There are no words for these shoes. Just when we thought LeBron James rainbow MVP shoes couldn’t be topped, New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert broke these Adidas shoes out.
Lil Wayne is the biggest bandwaggon fan in sports. He also has a dislike for the Miami Heat that goes back to 2011 when he complained that LeBron James and Dwyane Wade ignored him at games. He even went off on Chris Bosh in February.
Apparently Lil Wayne’s dislike for the Heat is so strong he has joined the Chicago Bulls bandwaggon.
On the same day LeBron James sent out save the date card for his September wedding went public, Michael Jordan applied for a marriage license at the downtown courthouse in West Palm Beach, Fla., the Associated Press reported.
In an odd coincidence, MJ and LeBron got engaged within days of each other. LeBron proposed to his girlfriend, Savannah Brinson, just after midnight on New Year’s 2012. Jordan’s publicist announced his engagement to his girlfriend of three years, Cuban model Yvette Prieto, just three days before.
According to TMZ, Jordan and Prieto will get married on April 27. That fits within the 60-day window they’ll have after their marriage license is granted.
It will be the second marriage for Jordan, 50.
In response to the Miami Heat “Harlem Shake” video, the Minnesota Timberwolves mascot ‘Crunch’ beat a man dressed in a LeBron James jersey with a bat.
During ESPN’s pregame show Friday, Magic Johnson said he would put up $1 million for LeBron James to do the dunk contest. He then somewhat changed his stance by offering $1 million to the winner if James participates, making the offer more of a purse than appearance fee for King James.
“Please, LeBron, get in the dunk contest. I’m going to put up a million dollars,” Johnson said on ESPN’s Kia NBA Countdown. “A million dollars from Magic to LeBron. Please get in the dunk contest. I go every year. I want to see you out there. A million to the winner.”
Chicago Bulls fans did not have their finest moment on Thursday night. Midway through the fourth quarter of the Miami Heat’s 86-67 win over the Bulls, Chicago guard Nate Robinson ran into LeBron James which he began limping after the play, which triggered cheers from several fans at the United Center.
Lil Wayne has had plenty of problems with the Miami Heat and over the weekend, he began bashing the team during a show in Houston. Weezy took aim at LeBron James and Dwyane Wade calling him “she-Wade” and ended his rant by saying that he slept with Chris Bosh’s wife.
Many Ohio residents are still fuming about the way LeBron James left them in 2010 in favor of Miami. You know, “The Decision” and all that jazz.
This anger can be evidenced by the long list of banned Ohio vanity plates that the state released recently.
Among the more notable ones include: “LBJSUX”, “IH8LBJ”, and “EFFLBJ.”
Just for the record, “ORGASM” and “IFARTED” didn’t make the cut either.
The Boston Celtics tam and fans are no real fans of LeBron James and the Miami Heat. Rajon Rondo enjoying a night out like usual had a fan come up to him last night asking to pose for a photo, no big deal happens all the time. Except this female fan had a custom Celtic shirt that read disparaging remarks about LeBron. Rondo still decided to grant her wish and posed for the picture.
LeBron James has said publicly that he regrets staging The Decision, the TV special where he announced he’d be taking his “talents to South Beach” to team up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in the summer of 2010.
James of course spurned the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team that drafted him and the franchise he promised an NBA title to as a rookie.
An angry Dan Gilbert, the Cavs’ owner, famously responded to James’ departure by promising in a letter to disappointed Cleveland fans that his Cavs would win a championship before James would win his first.
That, obviously, was not how it panned out. The Cavs, meanwhile finished an astonishingly bad 19-63 in 2010-11 and 21-45 in a lockout shortened 2011-12 season despite the arrival of No. 1 overall draft pick Kyrie Irving.
With the proof on the table, Gilbert finally budged.
On Tuesday, as the Heat opened the season against the Celtics in an Eastern Conference finals rematch and the Cavaliers opened the season against the Washington Wizards, Gilbert backpedaled on his guarantee that never met its fruition.
“Looking back now, that probably was not the most brilliant thing I’ve ever done in my life,” Gilbert told reporters Tuesday.
“If you’re going to predict something that doesn’t happen and you’re going to do it publicly, you’d for sure take it back.
The Cavs owner thought all of the animosity was water under the bridge now that the Heat have won and LeBron has a shiny ring on his finger.
“When that happened when (the Heat) won, it was the end of the end of the end of that whole thing. Now there’s nothing more to talk about. In a way it was like a little bit of a relief. If they didn’t win it, it would’ve been still another thing of who’s going to win it (first).”
Gilbert said James’ departure taught the Cavaliers a valuable lesson, one that the Thunder seemed to have learned recently by trading away James Harden away to the Houston Rockets when it became apparent that Harden was not interested in signing a long-term deal.
“The key thing, whoever you are and wherever you are, you can not wait,” Gilbert said. “The big lesson was if a player is not willing to extend, no matter who they are, no matter where they are playing, no matter what kind of season you had, you can not risk going into a summer and having them leave in unrestricted free agency and get nothing back for it.”It’s not the player’s fault. That’s on ownership. Had we done that, the whole thing would have been crafted as I’m sure the player or whoever would have said, `Of course I would have stayed. You guys screwed up and ruined the whole franchise.’ You’re in a no-win situation.”
Gone are the days when you could pick up a pair of high-top black Chuck Taylor’s for $9.95. But that doesn’t mean people can’t lift an eyebrow when the LeBron X from Nike retails for $300.
Still, LeBron James says you just can’t look at the high-end and ignore what else is offered.
