LeBron James is 2020 BET Awards’ Sportsman of the Year — CONAN Daily

LeBron James, 35, of the Los Angeles Lakers was one of the winners at the 20th Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards on June 28, 2020. The Sportsman of the Year award was given to the professional basketball player who has been competing in the National Basketball Association since 2003. Aside from James, three more NBA […]

LeBron James is 2020 BET Awards’ Sportsman of the Year — CONAN Daily

LeBron James will win NBA restart battle: Patrick Beverley —

June 14, 2020 | 8:10pm If LeBron James wants the NBA to return, then that’s what will happen. That’s Patrick Beverley’s prediction, no matter what Kyrie Irving, Dwight Howard or anyone else says. The Clippers’ pesky defensive-minded guard went on Twitter to make that clear, writing Sunday that “Hoopers say what y’all want. If @King…

LeBron James will win NBA restart battle: Patrick Beverley —

LeBron James, Doc Rivers, others around NBA react to, participate in protests — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

NBA players are doing more than just taking to social media.

LeBron James, Doc Rivers, others around NBA react to, participate in protests — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

LeBron James, other Lakers express frustration on social media over death of George Floyd — Daily News

Another death of a black man in police custody has angered people around the NBA, including Lakers star LeBron James. A video of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling atop the neck of a man named George Floyd who later died circulated through news and social media circles. James weighed in on Instagram, posting a still…

LeBron James, other Lakers express frustration on social media over death of George Floyd — Daily News

Kendrick Perkins Reveals What Ignited Paul Pierce-LeBron James Feud — NESN.com

[nesn_embed service=dailymotion src=”https://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x7u1zhx?autoplay=1″ width=”640″ height=”360″] The Paul Pierce vs. LeBron James “rivalry” apparently started with a loogie. Pierce has done little to hide his disdain toward James over the years. The two superstars had some pretty incredible battles, especially dating back to Pierce’s prime with the Celtics and James’ ascent with the Cavaliers. Pierce reminded […]

Kendrick Perkins Reveals What Ignited Paul Pierce-LeBron James Feud — NESN.com
The Paul Pierce vs. LeBron James “rivalry” apparently started with a loogie. Pierce has done little to hide his disdain toward James over the years. The two superstars had some pretty incredible battles, especially dating back to Pierce’s prime with the Celtics and James’ ascent with the Cavaliers. Pierce reminded the world he’s very capable of holding a long-term grudge this week when he inexplicably left LeBron off his list of the top five NBA players of all time. The omission rightfully took plenty of heat from an unforgiving internet. But when you hear this story from Pierce’s former teammate, Kendrick Perkins, on why Pierce and James “hate each other,” you’ll realize this thing goes back years and is fairly nasty — or at least as much as NBA rivalries can be these days. The spitting thing speaks for itself, but the video of LeBron wrapping up Perkins in a big hug before walking by an awkwardly smiling Pierce is all kinds of uncomfortable. Unfortunately for Celtics fans and Pierce himself, this is a rivalry that will favor James when it’s all said and done. He’ll go down as one of the two or three best players to ever to play the game — despite The Truth’s own list.
Read more at: https://nesn.com/2020/05/kendrick-perkins-says-paul-pierce-spitting-spat-started-lebron-james-feud/

LeBron James has reportedly held ‘safe’ practices with Lakers teammates — Sportress of Blogitude

LeBron James is believed to be conducting private workouts with his Los Angeles Lakers teammates during the NBA’s shutdown, but safety protocols reportedly were followed in accordance with league-mandated social-distancing guidelines.

LeBron James has reportedly held ‘safe’ practices with Lakers teammates — Sportress of Blogitude

LeBron James Trained For NFL During 2011 NBA Lockout, Received Contract — NESN.com

Could LeBron James actually have taken his talents to the NFL? While the thought may have ran its course in years past, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar admitted the rumors actually were true. James, speaking on his own brand’s “Uninterrupted” podcast on Monday, explained that he did begin to “train to be a football player”…

LeBron James Trained For NFL During 2011 NBA Lockout, Received Contract — NESN.com

Could LeBron James actually have taken his talents to the NFL? While the thought may have ran its course in years past, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar admitted the rumors actually were true. James, speaking on his own brand’s “Uninterrupted” podcast on Monday, explained that he did begin to “train to be a football player” during the 2011 NBA lockout, which lasted 161 days from July to December. “To be honest, it actually was. I had no idea how long the lockout was going to be and myself and my trainer, Mike Mancias, we really started to actually train to be a football player when it came to like October and November,” James said. “We started to clock our times with the 40s. We started to add more to the bench presses and things of that nature. We started to add more sledding to our agenda with our workouts. “The thoughts came into my mind, the thoughts came into my mind,” James added. “But never having the ability to finish my high school career of playing like my senior year, I have dreams all the time of playing football.”

