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March 18, 2015 Updates

What’s something about playing with LeBron that we don’t know? Love: I think he’s very cerebral. He’s a guy that, you know, just soaks everything up. He knows what play is coming from the other team. We’re watching film and talking about the other team and personnel and you know what they want to accomplish out there on the floor and he’s the one speaking up. It’s the coaches that have the scout, but he’s been around the league many times and knows other team’s coaching staff and how other players like to play and goes out there and speaks his mind and kind of tells us how we’re going to play out there. For The Win

LeBron James can’t seem to get out of Miami fast enough. Since leaving the Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers he’s 0-2 there. Now he’s chopped $2 million off the asking price of his waterfront estate in Coconut Grove, Fla. Reduced to $15 million, the walled compound encompasses nearly half an acre. In addition to the 12,178-square-foot contemporary mansion, there’s a guesthouse, security quarters, a 4,500-square-foot entertainment space, an infinity-edge pool and dock space for up to two 60-foot yachts. Los Angeles Times

March 17, 2015 Updates

It turned out that James did the equivalent of a no-look pass. Even though his head was lowered, using his peripheral vision, he some somehow managed to catch one of the media delegates taking a picture of him while he was semi-bare. "That's not cool, man," James said. "I don't miss anything." This person denied taking the photo and was able to manipulate his phone gallery in such a way that buried the most recent pictures taken. He got away, but others were not so successful the very next night in Miami. Cleveland Plain Dealer

In the back of the scrum surrounding him, two media members in plain view were rapidly snapping photos of James with their phones while he was answering questions. This time team personnel caught the suspects in the act and removed them from the locker room. You may be thinking, "Well, what's the problem?" The problem is that you're prohibited from taking still photography in the locker room area. Aside from it being totally unprofessional, it's not a good look for reporters. In addition, it's one of the things that infuriate James and other players the most. Cleveland Plain Dealer

This has been an ongoing issue all year long and it has annoyed him tremendously. The last few weeks the public relations staff has been forced to announce that there is no still photography permitted upon entering the locker room. Yet, some continue to snap away at who knows what. When informed about the removal of two members of the press, all James could do was shake his head in disbelief. It has really reached the point of absurdity. Cleveland Plain Dealer

March 16, 2015 Updates

LeBron James tweaked his right knee in the second half of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 123-108 win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday and is hopeful it won't sideline him for his return to Miami to face the Heat on Monday night. James fouled Orlando's Dewayne Dedmon while trying to block the Magic forward's shot with 8:13 remaining in the third quarter and landed awkwardly on the floor, getting his right leg caught underneath him. "It was a scary moment for myself, obviously," James said afterward. "I couldn't get my foot from up underneath me, and I was able to play through it. Obviously I'll see how I feel tomorrow and go from there. But I haven't [had] one of those falls, I don't know if ever, but in a pretty long time." ESPN.com

"For me to be able to just finish the game, the way I fell, the way I took that fall, it goes to my training and the way I approach the game off the floor," said James, who is known for going through intense pregame stretching with his trainer, Mike Mancias. "I was happy I was able to stay out on the floor with my teammates." ESPN.com

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Suffering numerous injuries and ailments. Falling far below .500. Scrambling for an eighth seed. "Obviously, the hit we took with LeBron [James] leaving just crushed us," Riley said. "Everybody. It just did. But I thought getting Josh [McRoberts] and getting [Luol Deng], especially those two players, to go with Chris [Bosh] and Dwyane [Wade] and Mario [Chalmers], that we could [compete]. And then, make the plan for 2016, even though I wasn't gonna wait if I could get a guy like Goran [Dragic]. Bleacher Report

"It would be like Magic and Kareem and [James] Worthy, they weren't going to go anywhere," Riley said. "They had come at a time when there were free agents. They weren't going to go. You think Magic was going to leave Kareem? You think Kareem was going to leave Magic? You think Worthy was going to leave either one of those guys, or [Byron] Scott or [Michael] Cooper? No, they knew they had a chance to win every year. And this team had a chance every year. So that was shocking to me that it happened. Now, could we have done more? Could they have done more?" Another pause. "They're all hypotheticals," Riley said. "That's all they are—hypotheticals. So it did stop. And soon as it did stop, we wanted to move on as quickly as we can to try to build another one. If, in fact, that team stayed together, yeah, I probably would have retired with that team somewhere. But that isn't what I think about now." Bleacher Report

March 11, 2015 Updates

Owners have been trying to avoid such a spike because it would dramatically raise salary levels for free agents that season. James, for example, could take his salary from about $22 million next season to around $30 million if he signs for the maximum salary in 2016. ESPN.com

It was the Cavs' fourth game in five nights. A rugged four-game road trip lies ahead. A time for a light moment was needed. So Blatt was asked early in his postgame conference if he had noticed James ditched the headband. "I did and I was wondering myself what happened," Blatt said. "But I did not venture to ask him because it seemed to be inappropriate at the time. But I hope you guys do, I'm going to read about it. I did notice that, actually. Kind of weird." Cleveland Plain Dealer

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