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Cavs' Love to miss 6 weeks after foot surgery

Nov 03, 2018 - 8:21 AM

Kevin Love's extended absence is another blow to a Cleveland squad still reeling from the departure of superstar LeBron James

SIDELINED. Kevin Love played through pain in the the Cavs’ first 4 games of the season. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers beat Cavs, give LeBron James a glimpse of what they offer

Mar 12, 2018 - 5:59 PM

The Lakers' performance offer James a preview of the young talent he could align himself with should he opt to move to Los Angeles as a free agent next season

LAKERS TIME. In this file photo, Isaiah Thomas #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts after drawing a foul from Isaiah Taylor #22 of the Atlanta Hawks. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

How DeMar DeRozan became an NBA champion without a ring

Mar 09, 2018 - 7:24 PM

A Tweet by DeRozan opens the door to more admissions that some NBA stars are going through depression

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Cleveland Cavs star Kevin Love admits battle with panic attacks

Mar 07, 2018 - 2:49 PM

In an essay on The Players' Tribune website, Love says his first panic attack was on November 5, when he was forced to exit early during a defeat to the Atlanta Hawks

San Antonio's Patty Mills hits out at Cleveland Cavs fan over 'racial' slur

Feb 27, 2018 - 3:58 PM

A heckler calls Mills, who was born in Canberra to a Torres Strait Islander father and Aboriginal mother, a Jamaican dog during San Antonio's 110-94 win in Cleveland on Sunday

SLURRED. File photo of Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs as he drives to the basket in front of Andre Drummond #0 of the Detroit Pistons. Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images/AFP

Wizards hold off revamped Cavs; Sixers edge Bulls

Feb 23, 2018 - 5:12 PM

Lebron James became the seventh player in NBA history with 11,000 career baskets, scoring Cleveland's last 14 points in defeat

FUTILE. In this file photo, LeBron James sinks a basket during the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, February 18, 2018 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  Robyn Beck / AFP

New-look Cleveland Cavaliers spoil Boston's party

Feb 12, 2018 - 1:00 PM

The Boston Celtics crowd came out to celebrate Paul Pierce but LeBron James and his new Cleveland supporting cast had other ideas

PARTY-POOPERS. Lebron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers cheers his teammates during their game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP

Isaiah Thomas heading to Lakers; Jordan Clarkson moving to Cavs

Feb 09, 2018 - 10:09 AM

Cleveland sends Thomas and Channing Frye to Los Angeles in exchange for Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr and draft picks

ABORTED. Just when Isaiah Thomas, wearing #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in this file photo, was about to soar he is traded to another team. Photo Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

ESPN: LeBron James 'would listen' to Warriors pitch if they can create cap space

Feb 02, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Reactions to this report have largely been negative, as this would mean that the defending champ Golden State would boast a 4-All Star starting lineup that houses 7 of the last 9 MVP Awards

IS HE OR ISN'T HE. In this file photo LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers leaves the floor after a 125-114 loss to the Detroit Pistons on January 30, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James surpasses 30,000 career points

Jan 24, 2018 - 10:48 AM

Lebron James, who turned 33 on December 30, overtakes Kobe Bryant as the youngest NBA player to hit the 30,000 figure. Bryant was 34 years and 104 days old when he reached the mark.

30K POINTS. LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in this file photo pulls up for a shot against Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic. Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs give up 148 points in 'embarrassing' loss to Thunder

Jan 21, 2018 - 12:20 PM

LeBron James remains 7 points shy of the 30,000 mark

THROWING IT DOWN. Paul George scored 36 points and Russell Westbrook dished out a season-high 20 assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder upstaged LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs nearly blow 23-point lead but hold on to beat Magic

Jan 19, 2018 - 3:03 PM

Isaiah Thomas sinks two clutch free throws with 11 seconds remaining to earn the win

RETURN OF ROSE. Derrick Rose returned after missing more than two months with ankle injuries and scored 9 points in 13 minutes. Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images/AFP

