Posts Tagged ‘LeBron James’

LeBron James’ mustache is spectacular

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The month of November has been re-branded as Movember, a month when men are encouraged to grow beards and mustaches as a way to raise awareness of prostate and other cancers. (You can read more about the movement here.) Several members of the Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be embracing the cause, such as Kevin Love, who has a full-on ’70s-cop-TV-show ‘stache…


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But perhaps the greatest mustache in Cleveland belongs to LeBron James, who has managed to grow his mustache out long enough that yesterday he posted a selfie with the ends of his mustache waxed and curled up, Snidely Whiplash-style. It’s quite a look…

Mooostash on deck! #Movember #StriveForGreatness

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Cavs fan sings her heart out

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — With 5:16 left to play in last night’s Cleveland/Milwaukee game, Bucks forward Khris Middleton fouled out of the game. We know this happened because it’s listed in the box score. There’s is also, presumably, video evidence of this occurring, somewhere or another. And then there’s also this Vine of the aftermath that serves as evidence: Middleton is walking off the court, and as he goes away, LeBron James waits patiently, while in the background this one Cavs fan just can’t get enough of the traditional fouled out song, “Hit The Road, Jack.” Sing it!

LeBron sends support to fan with Muscular Dystrophy

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERLeBron James might be one of the biggest sports superstars on the planet, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t human.

First, let’s rewind to an article a few weeks back from Greg Doyel in the Indianapolis Star, about a local high schooler named Emanuel Duncan, who is stricken with a form of muscular dystrophy. Although he’s in a wheelchair, he’s become an inspirational leader to his high school football team, providing spirit and support for his classmates.

Doyel ends the story with this exchange:

What does he want? I ask him for his bucket list. And this is what he says:

“My bucket list is to meet LeBron,” he tells me. “That’s the one thing I want to do. Meet LeBron James. That’s my role model. He inspires me to do everything. To be a good person, to put other people first, to live your life and do what makes you happy. If I meet LeBron James, that would make my day. I wouldn’t ask for anything.”

I tell Emanuel that LeBron is a great guy and would no doubt be honored to meet him. I tell him, let’s see if the Cleveland Cavaliers are coming to Bankers Life Fieldhouse this season to play the Pacers. Emanuel and I have talked several times, in person and on the phone, and now we’re on the phone and I’m telling him to wait as I look up the Pacers’ sched–

“They’re here Feb. 1,” he tells me.

How did you get that so fast?

“I’ve got the Cavaliers app on my phone.”

LeBron would be lucky to meet this kid. It’s like what Bryan Rutland was thinking when he tried to get Emanuel Duncan on the team. The football team needs, LeBron needs – everyone needs – a little bit of what Emanuel Duncan has.

But the story doesn’t end there. A few weeks after the article ran, a package showed up in the mail for Emanuel, along with a letter urging him to never give up.

The sender? LeBron James…

LeBron James is working on his free throw shooting

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Being a good free throw shooter is an important part of being a well-rounded NBA player, especially if you’re a player who gets sent to the free throw line with any frequency. This is something that has happened with regularity to LeBron James, who has averaged almost 9 free throw attempts per game. For most of his career, James has been an above-average free throw shooter, making the freebies at a 75-percent clip.

But for some reason, thus far this season James has struggled from the line. It’s early in the season, sure, but James is just 28-47 from the line, which is just below 60-percent. Which is below average for James. So how do you fix it? For James, you put in work, even if it is late at night…

WORK all day long especially on the things you're not as great at. #StriveForGreatness

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LeBron James Wins Halloween

By Nick Margiasso IV

A picture really is worth a thousand words.

But a moving picture of Cavaliers star LeBron James mimicking legendary musical artist Prince for Halloween? Well, that’s worth about a gazillion.

So, without further ado…

Yes there’s more…

Jeremy Lin and LeBron James debut new hairstyles

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Two NBA players made headlines over the weekend not because of their basketball ability, but because of their hair. And neither guy seems to have long-term plans to keep the hair there.

Let’s start with LeBron James, who posted a photo on Instagram of himself at a costumed birthday party as “James ‘Plaid’ Jackson,” a man with a full head of curly hair…

In other hair news, Charlotte’s Jeremy Lin has said his hair is part of an ongoing art project. He showed up for media day with a head of spiky hair, arrived in China with the Hornets with a bowl haircut…

LeBron takes a mid-game selfie

VIDEO: LeBron selfie

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — During last year’s Hang Time Road Trip, when Sekou Smith, Rick Fox and I spent a week visiting NBA teams, we learned at least one important lesson: When taking a group selfie, let the former NBA player with long arms take the photo. This helps with making sure the camera is as far away as possible, so many people can fit comfortably into the picture.

Last night in Cincinnati, during the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason game against the Atlanta Hawks, when there was a break in action, LeBron James took a seat on the scorer’s table and found a stray phone, so he picked it up and got the people behind him involved in taking a selfie.

As LeBron said after the game: “The refs were looking at a play and we had time in between. Just being cordial with the fans. Like I said (Wednesday morning) these guys (in Cincinnati) don’t get an opportunity to see us all the time. It just popped into my head.”

You can see video of the funny moment above. And as for the picture? Not bad, King James…

LeBron and Cavaliers begin The Quest

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The NBA regular season tips off in just a few weeks, with the Cavaliers against the Bulls on TNT (Tuesday, Oct. 27, 8:00 p.m. EST). And to get people ready for the new season, TNT today dropped their new ad campaign about The Quest for a title. This first spot features LeBron James and a few of the Cavaliers (along with a special guest) as they begin their drive to return to the NBA Finals…

VIDEO: Cavs quest

Also, here’s a little behind the scenes video about how this was made, including Kyrie admitting he looked up flag-waving on YouTube…

VIDEO: Cavs Quest Behind Scenes

LeBron dancing during warm-ups

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — During the Cavs warm-ups before last night’s open practice, LeBron just couldn’t help it and broke out the dabbin’ dance. We’re all excited for the start of the season, Bron…

LeBron’s son does a pretty good imitation of Dad

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We’ve seen a few athletes in different sports pay tribute to LeBron James by breaking out “The Silencer,” his in-game celebration. But can anyone do it as well as LeBron? How about his son, Bryce, as in this video LeBron posted to Instagram…