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Lakers rally past Cavs in LeBron’s emotional return to Cleveland

Nov 22, 2018 - 12:54 PM

Los Angeles superstar LeBron James returns as a hometown hero in Cleveland

BACK HOME. LeBron James tows the Los Angeles Lakers to their 10th victory against his former team Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: LeBron James, Kevin Love thank Ty Lue after Cavs firing

Oct 29, 2018 - 1:35 AM

After an abrupt sacking, coach Tyronn Lue gets showered with appreciation by his past and present Cavs players

Coach Tyronn Lue and LeBron James. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Cavaliers bullish on future without LeBron James

Oct 14, 2018 - 1:14 PM

After losing the 'best player in the world,' Kevin Love thinks the Cleveland Cavaliers are all set for a fresh start

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 06: Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers runs down court against the Golden State Warriors during Game Three of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 6, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Cavs rookie Sexton tells LeBron to 'get back to the Finals' with him

Jun 22, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Cleveland's pick in the 2018 NBA Draft wastes no time in making his own pitch

BOLD NEWBIE. Reports say Collin Sexton won the Cavs’ management over with his character. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron's NBA decision: Should I stay or should I go?

Jun 09, 2018 - 2:50 PM

'I still have so much to give to the game,' the 4-time MVP says as talks swirl that he just might break the Cavs' hearts again

THE DECISION. Lebron James says he's still hungry for more championships. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: NBA players already on the hunt for LeBron James

Jun 09, 2018 - 2:04 PM

The impending free agency of the 4-time MVP gets many players all excited

IN DEMAND. Some NBA players have taken to Twitter to start the early recruitment bid for LeBron James. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron reveals he played 3 games with broken hand

Jun 09, 2018 - 1:08 PM

The 4-time NBA Most Valuable Player says emotions got the best of him in Game 1 when he punched a black board

INJURED. Cavs superstar LeBron James kept his injury a secret the entire NBA Finals series. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron 'living the moment' but eyes NBA talent options

Jun 08, 2018 - 10:03 AM

The 4-time MVP can opt out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers after the title series

TOUGH YEAR. LeBron James says this season has been 'one of the most challenging' in his career. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: LeBron alley-oops slam dunk off backboard

Jun 07, 2018 - 1:42 PM

LeBron James electrifies with a highlight slam but his all-around heroics still fall short

MONSTER JAM. LeBron James showcases an All-Star worthy slamdunk in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images/AFP

Where do you go from 51? LeBron must shoot 60, Cavs coach jokes

Jun 03, 2018 - 7:28 PM

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue says the Cavs need LeBron James to set the tone early in all games

AGGRESSIVE. The Golden Warriors won't sit back and let LeBron James pick them apart again. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/ AFP

Frustrated LeBron tries to rally Cavs in NBA Finals

Jun 02, 2018 - 5:54 PM

The 4-time Most Valuable Player says he's not giving up on any of his Cavs teammates

EXASPERATED. Lebron James wants to move forward and leave all Game 1 frustrations behind. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs 'not broken' despite gut-wrenching Game 1 loss to Warriors

Jun 02, 2018 - 9:33 AM

Cleveland promises NBA Finals fightback against the sore defending champion

SUPER HUMAN. The Cavaliers say none of them feel demoralized after coming so close to stealing Game 1 from the Warriors where LeBron James did everything he could. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron makes NBA Finals fashion fuss with suit shorts

Jun 01, 2018 - 9:38 AM

The Cleveland Cavalier superstar strolls in wearing a classic gray jacket with matching shorts instead of long trousers

FASHION FORWARD. LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers makes a statement even before stepping on court. Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron at 'all-time level' for 8th straight NBA Finals

May 31, 2018 - 1:54 PM

The Cavaliers superstar says this season is the best he's felt in his career

PHENOMENAL. LeBron James heads into the NBA Finals series against the Golden State Warriors toting averages of 34.0 points, 9.2 rebounds, 8.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.1 blocked shots per game. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron advances to 8th straight NBA Finals as Cavaliers nip Celtics in Game 7

May 28, 2018 - 11:04 AM

'The King' leads Cleveland to the franchise's 4th straight NBA Finals appearance

STREAK STAYS ALIVE. LeBron James will play in his 8th straight NBA Finals appearance. Photo by Adam Glanzman/AFP

