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LeBron James
LeBron James
Position: F
Born: 12/30/84
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
Salary: $37,436,858
The Los Angeles Lakers trio of LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Quinn Cook tried to get some 2K action going to pass the time in the bubble, and the results turned out to be catastrophic. Things did not really go as planned, with the servers crashing even before they could get a game in. As it turns out, there were too many spectators on the feed, so the 2K servers were unable to cope.
“I actually didn’t go with a name on the back of my jersey,” James said on a video conference call with reporters. “It was no disrespect to the list that was handed out to all the players. I commend anyone that decides to put something on the back of their jersey. It’s just something that didn’t really seriously resonate with my mission, with my goal. “I would have loved to have a say-so on what would have went on the back of my jersey. I had a couple things in mind, but I wasn’t part of that process, which is OK. I’m absolutely OK with that. … I don’t need to have something on the back of my jersey for people to understand my mission or know what I’m about and what I’m here to do.”
ESQ: To go back to what you mentioned before—LeBron describing that feeling of nothingness surprised me. Gotham Chapra: Well, ultimately, what is this about? If there’s one unifying theme, it’s the idea of peak performance. Human potential. There’s a unifying experience. When you start to hear athletes talk about it, it’s pretty consistent. Usually, there’s thousands of people, millions of people sometimes watching on screen, and the athletes are aware of that. But what happens to them is: You lose yourself. It’s the absence of time. It’s the absence of the cheers, or the boos, or whatever. It’s a spiritual experience. It’s not about the crowd, it’s not even about winning and losing, it’s about being the best version of yourself. When you start to think about it that way, the feeling of nothing is the best description. I mean, it’s no surprise LeBron was the first one and he articulated that.
Superstar LeBron James took on a ton of hate for leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat 10 years ago. In an interview with Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report, New Orleans Pelicans veteran J.J. Redick explained how James’ decision drew hate because he was a powerful black man making a consequential choice for himself.
Storyline: The Decision
The declaration harkened back to a teenaged Kobe Bryant, Oakley shades resting on his shaved head, cocksurely announcing that he was skipping college to join the NBA. But it lacked all of the youthful charm, naivety replaced with narcissism in the eyes of many who watched the audacious spectacle unfold. James’s “Decision” remains one of the glaring blemishes on a relatively pristine career that has already reserved prime shelf space among the greatest to ever do it. The show became a Maury-Povich-style, made-for-TV breakup from a championship-starved city that adored and worshipped him in an unhealthy way. In dumping his frumpy long-time love for a prettier, sexier alternative offering rings and things, James immediately and reluctantly became the NBA’s resident villain.
For those who happened to be in the building when James sat uncomfortably in that purple and white gingham shirt across from reporter Jim Gray – engaging in tedious small talk and empty platitudes before turning the league on its head – the moment still resonates a decade later. They’ve had visitors walk onto the court looking for the place where James became a meme. They recall the awkward silence when the mystery team was revealed, the boisterous sound of angry New York Knicks fans outside smashing bottles in frustration with James coming so close to their home to deliver a rejection. They remember that the only time James expressed any joy that night was when he was waving at kids and smiling during commercial breaks.
”I actually felt bad for LeBron James,” DeAngelo said of his observations of the evening, “because I just got a sense that he was disappointed that he got talked into doing it that way. He was really uptight and nervous. I could be wrong but when I looked at him that night, I remember thinking, ‘If he could’ve done this differently, he would have been at his house and been on his sofa and maybe done it that way.’ I didn’t talk to LeBron about that, but it was just kind of weird. And he really didn’t overcome that until he won a championship. I just got a sense that he wasn’t really happy about how it played out.”
James needed to experience a different way of doing things. He needed an organization to tell him “no” sometimes. He needed to learn how to win. Two titles in four years delivered all of that, and Cleveland ultimately benefited from it, too. It may not have felt like it at the time, but Miami and Cleveland both won on July 8, 2010. Cleveland lost everything it had that night in order to win so much more six years later. We just didn’t know it at the time. LeBron was right. Everybody won because of it.
