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LeBron James | Forward | #23

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/30/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 250
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (1) / CLE
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LeBron James scored 44 points to go along with five rebounds, three assists and a steal but also had seven turnovers in Cleveland’s 111-102 victory over Boston on Monday.
LeBron with another 40-plus point night, what’s new? This is his sixth 40-plus game of these playoffs, the most since Allen Iverson in 2001. However, his three assists were a low for these playoffs. Regardless, The King dominated this game shooting 17-of-28 from the field and has made this a series again. Even with Boston being 9-0 at home in the playoffs, LeBron in the late stages of the Eastern Conference Finals is enough to make any team a little nervous. May 21 - 11:25 PM

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LeBron James made 8-of-12 from the field and 8-of-10 from the line for 27 points during an easy 116-86 Game 3 victory over the Celtics on Saturday, adding five rebounds, 12 assists, two steals, two blocks and two steals in 38 minutes.

The Cavs had a double-digit lead for 42 minutes during this wire-to-wire victory, but LeBron stayed in the game until 6:49 with the Cavs up 30 -- their biggest lead of the night. He's never been down 0-3 in a playoff series and that's still true after the Cavs were run out of Boston to start this series. LeBron cited the defense in this win, but he didn't mention that the Celtics weren't as locked in as they were in the first two. The Celtics still haven't lost a postseason game at home in these playoffs, so the Cavs will have some work to do even if they can hold serve at The Q on Monday.
May 19 - 11:02 PM

LeBron James bounced back from a poor Game 1 to hit 16-of-29 shots, 5-of-11 3-pointers and 5-of-10 free throws on his way to 42 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists, a block and six turnovers in Tuesday's Game 2 loss to the Celtics.

James scored 21 of Cleveland's 27 points in the first quarter, tying his playoff career high for points in a period. His 42 points marked his fifth 40-point game of this postseason, but he got very little support from his teammates tonight. This crew playing with LeBron looks suspiciously like the one that the Cavs shipped out of town when they made their midseason overhaul. Kevin Love was solid with 22 points and 15 boards, but George Hill, J.R. Smith, and almost every other Cavalier looked disinterested throughout the second half tonight. LeBron suffered a neck sprain that briefly knocked him out of the game, but he looked fine upon returning. The Celtics have never lost a playoff series after leading 2-0 and are undefeated at home this postseason, so LeBron clearly has his work cut out for him in this one.
May 15 - 11:40 PM

LeBron James (head) returned to Game 2 with a couple minutes left in the second quarter.

He was in the locker room for just a few minutes after taking a Jayson Tatum shoulder to the jaw. LeBron has been unstoppable so far, racking up 25 points on 9-of-15 shots heading into the second half.
May 15 - 9:38 PM

LeBron James (head) went back to the locker room during the second quarter of Game 2.

LeBron took an unintentional shot to the jaw from Jayson Tatum and looked a little out of it following the collision. He managed to stay in the game to take his free throws, but walked back to the locker room right after. He will surely be tested for a concussion and his status for the remainder of the game is up in the air.
May 15 - 9:32 PM

LeBron James was held to just 15 points on 5-of-16 shooting during Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Celtics, adding seven rebounds, nine assists, two blocks and seven turnovers in 36 minutes.

As a team, the Cavs seriously struggled to keep the Celtics out of the paint, which resulted in Cleveland heading into the second half with a 26-point deficit, accounting for the largest halftime deficit of LBJ’s postseason career thus far. The Celtics did a nice job of doubling up James whenever he had the ball in a good position and they forced The King to settle for a lot of long-range twos out of an isolation play, which resulted in a blowout loss for Cleveland.
May 13 - 6:03 PM

The 76ers could be trying to lure LeBron James to Philly in free agency this summer.

It's still a mystery where LeBron James will land and he could even land in Cleveland again with no teams making a really strong case. The 76ers should have $25 million in cap space, so they can make a few moves to free up some space. James and Ben Simmons would be an odd fit together while Joel Embiid's sky-high usage rate would obviously suffer. That said, no team should ever turn down one of the best players ever. He'll take on Boston on Sunday to kick off the Conference Finals.
Source: Philly.com
May 12 - 9:17 PM

LeBron James had 29 points, eight rebounds and 11 assists with two steals in Cleveland's 128-93 domination of Toronto in Game 4 on Monday.

Another big night for LeBron means the end of Toronto's season being a sweep. LeBron has now been a part of a sweep an NBA record six consecutive seasons. After many people questioned whether he and the Cavaliers could make it out of the first round, LeBron-led Cleveland now appears to be the Eastern Conference favorite.
May 7 - 11:25 PM

LeBron James hit a buzzer-beating shot to defeat the Raptors 105-103 win in Game 3 on Saturday, finishing with 38 points, six rebounds, seven assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes.

