Posts Tagged ‘LeBron James’

Throwback Thursday: Big Three forms in Miami

VIDEO: Heat Introduce Big Three

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Today’s Topic: LeBron, Wade, Bosh Come Together

On July 9, 2010, the Miami Heat signed free agents LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to contracts. From there, nothing would be the same for them, the Heat franchise or the NBA at large.

The Heat reached four straight NBA Finals during their four seasons together in Miami, winning two NBA championships over the span, and established the legacies for all three players. But, by the summer of 2014, James eventually left to return to Cleveland and things changed for Miami.

This Throwback Thursday, we look back at the Big Three’s four years in Miami … 

PHOTO GALLERY — Miami Heat’s Big Three

What was your favorite memory of the Big Three? Leave your comments below!

LeBron, CP3, D-Wade and Melo on vacation together

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last week I went on vacation to Florida, and I spent the week enjoying my time off, playing in the surf and sand by day, and then relaxing at night. My companions? My wife, my two-year-old son, and my parents.

So in other words, basically nothing at all like the vacation Dwyane Wade is apparently on right now. Here’s a picture Wade posted to Instagram last night of him enjoying the evening alongside a few NBA superstars: LeBron James, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony


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And how do they spend their days? Riding around on a giant banana boat (along with D-Wade’s wife, Gabrielle Union), of course…

LeBron James, Yoga Instructor

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERLeBron James has evolved into a great leader, both on and off the court, and when King James speaks, his teammates listen. But how about when he’s way off the floor, like as far away as…the yoga mat? This week in California at the Nike Basketball Academy, LeBron took some campers out to the beach and led a little yoga before the basketball workout…

(via BIL)

Meeting of the minds?

VIDEO: LeBron, Love hit free agency

Well, well, well … Looky what we have here.

As we approach summer free agency, the Cavs have a lot on their plate to handle with both LeBron James and Kevin Love opting out of their deals. And while both All-Stars have pretty much made it clear that neither intends to leave Cleveland, until both of their names are signed on the dotted line, uncertainty lives.

Lucky for Cavs fans, it appears that LeBron and Love may already be trying to figure things out on their own …

LeBron shows off impressive (vocal) range

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We all knew LeBron James had great range, but who knew that also extended to his vocal cords? Last night on “Conan,” director Judd Apatow brought along a clip from his new movie Trainwrecked, which features LeBron. And as we see in the clip, LeBron shows off some impressive versatility, and an ability to go high or low…

VIDEO: LeBron Apatow

Nike takes out ad in honor of Cavs, LeBron’s season

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Cleveland Cavaliers had something of a dream season, managing to make it to the NBA Finals with a mostly new roster, and a new coach, and despite tons of injury problems. They lost in the Finals, sure, but that shouldn’t take away from what was an incredible season for them and LeBron James. To make sure people remember what a great season it was, Nike took out a full-page ad in the Cleveland Plain-Dealer in order to keep the memory alive…

WWE champ Seth Rollins trolls LeBron, Manziel

CLEVELAND — We’re here in Cleveland, waiting for Game 6 of the NBA Finals to tip off tonight, but last night the WWE rolled into town, which meant even as wrestling took over, people were talking NBA. I spent the night ringside, where I had a great view when, for instance, The Big Show tossed The Miz into Ryback at the announce table…

Big Show wrecking shop

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But the evening began with WWE champ Seth Rollins addressing the Cleveland crowd, and in classic wrasslin’ fashion, Rollins got on the mic and let Cleveland know that despite Johnny Manziel (a.k.a. “Johnny Idiotface”) and LeBron James, Cleveland’s title drought wouldn’t be ending anytime soon…

Stephen and Riley Curry celebrate with victory kiss

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s been a rough few days for the NBA’s MVP, Stephen Curry, who saw his Warriors lose back-to-back games to go down in the NBA Finals. Exacerbating things, Curry himself didn’t play all that great, scoring just 3 points in the first half of Game 3 and playing as though he was in a funk. But Curry broke out in the second half of Game 3, and then the Warriors broke out in Game 4, finding their rhythm and tempo and winning going away, 103-82. And how did Steph Curry celebrate the series-tying win? How about a kiss for the Warriors’ real postseason MVP, Riley?

VIDEO: Riley kiss

Artist makes pictures of LeBron, Curry out of salt

CLEVELAND — A few years ago during the finals in San Antonio, I did a story about a local guy doing portraits on NBA players in people’s hair. Well, one of the same hair artists has apparently moved on to a new medium: salt. Here he is making a picture of LeBron James and Stephen Curry, with salt as his milieu. Pretty amazing, no matter what you’re using…

NBA Finals 2015 🏀🏆 #saltart #robtheoriginal #themajestic #lebronjames #stephenCurry #nbaFinals

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How is was done! #saltart #leBronJames #themajestic #robtheoriginal #nbafinals

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(via FTW)

Matthew Dellavedova gets gym named after him

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers may be stricken with injuries, but into the void has stepped Matthew Dellavedova, the reserve guard from Australia who has thus far been the Robin to LeBron‘s Batman. Dellevedova’s been so good, he’s spawned a series of memes on the internet, and here in Cleveland, even has his own burger named for him…

He's everywhere.

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How do you top that? Back home Down Under, Dellavedova is getting a gym named after him. According to 3AW, Delly’s hometown of Maryborough is renaming their basketball stadium in his honor…

The quiet town of Maryborough is planning on renaming its basketball stadium the “Dellavedova Dome” in honour of local star Matthew Dellavedova.

The 24-year-old guard from Victoria is making waves in America, becoming a major factor for the Cleveland Cavaliers as the franchise pushes for its first NBA championship against the Golden State Warriors.

While the Cavaliers have far from sealed the seven-game series – they lead 2-1 – Central Goldfield Shire CEO Mark Johnson told 3AW Breakfast Dellavedova had done enough to have his home-town stadium named after him.

“That’s where Matt Dellavedova learned his craft and the Maryborough Basketball Association have suggested that the stadium, which is a two-court stadium, ought to be renamed after Matthew,” Mr Johnson told 3AW Breakfast.

“He’s certainly put Maryborough on the world map, it’s just fantastic.

“Obviously there’s a process to go through.”

Who needs a Thunder Dome, we got a Delly Dome!

(via B/R)