Celtics thwart LeBron James, Cavaliers in Game 1 of East finals

May 14, 2018 - 6:36 AM

Boston clamps down on James and limits the 4-time MVP to his lowest scoring output in this season's playoffs

DEMOLITION. The Boston Celtics limit LeBron James to 15 points to take Game 1 of their Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Pacers drag LeBron and the Cavaliers to a deciding Game 7

Apr 28, 2018 - 10:27 AM

(UPDATED) Led by Victor Oladipo, Indiana runs away with a huge win to stay alive against Cleveland

NOT OVER. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will face the Indiana Pacers one more time. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Philadelphia 76ers on a roll, Cleveland Cavaliers struggle to win

Apr 02, 2018 - 1:27 PM

Ben Simmons leads the Philadelphia 76ers to their 10th straight win

ROLLING. Ben Simmons has 20 points and 15 rebounds in Philadelphia 76ers' 10 straight win. File Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James, Larry Nance Jr power Cavaliers past Pistons

Mar 06, 2018 - 2:09 PM

LeBron James and Larry Nance Jr combine for 53 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers end a two-game skid

Lakers win behind Thomas; 76ers turn back Cavaliers

Mar 02, 2018 - 1:56 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers take home their 4th straight win thanks to Isaiah Thomas' season-high 29 points

SMALL BUT TERRIBLE. Isaiah Thomas scorches the nets to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to their 4th straight win. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Cleveland Cavaliers buried by Orlando Magic 'avalanche'

Feb 07, 2018 - 1:44 PM

The Cavs' misfiring performance is highlighted by a dismal fourth quarter when they could manage only nine points

BLOWOUT. LeBron James' 25 points goes for naught for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Timberwolves trounce Cavaliers, Thomas ejected

Jan 09, 2018 - 2:22 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers fail to set a winning streak after their loss to the Boston Celtics

DEMOLITION. Andrew Wiggins led the Timberwolves with 25 points in their victory over the Cavaliers. Photo by Ronald Cortes/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

Dwyane Wade set to join Cavs, reunite with LeBron James- reports

Sep 27, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Wade is set to sign a one-year $2.3M deal with the Cavs

CLOSE DEAL. 12-time All-Star Dwyane Wade is set to reunite with LeBron James in the Cleveland Cavaliers. File Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors, Cavaliers working on fourth finals in a row

Jun 14, 2017 - 7:14 PM

It was an unprecedented third consecutive meeting between the clubs in the finals and both appear ready to continue their domination of conference rivals on the way to an annual showdown for the crown

FOURTH STRAIGHT? Will the Warriors and Cavs face each other again in the NBA Finals for a fourth straight year? Kevin Durant and LeBron James are seen here hugging each other after Game 5. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors secure spot among legends by dumping Cavaliers

Jun 14, 2017 - 7:06 PM

We re going down as one of the best teams ever and that s a special thing you cannot take away from us says Warriors reserve Andre Iguodala

CHAMPIONS. The Golden State Warriors celebrate with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 to win the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

5 things we learned from the NBA Finals

Jun 14, 2017 - 1:59 PM

For one beers make Kevin Durant blabby

CELEBRATION. Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 to win the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Curry dances with LeBron, makes the layup

Jun 05, 2017 - 11:03 AM

Both star players finish with triple doubles

2-0. Stephen Curry and the Warriors head to Cleveland with a 2-0 series lead. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs send Celtics to second straight disheartening loss

May 20, 2017 - 11:32 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers establish a new NBA playoff record by holding a 41 point halftime lead over the Boston Celtics

EASY WIN. The Cavs win their second straight over the number one-seeded Celtics in Boston. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP

It’s not luck: Celtics are done, unless…

May 18, 2017 - 10:09 PM

Here are the things the Boston Celtics must accomplish in order to survive the Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James rips 'hater' Charles Barkley

Feb 01, 2017 - 1:20 PM

He s a hater What makes what he says credible? Because he s on TV? I m not going to let him disrespect my legacy like that says LeBron James

'HATER.' LeBron James speaks out against Charles Barkley. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Irving-led Cavaliers post convincing win over Bucks

Dec 22, 2016 - 1:49 PM

Irving finishes with 31 and 13 while LeBron adds 29 and 9 as Cleveland beats Milwaukee again