Dragic scores 25 as Heat scorch Bucks, close in on Cavs

Jan 15, 2018 - 9:22 AM

The Heat use a 14-0 second-half scoring run to notch their seventh straight victory

HOT HEAT. Dragic connected on 9-of-17 shots from the floor en route to his 25 points. File photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images/AFP

Golden State Warriors want to 'send a message' against slumping Cavs

Jan 15, 2018 - 9:13 AM

The Warriors have won 7 of 8 games in January while the Cavs have lost 7 of their last 9

SUMMIT SHOWDOWN. The Warriors and Cavs have met in the past 3 NBA Finals, but the rivalry has gotten increasingly lopsided as of recent. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

Pacers rally from 22-point deficit to beat struggling Cavs

Jan 13, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The Cavs lose their third straight game

LOSING STREAK. LeBron James stepped out of bounds with 1.7 seconds to go, and admitted the refs got the call right. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: LeBron James lashes at teammates, Tyronn Lue tells players to get rid of 'agendas'

Jan 12, 2018 - 5:13 PM

'If guys have agendas, we've got to get rid of our agendas and play the right way,' says coach Tyronn Lue

NOT HAPPY. LeBron James was not a happy camper after losing back-to-back games by more than 25 points for the first time in his career. File photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

Raptors embarrass Cavs with 34-point drubbing

Jan 12, 2018 - 3:42 PM

The Cavs have now lost 6 of their last 8 games

ICE COLD. It was a rough night for Cleveland as Isaiah Thomas misses his first 11 shots and the Raptors get 7 different players in double digit scoring. File photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Suspended Serge Ibaka offers apology for throwing punches with James Johnson

Jan 12, 2018 - 8:19 AM

'Sometimes during a game my emotions can lead to bad reactions and I’m not proud of that,' says Ibaka

SUSPENDED. Serge Ibaka let his hands go in a heated moment against the Heat. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Isaiah Thomas fined $10K for clotheslining Andrew Wiggins

Jan 11, 2018 - 1:02 PM

Thomas' chop connects with Wiggins' throat, earning him a flagrant two foul and an ejection

FINED. Isaiah Thomas was fined after being ejected from the Cavs' game against the Timberwolves. File photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics rout Cavs as idle Isaiah Thomas gets ovation in Boston return

Jan 04, 2018 - 1:43 PM

Thomas gets some respect from the Boston fans and his former teammates

HOME WIN. Kyrie Irving and Al Horford each contributed 11 and 9 rebounds as the East-leading Celtics improved to 31-10. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Thomas scores 17 points in debut for Cavaliers

Jan 03, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Isaiah Thomas recovers from his hip and shoulder injuries and finally makes a mark with the Cavs

CAVS DEBUT. Isaiah Thomas is back in the NBA with his 4th team. Photo from Twitter (@BR_NBA)

Birthday date with Jazz a treat for Cavs star James

Dec 30, 2017 - 12:27 PM

LeBron James wants to celebrate his 33rd birthday by ending their losing streak in Utah

BIRTHDAY BOY. LeBron James turns 33 on the day his team plays the Utah Jazz. He's not concerned that they've lost 3 of their last 4, saying the season has valleys and peaks. File photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Vince Carter shows he's half-man, still-amazing at 40

Dec 28, 2017 - 3:28 PM

Vince Carter becomes the first 40-year old to score at least 24 since Michael Jordan in a win over the Cavaliers

VINSANITY. Vince Carter outscored LeBron James in an unlikely win by the lowly Kings over the Cavs, proving he still has something to offer just weeks before his 41st birthday. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

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League admits refs missed 3 late fouls by Durant, and one by LeBron

Dec 27, 2017 - 1:14 PM

The NBA's 'last two minutes' game report says referees should have blown the whistle late against Kevin Durant in a controversial finish

INTRIGUE. LeBron James complained that he was fouled by Kevin Durant late in their Christmas game, but no whistles were blown. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Draymond Green rejects LeBron James' layup