Coach Ty Lue had a bold call after a timeout with eight seconds left, choosing to have the Cavs bring it out at the baseline 94-feet away to allow LeBron to get a head of steam and hit a nine-foot floater off the glass at the buzzer to earn this win (video in link below). This was LeBron's second buzzer-beating shot to earn a win this postseason to make him the only player in the last 15 seasons to have multiple game-winning shots at the buzzer in one postseason. It's also the fifth time he's hit a postseason buzzer-beater since 2009. James hasn't missed a game yet in 2017-18, and he has an excellent chance to play more than 100 games combined in the regular season and postseason in his 15-year career -- he's hit exactly 100 twice. If he hasn't passed Michael Jordan for the GOAT status yet, it may not be much longer.
Source: NBA.com
May 5 - 11:43 PM

LeBron James dominated the Raptors during a 128-110 win in Game 2 in Toronto on Thursday, scoring 43 points with eight rebounds, 14 assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes.

Those 14 dimes match his playoff career-high and he was ridiculous with his shot making to ice this one, hitting a whopping seven fadeaway jumpers in the second half (ESPN). The Cavs take both games in Toronto to get a 2-0 lead, and LeBron is 21-0 when he has a 2-0 lead in the postseason and now he has two games coming at Quicken Loans Arena. James has ended the Raptors season in each of the previous two years, and now it looks like it'll be three in what is looking like a sweep.
May 3 - 8:46 PM

LeBron James hit 12-of-30 shots and a 3-pointer for 26 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists, a steal and two blocks in 47 minutes of Tuesday's thrilling overtime win in Game 1 against the Raptors.

LeBron hit just 1-of-6 free throws and missed the game-winner at the regulation buzzer, but he also committed just one turnover on the night. The Raptors had the game in control early in the fourth quarter, but went on a five-minute scoring drought, missed their final 11 shots of the quarter, and couldn't get it done in overtime at home. This was the 21st playoff triple-double for LeBron and the Cavaliers seized home-court advantage with tonight's win at Toronto, despite being down 14 points early.
May 1 - 11:02 PM

LeBron James survived a bout with cramps en route to dominating once again, finishing Sunday's win-or-go-home Game 7 vs. the Pacers with 45 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, four steals and the 105-101 victory.

James was also 16-of-25 from the field, including 11-of-15 from the charity stripe. Any questions about LeBron's future in Cleveland will again have to wait, and now the Cavs will open the second round on Tuesday in Toronto. James was predictably terrific in this one and was brilliant throughout the first round, but Cleveland will need more than LeBron's heroics alone if they're going to continue their postseason journey to the desired destination.
Apr 29 - 3:54 PM

Marc Stein of the New York Times believes that the 76ers will be the frontrunners to sign LeBron James this summer.

Normally we'd ignore reports like these, but Stein is as credible as they come. Stein said the Sixers have "growing behind-the-scenes confidence" that they can land LeBron, and it's no secret that his best shot of reaching the Finals would be if he remains in the East -- this gives the 76ers a possible edge over the Rockets and Lakers. It's fun to speculate, but only James knows what he's going to do this summer.
Source: NY Times
Apr 29 - 11:26 AM

LeBron James scored 22 points during a blowout 121-87 loss to the Pacers in Game 6 on Friday, adding five rebounds, seven assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

He did take contact above his left eye and was bleeding, but LeBron was fine after getting a Bandaid. Milestone wise, LeBron tied Scottie Pippen for the most steals in postseason history. Obviously LeBron won't care about that after suffering his third-worst loss in his postseason career, and worst lost to an Eastern Conference opponent since 2009. He hasn't lost a first round series ever with his 12-0 record, but that could change on Sunday in Cleveland. Even if the Cavs win that, things aren't looking up in Ohio.
Apr 27 - 10:32 PM

LeBron James carried Cleveland to a Game 5 victory on Wednesday, posting 44 points (14-of-24 FGs, 15-of-15 FTs), 10 rebounds and eight assists with a pair of game-clinching plays.

LeBron blocked Victor Oladipo's layup attempt with 3.0 seconds remaining to preserve the tie, then sent the home crowd into a frenzy with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from the top of the key. He rounded out his line with one steal, one block and one 3-pointer, netting a tidy 69.0 fantasy points tonight. If you're monitoring LeBron's accumulation of gaudy stats, he is just one steal behind Scottie Pippen for the most in NBA history (395), he set a new personal best (regular season or playoffs) by making 15 free throws without a miss, and he tied his personal best with 18 first-half points in the restricted area. Oh, he's also had 76 postseason games with 30+ points, 5+ rebounds and 5+ assists, which is 25 games more than the next-closest player (Michael Jordan). We are all witnesses.
Apr 25 - 10:29 PM