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LeBron James
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25.2 5.2 7.8
Team: ClevelandHeight: 6-8 Born: 12/30/1984
Position: FWeight: 250 Birthplace: Akron, Ohio
College: NoneDraft: 1st Round 1st pick by Cavaliers (2003)


Latest News
Dec. 16 9:57 PM PT10:57 PM MT11:57 PM CT12:57 AM ET5:57 GMT13:57 10:57 PM MST12:57 AM EST9:57 UAE06:570:57 ET11:57 PM CT3:57 - James had 27 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds in Monday's win over Charlotte.
Analysis: He's averaging 34.3 points and shooting 62.5 percent in his last three games.
Dec. 13 10:01 PM PT11:01 PM MT12:01 AM CT1:01 AM ET6:01 GMT14:01 11:01 PM MST1:01 AM EST10:01 UAE07:011:01 ET12:01 AM CT4:01 - James returned from injury to drop 41 points in a losing effort Friday.
Analysis: James sat out Thursday with a sore knee, and returned with admirable efficiency. He converted 17 of 24 shots, adding five boards and five assists as well.
Dec. 12 3:46 PM PT4:46 PM MT5:46 PM CT6:46 PM ET23:46 GMT7:46 4:46 PM MST6:46 PM EST3:46 UAE (+1)00:4618:46 ET5:46 PM CT21:46 - James says his sore left knee won't stop him from returning to Cleveland's lineup against the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night.
Analysis: James says his knee began hurting in the second half of Cleveland's win over Toronto on Tuesday night. James says the swelling worsened before Thursday night's game in Oklahoma City. He sat out the 103-94 loss to the Thunder, which snapped the Cavaliers eight-game winning streak.
Dec. 11 3:32 PM PT4:32 PM MT5:32 PM CT6:32 PM ET23:32 GMT7:32 4:32 PM MST6:32 PM EST3:32 UAE (+1)00:3218:32 ET5:32 PM CT21:32 - James missed the Cleveland Cavaliers' game at Oklahoma City because of a sore left knee.
Analysis: James is day-to-day. Coach David Blatt said James started to have issues following Cleveland's victory over Toronto on Tuesday night.
Dec. 5 9:33 PM PT10:33 PM MT11:33 PM CT12:33 AM ET5:33 GMT13:33 10:33 PM MST12:33 AM EST9:33 UAE06:330:33 ET11:33 PM CT3:33 - James had 19 points and a season-high 12 assists in Thursday's win at New York.
Analysis: James' scoring is down a bit lately with 21.8 points per game over his last eight contests, but he's also averaging 8.9 assists in that span.
Nov. 27 10:25 PM PT11:25 PM MT12:25 AM CT1:25 AM ET6:25 GMT14:25 11:25 PM MST1:25 AM EST10:25 UAE07:251:25 ET12:25 AM CT4:25 - James scored 29 and was 14 of 17 from the free-throw line with 10 rebounds and eight assists in Wednesday's blowout of Washington.
Analysis: James has scored 29 points in back-to-back games after he scored 52 over his previous three. The key has been getting to the free-throw line, as he was 9 of 11 in Monday's win over Orlando.
Nov. 25 11:14 PM PT12:14 AM MT1:14 AM CT2:14 AM ET7:14 GMT15:14 12:14 AM MST2:14 AM EST11:14 UAE08:142:14 ET1:14 AM CT5:14 - James scored 29 points, including 16 in the first quarter, and the Cleveland Cavaliers broke a four-game losing streak with a 106-74 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday night.
Analysis: After bluntly assessing his own play at Monday's shootaround, saying, "I stink," James took control early and sparked his team to a much-needed comfortable win. After averaging 18.5 points and shooting 41 percent from the field in the losing streak, James was 9 for 17 from the field Monday and tied a season-high with 11 assists while not playing the fourth quarter.
Nov. 24 9:06 AM PT10:06 AM MT11:06 AM CT12:06 PM ET17:06 GMT1:06 10:06 AM MST12:06 PM EST21:06 UAE18:0612:06 ET11:06 AM CT15:06 - With the Cavaliers on a four-game losing streak and failing to live up to enormous expectations, LeBron James offered a critical analysis of his own game. "I stink," he said. "I'm not doing my job."
Analysis: James believes the Cavs (5-7) will have to overcome even tougher adversity at some point this season. James says he "has to do better" and be more of a leader for Cleveland to snap out of its early season funk.
Nov. 20 10:04 PM PT11:04 PM MT12:04 AM CT1:04 AM ET6:04 GMT14:04 11:04 PM MST1:04 AM EST10:04 UAE07:041:04 ET12:04 AM CT4:04 - James was just 6 of 17 from the field and scored 15 points in a 92-90 loss to San Antonio on Wednesday night.
Analysis: The Cleveland Cavaliers star was averaging 31.8 points on 56.1 percent shooting in his prior four games.
Nov. 17 2:35 PM PT3:35 PM MT4:35 PM CT5:35 PM ET22:35 GMT6:35 3:35 PM MST5:35 PM EST2:35 UAE (+1)23:3517:35 ET4:35 PM CT20:35 - James will play against Denver after missing the team's morning shootaround because of a cold.
Analysis: James told reporters an hour before tipoff Monday that ''I've been better,'' but ''I'm walking.'' He says the cold has been bothering him for a couple of days.
Nov. 16 9:53 PM PT10:53 PM MT11:53 PM CT12:53 AM ET5:53 GMT13:53 10:53 PM MST12:53 AM EST9:53 UAE06:530:53 ET11:53 PM CT3:53 - James scored 32 on 13-of-20 shooting with seven assists in Saturday's win over Atlanta.
Analysis: LeBron is looking like himself again, averaging 31.8 points on 56.1 percent shooting during Cleveland's four-game winning streak. He averaged 23.8 points on 41.3 percent shooting through the first four contests.
Nov. 15 9:00 PM PT10:00 PM MT11:00 PM CT12:00 AM ET5:00 GMT13:00 10:00 PM MST12:00 AM EST9:00 UAE06:000:00 ET11:00 PM CT3:00 - James was simply sensational in a scintillating display of basketball artistry Friday.
Analysis: James had 10 of his season-high 41 points in the fourth quarter of a win at Boston. He added seven assists and four rebounds heading into Saturday's home matchup with the Hawks.
Nov. 8 9:14 PM PT10:14 PM MT11:14 PM CT12:14 AM ET5:14 GMT13:14 10:14 PM MST12:14 AM EST9:14 UAE06:140:14 ET11:14 PM CT3:14 - James was at his magnificent best Friday.
Analysis: James had 22 points, 11 assists and seven boards, showcasing why the two-time NBA champion is one of its shining stars and brightest lights.
Nov. 5 9:45 PM PT10:45 PM MT11:45 PM CT12:45 AM ET5:45 GMT13:45 10:45 PM MST12:45 AM EST9:45 UAE06:450:45 ET11:45 PM CT3:45 - James finished with just 11 points on 4-of-12 shooting in Tuesday's 101-82 loss at Portland.
Analysis: James is shooting 40.4 percent through his first three games with Cleveland, way down from last season's mark of 56.7.
Nov. 1 9:43 PM PT10:43 PM MT11:43 PM CT12:43 AM ET4:43 GMT12:43 9:43 PM MST11:43 PM EST8:43 UAE05:430:43 ET10:43 PM CT2:43 - James bounced back from a rough opening night, scoring 36 and adding eight rebounds, four assists and four steals in Friday's win at Chicago.
Analysis: James showed there's no reason for fantasy owners to panic with an excellent performance against one of the NBA's best defensive teams.
Oct. 31 10:54 PM PT11:54 PM MT12:54 AM CT1:54 AM ET5:54 GMT13:54 10:54 PM MST12:54 AM EST9:54 UAE06:541:54 ET11:54 PM CT3:54 - James had 17 points on 5-of-15 shooting and eight turnovers in his return to Cleveland on Thursday, a 95-90 loss to the New York Knicks.
Analysis: The Cavs star will next face the team that was the best defensively against him in 2013-14. The Chicago Bulls limited James to 18.3 points and 39.2 percent shooting in three matchups last season.
Oct. 14 9:01 AM PT10:01 AM MT11:01 AM CT12:01 PM ET16:01 GMT0:01 9:01 AM MST11:01 AM EST20:01 UAE18:0112:01 ET11:01 AM CT15:01 - James will not play in the Cavaliers' exhibition game against Milwaukee.
Analysis: With Cleveland scheduled for three preseason games in four days, coach David Blatt wants to rest his superstar Tuesday night. James is not injured and Blatt says this is "just part of our process and part of our management of how we want to approach preseason and best get him ready for the start of the season." James has been bothered by a stiff back early in training camp.
Sep. 26 2:20 PM PT3:20 PM MT4:20 PM CT5:20 PM ET21:20 GMT5:20 2:20 PM MST4:20 PM EST1:20 UAE (+1)23:2017:20 ET4:20 PM CT20:20 - James met the media in his return to Cleveland on Friday.
Analysis: The Cavs credentialed more than 300 media members that were on hand to see James, who explained his recent weight loss - he went on a strict two-month diet - was a personal challenge. Not only does he need to adjust to new teammates, but James will play for David Blatt, a successful international coach whose first job in North America is to take this talent-laden squad to the finals.
Aug. 8 3:33 PM PT4:33 PM MT5:33 PM CT6:33 PM ET22:33 GMT6:33 3:33 PM MST5:33 PM EST2:33 UAE (+1)00:3318:33 ET5:33 PM CT21:33 - James is home to stay. The NBA superstar said Friday night that he intends to play the rest of his career with Cleveland.
Analysis: When re-signed with the Cavaliers last month to a two-year, $41 million contract that included an option after one year, there was speculation he would one day test free agency again. However, James said "I don't play to go anywhere" before an event Friday night celebrating his homecoming to Northeast Ohio. His legendary career will then consist of stints with only Cleveland and Miami, if James is to be believed.
