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LeBron James' Space Jam 2 Moves Closer To Becoming Reality

May 2, 2016 2:00 PM

Space Jam 2 is getting closer to going into production with LeBron James set to star.

The original version starred Michael Jordan and was released in 1996 and earned $230.4 million.

Justin Lin, who directed Fast & Furious 6 and Star Trek Beyond, is in talks to become the director.

James was in Amy Schumer's Trainwreck last summer.

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Tyronn Lue Hasn't Signed New Contract As Cavs' Coach

Apr 30, 2016 10:02 AM

Tyronn Lue continues to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers without having signed a new contract since he took over for David Blatt.

Lue was already the league's top-paid assistant coach when he was added to Blatt's staff in the summer of 2014 with a four-year deal worth a total of $6.5 million.

The Cavs and Lue's representatives came to a verbal agreement on a renegotiated deal that would pay him $3 million prorated for 2015-16 and $3 million next season, with a team option for a third year at $3.5 million with a buyout.

There were no standards or stipulations for the verbal agreement.

Lue fully expects to remain head coach of the Cavaliers next season no matter the result of these playoffs. Lue also has no interest in vacancies with the Houston Rockets, New York Knicks or Sacramento Kings. The Cavaliers would have to grant permission to another team for Lue to interview.

Lue's reasoning for delaying an official agreement was respect and deference to Blatt.

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Cavaliers Advance to Second Round, Completing Sweep of Pistons

Apr 25, 2016 1:57 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Detroit Pistons 100-98 Sunday, clinching a sweep and a spot in the second round.

Kyrie Irving scored 31 points while LeBron James added 22 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists.

As the Eastern Conference's #1 seed, the Cavs will face the winner of the Hawks/Celtics series which is currently tied 2-2.

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Cavs Finding Offensive Success With Kevin Love At Center

Apr 18, 2016 2:26 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers moved Kevin Love to center in their Game 1 but didn't play him like one.

Love had 28 points including 4-for-8 on three-pointers as Andre Drummond was forced to chase him on the perimeter.

Love, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving combined for 81 of the Cavaliers' 106 points.

Both Love and Irving were lost to injury during last year's playoffs.

"I looked at it as an important opportunity," Love said. "Between Kyrie and myself, we've had many conversations about our playoff run being cut short."

Matt Goul/Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Stan Van Gundy Criticizes Refs' Treatment Of LeBron James

Apr 17, 2016 11:13 PM

While discussing the Detroit Pistons' composure during an interview with ESPN's Lisa Salters at the end of the first quarter of Sunday's 106-101 Game 1 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Stan Van Gundy directed frustration toward the officials for what he felt were missed calls that went LeBron James' way.

"A couple calls have upset our guys," Van Gundy told Salters. "They've got to understand, LeBron's LeBron. They're not going to call offensive fouls on him. He gets to do whatever he wants. They've got to understand that."

After the game, Van Gundy said the officiating was not the reason Detroit lost.

"Look, I thought it evened out really well," Van Gundy said. "But early on, I thought there were two pretty obvious offensive fouls down there on him. But it's two calls in an entire game after that. Look, the refereeing had nothing to do with tonight. They did a good job. It went both ways. I thought they did a really good job. It was decided by the players on the floor, as it should be."

Nick Friedell/ESPN

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Damon Jones Joins Cavs' Coaching Staff For Playoffs

Apr 14, 2016 12:42 AM

Damon Jones has been added to the Cleveland Cavaliers' coaching staff for the playoffs.

Jones is currently an assistant with the Canton Charge of the D-League.

Jones is expected to join Tyronn Lue's bench at the conclusion of Charge's season.

Last season, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and J.R. Smith repeatedly sought out Jones' assistance in helping correct subtle mechanics of their jump-shots. 

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Cavs Sign Dahntay Jones

Apr 13, 2016 11:12 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Dahntay Jones.

Jones (6-6, 225) appeared in 43 games (39 starts) for the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League this season, averaging 15.7 points on .546 shooting from the field, 4.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 35.7 minutes. He also shot .546 from the field, .413 from the three-point line and .851 from the charity stripe with Grand Rapids.

Originally selected as the 20th overall pick out of Duke University by the Boston Celtics in the 2003 NBA Draft, Jones has played in 622 games (157 starts) over his 11-year NBA career. He holds career averages of 5.4 points and 1.7 rebounds in 15.7 minutes per game with Memphis, Sacramento, Denver, Indiana, Dallas, Atlanta and the Los Angeles Clippers.

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LeBron James Was Told By Doctor At 11 He'd Only Grow To Be 6'3"

Apr 9, 2016 2:44 PM

LeBron James was told by a doctor when he was 11 that he would only grow to be 6'3".

The news crushed him as he already was dreaming of becoming a professional basketball player.

"When your idols are Michael Jordan and Penny Hardaway, you're like [expletive]," James said to cleveland.com in a one-on-one session. "You're looking on the back of basketball cards and it says M.J. 6-6, Penny Hardaway 6-7½, Grant Hill 6-8, you're like, 'I'm only going to be 6-3? Golly. My dreams are shattered.' That's how it made me feel."

James was approximately 5'7" at age 11. His growth spurt was just about to take off. He reached six feet in junior high. By the end of his freshman year, he was 6-3.

"I thought I was all done," he said, referencing the doctor's prognosis 20 years ago. But James was confident he would continue to grow.

"Nah, once I was that tall at that age, I felt pretty good about my chances."

James grew to become 6'8".

"I'll still be the same player, I'll just probably be shorter," James said to cleveland.com. "I'm not sure I'd still have that athleticism as far as how I jump, but as far as my intelligence, my basketball IQ, that wouldn't have changed at all."