“We have wide ranges of shoes that range from $300 all the way down to $160, $180,” James told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “We have great technology and they do a great job of putting out great shoes and things of that nature. But it just bothers you when things aren’t always correct. But other than that, we move on and we get the real facts out there and we live with them.”
Nike will release the latest installment of LeBron James signature shoe, the LeBron X, later this year. The enhanced version of the shoe that features motion sensing technology will reportedly cost up to $315. James sported a version of the shoes in Team USA’s gold medal game win over Spain at the London Olympics.
The base model is only supposed to be on shelves for $180, which is right around the same range his shoes cost last year. The $315 shoe will allow the owner to track quickness, vertical leap and explosiveness with sensors relaying the information.
“Quickness, hustle, vertical, Nike plus basketball tracks them all,” James says in this advertisement. “How high you jump, how quick you are and how hard you play. So you can compete against your friends, your rivals and yourself, every time you play. Nike plus basketball allows you to see your game like never before.”
Combining four of Nike’s most innovative technologies, the LeBron X features dynamic Flywire technology, Hyperfuse construction, Nike Plus functionality (though there will also be a non-Plus model) and the first full-length visible Zoom Air unit.
Regardless of the technology or if there’s a cheaper version of the shoe, this is Nike’s most expensive shoe to date.
The Wall Street Journal reports “as labor, materials and shipping costs increase, Nike is raising shoe and clothing prices by 5% to 10%” and the report included a Nike spokesperson saying the company is “not arbitrarily taking up prices.”
The NBA has blocked Kevin Garnett’s investment in AS Roma because the Italian soccer club’s principal owner, James Pallotta, owns a piece of the Boston Celtics.
Miami Heat star LeBron James, through his investment in Fenway Sports Group, is a part-owner of English Premier League club Liverpool. But the potential conflict of interest resulting from Garnett and Pallotta having financial interest in the same operation prompted the NBA to step in.
“If you enter into a business agreement with the owner of a team that doesn’t involve playing service, there are potential problems,” a league source said. “Maybe not in this case. But there is a chance of, say, making a contract a lot larger.”
No such conflict arises with James’ involvement in Liverpool, according to the league, because Fenway Sports Group has no NBA ties.
The Kentucky Wildcats have a bunch of celebrities for fans like Ashley Judd, Jay-Z, John Boehner, Fabolous and LeBron James and one from Canada. Drake, the 25-year-old Canadian rap and R&B star, from Toronto became a Wildcats fan during the 2009-10 season while John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins starred for the team and was rewarded with a championship ring.
He posted the picture of the ring on Instagram but it’s unclear who it came from the university or head coach John Calipari.
Wonder what Judd received?
During the USA men’s basketball practice, LeBron James took some time to show his teammates his unstoppable move.
Oprah Winfrey’s talk show is bringing the NBA champion Miami Heat on her show, this Sunday 7 p.m. CST, on her. Winfrey sat down with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to talk about all sorts of things, from basketball to women to lives off the court on Oprah’s Next Chapter.
After winning a NBA championship things go crazy in a blink of a second and things get hectic so it’s no surprise things can can come up missing. That’s exactly what happened to newly crowned NBA champ LeBron James.
He was sure once he won he would be sobbing like Michael Jordan but responded more like Magic Johnson hopping up and down on the sideline ready to spray champagne and unleashed a smile that no one but family and friends have glimpsed since the whole Decision fiasco.
But after James retreated to the locker room, where teammates bathed him in a Budweiser, Dom Perignon, he caught a scare. He couldn’t find his Finals MVP trophy.
“Where’s my trophy?” James hollered, rummaging through his locker. “I left it right here!” He rushed through the tunnel back to the court, where he had to give an interview, but the moment it ended he asked, “Have you seen my trophy? Who took my trophy?” On the way to the press conference, where the MVP trophy was waiting all along, he relaxed a bit. “It’s just an individual award, anyway,” he says. “It’s not the one that matters.”
Of course LeBron James will take center stage for winning his first NBA championship but not to be lost in the hoopla is that teammate Chris Bosh was an integral part in the Miami Heat earning the franchises second and his first Larry O’Brien Trophy.
The Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games to capture the franchise’s second championship. However it is the first for Nike’s LeBron James and to celebrate the accomplishment they immediately released this new ad to commemorate.
The Miami Heat picked up their second NBA championship in team history after beating the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games. To celebrate the Heat players went to Club LIV at the Fontainebleu Hotel, the same place the Dallas Mavericks partied at after beating the Heat last season.
Several Heat players were spotted walking into the club at 4:00 am CST to the party, while rumors had the club owners charging $1,000 for admission to the regular fan trying to be part of the moment.
LeBron James picked up his first NBA championship with a game 5 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder which left Kevin Durant with a dagger in his heart.
He hugged James to congratulate him, and then had a private-turned-public moment when he went into the tunnel and eventually made way to embrace his mother, Wanda Pratt, and father, Wayne and busted into tears.
With the NBA Finals officially getting underway, the folks over at Jimmy Kimmel Live have put together this song done by former boxer Mike Tyson in honor of Miami Heat star Lebron James.
Anyone on their way to the TD Banks Garden last night saw a construction with a special message for their beloved Boston Celtics. The person that hijacked the sign also decided to take a shot at Miami Heat’s LeBron James. He choose to respond by 45 points and 15 rebounds.
The Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat to move a game win from a trip to the NBA Finals. However not everybody was on board with reality as the NBA on ESPN Facebook account posted this image of Dwyane Wade and LeBron James “1 WIN FROM THE FINALS.”