HoopsHype LeBron James rumors

April 17, 2014 Updates

The Miami Heat's LeBron James once again tops the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys, where he has reigned as No. 1 since winning his second NBA title. The two-time NBA Finals MVP, who has held the top position six times, is joined by nine players that will compete in the 2014 NBA Playoffs beginning on April 19. The rankings are based on overall retail sales on NBAStore.com since the beginning of the 2013-14 season. NBA.com

April 16, 2014 Updates

With nothing at stake as far as the playoffs are concerned, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra will rest LeBron James and Chris Bosh in tonight’s game against Philadelphia (8:00 p.m., Sun Sports). He hopes to play Dwyane Wade if he is available. Palm Beach Post

April 13, 2014 Updates

When Chris Bosh's wife is pregnant, the wives of Riley and Arison are at the baby shower. When Wade is getting engaged, he's making the announcement at Riley's South Beach apartment, at the team holiday party. When Wade is celebrating a birthday, Riley and Arison are having drinks on his boat. When James is vacationing in Europe, he's meeting up with Arison. And when he's getting married, you'll find Riley and Arison on that dance floor. And it isn't just for the super-famous guys, either. Heat lifer Udonis Haslem has rarely been as moved as he was at his mother's wake, when Riley came to his rough neighborhood trailed by members of the Heat front office. ESPN.com

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Adi Joseph: The NBA has confirmed that Mason Plumlee's block against LeBron James was clean, that he got the ball first. That was NBA President of Basketball Operations Rod Thorn who confirmed it and said it was "very, very close." Twitter @AdiJoseph

April 9, 2014 Updates

With Miami down by one and time running out, Rashard Lewis somehow got a pass from underneath the basket to James, who rose as Plumlee jumped to contest the play. Replays showed Joe Johnson made some contact with James as he started his move and that Plumlee hit the four-time MVP's hand on the dunk try, but the Heat never got the call they wanted. "My initial thought was to just foul and make him earn it at the free-throw line," Plumlee said. That's precisely what the Heat thought he did. "He grabbed my right hand," James said. "He didn't do it on purpose, but he got my right hand." Said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra: "It was a foul from my vantage point. But what can you do?" ESPN.com

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"Andy was at a gas station," Riley said. "And he said Dwyane had accepted his extension, and it was a three-plus-one [three years guaranteed, plus one option year]. And it was Dwyane and LeBron James and Chris Bosh and Amar'e Stoudemire and a bunch of other guys that signed their extensions and they're all three years with one option. And I said, 'Well, who are the other guys?' And he gave me the list. And I said, 'Well, we're going to be players in 2010.'" ESPN.com

James says he plans on playing the remaining eight games as long as he stays healthy. After making that statement, he promptly "knocked on wood" at his locker with hopes of avoiding injury. "I have no choice," James said. "I don't plan on sitting out any of these (eight) games unless something happens. I'm going to be in the lineup." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

April 2, 2014 Updates

James says he plans on playing the remaining eight games as long as he stays healthy. After making that statement, he promptly "knocked on wood" at his locker with hopes of avoiding injury. "I have no choice," James said. "I don't plan on sitting out any of these (eight) games unless something happens. I'm going to be in the lineup." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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