Dec 26, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Green plays The Grinch to LeBron at the Oracle, sending his shot back

YULETIDE CHEER. Draymond Green becomes one of just 6 players to record a triple-double on Christmas Day, according to ESPN Stats. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

Durant, Thompson lead Warriors to Christmas win over Cavs

Dec 26, 2017 - 11:33 AM

The Warriors have themselves a merry little Christmas at LeBron James and the Cavs' expense

CHRISTMAS SHOWDOWN. For the second time in 3 years, the Warriors come out on top against the Cavs on Christmas Day. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James dwells on family, not Finals losses before Christmas game

Dec 25, 2017 - 3:27 PM

LeBron James says his family goals will stick with him, not his team's Game 3 loss in the Finals

YULETIDE CHEER. LeBron James says "seeing my daughter smile" will stick with him, not losing Game 3 of the 2017 Finals. File photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs hang on to end Bulls' seven-game winning streak

Dec 22, 2017 - 1:20 PM

LeBron James contributes 34 while Kevin Love adds 27 in the win over Chicago

HOME WIN. The Cavs get a boost of momentum heading into their Christmas Day showdown with the Golden State Warriors. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors streak into Christmas showdown despite Curry injury

Dec 22, 2017 - 7:20 AM

Even with Curry out with an ankle injury, the Warriors have won 10 straight and are half a game behind Houston for the best record in the league

HOT STREAK. The Warriors' deep bench has come up big with star point guard Stephen Curry out with a nagging ankle injury. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James 'humbled' to learn he was Lonzo Ball’s idol growing up

Dec 15, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Even as reporters pressed him for answers, LeBron James is keeping what was said to Lonzo Ball a secret between them

RESPECT. LeBron James can relate to the situation Lonzo Ball finds himself in as a rookie under pressure. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

What did LeBron James tell Lonzo Ball after the game? Only they know

Dec 15, 2017 - 3:05 PM

LeBron James takes time out to chat with Lonzo Ball, the Lakers rookie with the pressure of the world being heaped on his shoulders

WHISPERS. LeBron James and Lonzo Ball covered their mouths like De Niro and Pesci in the movie Casino to keep their private conversation private. Screenshot from YouTube

Hospitalized kid's wish to LeBron James: 'Can you dunk on Lonzo for me?'

Dec 15, 2017 - 11:41 AM

'I got you," LeBron James tells young Andrew

POSTER BOY. One hospitalized kid's wish was to see the polarizing Lonzo Ball end up on the business end of a LeBron James dunk. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron ties career-high with 17 assists to lead Cavs over Hawks

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:09 PM

LeBron James matches his career-high for assists in a single game as the Cavs win their ninth straight home game

TOP SCORER. LeBron James also contributed 25 points to lead the Cavs in scoring. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Lebron James carries Cleveland Cavs, Clippers edge Wizards

Dec 10, 2017 - 2:27 PM

James had a hand in Cleveland's final 22 points of the game as he finished with 30 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists in 39 minutes

LeBron says Cavs ready to relaunch after shaky season start

Nov 02, 2017 - 6:00 AM

The Cavs hit the reset button on their season after a 3-4 start

ROCKY START. The Cleveland Cavaliers call a team meeting to figure out what's going wrong after 3 straight losses. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs, Warriors toppled as early season struggles continue

Oct 30, 2017 - 1:42 PM

The Cavs lose to the Knicks while the Pistons top the Warriors

ROAD WIN. Tim Hardaway Jr and Kristaps Porzingis combined for 66 points to lead the New York Knicks to a 114-95 victory over the Cavs in Cleveland. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron works his way into game shape as Cavs breeze past Bucks

Oct 21, 2017 - 1:29 PM

LeBron James scores 24 and dishes 8 assists as the Cavs beat the Bucks by 19 points

GETTING BETTER. After missing much of the pre-season with an injury, LeBron James says he feels better in the Cavs' second game than he did in their season-opener. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFP

Hayward's horrifying broken ankle overshadows Cavs' win

Oct 18, 2017 - 11:25 AM

The gruesome injury of Hayward takes the spotlight from the pre-game hype of Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas

OVERSHADOWED. The Utah Jazz star receives a standing ovation while being stretchered out of the court. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James and revamped super-team Cavs look to unseat dominant Warriors

Oct 15, 2017 - 2:49 PM

After being overpowered by Golden State last season, the Cavs added Dwyane Wade, Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder, among others

NEW AND IMPROVED. After losing to the Warriors in the finals for the second time in 3 seasons, LeBron James and the Cavs have revamped their roster in a big way. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James out for rest of pre-season, could miss Cavs season opener

Oct 12, 2017 - 1:55 PM

James has not missed a season-opener in 14 NBA campaigns, but coach Tyronn Lue hesitated when asked about his availability against Boston next week.

CAUTION. LeBron James missed most pre-season workouts and three pre-season contests with a left ankle sprain suffered on September 27. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron could return Friday for Cavs but Shumpert out

Oct 06, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Iman Shumpert will miss 7 to 10 days with a left foot sprain sustained during an awkward landing on a missed dunk

BACK IN PRACTICE. LeBron James worked out for a full practice session Thursday for the first time since spraining his left ankle last week. File photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs owner received 'racist' messages after LeBron called Trump a 'bum'

Oct 01, 2017 - 2:32 AM

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert tells CNBC's 'Squawk Box' that he was inundated with offensive messages after LeBron James hit out at Donald Trump.

RACIAL ATTACKS. Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert says 'There's an element of racism that I didn't even realize existed in this country this much.' File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Wade on reuniting with buddy LeBron: 'We're like peanut butter and jelly'

Sep 30, 2017 - 12:37 PM

The overhauled roster in Cleveland now includes Derrick Rose, Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Jose Calderon and Wade

BACK TOGETHER. Dwyane Wade and LeBron James won two titles together in Miami and will play together once more in Cleveland. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Dwyane Wade wants to retire with Miami Heat

Sep 29, 2017 - 6:01 PM

Dwyane Wade says he wants to end his career where he began it

YOU CAN ALWAYS GO HOME. Dwyane Wade may be heading to Cleveland, but he hopes the final stop of his NBA career is in Miami. File photo by AFP/Christian Petersen.

LeBron James hopes Dwyane Wade joins Cavs

Sep 26, 2017 - 12:04 PM

'I would love to have D-Wade a part of this team,' says LeBron James.

REUNION POSSIBLE. LeBron James hopes to reunite with Dwyane Wade, with whom he won two NBA titles. Photo from the NBA on ESPN Facebook page

LeBron James has no regrets about calling Trump a 'bum'

Sep 26, 2017 - 10:18 AM

LeBron James said he did not regret branding President Donald Trump a 'bum', accusing the US leader of dividing the nation in his feud with the sports world.

NOT HAVING IT. LeBron James repeatedly referred to Trump as "that guy" at a pre-season press conference, saying he had failed to bring the country together. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Isaiah Thomas: Boston did not get better with trade

Sep 07, 2017 - 3:48 PM

Isaiah Thomas says being traded from the Celtics hurt bad but looks forward to teaming with LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers

NEW TEAM. 'You are not going to want to mess with the Cavs this year,' promises Isaiah Thomas. File photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James immerses in PH women's basketball in 2017 visit

Sep 05, 2017 - 2:18 PM

LeBron James continues to inspire the girls who play in the country s most popular sport

NERVOUSNESS AND EXCITEMENT. Women's basketball players around Metro Manila got a chance to meet and train with The King LeBron James. Photo from Instagram @kingjames

WATCH: LeBron James thrills fans in 2017 Manila visit

Sep 03, 2017 - 2:00 PM

King LeBron James shows off his basketball skills with Gilas Pilipinas in his Strive for Greatness tour stop

THE KING. "Strive for greatness basically means that everyone, we all wanna be great. And whatever respective thing that you do, you wanna work hard at it, put in all your time." File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler