Cleveland Cavaliers
Name  LeBron James
Born  12/30/1984
Height  6-8
Weight  250
College  None
7/12/2014 6:04:00 PM
Description: LeBron James signed a two-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Insight: Cavaliers fans shouldn't worry about the short length of the deal, it's only a two-year deal because the league will have a new television deal in place for 2016 and likely a new collective bargaining agreement in 2017.
7/11/2014 7:38:00 PM
Description: LeBron James announced in a letter on Friday that will return to the Cavaliers.
Insight: James left Cleveland for the Miami Heat four years ago and made the last four NBA Finals, winning two. Now, he'll try to bring a championship back to his hometown.
6/24/2014 2:57:00 PM
Description: LeBron James' agent has informed the Heat that James will opt out of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent, according to Chris Broussard of ESPN.
Insight: Look for LeBron to handle his free agency this offseason much better than he did in 2010. The Heat, Bulls, Lakers, Rockets and Cavaliers are among the teams expected to make a serious run at signing him.
6/21/2014 3:50:00 PM
Description: Houston's top priority this offseason is to land LeBron James in free agency. SOURCE: Howard Beck, Bleacher Report
Insight: A frontcourt of James, Chandler Parsons and Dwight Howard would instantly make the Rockets championship contenders. Of course, LeBron would have to opt out of his current deal with Miami to make that happen. The deadline for LeBron to opt in or out is June 30th. Though Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh seem content to stay in Miami, James has been noncommital about his future. The Cavs, Clippers and Mavericks could also make a run at James if he decides to test the open market.
6/15/2014 11:07:00 PM
Description: Miami forward LeBron James gave a strong effort in Game 5 but it wasn't enough as the Spurs won 104-87 to capture their fifth NBA title.
Insight: His teammates didn't show much this series but LeBron (31 points, ten rebounds, five assists) still averaged an incredible 28.2 ppg on 57.1 percent shooting. This loss will sting but James and the Heat should compete for a title again next year as long as the team keep its core together.
6/8/2014 11:09:00 PM
Description: Heat forward LeBron James was the best player on the court Sunday night in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
Insight: James wasn't able to finish Game 1 because of cramping but he never faltered on Sunday, scoring 35 points on 14-of-22 shooting. His assist to Chris Bosh on a corner three with 1:17 remaining sealed the win for Miami. The series is tied 1-1 heading into Tuesday's Game 3.
6/6/2014 9:29:00 AM
Description: Miami forward LeBron James led all scorers with 25 points in Game 1 of the Finals Thursday but cramped up in the fourth quarter and missed time down the stretch.
Insight: The exhaustion was likely brought on by a broken air conditioner, which caused temperatures in the arena to reach up to 90 degrees. James was given an IV after the game and left the arena under his own power so it appears he'll be ready for Game 2 on Sunday. Without James, the Spurs were able to finish the game on a 16-3 run. The Heat still haven't won a Game 1 on the road since LeBron James joined the team in 2010.
Hot5/25/2014 9:12:00 AM
Description: Heat forward LeBron James did it all Saturday in a win over Indiana.
Insight: The Pacers jumped out to an early 14-point lead but it was all Miami after that. James, who seems incapable of turning in a bad performance at this point, delivered 26 points, five boards, seven assists and four steals. He left briefly with a leg cramp but still logged a team-high 40 minutes. The Heat can extend its advantage Monday night in Game 4.
Hot5/20/2014 11:43:00 AM
Description: Heat forward LeBron James has pushed his scoring average up more than two points during the playoff run from 27.1 ppg to 29.5 ppg.
Insight: As James' scoring average has gone up, his assist totals have dropped from a regular season average of 6.3 apg to 4.7 apg in 10 playoff games. With Miami's season hanging in the balance, it's no surprise James has taken on more of the scoring burden.
5/18/2014 7:09:00 PM
Description: Miami forward LeBron James totaled 25 points, ten boards, five assists and three steals Sunday against the Pacers.
Insight: In terms of efficiency, it was a pretty typical outing for James, who shot 11-for-18 from the floor while commiting four turnovers. What stood out were his two free throws, the fewest James has attempted in a game since May 6th versus Brooklyn. James will need to be more aggressive on Tuesday if the Heat want to even the series.
Hot5/14/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Heat forward LeBron James helped Miami close out Brooklyn with 29 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two threes in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals Wednesday night.
Insight: James didn't have a great shooting night (6-of-14), but he made 15-of-17 from the free-throw line. The 29-year-old averaged 30 points per game during the series, which Miami won 4-1.
5/12/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Miami forward LeBron James tied a playoff career-high with 49 points Monday in a win over Brooklyn.
Insight: That's the most points the Nets have ever allowed to a single player in a postseason game. LeBron had a chance for 50 but he missed his second free throw with one second left in the fourth quarter. The Heat can close out the series Wednesday in Game 5.
Hot5/6/2014 10:10:00 PM
Description: The Heat took Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Nets Tuesday night behind LeBron James' 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting.
Insight: Miami went 0-4 against Brooklyn in the regular season but took care of business Tuesday. The Heat shot 56.8 percent from the field and 14-of-16 from the foul line to win 107-86.
Hot4/28/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: Heat forward LeBron James had 31 points, nine assists, seven rebounds, three steals and one block in 43 minutes Monday to help Miami complete a sweep of the Charlotte Bobcats in its first-round playoff series.
Insight: James scored at least 27 points in all four games and 30+ in each of the last three. He averaged 39.5 minutes, 30 points, 8.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 2.3 steals.
4/26/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Miami forward LeBron James shredded the Bobcats for 30 points Saturday in Game 3.
Insight: In seven games against Charlotte in 2013-14, James has averaged 34.3 ppg on 60.7 percent shooting. Miami will go for the series sweep Monday night in Game 4.
4/16/2014 11:36:00 AM
Description: Heat forward LeBron James (rest) will not play Wednesday, the team announced via Twitter.
Insight: The Heat are locked into the No. 2 seed in the East and James will rest up for the postseason. With Dwyane Wade ailing for most of the season, James carried Miami with averages of 37.7 minutes, 27.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.6 steals in 77 games. He increased his field-goal percentage for the seventh consecutive season.
4/14/2014 2:10:00 PM
Description: Heat forward LeBron James will sit out Monday's game against Washington.
Insight: This is simply a matter of resting for the playoffs. James (27.1 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 6.4 apg, 1.6 spg) is healthy, but the chances of catching Indiana in the standings for the top seed are small.
4/6/2014 4:00:00 PM
Description: Heat forward LeBron James netted 38 points Sunday in a win against the Knicks.
Insight: By doing so, he became the first player since Michael Jordan in 1996-97 to score 30 or more points against the Knicks four times in the same season. At this point, the MVP race between James and Kevin Durant is a dead heat.
4/2/2014 2:51:00 PM
Description: There was no trace of the back problem at the Wednesday morning shootaround and Heat small forward LeBron James should be ready to go Wednesday night.
Insight: Even at less than 100 percent James is a fantasy stud. He put up 32 points, seven rebounds and eight assists while dealing with a sore back on Monday. If he plays, he starts.
3/28/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: With the Heat's three top guards out, forward LeBron James stepped up his passing game and had his first triple-double of the season Friday against the Pistons.
Insight: James had 17 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in 30 minutes. Even without Dwyane Wade (Achilles), Ray Allen (virus) and Mario Chalmers (quad), Miami smoked Detroit by 32 points.

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