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LeBron On J.R. Smith’s Absence From Camp: ‘I Hate To Deal With This Sh*t Again’
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Getty Image Last season, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Tristan Thompson were in the midst of a holdout that ended with Thompson signing a five-year, $82 million contract. Leading up to the signing, however, was a brief tug of war between LeBron James and …Share Tweet
LeBron puts pressure on Cavs to sign J.R. Smithnba.com 8 hours agoLeBron James didn't hold back in weighing in on J.R. Smith's contract impasse with the Cavaliers.Share Tweetyahoo.com 14 hours agoA lot of hands helped lift the Cavs to their first NBA championship. Now, they’ll all be wearing rings. (Getty Images) When we think about professional sports teams, we tend to focus primarily on the players in uniform and the head coach on the sideline…Share TweetGetty Image We’re only a few days into the post-Kevin Garnett era in the NBA, but as it turns out, The Big Ticket may not be out of basketball for too long. According to multiple reports, Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue reached out to Garnett and offered him…Share Tweet
Bucks' Middleton undergoes surgery on hamstringnba.com Sep 29 (yesterday)Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond announced that guard Khris Middleton underwent successful surgery yesterday to repair his ruptured left hamstring. The surgery was performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York by Dr. David Altche…Share Tweet
Guessing The ‘Highly Competitive’ Offer The Cavs Say They Made J.R. Smithdimemag.com Sep 29 (yesterday)Getty Image After a celebratory offseason of shirtless forays through Cleveland, J.R. Smith remains unsigned. The Cavaliers have started training camp without Smith, and if they want to defend their title, they will need the lovable sharp-shooting wing.…Share Tweet
The Cavs Will Reportedly Give Championship Rings To More Than 1,000 Employeesdimemag.com Sep 28 (2 days ago)Getty Image When the Cleveland Cavaliers did the unthinkable and overcame a 3-1 deficit against the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA Finals, they delivered the city of Cleveland its first championship in more than 50 years. It was a historic moment …Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 28 (2 days ago)Joakim Noah and Jerry Reinsdorf. (Getty Images) Rare is the NBA owner that goes on record to discuss player personnel decisions. Even rarer is the NBA owner that goes on record to justify any transactions, especially to the point of criticizing an ex-pl…Share TweetThe mayor of Milwaukee says he's eager to work with Bucks president Peter Feigin to improve the city's race relations.Share Tweet
Go All-Access with the Cavs, Warriors and Lakers as they prepare for the upcoming seasonnba.com Sep 27 (4 days ago)NBA TV's NBA Real Training Camp will go All-Access with the Cavaliers, Warriors and Lakers as they prepare for the upcoming season. The preseason series will provide exclusive access to practice sessions, players, coaches and front office executives, al…Share Tweet
Greg Monroe Found Out He Was Coming Off The Bucks Bench From The Mediadimemag.com Sep 27 (4 days ago)Getty Image The severe injury to Khris Middleton threatens to derail what was otherwise shaping up to be a promising season for the Milwaukee Bucks. Their immediate trade of backup point guard Tyler Ennis for hybrid forward Michael Beasley showed just h…Share Tweetdimemag.com Sep 27 (4 days ago)Getty Image When LeBron James finally led the Cleveland Cavaliers to an NBA championship this past summer, it was the last truly unfulfilled promise of his career. Sure, he’d proven a few years before that he could win a title when it seemed (fairly or …Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 26 (4 days ago)NBA preseason media days are usually no-drama affairs where players and coaches can discuss their hopes for the season and maybe throw the media a low-level story or two. However, this year has proven quite different due to the ongoing controversy over …Share Tweetdeadspin.com Sep 26 (4 days ago)This afternoon at Cavaliers media day, LeBron James spoke for a good 90 seconds on police violence, framing the issue around the hypothetical of the police pulling his son over.Read more...Share Tweet
Veteran guard Williams retires, Cavs make offer to Smithnba.com Sep 26 (4 days ago)Guard Mo Williams has informed the Cavaliers he's officially retired.Share Tweetdimemag.com Sep 26 (4 days ago)Getty Image Last season, the Golden State Warriors followed up an NBA title by breaking the single-season wins record previously held by the mythical 1995-96 Bulls. The Warriors’ 73 wins eclipsed the Bulls’ mark by a single victory, but Steph Curry and …Share Tweetdimemag.com Sep 26 (4 days ago)LeBron on unsigned free agent (NBA Champion) J.R. Smith at Cavs media day: “He’s the most liked player on the team. We need him.” pic.twitter.com/eCMNkLpQmS — Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) September 26, 2016 Last week, LeBron James and the Cleveland Caval…Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 24 (6 days ago)Phil Jackson addresses the media in July. (Getty Images) The civil suit against then-Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose, alleging that the former NBA MVP (working with two other friends) broke into an ex-girlfriend’s apartment after drugging her before gan…Share Tweet
Cavs Win Second StraightMar 20LeBron James scored a game-high 29 points in the Cavs' 95-92 win over the Pacers.
Nets Outlast BucksMar 20The Nets needed triple overtime to beat the Bucks 129-127 in Brooklyn.
Bulls Charge Past RaptorsMar 20Nikola Mirotic came off the bench to score a game-high 29 points in the Bulls' 108-92 win over the Raptors.
Cavs Continue Home DominanceMar 18Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving each posted double-doubles as the Cavs captured their 14th straight win at home with a 117-92 victory over the Nets.