July 27 9:50 AM PT10:50 AM MT11:50 AM CT12:50 PM ET16:50 GMT0:50 9:50 AM MST11:50 AM EST20:50 UAE18:5012:50 ET11:50 AM CT15:50 - James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to Cleveland. He tweeted "23 it is! It's only right I go back. 2x3(equals)6 We still family 6." The tweet included an Instagram post with photos of James holding his No. 23 Cavaliers jersey on draft night, him later in a new version of the Cavs' jersey and a one of him in his high school jersey.
Analysis: James wore No. 6 in four seasons with Miami and with the U.S. Olympic team. He used No. 23 in high school and during seven seasons in Cleveland.
July 15 7:57 AM PT8:57 AM MT9:57 AM CT10:57 AM ET14:57 GMT22:57 7:57 AM MST9:57 AM EST18:57 UAE16:5710:57 ET9:57 AM CT13:57 - James' hometown is planning a big party for his homecoming. Akron city spokeswoman Stephanie York says details of the event are still in the works - but it will be big.
Analysis: The city is working with the LeBron James Family Foundation to coordinate the homecoming event. York says the date will be determined by the NBA star's schedule.
July 12 3:22 PM PT4:22 PM MT5:22 PM CT6:22 PM ET22:22 GMT6:22 3:22 PM MST5:22 PM EST2:22 UAE (+1)00:2218:22 ET5:22 PM CT21:22 - James has signed a two-year, $42.1 million contract with the Cavaliers.
Analysis: The contract includes an option for James to become a free agent next summer, but it is strictly "a business deal," according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday on condition of anonymity because the team has not commented about the agreement.
July 11 10:42 AM PT11:42 AM MT12:42 PM CT1:42 PM ET17:42 GMT1:42 10:42 AM MST12:42 PM EST21:42 UAE19:4213:42 ET12:42 PM CT16:42 - LeBron James told Sports Illustrated Friday that he's decided to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. It's a move that would have seemed unfathomable four years ago, after the venomous fallout that followed his decision to leave Cleveland for the Miami Heat.
Analysis: James told SI in a first-person story: "My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. I didn't realize that four years ago. I do now." He spent his first seven NBA seasons in Cleveland. In four years with the Heat, he went to the NBA Finals four times, winning two championships. And now heads back to Cleveland to see if he can finally deliver on his promise of winning a crown for that title-starved city.
July 10 7:22 AM PT8:22 AM MT9:22 AM CT10:22 AM ET14:22 GMT22:22 7:22 AM MST9:22 AM EST18:22 UAE16:2210:22 ET9:22 AM CT13:22 - The three-team trade that gave the Cavaliers salary cap space to possibly land James is official.
Analysis: The Cavs and Boston Celtics confirmed the deal on Thursday when the NBA moratorium on signings ended. The deal, first reported on Wednesday, is designed to give the Cavs enough room under the salary cap to offer James, the four-time league MVP, a maximum contract ($20.7 million).
July 9 7:25 AM PT8:25 AM MT9:25 AM CT10:25 AM ET14:25 GMT22:25 7:25 AM MST9:25 AM EST18:25 UAE16:2510:25 ET9:25 AM CT13:25 - A person familiar with the deals says the Cavaliers have agreed to trade guard Jarrett Jack, swingman Sergey Karasev and center Tyler Zeller, moves that can help their pursuit of LeBron James by clearing salary cap space. A person familiar with the deals says the Cavaliers have agreed to trade guard Jarrett Jack, swingman Sergey Karasev and center Tyler Zeller, moves that can help their pursuit of LeBron James by clearing salary cap space.
Analysis: The deals would give the Cavs enough salary-cap room to offer superstar free agent James a maximum contract. James is expected to meet with Miami president Pat Riley before making a decision about his NBA future.
July 8 1:09 PM PT2:09 PM MT3:09 PM CT4:09 PM ET20:09 GMT4:09 1:09 PM MST3:09 PM EST0:09 UAE (+1)22:0916:09 ET3:09 PM CT19:09 - James held meetings for more than three hours in a Las Vegas hotel Tuesday, leaving without giving any indication of what team he'll play for next season.
Analysis: The four-time MVP told The Associated Press he had "no complaints" when asked how free agency was going. He declined to say who he had met with on Tuesday or whether he had made a decision of where he'll play next. James is expected to meet with Miami Heat President Pat Riley before making a final decision on his NBA future.
July 4 5:42 AM PT6:42 AM MT7:42 AM CT8:42 AM ET12:42 GMT20:42 5:42 AM MST7:42 AM EST16:42 UAE14:428:42 ET7:42 AM CT11:42 - Cavs officials met with James' agent, Rich Paul, this week about the free-agent superstar's possible return. The sides visited as James continued his family vacation, a person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press on Thursday night.
Analysis: James recently opted out of the final two years of his contract in Miami. The two-time NBA champion has gone to four straight finals with the Heat. However, after the team was throttled by San Antonio in this year's finals, James said he would weigh his options this summer.

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