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LeBron On J.R. Smith’s Absence From Camp: ‘I Hate To Deal With …

LeBron On J.R. Smith’s Absence From Camp: ‘I Hate To Deal With This Sh*t Again’

dimemag.com Updated 10 hours ago
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 …
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  • LeBron puts pressure on Cavs to sign J.R. Smith

    LeBron puts pressure on Cavs to sign J.R. Smith

    nba.com 8 hours ago
    LeBron James didn't hold back in weighing in on J.R. Smith's contract impasse with the Cavaliers.
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  • Cavs to give championship rings to janitors, ushers, many other…

    Cavs to give championship rings to janitors, ushers, many other staffers

    yahoo.com 14 hours ago
    A 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…
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  • Tyronn Lue Offered Kevin Garnett An Assistant Coach Spot, And H…

    Tyronn Lue Offered Kevin Garnett An Assistant Coach Spot, And He’s Still Deciding

    dimemag.com ESPN.com nba.com Sep 29 (yesterday)
    Getty 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…
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  • Bucks' Middleton undergoes surgery on hamstring

    Bucks' Middleton undergoes surgery on hamstring

    nba.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…
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  • Guessing The ‘Highly Competitive’ Offer The Cavs Say They Made …

    Guessing The ‘Highly Competitive’ Offer The Cavs Say They Made J.R. Smith

    dimemag.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.…
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  • The Cavs Will Reportedly Give Championship Rings To More Than 1…

    The Cavs Will Reportedly Give Championship Rings To More Than 1,000 Employees

    dimemag.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 …
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  • Joakim Noah calls Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf's 'frontline' dig…

    Joakim Noah calls Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf's 'frontline' dig 'a low blow'

    yahoo.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…
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  • Mayor eager to work with Bucks on race relations

    Mayor eager to work with Bucks on race relations

    The mayor of Milwaukee says he's eager to work with Bucks president Peter Feigin to improve the city's race relations.
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  • Go All-Access with the Cavs, Warriors and Lakers as they prepar…

    Go All-Access with the Cavs, Warriors and Lakers as they prepare for the upcoming season

    nba.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…
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  • Greg Monroe Found Out He Was Coming Off The Bucks Bench From Th…

    Greg Monroe Found Out He Was Coming Off The Bucks Bench From The Media

    dimemag.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…
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  • LeBron James Claims It’s His ‘Personal Goal’ To Pass Michael Jo…

    LeBron James Claims It’s His ‘Personal Goal’ To Pass Michael Jordan As The G.O.A.T.

    dimemag.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 …
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  • LeBron and others address National Anthem protests at NBA games

    LeBron and others address National Anthem protests at NBA games

    yahoo.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 …
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  • LeBron James On Police Violence: "It's A Scary-Ass Situation"

    LeBron James On Police Violence: "It's A Scary-Ass Situation"

    deadspin.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...
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  • Veteran guard Williams retires, Cavs make offer to Smith

    Veteran guard Williams retires, Cavs make offer to Smith

    nba.com Sep 26 (4 days ago)
    Guard Mo Williams has informed the Cavaliers he's officially retired.
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  • Draymond Green Explains Why He Doesn’t Want The Warriors To Win…

    Draymond Green Explains Why He Doesn’t Want The Warriors To Win 74 Games

    dimemag.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 …
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  • LeBron James Says The Unsigned J.R. Smith Is ‘The Most Liked Gu…

    LeBron James Says The Unsigned J.R. Smith Is ‘The Most Liked Guy On The Team’

    dimemag.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…
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  • Phil Jackson says the Knicks are 'not concerned' about Derrick …

    Phil Jackson says the Knicks are 'not concerned' about Derrick Rose's trial

    yahoo.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…
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  • Video - Cavs Win Second Straight 01:20

    Cavs Win Second Straight

    Mar 20
    LeBron James scored a game-high 29 points in the Cavs' 95-92 win over the Pacers.
  • Video - Nets Outlast Bucks 01:33

    Nets Outlast Bucks

    Mar 20
    The Nets needed triple overtime to beat the Bucks 129-127 in Brooklyn.
  • Video - Bulls Charge Past Raptors 01:09

    Bulls Charge Past Raptors

    Mar 20
    Nikola Mirotic came off the bench to score a game-high 29 points in the Bulls' 108-92 win over the Raptors.
  • Video - Cavs Continue Home Dominance 00:54

    Cavs Continue Home Dominance

    Mar 18
    Kevin 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.