Report: 'Shocked' Jimmy Butler was in bed when trade went down

Jimmy Butler went from being content to remain in Chicago to being shipped off to Minnesota in a draft-night trade in the blink of an eye.Though his name had been bandied about in trade talks leading up to the draft, Butler nevertheless was reportedly very surprised when something materialized.In fact, per Sam Amico, he was in bed relaxing when he found out about the news. That Butler...
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Lonzo Ball is already recruiting LeBron James to the Lakers

Lonzo Ball has not yet been drafted by an NBA team, but the former UCLA star feels confident enough in the Lakers picking him that he has already begun recruiting other players to Los Angeles.In an appearance on ESPN Wednesday, Ball was asked to give a recruiting pitch to LeBron James. He gladly played along. “Hey man, LeBron, I like to win, I know you like to win,” Ball said...
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Paul Pierce doubles down on Durant-over-LeBron talk

Paul Pierce has reiterated and expanded upon his opinion that Kevin Durant “right now” is the NBA's best player, not LeBron James.The newly retired Pierce, serving as an analyst for ESPN during the NBA Finals, said that Durant “may be the best player in the world today."Pierce’s assertion not surprisingly spawned much debate, given James typically is hailed unquestionably...
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Kyrie Irving could request trade from Cavaliers if LeBron James leaves

As if rumors about losing LeBron James weren’t enough, fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers now have to worry about losing Kyrie Irving as well. James can hit the open market in 2018 and both the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers have been brought up as possible destinations. Given recent moves in the front office and the team facing a critical offseason after an embarrassing...
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Clippers reportedly have shopped DeAndre Jordan in trade talks

Just two short years ago the Los Angeles Clippers mounted up and made a courageous effort to lobby DeAndre Jordan to re-sign with them and flip from his verbal commitment to the Dallas Mavericks. The efforts from 2015 worked, but despite Jordan’s commitment to the Clippers, the team may now be prepared to let the center go.ESPN’s Chris Haynes reports that the Clippers have explored...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Without David Griffin, what's next for Cavs happens on Dan Gilbert's terms

Some holes never fill and Dan Gilbert let David Griffin walk on Monday. Griffin cited fit as the reason contract extension talks fell apart, and the Cavs have been mumbly and mostly silent, but it's hard to see this as anything other than a good old fashioned myopic squabble over a couple million bucks. That sounds glib, but Gilbert paid $166 million for the Cavs' roster last season...
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LeBron continues social media binge with workout vid, more

LeBron James has been on a social media binge since the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. And it seems an incredibly tumultuous Monday for the Cavs organization isn’t about to slow his social media roll.James on Tuesday morning posted video of himself doing a very interesting — and what appears to be incredibly difficult — exercise through...
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Report: Irving could push for trade if LeBron plans to leave

Kyrie Irving and LeBron James have developed a great relationship both on and off the court since James returned to Cleveland, and Irving may have no interest in playing for the Cavaliers if LeBron leaves again.LeBron can opt out of his contract next summer, and he is expected to do just that. Whether or not he re-signs with the Cavs depends upon what happens between now and then...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavaliers owner didn't consult LeBron James about firing David Griffin

LeBron James and Dan Gilbert were supposedly working as a team to build the Cleveland Cavaliers into perennial championship contenders. Then on Monday, Gilbert and general manager David Griffin parted ways, along with assistant general manager Trent Redden in a sweeping move that will have lasting ramifications.And he reportedly didn’t consult LeBron James. Man, how quickly things...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: LeBron's wife wants to live in LA full time

There are serious rumors brewing about LeBron James potentially joining the Los Angeles Lakers after next season, and now we have even more reason to believe that could happen.According to RealGM, James’ wife, Savannah Brinson, wants to live in Los Angeles full time.James already has dealings in Southern California, thanks to his partnership with Warner Bros. And he’s already...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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