Wade

With the stunning force of a LeBron James dunk, the Cavaliers shattered their roster. Cleveland completely changed its look – and perhaps its chances of winning an NBA title this …


Heat’s Goran Dragic selected as NBA All-Star replacement

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic was selected Thursday by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver as an injury replacement for the Feb. 18 All-Star Game in Los Angeles. Dragic will replace Cleveland …


All-Star forward’s Kevin Love’s broken hand a pain for Cavs

Kevin Love fractured a bone in his left hand in the first half of an ugly loss on Tuesday night in Detroit, and the All-Star forward’s injury and status likely …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018

Analysis: Blake Griffin trade to Pistons shows NBA’s current direction

The East is open for business. The West is closed until further notice. There’s the takeaway from the deal where Blake Griffin got sent from the Los Angeles Clippers to …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018

Drama club: Cavaliers hold meeting to vent frustration

Frustrated by their recent poor play in a season when their NBA title hopes seem to be slipping away, the Cleveland Cavaliers held an emotional pre-practice meeting on Monday in …


Status woe: Cavaliers not planning changes amid slump

As LeBron James and some teammates practiced free throws at a nearby basket, coach Tyronn Lue addressed questions about the troubling state of the Cavaliers while sitting in a high-backed, …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018

NBA Capsules: Thunder thump Cavs 148-124, keep LeBron shy of 30,000 points

LeBron James couldn’t get to 30,000 career points and he and his Cleveland teammates couldn’t stop Paul George, Russell Westbrook or Carmelo Anthony as the Oklahoma City Thunder thumped the …


LeBron James reflects on MLK’s legacy, criticizes President Trump on holiday

On a day for reflecting on race in America, LeBron James considered Martin Luther King Jr.’s ultimate sacrifice. A life given for love. “He had a vision and he took …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018

Norman Chad: Begrudging admiration of Tom Brady and LeBron James

For nearly the entire 21st century, through a combined 33 NFL and NBA seasons, I have rooted against Tom Brady and LeBron James. Uh, how has that worked out?



UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017

LeBron James gets 59th triple-double, Cavs beat Lonzo Ball’s Lakers 121-112

LeBron James recorded his 59th career triple-double, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 121-112 win over rookie Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers. James finished with 25 points, 12 …


NBA Capsules: Kevin Love powers Cavaliers past Heat 108-97

Tuesday’s NBA Capsules CLEVELAND (AP) – Kevin Love scored 32 of his 38 points in the first half, LeBron James was ejected for the first time in his career and …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017

Just for kicks: Gonzaga players treated to new LeBron James shoes before PK80 Invitational

The PK80, which honors Nike co-founder Phil Knight’s 80th birthday, hosted a tip-off reception Wednesday night at Nike headquarters in nearby Beaverton.


NBA capsules: James, Korver lead Cavs’ charge in 4th to top Knicks 104-101

LeBron James had 23 points and 12 assists, Kyle Korver scored 19 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to spark a huge comeback, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat …



Norman Chad: We love the NBA for its beauty, not its adherence to rules

The NBA is full of large, talented, beautiful men performing wondrous athletic feats, while we root for one or the other. And if, from time to time, LeBron James or …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017

LeBron James vs. Kyrie Irving the latest entry in NBA rivalries

LeBron James loves rivalries. Ohio State-Michigan. North Carolina-Duke. Cowboys-Redskins. Those are some of the favorite matchups he’s cited over the years, ones that have been honed by the flowing of …


LeBron James tests ankle in practice, status for opener unclear

LeBron James tested his injured left ankle during a portion of practice Sunday, but it’s still not known if he’ll play in Cleveland’s season opener.


Cavs owner gets ‘vile’ voicemails after LeBron James’ ‘bum’ tweet

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert says he received “disgusting” racist voicemails after LeBron James called President Donald Trump a “bum” in a tweet. Gilbert received the calls days after James took …


LeBron James rolls left ankle, misses practice

Lebron James turned his left ankle during practice Wednesday night, his first workout with Wade, who signed with the Cavaliers to chase another championship with his close friend.