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LeBron James | Forward | #23

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/30/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 250
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (1) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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General manager Koby Altman said LeBron James is "deeply committed" to the Cavs organization.
Owner Dan Gilbert said James has been helpful in the offseason, and that the team has communication often with LeBron. Gilbert also called LeBron responsive and active with the team, and LeBron was part of the reason the Cavs added Derrick Rose. Altman called LeBron "an incredible partner," especially during the offseason. Gilbert and Altman also called the animosity between LeBron and Kyrie Irving "overblown" during their press conference. Jul 26 - 5:01 PM

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LeBron James may be "intrigued with pursuing a Los Angeles Lakers exit plan" in 2018, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Woj reports that there's a "growing verdict" that the Lakers could be LeBron's future target, which may be part of the reason Kyrie Irving would prefer a trade away from the Cavs. In a salacious twist, Stephen A. Smith said on Sunday that Kyrie is convinced LeBron's camp leaked Kyrie's preference for a trade. "They believe that LeBron James got word of it, and was put off by it, and leaked it," Smith said. Irving reportedly would prefer to be dealt to the Knicks, Heat, Spurs or Wolves, but there's no clear traction for any of those scenarios.
Jul 23 - 9:27 PM

LeBron James will not waive his no-trade clause at any point for any team during the 2017-18 season.

James is committed to trying to win a championship with the Cavs next season, but his long-term views towards the franchise remain a bit of a mystery at the moment. He's reportedly "disappointed" with Kyrie Irving requesting a trade, and he's voiced his displeasure with how Dan Gilbert handled the David Griffin situation, but it looks like he'll be donning the wine and gold next year no matter what.
Source: ESPN
Jul 23 - 6:56 PM

LeBron James is reportedly "concerned" with how the Cavs' offseason has played out this summer.

James was expecting the Cleveland front office to take an aggressive approach in recruiting talent after falling in five games to the Warriors in the 2017 NBA Finals, but instead, owner Dan Gilbert parted ways with GM David Griffin and VP of basketball operations Trent Redden just days before the draft and free agency. James was particularly perturbed by the timing of Griffin's departure, as the Cavs' former GM was reportedly "close" to striking a deal for Jimmy Butler, so James' frustration is certainly understandable. Don't be surprised if these issues resurface during James' free agency in 2018.
Source: USA Today
Jul 17 - 6:13 PM

The Cavaliers reportedly offered Chauncey Billups a "below-market" offer of $2 million annually to serve as their president of basketball operations, which he declined.

Chris Haynes and Marc Spears of ESPN report that $4 million is "typically the starting point of what an individual in that role should earn." The Cavs lost former GM David Griffin and they owe six players more than $115 million next season -- LeBron James, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert. It's unclear whom the Cavs might be targeting to fill their vacant GM position.
Jul 6 - 12:35 AM

LeBron James was "surprised" by the Cavaliers decision to part ways with GM David Griffin according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

Other reports have also indicated that James is disappointed, especially considering he advocated for a Griffin extension. It's a puzzling move by owner Dan Gilbert to go against James' wishes, and it should be noted that there are several reports that LeBron could move out of Cleveland when he hits free agency in 2018. The Cavs are hoping to bring in Chauncey Billups to replace Griffin, but assistant GM Koby Altman will handle trade calls in the meantime -- the Cavs have been linked to Paul George and Jimmy Butler and are reportedly shopping Kevin Love, Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye.
Jun 19 - 9:44 PM

Adrian Wojnarowksi of The Vertical believes that LeBron James could leave the Cavaliers in 2018.

"Not only is there no guarantee he’s coming back, I’m not sure there’s an expectation he’s re-signing there," Wojnarowski said. "I think they feel, I think within Cleveland and around the league, they feel that he’s very much in play to leave again and likely head out West to one of the two L.A. teams. The Lakers could very well be a target." Woj mentions the Lakers, Clippers and Heat as potential destinations, and he added that LeBron's title with Cleveland last year means he's "liberated to leave again." LeBron has one year left on his deal with a player option for a second, but the Cavs certainly have a reason to be nervous.
Jun 15 - 10:33 AM

LeBron James' 41 points weren't enough as the Cavaliers fell to the Warriors 4-1 in the NBA Finals following a 129-120 Game 5 loss.

