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February 27, 2015 Updates

James continues to downplay his interest in the race, but that seems to be a façade. He is acutely aware of his place in history and knows he is one more trophy away from tying Michael Jordan and Bill Russell with five. He’s two away from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record of six. Akron Beacon Journal

"That's not about me," James said. "For me, I have to be the MVP for these 14 guys in this locker room. When I'm out on the floor, I try to do everything to help us win - offensively, defensively, whatever the case may be. Wherever I end up at the end of the season, that's where it's at." Cleveland Plain Dealer

February 26, 2015 Updates

Kobe Bryant: But the facts are facts. The salary cap is the salary cap. Players aren't going to leave millions and millions of dollars on the table twice to come here and play. It's just not realistic. Wanting LeBron (James) to come here and take a massive pay cut again (last summer), after taking a big one to go to Miami, is not realistic. Melo (Carmelo Anthony) leaving $15-20 (million) on the table to come here is not realistic. So we have certain restrictions, but we'll figure it out. USA Today Sports

According to a source familiar with the situation, Jackson’s mysterious tweets weren’t mysterious at all. They were simply a shot at the Knicks for not coming out to compete against the Cavaliers, according to the source. Nothing cryptic about J.R. Smith’s or LeBron James’ showboating during the rout. New York Post

February 25, 2015 Updates

Wade said he learned of Rose's injury late Tuesday from former Heat teammate LeBron James, who had just finished playing a game for the Cavaliers against the Detroit Pistons. "You just don't want to see players go through injuries, especially him, with what he's dealt with. I couldn't believe it when I got the call. Actually 'Bron called me and told me because I wasn't even watching it. You can't believe it," Wade said. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

While talking to the press on Tuesday at a shootaround, LeBron James discussed how his health habits have changed since his rookie year. The gist was that they’ve largely improved, mainly because he doesn’t eat as much McDonald’s as he used to. McDonald’s, who James promptly remembered sponsors him and pays him a lot of money. When asked the follow-up question of when the last time he ate McDonald’s was, James said “every day.” Six times. For The Win

February 24, 2015 Updates

In making a point about how he became more serious about taking care of his body as he grew older, LeBron James said he "ate McDonald's" as a teenage rookie with the Cleveland Cavaliers. McDonald's, the global, fast-food behemoth is a multi-million-dollar sponsor of James. Though the company has added healthy options to its menu over the years, it's still often associated with traditional items like the Big Mac and french fries. It happened today, when James was asked before shootaround for tonight's road game against the Detroit Pistons how old he was when he became serious about lifting weights. James replied: "Umm, 24. I ate McDonald's my first couple years in the NBA. I didn't stretch. It didn't matter. I was 18 and I could do whatever I wanted to." Perhaps sensing the mistake, James recovered when he was asked later when he last ate at McDonald's. "Every day. Every day. Every day," James said, drawing laughter from reporters. "I had it this morning. Egg and sausage McMuffin. All day." Cleveland Plain Dealer

This made me think about the other day when LeBron posted an impressive highlight video of his young 10-year-old son, Bronny, playing basketball at a tournament. The video has gone viral. Based on all the news last week about rivals.com ranking sixth grade football players, I was curious to know if LeBron’s son has already received any college attention. Shortly before the Cavs were about to take the floor and start practice, I decided to ask LeBron if his son has been drawing any college interest. LeBron said, “Yeah, he’s already got some offers from colleges, it’s pretty crazy. It should be a violation, you shouldn’t be recruiting 10-year-old kids.” CBS New York

February 23, 2015 Updates

"I'm my own guy," he said. "I understand how important the business of basketball is. The National Basketball Association is the National Business Association. I understand that. For me, I want to make sure that I'm protected, and the players are protected, and the league. You know, both sides want to continue to build this beautiful league that we have. The All-Star Game was (televised) in more than 200 countries in the world, and we want to continue that. We want to continue the drive what we have. Hopefully both sides can come to an agreement that fits both sides." NBA.com

February 22, 2015 Updates

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