1. Are Cavaliers Smart to Consider Filling Bench with LeBron James' Heat Buddies?

    Being LeBron James ' friend has its advantages. There's (likely) free Nike gear involved, chalk-toss lessons to dabble in and, sometimes, the promise of a job. This is the kind of pull the NBA 's best player possesses...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 hours ago 15,874 reads 59 comments

  2. LeBron James Gives First Interview Since Decision to Return to the Cavaliers

    Shortly after LeBron James announced his decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, he flew to Brazil to take in the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina...

    Tristan Thornburgh Written by Tristan Thornburgh about 15 hours ago 63,910 reads 128 comments

  3. Guest List for 2014 World Cup Final Finds Its Way onto Twitter

    FIFA's list of official guests, dignitaries and heads of state has found its way onto Twitter, providing possibly the only list in the history of time to include both Vladimir Putin and Olivier Dacourt ...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 18 hours ago 131,988 reads 12 comments

  4. LeBron James' 2-Year Cavaliers Contract Keeps Future Unclear in Cleveland

    LeBron James is coming home, but his new contract is raising questions about just how long he'll stay. As first reported by ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst , "James signed a two-year, $42...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 19 hours ago 46,901 reads 265 comments

  5. LeBron James Likely to Find True Self Again with Move Back to Cleveland

    Let's face it—he was a lousy villain. A real villain doesn't care what people think about him, and while LeBron James improved at hiding just how much he cared, he never managed to draw the blinds completely...

    Ric Bucher Written by Ric Bucher about 22 hours ago 82,252 reads 359 comments

  6. After LeBron James' Departure, Miami Heat's NBA Debts Keep Piling Up

    MIAMI — In his essay announcing his decision to return to Cleveland, LeBron James compared his time with the Miami Heat to attending college...

    Ethan Skolnick Written by Ethan Skolnick about 1 day ago 120,199 reads 319 comments

  7. LeBron James' Reported 2-Year Cavs Deal Allows Him to Become Free Agent in 2015

    The Cleveland Cavaliers and their fans were incredibly excited when LeBron James announced he was returning home in free agency, but his latest contract details could cause some concern...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 1 day ago 23,124 reads 39 comments

  8. With LeBron James Gone, Which Free Agents Should Miami Heat Pursue?

    The Miami Heat are not throwing in the towel. Though there’s an argument to be made that, in the wake of The Decision 2...

    Tom Sunnergren Written by Tom Sunnergren about 1 day ago 43,314 reads 229 comments

  9. Why LeBron James Is Perfect Mentor for Young Cleveland Cavs

    When LeBron James decided to take his talents back to the Cleveland Cavaliers , the franchise received more than the best player on the planet...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 1 day ago 31,699 reads 125 comments

  10. Shaquille O'Neal Defends LeBron James by Showing How Many Uniforms He Wore

    Some people may say that LeBron James switching uniforms may hurt his legacy, but Shaquille O'Neal thinks that idea is laughable. James has played for only two teams—the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat—in his 11-year career...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 1 day ago 866,559 reads 552 comments

  11. Watch LeBron James' Top 10 Moments from First Stint with Cavaliers

    LeBron James is heading back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, so Quicken Loans Arena will be rocking the way it was from 2003 to 2010. The superstar had plenty of memorable moments during his first stint with the Cavaliers...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 1 day ago 34,440 reads 37 comments

  12. Newspaper Front Pages Get Blown out for LeBron's Return to Cavs, Except NY Times

    LeBron James is returning to Cleveland, so newspapers around the country were able to show just how creative they can be by coming up with headlines and graphics...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 1 day ago 115,289 reads 199 comments

  13. LeBron James Increases Cavaliers' Valuation to over $1 Billion

    LeBron James ' decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers will be a lucrative one for him, but the true beneficiary will be the Cavs franchise from a monetary perspective...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 2 days ago 153,031 reads 346 comments

  14. What Will Cleveland Cavaliers Lineup and Scheme Look Like with LeBron James?

    Now that the prodigal son has returned, the Cleveland Cavaliers have a whole new look. LeBron James , who announced his decision via Sports Illustrated to come back to his ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 2 days ago 45,155 reads 109 comments

  15. LeBron James' Decision Had to Do with Much More Than Being a Kid from Ohio

    “Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio.” This was the very first sentence of LeBron James ’ essay, as told to Lee Jenkins of SI...

    Michael Fitzpatrick Written by Michael Fitzpatrick about 2 days ago 1,155 reads 1 comments

  16. Stakes Rise for Young Cavs in Summer League as LeBron James Commits to Cleveland

    LAS VEGAS — They are NBA novices who gathered in the desert Friday to play a game together for the first time, hoping to inch their careers forward in a meaningless summer-league game...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 2 days ago 71,375 reads 173 comments

  17. LeBron James Says Farewell to Miami for the Place He Never Left

    MIAMI — Every old story now tells another story, somewhat different than the one intended at the time...

    Ethan Skolnick Written by Ethan Skolnick about 2 days ago 197,478 reads 781 comments

  18. Cavaliers Season Tickets Reportedly Sell out Following LeBron James' Return

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are already feeling the effect of LeBron James . Just hours after the four-time MVP announced he would sign with the Cavaliers in free agency, the organization ...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 2 days ago 58,522 reads 256 comments

  19. LeBron James Takes Control of Career Narrative Like Few Have in Move to Cavs

    It's the emotions we remember most—the images of flame-engulfed jerseys and shredded "Witness" placards, the faces of anguish and rage. LeBron James decides, and the world reacts with fury...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 2 days ago 85,487 reads 334 comments

  20. Cleveland Cavaliers: Breaking Down Reactions to LeBron James' Return

    LeBron James posted a photo via Instagram Friday declaring he was no longer a free agent, and it set the media world abuzz with the revelation that he was returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Mike Martinez Written by Mike Martinez about 2 days ago 868 reads 1 comments

  21. David Blatt Will Be Under Heavy Pressure Following Return of LeBron James

    When David Blatt was hired as the Cleveland Cavaliers head coach, the team was very much in flux. It had yet to draft Andrew Wiggins, Kyrie Irving 's contract situation was ...

    Sean ODonnell Written by Sean ODonnell about 3 days ago 5,013 reads 8 comments

  22. NBA Free Agents 2014: Best Players Still on the Market

    You don't typically see free-agency classes feature this much top talent, and it's even rarer for so many of those players to still be available this late in the game...

    D.J. Foster Written by D.J. Foster about 3 days ago 75,915 reads 96 comments

  23. Return of the King: What LeBron James Signing Means for New Cavaliers Offense

    It’s official: LeBron James has returned back home to the Cleveland Cavaliers . With his emotional essay published by Sports Illustrated , he has put an end to all the uncertainty of where he would ultimately end up—his Decision 2...

    Jon Wu Written by Jon Wu about 3 days ago 596 reads 0 comments

  24. LeBron James' Announcement Letter to the Cavs Gets Blended with 'The Notebook'

    On Friday, the wait finally ended as LeBron James made his dramatic return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, announced in a Sports Illustrated article that ESPN's Brian Windhorst labeled "The Letter...

    Tristan Thornburgh Written by Tristan Thornburgh about 3 days ago 54,914 reads 48 comments

  25. Heat Fans Respond to LeBron James Leaving by Defacing Mural and Burning Jerseys

    No matter where LeBron James decided to sign this summer, at least one team's fans were going to be upset...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 3 days ago 458,830 reads 1409 comments