The NBA’s best arenas Madison Square Garden (New York Knicks) It’s the Mecca for a reason, right? It doesn’t matter how bad of a team James Dolan and the New York Knicks put out on the floor. That arena is a thing of beauty, and it feels important to be there when basketball is going on. Guys like LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Steph Curry, and James Harden love to play there because it feels like it means something to do something special on that stage. The Knicks have the lowest win percentage in the NBA over the last 18 years, and yet people still flock to this arena. It’s the best cathedral we have when it comes to the feeling and ambiance of an NBA arena. Now if only Dolan could get out of his own way and give the loyal fans something to care about in that building.

Patrick Beverley talked about his mental attitude towards competition on the Work From Home podcast. “I’m treating everybody the same,” Beverley said. “Every team I play, I’m playing them like we playing the Golden State when they had Kevin Durant. Every point guard I play, I’m playing Steph Curry. Every shooting guard I’m playing, I’m playing James Harden. Every three-man I’m playing, I’m playing LeBron and KD.”
What bothers Smith and many other former players is that front office candidates who did not play the game but are astute analytically are somehow seen as more qualified than former players. “You mean to tell me LeBron James couldn’t put a team together? He puts it together now. You’re telling me his production and consumption of information is not more valuable than someone who’s never played the game? It’s impossible. It’s an awareness.”
Basketball superstar LeBron James is in contract to buy a mansion in Beverly Hills from the estate of a fabled soap opera creator, sources close to the transaction told The Real Deal. The home at 9955 Beverly Grove Dr., belonging to the estate of “The Bold and the Beautiful” co-creator Lee Phillip Bell, was being marketed at $39 million. It’s unclear what James is paying for the 13,000-square-foot property, which sits on a 2.5-acre plot and boasts seven fireplaces, a pool house with two baths, lighted tennis court, and screening room.
Basketball superstar LeBron James is in contract to buy a mansion in Beverly Hills from the estate of a fabled soap opera creator, sources close to the transaction told The Real Deal. The home at 9955 Beverly Grove Dr., belonging to the estate of “The Bold and the Beautiful” co-creator Lee Phillip Bell, was being marketed at $39 million. It’s unclear what James is paying for the 13,000-square-foot property, which sits on a 2.5-acre plot and boasts seven fireplaces, a pool house with two baths, lighted tennis court, and screening room.
If basketball icon LeBron James gets his way, NBA arenas and other sports venues around the country will be mega polling sites for the November general election. James and his voting rights group, formed this spring with other black athletes and entertainers, are joining with other professional basketball leaders and Michigan’s top elections official to push for mega voting sites to accommodate in-person balloting amid the COVID-19 pandemic. More Than A Vote, the James organization dedicated to maximizing Black turnout in November, shared its plans with The Associated Press on Wednesday after the Detroit Pistons became the second NBA franchise to announce plans to use its arena for voting later this year. In Georgia, Fulton County elections officials this week approved the Atlanta Hawks’ proposal to use State Farm Arena as a polling site. Plans call for the arena to serve as a countywide early voting site ahead of Election Day.
Back in 2010, James met with the New Jersey Nets, Los Angeles Clippers, Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls in addition to the Knicks and Heat as he contemplated his future. It’s easy to forget that James was said to be seriously considering the Knicks at the time. In fact, there was even a strong rumor that LeBron was going to choose the Knicks. So what happened? Bill Simmons said on his podcast that the Knicks’ meeting with James was a “disaster.” “They had a legendary meeting. Donnie Walsh was in the wheelchair, and (James) Dolan was Dolan. And it was just a complete – they didn’t have anything prepared. And it just couldn’t have gone worse, by all accounts. It was a disaster,” Simmons said.
The Decision was incredibly ill-advised and self-indulgent, but we all knew it was coming. Gilbert’s scathing reaction was somewhat predictable, since he found out LeBron was leaving at the same time as the rest of us. But that rally was so over-the-top. I will never forget the look on Pat Riley’s face when they panned to him in the stands. He looked mortified. Riley told me years later he was so busy making sure all the contracts for LeBron and Chris Bosh were in order that he didn’t pay much attention to what the team had planned. It showed.