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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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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

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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

LeBron James may have been ill during the Cavs' Game 3 loss to the Celtics, according to teammate Richard Jefferson.

LeBron played poorly during Game 3 and he made no excuses afterward, saying that he simply "didn't have it." His teammate Jefferson, however, said that Deron Williams missed shootaround that day due to illness, and it may have also affected LBJ. He posted 34 points, six assists, five rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes during Game 4 on Tuesday, despite battling foul trouble, and it's safe to assume that any illness is behind him.
May 25 - 12:14 AM

LeBron James bounced back with 34 points on 15-of-27 shooting in Tuesday's Game 4 win over Boston, adding six assists, five rebounds, one steal, one block and one triple in 38 minutes.

After an 11-point dud in Game 3 on 4-of-13 shooting, LeBron got off to another tough start with four fouls in the first half -- he was forced to sit the final seven minutes of the second quarter. However, he came alive after the break with 24 of his 34 points, helping the Cavaliers outscore the Celtics 65-42 in the second half. J.R. Smith added five points, three assists, one rebound, two steals and one triple for the Cavaliers, while Tristan Thompson notched seven points with seven rebounds and one block.
May 23 - 11:24 PM

LeBron James had a rare off-night on Sunday, posting 11 points on 4-of-13 FGs and 3-of-6 FTs, with six rebounds, six assists and six turnovers.

LBJ is in the midst of another amazingly effective playoff run, with his team boasting a 10-1 record, and tonight's struggles were an obvious aberration. "Me personally I didn't have it," James said after the game. "That's all I've got to say about my performance." It's the fourth time in his postseason career that he's scored fewer than a dozen points and he's likely to erupt in another home game on Tuesday, though that won't help DFS owners who paid up for him tonight.
May 21 - 11:39 PM

LeBron James crushed the Celtics in Boston during a blowout 130-86 win on Friday, scoring 30 points with four rebounds, seven assists, four steals, three blocks and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

So it turns out he's not just a regular guy. The Cavs set the NBA playoffs record with a 41-point lead at halftime thanks to winning the second quarter 40-13 to get them to the 72-31 lead at the break. LeBron becomes the first player since Michael Jordan to score 30-plus points in eight consecutive games, and this one hands the Celtics their worst home playoff loss ever. The Cavs have also won 13 straight playoff games to tie the 1988-89 Lakers for the NBA record. LeBron is doing whatever he wants on offense and Celtics coach Brad Stevens may have to be more aggressive in defending him with more double teams. Regardless, it probably isn't going to matter.
May 19 - 11:01 PM

LeBron James was dominant during the Cavs' Game 1 victory in Boston, scoring 38 points (14-of-24 FGs, 9-of-11 FTs) with nine rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes.

The Cavs had a nine-day break prior to tonight's game, but the rest-vs.-rust question was decisively in favor of rest tonight. The Celtics switched everything defensively against LeBron and he feasted against bigger players like Al Horford and Kelly Olynyk, as well as smaller guys like Marcus Smart, scoring 15 points in the first quarter alone. LeBron has at least one road victory in an NBA-record 29 consecutive playoff series, and the Celtics have no obvious answers for him.
May 17 - 11:22 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Deron Williams
3Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Kyle Korver
4Dahntay Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
3James Jones
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
3Derrick Williams
C1Tristan Thompson
2Walter Tavares