Read more at: https://nesn.com/2020/05/lebron-james-trained-for-nfl-during-2011-nba-lockout-received-contract/

Who’ll Take the Throne from LeBron? Can Kawhi Leonard Rule Next Decade? — Lakerholics

As the reigning Finals MVP and a two-time NBA champion, Kawhi Leonard is another superstar whom, like Giannis Antetokounmpo, certain analysts believe has now passed LeBron James as the best player in the NBA.

Who’ll Take the Throne from LeBron? Can Kawhi Leonard Rule Next Decade? — Lakerholics

Doc Rivers says LeBron James ‘may have been the greatest football player ever’ — My worldwide

Doc Rivers says LeBron James ‘may have been the greatest football player ever’ How many times have you heard the question asked, “What if LeBron James had chosen football over basketball?” Even at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, where James was one of the top football recruits in the state of Ohio, it was clear […]

Doc Rivers says LeBron James ‘may have been the greatest football player ever’ — My worldwide

Even at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, where James was one of the top football recruits in the state of Ohio, it was clear his future was on the hardcourt. His run of dominance in the NBA has been so profound since 2003, however, that even today, at 35 years old, James has people thinking about what might have been.

So it is for Clippers coach Doc Rivers, who interviewed with Austin Rivers on Wednesday and said that James “may have been the greatest football player ever” had he chosen that route.

“Michael (Jordan) was a super athlete, so was Kobe (Bryant), so was Kawhi (Leonard),” Rivers said. “I don’t know that there’s ever been an athlete like LeBron James in our league. I really believe if LeBron James had have played football, he may have been the greatest football player ever, at whatever position.”

Austin Rivers & Doc Rivers agree on LeBron James being the greatest athlete of all-time

“I really believe if LeBron James had to play football, he may have been the greatest football player ever.”

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— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) May 13, 2020

MORE: Jordan vs. LeBron — the key stats you need to know in the GOAT debate

Per this news clip James shared to his Instagram page, he caught 60 passes for 1,200 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior (The New York Times reports that he actually caught 61 passes for 1,245 yards and 16 touchdowns; an improvement from his 42-catch, 820-yard, seven-touchdown season as a a sophomore).

With James standing at a listed 6-8, 232 pounds, it’s easy to see how he would have been one of the most coveted high school recruits in the nation, regardless of position. It stands to reason that James — an Akron, Ohio native — probably would have gone to powerhouse Ohio State had he chosen football as his career choice. James’ football career ended the summer before his senior year after he broke his wrist in an AAU game.

Alex Caruso talks about his chemistry, high net-rating with LeBron James — LeBron Wire

Alex Caruso talks about his chemistry, high net-rating with LeBron James — LeBron Wire

It’s been a while since we’ve gotten to talk about some real on-court basketball but during a conversation last night on Instagram Live, Los Angeles Lakers forward Jared Dudley and his teammate Alex Caruso gave us just that for a few moments. Dudley has been with the Lakers all season and has played sparingly, but he’s been a constant force in the Lakers locker room, as he usually is wherever he is as a veteran who has no trouble saying what’s on his mind. But by not playing a lot he has the opportunity to see things up close, like the strong play of Caruso when next to LeBron James.

Dudley asked Caruso about the numbers that show Caruso and LeBron as one of the best on-court two-man lineups in the NBA, and the best among those who have played at least 40 games at +20.8 over 54 games this season. Caruso admits that sometimes, it can be as simple as LeBron going on a 10-0 scoring run, but he also explained why he believes he plays well with LeBron.pickuphoop@pickuphoop

Caruso speaks on him and LeBron having the best net rating of any two-man combo in the NBA.

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Understanding defensive principles, spacing, and cuts are all very important factors in playing with LeBron James. It requires playing instinctually and with less structure than a typical role, but that’s the exact type of role in which Caruso has thrived for the Lakers this season. So it should be no shock that LeBron’s play goes up to another level when Caruso is on the court.

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