Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Sports Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by On Pro Basketball ByScott Cacciola Oct. 19, 2018 PORTLAND, Ore. — LeBron James spent much of his first game with the Los Angeles Lakers pointing. He pointed at teammates. He pointed at spots on the floor where he wanted his teammates to move. He pointed at opposing players whom he wanted his teammates to defend. He pointed at the ball so that his teammates would pass it to him. After storming to the basket for a dunk, , he even pointed to the crowd — with both fingers, smoking-pistols style. Just to mix things up. As much as James dribbles and shoots and soars and scores, he is a constant communicator. His approach is not always gentle or nuanced. He points with authority. But even by his own standards, built up over the course of 14-plus seasons, James is probably doing more … [Read more...] about LeBron James Has Plenty of Patience. For Now.
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By Kyle Goon | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: October 11, 2018 at 8:24 am | UPDATED: October 11, 2018 at 8:24 am More than a year ago, Jay Williams flew out to Cleveland to learn a little more about an opportunity. Maverick Carter, the right hand of LeBron James, had reached out to him, wondering if he would be interested in collaborating with their production company, SpringHill Entertainment, on a new series. Now Williams, a former college great and ESPN basketball analyst in his own right, was meeting with James himself. It wasn’t a long conversation, but it was a substantive one. James laid out his vision for the series, in which Williams would play mentor to a high school team in Newark. He was animated, passionate, focused – Williams walked away from the conference feeling inspired. “Nothing felt scripted: It came from a genuine place,” Williams recalled. “It was edgy. It was him in his voice. It was an aspect of him that I hadn’t seen before and … [Read more...] about Lakers star LeBron James is sculpting a strong business voice and an empire that lasts
AKRON, Ohio - The LeBron James Family Foundation is selling some of the basketball star's game-worn athletic shoes to raise money to support his I Promise program. The shoes sell for $15,000-$35,000, and come in a variety of colors and styles -- some are lace ups, some have Velcro and most are high tops. You can view and purchase the shoes here. At check out, each entry cheerfully announces there's "only 1 left!" (They're all left shoes.) Each of the 102 remaining shoes comes with a certificate of authenticity and the back story on the game in which James wore the shoe, along with his game stats. The most expensive shoe, at $35,000, is the "LeBron Zoom Soldier 10," worn during Game 3 of 2016 NBA Finals. Led by James, the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors to win the 2016 championship. So far, 12 shoes have been purchased, mostly anonymously. One shoe was bought by pro golfer Bubba Watson and his wife, Angie Watson. Buying a shoe supports programs that help the … [Read more...] about Sale of LeBron James’ game-worn shoes support the Akron I Promise program
By Chuck Barney | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: September 19, 2018 at 3:16 pm | UPDATED: September 19, 2018 at 3:45 pm LeBron James is teaming up with Oakland native Ryan Coogler on the long-awaited follow-up to the Michael Jordan-Bugs Bunny hit “Space Jam.” That bit of news comes courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, which writes that Coogler will produce the new “Space Jam” flick and Terence Nance will direct the Warner Bros. production. James will star in the basketball comedy, which is tentatively slated for 2019, during the NBA off-season. It will be Coogler’s first project since he directed the massively successful “Black Panther.” “I loved his vision” for Black Panther, James told THR, noting that when he was a kid growing up in Akron, Ohio, there were no black superheroes. “So for Ryan to be able to bring that to kids, it’s amazing.” Since his … [Read more...] about LeBron James, Oakland’s Ryan Coogler team up for next ‘Space Jam’
BUSINESS 09/14/2018 11:18 pm ET The Lakers star joyfully tweets after Trump claimed that Nike was "getting absolutely killed" over its campaign featuring the former NFL player. By Mary Papenfuss Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James couldn’t help gloating on Twitter after Nike’s shares hit an all-time high in the wake of the company’s ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick. Nike stocks closed at $83.47 Thursday for the first time ever just eight days after President Donald Trump declared that the company was “getting absolutely killed” because of “anger and boycotts” over its ad campaign. On Friday, shares closed in regular trading at $83.49, although the stock price slipped a bit in after-hours trading. Nike launched its Colin Kaepernick ad ten days ago. Today, the stock hit an all-time high https://t.co/2CEJ9dhgZ3 pic.twitter.com/rhqi9q8233— Bloomberg Markets (@markets) September 13, 2018 The ad honors the … [Read more...] about LeBron James Gloats As Nike Shares Hit Record High After Colin Kaepernick Ad