Posts Tagged ‘LeBron James’

LeBron James And Jimmy Fallon Play Wastepaper Basketball

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Basketball is my favorite sport — I like the way they dribble up and down the court.

If you didn’t know, that’s a line from Kurtis Blow’s seminal hip-hop hoops anthem “Basketball.” It’s a song that not only has become an all-time sports music classic, but it also inspired a viral video from “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon, who teamed with LeBron James to make a tribute to Kurtis Blow, which also references the favorite game of bored office workers everywhere, wastepaper hoops…


VIDEO: Wastepaper Basketball

LeBron’s New Mask Creates Internet Memes

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — When LeBron James broke his nose last week, he joked following the game that upon his return, he might have to wear a Bane-inspired mask.

Tonight LeBron returned and, instead of the customary clear mask most players wear to protect their nose, LeBron appeared in an all-black mask that appeared to be molded from carbon fiber. While it’s its efficacy is still undetermined, the new look was enough to set Twitter to overtime as people created various LeBron mask memes…

LeBron Surprises Heat With WWE Championship Belts

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — A few months back, after Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy did a postgame interview with a WWE-style title belt draped over his shoulder, LeBron James hopped on Twitter and asked how he could get his hands on a WWE belt, “the real ones.”

It didn’t even take a day before former Miami-resident Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson responded via social media to make LeBron’s wishes come true…

Now King James has gone one better. Earlier today he posted a photo on Instagram of the entire Heat team wearing title belts. As he wrote in the comment, “Always wanted to be the WWE Heavyweight World Champion so today I surprised my teammates with their own for their collection. And by the way it’s a Great time to be a @WWE fan with the launch of #WWENetwork #LoveMyTeammates #WWEStandOutAsAKid #StriveForGreatness”

Birdman‘s sunglasses are a nice touch…

LeBron Would Consider Starring In Space Jam Sequel

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ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Late Friday afternoon, a huge story broke, at least for those of us who grew up loving the classic Michael Jordan-meets-Bugs Bunny movie Space Jam. According to Deadline.com, the sons of longtime sports broadcasting veteran Dick Ebersol had reached a deal with Warner Brothers to create a long-awaited sequel to Space Jam, in which LeBron James would star. Seems like a no-brainer, right?

Well, there’s good news and bad news. The bad news? LeBron didn’t know anything about the movie he was supposedly starring in…

The good news? He didn’t rule it out, either. As LeBron said to the Palm Beach Post

Q. There were conflicting reports about you starring in a Space Jam remake.

JAMES: “It’s news to me. I haven’t heard anything about it. Like I said, I’ve always loved Space Jam 1. It was one of my favorite movies growing up. If I have the opportunity, it’d be great. But that’s news to me. Obviously I don’t want to be on there with this thing on my nose [note: a reference to his currently bandaged, broken nose]. We’ll see what happens.”

Q. No one’s approached you about it?

JAMES: “I haven’t heard about it. Maybe they’ve got it in my office. I haven’t been to my office in a while.”

Q. Does a matchup with the Monstars freak you out at all?

JAMES: “Absolutely. Those guys are very intimidating and they’re bigger than us. We’ve got to do our due diligence here on Earth.”

British Comedian Takes Care Of LeBron And Team USA

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — During a recent appearance on “The Jonathan Ross Show,” British comedian Jack Whitehall told a story about working on a movie in Manchester, England, when to his surprise he ended up having a night out on the town with LeBron James and Team USA…


VIDEO: Jack Whitehall’s Night Out

(via BIL)

Miami Heat’s ‘Bane James’ Has Some Fun At Own Expense

By Nick Margiasso IV

The sports world, and especially the South Beach faithful, held their collective breath momentarily Thursday night for Mr. Miami Heat. After taking a hard shot to the face on a drive (WHICH HE STILL FINISHED WITH A HIGHLIGHT DUNK DESPITE GETTING WHACKED!!!), LeBron James lay writhing in pain amidst a puddle of his own blood.

It was so bad that he left the game, heading for the locker room during the biggest game of the Heat’s season so far — done for the night. Uh oh.

Or not.

Fans, King James wants you to exhale … and laugh a bit while doing it.

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LeBron Posts Heartfelt Message To Father On Instagram

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The journey LeBron James has made from Akron, Ohio, to NBA stardom, has by now been well-chronicled. Part of that story is that while he was raised by his mother, LeBron never knew his father. And in his new cover story in GQ magazine, LeBron addresses the father he never knew, thanking him for giving him the drive and determination to become the player he’s become today. LeBron posted on Instagram part of what he said in GQ. As LeBron wrote in the Instagram caption, “Because of you Pops! Thanks all along. Could have said why me with u not being there but look what I made of myself. Thanks to Huffington Post for the graphic. #StriveForGreatness”

Throwback Thursday: LeBron James And Kevin Durant


VIDEO: LeBron speaks about hypothetical 1-on-1 with Durant

Welcome to Throwback Thursday here on the All Ball Blog. Each week, we’ll delve into the NBA’s photo archives and uncover a topic and some great images from way back when. Hit us up here if you have suggestions for a future TBT on All Ball. Suggestions are always welcome!

Today’s TBT topic: James and Durant

By Jonathan Hartzell, NBA.com

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we look back at the careers of LeBron James and Kevin Durant before the Oklahoma City Thunder visit the Miami Heat tonight on TNT at 8 p.m. ET.

(NOTE: Click the “caption” icon below the photo for details about each moment.)


Gallery: Throwback Thursday: James and Durant

What’s your favorite James-Durant moment? Leave your comments below!

LeBron and Wade Connect Again In Dallas

I’m a bit obsessed with the concept of vengeance in the NBA. Beyond the plots and subplots, many like myself are just as interested in the “games within the games” as the final score. When Deron Williams hit CP3 with a serious cross in an December showdown in Brooklyn, it was recognized not just as a superb move, but as another link in the career-long saga between the points guards. Same as with Kenneth Faried and his inclination to make highlights by any means.

So when Emperor of the League LeBron James strolled into Dallas fresh off Mount Rushmore musings and a nationally televised interview, he placed another bullseye on his back. What better opponent for fans to witness than the Mavericks.

We remember what happened in the 2011 Finals, when he was disrupted by Dirk Nowitzki and Co., in no small measure, by the defense and chatter of diminutive guards J.J. Barea and Jason Terry. Since that Finals letdown, ‘Bron has responded with a fury that is still scorching the league.

On Tuesday night, it was to be expected that Miami’s master duo would come with game faces. They didn’t displease, pulling off another magical act against the Mavericks with Dwyane Wade playing the adept benefactor. These guys make it look too easy:


VIDEO: LeBron James and Dwyane Wade repeat their cross-court magic

Anthony Davis Shows Off Own Dunking Skills

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — After seeing LeBron‘s post-practice dunks the other day, at least one other NBA player decided to show what he could do on the post-practice dunk tip. After a New Orleans Pelicans practice in Milwaukee, Anthony Davis did his own off-the-wall dunk, with a windmill thrown in for good measure. His teammate Anthony Morrow captured it on Instagram, and added the caption, “@antdavis_23 said put my in the Dunk Contest Wassup @kingjames #gopels”

(via Ballislife)