HoopsHype LeBron James rumors

October 20, 2014 Updates

That’s expected to change this season now that Love is playing for the star-laden Cleveland Cavaliers — the new Big 3 of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Love — and if all goes as expected, Love will be playing deep into May and possibly into June in the NBA Finals. “I’m just looking forward to learning from the guys who have been there and done that before, LeBron included, and all the way through our entire lineup,” Love said. “There’s a lot to be learned. I’m just going to try and be a sponge and absorb as much as possible. Stay grounded and have the humility that a lot of people have taught me. Continue to get better every day.” Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum

Marion blurted out that he would not have signed with Cleveland had James not come back, but he also said he wouldn’t be with the Cavaliers had they not acquired Love in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves. “LeBron coming here wasn’t enough,” the ever-honest veteran and NBA champion said. “It was more so finalizing the deal with Kevin Love. That sold it. That made it more realistic like we do have a shot to win the championship this year.” Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum

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James was asked about how different the Cavaliers' roster is now than it was when he announced his returned to Cleveland on July 11, and if he had thought then that the Cavaliers were loaded for a possible run to the Finals this year. He said he "did sacrifice the right now for the future" when he came to Cleveland, because the roster hadn't turned over yet. But that's not why he came back. "It was more about these fans and the city and the people here, and the people that watched me grow from when I first picked up a basketball at age 8 until where I am now," James said. "So, the team didn't mean much. I felt like me coming, we could hopefully add some pieces, obviously it happened quicker than I thought." Cleveland Plain Dealer

Leadership is LeBron James telling guys not to eat during film sessions. When it’s “team” time, as in any activity that relates to improving the team, James told them all of their energy needs focused on that. There will be no distractions, such as eating. Akron Beacon Journal

It will cost you $411.17 on average to watch LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers play on the road this year, according to a study by TickPick, a no-fee secondary ticket marketplace. The study looked at average prices as the visiting team for the upcoming season. HoopsHype

October 17, 2014 Updates

LeBron James said he spoke to Kobe Bryant prior to the start of training camp, welcoming him back to the NBA after he missed all but six games with the Los Angeles Lakers last season due to a knee injury. "I love Kobe, I love his competitive nature," James said prior to the Cleveland Cavaliers' preseason game against the Dallas Mavericks Friday night. "I love competing against him and I talked to him before the season and just said how it's great to have him back. Like I said about (Kevin) Durant and a couple guys our league doesn't seem right with certain guys not in uniform." On Wednesday, James said he had reached out to Oklahoma City's Durant via text message to console him after breaking his foot over the weekend – which could cost Durant two months. Cleveland Plain Dealer

Bryant is entering his 19th pro season; James is in his 12th. The Lakers and Cavaliers appear to be heading in opposite directions, with Los Angeles seeking to rebuild in Bryant's final years while Cleveland is positioned to contend for championships in James' prime. "I know he doesn't enjoy kind of the rebuilding phase, especially at this point in his career," James said. "One thing about him, he's going to give it his championship effort every night. And you have to understand that when you're competing against him." Cleveland Plain Dealer

October 16, 2014 Updates

There was much made of James reuniting with the former employer when he re-signed with Cleveland in July, agreeing to a two-year deal after four consecutive NBA FInals appearances with the Heat. “As a man, if you got a problem with somebody, you sit down face to face and you talk to them eye to eye. And you hash it out and move on,” James said. “So, I think a lot of things that go on in life or in sports with people kind of holding grudges is because they’re afraid to actually take a step forward. It’s a fine line between pride and progress, and I’m on the progress side. I’m not on the pride side.” James has said he regrets the pomp and circumstance around the nationally televised “Decision” and that he did not discuss his intentions with the Cavaliers before the announcement. “How did I forgive? I’m a man,” James said. “Men, we all make mistakes.” Basketball Insiders

Cleveland won in overtime, but James' night was long finished by that point, as he put up seven points and eight assists in 21 minutes before exiting early to rest. A clip of the play in question went viral, leaving many to wonder whether James had momentarily forgotten which team he plays for now. "For non-basketball people," James began with a smirk when asked about the apparent blooper before the Cavs played the Indiana Pacers in Cincinnati on Wednesday, "our coverage is for me to show and for Delly [Dellavedova] to go under me and we just didn't get the call right at the time. Delly was supposed to slide under me and we kind of ran into each other. "So, for non-basketball people, they like to critique everything that I do. It's stupid." ESPN.com

"My family sent me the link of it," Dellavedova told ESPN.com. "He just showed out [on the ball handler] and I just needed to go under. So, it wasn't really anything. I mean, you know how the media can get, right? It's obviously more crazy with anything involving LeBron." ESPN.com

October 15, 2014 Updates

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