Friday night, LeBron James further etched his name in the GOAT conversation. James drove left past New Orleans Pelicans forward Solomon Hill with approximately 6:01 remaining in the first quarter for a two-handed dunk to notch 11 points in the game. That gave LeBron his 867th consecutive game scoring at least 10 or more points, breaking Michael Jordan’s previous record, which James tied on March 28. Continue reading LeBron James Surpassed Michael Jordan’s Double-Digit Scoring Record
According to ESPN writer Brian Windhorst, Kyrie Irving asked Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert to trade him during a meeting that took place last week:
Kevin Durant capped his spectacular first season with the Warriors by bringing home that coveted NBA championship he joined Golden State last July so determined to get, scoring 39 points in a fast-and-furious, Finals-clinching 129-120 victory over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.
With 3:09 left on the clock in game three of the NBA Finals Wednesday night, Cavs sharpshooter JR Smith knocked down a three to put his team up 113 to 107. It was the last bucket the Cavs would score.
Business is about risks. The greater the risk, the greater the reward. Just ask Rich Paul, the NBA agent who in 2012 left powerhouse talent agency CAA to start Klutch Sports. Even with LeBron James in tow, few believed Paul, then 30 years old, could pull off the move and navigate the NBA on his own.
LeBron James, the non-MVP but consensus best basketball player on the planet, has re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers for three years and $100 million, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. He will be the highest-paid player in the NBA.
At the end of the Cavaliers’ championship parade in Cleveland on Wednesday, all 15 Cavs players were asked to take the stage and say a few words to the estimated 1.3 million people in attendance. One by one, every player—from benchwarmers like Jordan McRae to All-Stars like Kyrie Irving—got up and talked about what it was like to play for the Cavs this season. Some of the speeches were memorable (Kevin Love did his with two WWE belts over his shoulders, while J.R. Smith did his, of course, shirtless), others not so much (sorry, Sasha Kaun). But the Cavs obviously saved the best for last.