James talked about all of the point guards in the 6'3-6'4 range who are super athletic.

"I don't know if you jump higher if you're shorter or not. You do have guys like [Russell] Westbrook, who is not 6'3". He's like 6'4", 6'5"," James said in a kidding tone while laughing. "And obviously D-Rose in his heyday, boy he was jumping out of the gym. But I would still be a very dominant player in this league just because of my basketball IQ and my drive."

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Kevin Love Willing To Play For USA In Olympics If Invited

Apr 8, 2016 7:15 PM

Kevin Love will accept an invitation to play for the United States in the 2016 Olympics should he receive one.

Love played for the USA in 2010 in the World Championships and the 2012 Olympics. Love was scheduled to be on the team for the 2014 FIBA World Cup but the limbo of his trade to the Cleveland Cavaliers led to his withdrawal.

Love's inside-outside game is well-suited for national team competition, but he has significant competition at his position.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

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LeBron Compares Chris Paul To Stockton While Watching 1997 WCF

Apr 8, 2016 12:40 PM

LeBron James was live-Tweeting watching Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals of 1997 between the Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets.

The game was airing on NBATV while the Golden State Warriors were playing the San Antonio Spurs on TNT.

James gave praise to Chris Paul, who has been one of his closest friends throughout his career.

"A lot of people compare @CP3 to Isiah Thomas but I think he's similar to Stockton. They get everyone involved throughout the game.... rarely shoot the ball, but when they do they rarely miss. Leaders and of course feisty as h-e double hockey sticks!"

The comments about Paul and Stockton could be interpreted as a subtweet to Kyrie Irving.

Ryan McDonald/Deseret News

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LeBron James, Russell Westbrook Named Players Of The Month
LeBron James appeared in 14 games (10-4) and averaged 25.6 points on .538 shooting from the field, 8.2 rebounds, 7.1 assists and 1.1 steals in 34.1 minutes per game.

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LeBron James, J.J. Barea Named NBA's Players Of The Week
LeBron James and J.J. Barea have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

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Tyronn Lue's Meeting With LeBron Has Delivered Statement
Over the past seven games, LeBron James is averaging 28.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and 9.6 assists while shooting 57 percent from the field and 38 percent on 3-pointers.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Kyrie Irving: Cavs Remain 'The Team To Beat'
The Cavaliers have yet to wrap up homecourt advantage in the Eastern Conference as the Raptors have closed the gap.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tyronn Lue Doesn't Recall Iman Shumpert Throwing Towel On Shoulder
Tyronn Lue's facial expression immediately after was difficult to decipher as Iman Shumpert walked away to take the court.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cavs Confident LeBron James Won't Leave Again
The Cavaliers are confident LeBron James won't leave the franchise again this offseason, but they do acknowledge there is at least a slight possibility of that occurring.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Celtics Low-Balled Cavs On Kevin Love Offer At Deadline
The Celtics would be the favorites as they have enough assets to make an attractive offer for Kevin Love without gutting their team.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

LeBron James' Meeting With Tyronn Lue Triggered Change In Approach
Tyronn Lue met with LeBron James after he saw him fraternizing with Dwyane Wade at halftime.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Dwyane Wade Not Interested In Superteam At This Point
LeBron James is unsure if any NBA owner would go for the idea of him teaming up with Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul due to how much power would be conceded to the players.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Tyronn Lue, David Griffin Meet Separately With LeBron James
Both Tyronn Lue and David Griffin have had conversations with LeBron James over the past few days regarding separate items.

Joe Vardon/Cleveland Plain Dealer

LeBron James Would Like To Team Up With Carmelo, CP3, Wade Before Retiring
LeBron James admitted he would love to play on an NBA team alongside Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade at the same time before his career is over.

Howard Beck/Bleacher Report

LeBron James Says He's Going Into Playoff Mode Early
LeBron James has shifted into playoff mode, explaining his recent purge on Twitter that eliminated the Cavaliers from the accounts he's following.

Joe Vardon/Cleveland Plain Dealer

LeBron James Unfollows Cavs On Twitter, Instagram
LeBron James has unfollowed at least nine accounts in the past 10 days.

Kenny Ducey/Sports Illustrated

Tyronn Lue Now Sees Importance Of Getting Details Right In Coaching
Tyronn Lue has shifted his focus from the Cavaliers' defense to the offense with Mike Longabardi acting as defensive coordinator.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Cavs Puzzled By Kyrie Irving's 28 Shot, 1 Assist Game
During one possession in the second quarter, Kyrie Irving dribbled for 24 seconds and went nowhere before settling for a tough mid-range jumper.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

LeBron James: Cavs Can't Obsess Over Warriors Right Now
Kobe Bryant suggested to LeBron James that he and the Cavaliers not obsess over the Warriors.

Joe Vardon/Cleveland Plain Dealer

LeBron James Volunteered Switch To 4 To Accommodate Joe Johnson
LeBron James has been reluctant to play power forward on a full time basis.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Wojnarowski: LeBron James Won't Leave Cavaliers
Adrian Wojnarowski was asked where LeBron James could end up if he decided to leave the Cavaliers in the offseason.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Cavaliers To Sign Jordan McRae For Remainder Of Season
Jordan McRae is versatile enough to play and defend multiple positions.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Scouts, Coaches: Real Disconnect Between LeBron James, Kyrie Irving
One scout who saw the Cavaliers play recently called the on-court chemistry between LeBron James and Kyrie Irving as "basically nonexistent."

Chris Mannix/The Vertical