LeBron grabbed 13 rebounds with eight assists, two steals, one block and two treys in 46 minutes, becoming the first player ever to average a triple-double in the NBA Finals. LeBron was absolutely phenomenal in this series, but he and Kyrie Irving both ran out of gas late and had a few defensive lapses in the fourth quarter. LeBron is under contract for one more season with a player option for the second, so don't buy into the rumors about a potential move away from Cleveland. Expect the Cavaliers to be linked to some high-profile names this summer and keep in mind that LeBron is still the best recruiter in the league.
Jun 13 - 12:32 AM

LeBron James scored 31 points during a season-saving 137-116 win during Game 4 on Friday, adding 10 rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

The Cavs went berserk in the first half with an NBA Finals record 86 points before the break. James also set a record with his ninth triple-double in the NBA Finals, and he posted another record for his third Finals triple-double in an elimination game. James also moved past Michael Jordan for third all time for points scored in the NBA Finals. He and Kevin Durant also received double-technicals in what was the most intense NBA game in some time. The Cavs came back from 3-1 last year, but it won't be easy to do it again this year.
Jun 10 - 12:21 AM

LeBron James finished Wednesday's Game 3 defeat with 39 points (15-of-27 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), 11 rebounds, nine assists, four 3-pointers, one steal and one block in 46 minutes.

Tyronn Lue was asked before the game whether LeBron could spend extended minutes checking Kevin Durant defensively, while also carrying the load on offense. "Yes he can, that's why he's the best player in the world," Lue replied. LBJ opened the game 10-of-11 from the field and his performance on both ends can't be faulted, but the Cavs came up empty down the stretch tonight, making Friday's game a must-win for Cleveland.
Jun 8 - 12:07 AM

LeBron James had a phenomenal game on Sunday with 29 points, 14 assists, 11 rebounds, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes during a Game 2 loss in Oracle Arena.

LeBron relentlessly attacked the rim early and he dished out 10 assists in the first half, the only time that's happened in the Finals in at least 20 years. He also tied Magic Johnson for the most triple-doubles in NBA Finals history (eight). James will need to continue playing at this level for the Cavs to climb back from an 0-2 deficit against the high-powered Warriors, with the series shifting to Cleveland for Game 3 on Wednesday.
Jun 4 - 11:16 PM

LeBron James scored 28 points during a 113-91 Game 1 loss to the Warriors on Thursday, adding 15 rebounds, eight assists, two blocks, two 3-pointers and eight turnovers.

Obviously not the best start, but a bad outcome in Game 1 of the NBA Finals is nothing new for LeBron. After this loss, he falls to just 1-7 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, including 0-6 on the road. That said, the Cavs are severely outgunned here and the Warriors made the Cavs defense look like it did just after the All-Star Game when everyone was pressing the panic button. Coach Ty Lue did stick to his guns of putting James on Kevin Durant, but that plan may be getting a tweak in Game 2 on Sunday. LeBron will have to be even better than his outstanding run against the Eastern Conference. The Warriors are just a little better.
Jun 1 - 11:51 PM

Coach Ty Lue suggested LeBron James will guard Kevin Durant in the NBA Finals.

"Those days are over," Lue said about putting LeBron on lesser scoring options. James has a ton of miles on his tires from the regular season along with his increased workload during the playoffs, but the time off likely helps LeBron here. He'll have to be spectacular on both ends to steal one in Oakland.
Jun 1 - 7:36 PM

LeBron James said he didn't want to think about the Warriors on Thursday night because "it's too stressful."

To put some context on this, LeBron was asked about the Warriors just after the Cavs won the Eastern Conference, so he was talking about wanting to enjoy the win instead of talking about his upcoming opponent. James is playing some of his best ball of his career and has now scored more points in the postseason than any other player.
May 26 - 4:42 PM

LeBron James dominated again during a series-clinching 135-102 win over the Celtics on Thursday, scoring 35 points with eight rebounds, eight assists, three steals, one block and four 3-pointers.

He racked up the records tonight. Most notably, LeBron passed Michael Jordan for the most points scored in the NBA playoffs, and he also passed Manu Ginobili for the third-most playoff 3-pointers in his career. James also has scored more points against the Celtics in the playoffs than any player has scored against any team. He owns the Eastern Conference and will head to his seventh straight NBA Finals, which is tied for the fourth longest streak ever. Get ready for the three-match starting on June 1.
May 25 - 11:01 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Derrick Rose
3Jose Calderon
4Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Kyle Korver
3Iman Shumpert
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
3Cedi Osman
PF1Kevin Love
2Jeff Green
C1Tristan Thompson
2Channing Frye
3Walter Tavares