HoopsHype LeBron James rumors


March 11, 2015 Updates

LeBron James' legacy with the Cleveland Cavaliers will always be complicated because of his decision to go to Miami but his statistical impact on the franchise is unmistakable. James stamped his name in the Cavs' record books once again on Tuesday, passing Mark Price for the franchise lead in assists, dishing out his 4,207th while wearing a Cleveland uniform. ESPN.com

March 8, 2015 Updates
March 7, 2015 Updates

James was belted again tonight going to the basket by DeMarre Carroll, but I didn’t think it was dirty or flagrant. It was just a good, hard foul. Carroll even made a play on the ball. But when it comes on the heels of the Jonas Valanciunas takedown and the James Harden kick, all of these events are coming a little too close together. “It does seem to be a trend,” Blatt said. “That’s going to happen now and again, but when it’s happening continually that’s worrisome. And it should be worrisome for everybody. Because there’s ways to defend guys and ways to defend guys physically, but there’s a limit and that limit needs to be recognized.” Akron Beacon Journal

"Tony Allen always told me, he said you can't stop guys in the league, but you can make it harder for them," Carroll said Friday morning in anticipation of LeBron. "[James] is the best player in the NBA right now. You know you just make it hard for him. Wear him out, get him tired. Mom always told me fatigue made a coward out of you, so hopefully I can get him tired and use my energy and be active." ESPN.com

March 6, 2015 Updates

You have to go all the way back to, let’s see . . . last summer to find the Celtics desperately trying to inject themselves into bidding for elite players. They did, in fact, make a call to see if LeBron James might be available to them. And no one expects Marc Gasol to leave Memphis or Kawhi Leonard to leave San Antonio, but it’s fair to assume the Celts will try. Boston Herald

March 5, 2015 Updates

His shooting form at the free-throw line has been different from what we've seen all season long. It was subtle enough that you might have missed it altogether. I asked James following the Cavs' 120-112 win over the Toronto Raptors if my eyes were deceiving me. He responded, "You've got 20-20 vision, I see. Yes, I'm trying something out." Cleveland Plain Dealer

"I'm a guy that doesn't mind being coached," James told Northeast Ohio Media Group after producing game highs of 29 points and 14 assists. "I'm coachable. If someone sees something and they think it could help me, I don't mind looking into it. Even at this stage in my career." James didn't reveal the names of those who suggested he switch up his form on a trial basis, but he did say they are people close to him whose basketball acumen he respects and values. Cleveland Plain Dealer

Toronto center Jonas Valanciunas wrapped James up around the neck and shoulders as he drove the lane with 18.8 seconds left in the third quarter. The infraction was initially whistled as a common foul before being upgraded to a flagrant foul 1 after an official's review of the video replay. "I don't want to get too much involved in it because I don't want to cry about it because it's not like I'm not able to get back up, but it's a lot of plays that are just not basketball plays," said James, who was kicked in the groin Sunday by Houston's James Harden, resulting in a one-game suspension for the Rockets swingman. ESPN.com

March 4, 2015 Updates

LeBron James has topped 45.00 FantasyScore points in four straight games, and he seems to be saving his best for the tougher competition. He topped 60.00 fantasy points against Golden State and Houston last week, and with the Cavaliers sitting a game back of Toronto in the Eastern Conference, James won't be messing around tonight. HoopsHype

LeBron James: Learned so much from one of my favorite people in the whole world Ray Allen!! Every single day he gave me knowledge about either basketball, family, being a professional, handling it all both on and off the court!! Thanks for allowing me in the history books with u Jesus Shuttlesworth. Miss and love u bro!! Instagram

James laughed when asked if passing Allen will be enough incentive to draw him back onto an NBA roster since James now leads him by one point. “Make one 3 and then retire?” he joked. “I’m going to call him. I’ll say something about it.” Akron Beacon Journal

March 3, 2015 Updates
March 2, 2015 Updates

NBA Communications: HOU’s Harden suspended one game w/o pay for kicking CLE’s James during game on March 1. Link: http://www.nba.com/video/channels/originals/2015/03/02/james-harden-kick-0302.nba/ Twitter

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