UNCLE DREW BALLING. Kyrie Irving reacts after hitting one of his many shots in a career-best game against the Blazers. Photo by David Liam Kyle / NBAE / Getty Images / AFP

2016 is a year of big money deals in sports

Dec 20, 2016 - 6:19 PM

Let s have a look at the money that flooded into sports in 2016

BIG INCOME. The NBA is one of the sports leagues that enjoyed a spike in TV income in 2016. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Knicks-Cavs, Spurs-Warriors to open NBA season

Aug 12, 2016 - 12:59 PM

The Finals rematch between the Cavaliers and Warriors will take place on Christmas Day

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Jun 20, 2016 - 12:20 PM

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5 Greatest Games 7s in NBA Finals history

Jun 18, 2016 - 8:23 PM

As the Cavs and Warriors prepare for a memorable winner take all meeting look back at the greatest Game 7s in NBA Finals history

Frustrated Curry, Warriors on brink of biggest NBA Finals choke

Jun 18, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Unanimous NBA MVP Stephen Curry is feeling the frustration of the Golden State Warriors collapse ahead of Game 7

THE KING KNEELS. LeBron James has been unstoppable over the past two games, while reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry has struggled to make the impact to close out the series. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

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Jun 14, 2016 - 7:49 PM

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LeBron, Kyrie lead Cavs to Game 3 win over Warriors

Jun 09, 2016 - 11:38 AM

The Cavaliers avoid going down 0 3 despite having to play without Kevin Love

NBA Finals: Cavaliers look to get tough against wary Warriors

Jun 07, 2016 - 11:26 PM

Only 3 teams have overcome 2 0 deficits to win the finals and no team trailing 3 0 has ever rallied to win an NBA playoff series

ON TO GAME 3. Cleveland Cavaliers player LeBron James (CL), Kyrie Irving (L), Richard Jefferson (CR), and J.R. Smith (R) sit on the bench during the fourth period Game 2. Can they snatch a win at home in Game 3? Photo by JOHN G. MABANGLO/EPA

MVP Curry, LeBron top All-NBA First Team lineup

May 27, 2016 - 6:07 AM

Stephen Curry LeBron James DeAndre Jordan Russell Westbrook and Kawhi Leonard make the All NBA First Team

ELITE LEVEL. LeBron James (R) and Stephen Curry (L) reaffirmed their spots among the elite players in the NBA. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: LeBron dunks over Bullock as Cavs go up 2-0

Apr 21, 2016 - 11:16 AM

LeBron James led the defending Eastern Conference champions with 26 points and 6 rebounds while shooting 12 of 18 from the field

WATCH: Avery Bradley hits game-winner to beat LeBron’s Cavs

Feb 06, 2016 - 12:40 PM

Boston overcomes a 99 94 deficit with 59 seconds left to win

WATCH: Pau Gasol rejects LeBron James's game-tying shot

Oct 28, 2015 - 3:55 PM

The Bulls big man struggled but came up with the biggest stop of the contest when it mattered most

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Aug 10, 2015 - 6:46 PM

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What games should be on the NBA’s big days?

Aug 02, 2015 - 5:24 PM

What NBA games should be on Opening Night and Christmas Day?

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Jun 29, 2015 - 7:10 PM

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Kevin Love opts out of Cavs contract, becomes free agent

Jun 25, 2015 - 3:54 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers power forward opts out of the last year of his contract making him one of the most sought after free agents of the off season

CAVALIER ATTITUDE. Kevin Love will test the free agency market after one season in Cleveland. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

Curry too hot for LeBron as MVP shotmaker sizzles

Jun 15, 2015 - 2:13 PM

The NBA MVP produced his finest performance of his first NBA Finals in a Game 5 win scoring 37 points

SIZZLING. A hot-shooting Stephen Curry gets the crowd going after knocking down a shot in Game 5 of the 2015 NBA Finals. Photo bye JOHN G. MABANGLO/EPA

LeBron ready to carry gritty Cavaliers to title

Jun 09, 2015 - 12:36 PM

Asked if he could handle the load James said Well of course I m built for it It s a maximum of five games left in the NBA season So I m ready for whatever

LeBron James had a triple-double as Cleveland evened the series on Golden State's home court. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA