March 4, 2015


Former Knicks J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert have fun against old team


NEW YORK — LeBron James was sitting comfortably on the bench and figured on staying there. Then J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert punctuated their return to New York with an alley-oop that demanded he stand. “That was beautiful, that was special,” James said. “I was planning on not getting up too many times off the Read More…

Ex-Thunder center Kendrick Perkins to sign with Cavaliers


NEW YORK — The Cavaliers continue to get bigger — and better. Former Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins will sign with the Cavs once he clears waivers Monday, multiple league sources told the Beacon Journal. ESPN first reported the move. Perkins was dealt to the Utah Jazz at the trade deadline, but Yahoo reported Read More…

Cavs quiet at trade deadline; LeBron says this roster could win title


The NBA trade deadline came and went Thursday without the Cavaliers making a move, but that’s perfectly OK. “We can win a championship with this roster,” four-time league MVP LeBron James said following practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “Obviously, health is a huge thing (and) clicking at the right time. The team that is clicking Read More…

NBA: Second-half chase has LeBron James fired up


NEW YORK — LeBron James isn’t used to looking up at so many teams at the All-Star break. The Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks occupy his former perch atop the standings, and Stephen Curry and Paul Millsap think that’s where their teams belong. The Western Conference is loaded as usual — so good that Read More…

NBA All-Star Game: LeBron James reflects on life, legacy

LeBron James

NEW YORK — LeBron James sat at a small desk inside a preschool classroom in Harlem surrounded by books like “The Little Engine That Could,” scribbled crayon artwork on the walls and an alphabet chart. He didn’t look the least bit out of place. In fact, the setting suited him perfectly. “If I could be Read More…

LeBron James scores 31 but has 8 turnovers as Cavaliers stumble against Bulls


CHICAGO — Derrick Rose drove hard to the rim and heard those familiar “MVP! MVP!” chants from the crowd. The star point guard was in top form, and so were the Bulls. Rose scored 30 points, and Chicago handed Cleveland just its second loss in 16 games, beating the Cavaliers 113-98 Thursday night. The Cavaliers, Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: LeBron James is center of attention


CLEVELAND — There will be one NBA game tonight: LeBron James and the Cavaliers will play in Chicago on TNT. Everyone else will have started the All-Star break. “In the last seven or so years, I’ve always played on that last Thursday before the break,” James said Wednesday before a game against the Miami Heat at Read More…

Fun continues in romp over Miami, as Cavaliers win 10th straight at home


CLEVELAND — Timofey Mozgov was on the receiving end of a lot of passes that led to dunks, but it was the one the 7-foot Russian threw in the first period Wednesday that had everyone talking. Finding himself with the ball in transition on the left side of the court, Mozgov lofted a long alley-oop Read More…

Commentary: Hatred for Heat gone as LeBron James, Cavaliers keep rolling


The vitriol is almost gone. So are the hard feelings about LeBron James’ defection to South Beach five years ago. Believe it or not, the Cavaliers’ 113-93 win over the Miami Heat was little more than a routine game on Wednesday night. Quicken Loans Arena was sold out and rocking, as usual, but the hatred Read More…

Cavaliers: LeBron James chastises media on Twitter

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Cavaliers small forward LeBron James took to Twitter on Monday to chastise the media for reporting something he posted two days earlier. “I like u guys a lot (Media) but don’t try and make a story cause it looks good,” James tweeted. “If I have a problem with a teammate or anyone I’ll say (sic) Read More…