Why Should LeBron James Let David Blatt Pretend To Be The Coach?

ESPN.com has produced a piece of exceptional reporting on Cleveland’s run through the NBA Finals, with reporter Marc Stein coming away from the series with a notebook stuffed full of telling details about how LeBron James not only dragged a raft of corpses within touching distance of a championship, but performed many… » 6/18/15 6:03pm 6/18/15 6:03pm

MVP Award Be Damned, These Were The LeBron Finals

This is a statistical accomplishment I honestly never considered was even possible: in the NBA Finals, LeBron James led all players on both teams in points, assists, and rebounds. That’s a Finals first—obviously—and in the first two categories, it wasn’t even close. The Warriors won as a team; the Cavaliers lost as a… » 6/17/15 9:19am 6/17/15 9:19am

Neymar, Brazil's Soccer Messiah, Is Somehow Surpassing His Own Hype

A fundamental part of the marvel that is LeBron James is the sheer madness of his journey. Here is a man who was on the cover of national magazines and playing in front of millions on cable TV as a high schooler, who by the time he was eligible to vote was already being hailed as the successor to quite possibly the… » 6/15/15 3:51pm 6/15/15 3:51pm

Steph Curry Stinkface Shows He Always Chooses Luigi In Mario Kart

Stephen Curry brought some of the swagger back during last night’s Game 5 win against the Cavaliers, at one point delivering the stinkface following a fourth-quarter contested three-pointer—a shot that responded to LeBron’s long-range bomb seconds before, and one that gave the Warriors the lead for good. » 6/15/15 12:50pm 6/15/15 12:50pm

LeBron James Is Confident "Because I’m The Best Player In The World"

If he was a pitcher throwing this absurd a number of innings or pitches, we’d fear he was going to blow his arm out. If he were a hockey player double-shifting constantly, we’d assume he’d be gassed and ineffective. If he were a running back being run into the ground, we’d worry about his career being shortened. But… » 6/15/15 9:28am 6/15/15 9:28am

For The Undermanned Cavaliers, Fatigue Has Set In

What the hell else are the Cavaliers supposed to do? In Game 5 they conceded that the Warriors’s small ball unit was too good, and barely played Timofey Mozgov. LeBron James went off for a monster 40 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists (and only two turnovers). J.R. Smith finally (at least for awhile) showed up to the… » 6/15/15 12:39am 6/15/15 12:39am

Mike Francesa And Caller Have Wonderful Conversation About LeBron's Dick

Today, Mike Francesa and regular caller Mike in Montclair talked about LeBron cutting his head on a camera and, in a separate event, showing his dick. Since the usual outline of Francesa’s show is “Mike Francesa’s coworkers and callers explain sports to Mike and get his reactions,” Mike in Montclair had to inform the… » 6/12/15 2:17pm 6/12/15 2:17pm

LeBron Has Been A Damned Statistical Marvel In The Finals

There’s a way to look at Steph Curry’s stat line as an artifact of not just box score accounting, but his style. If you look closely, there are traces of the visceral experience of watching Steph double axel around a screen and fire up a three from the hip in arcane statistical whimsy, like fast break points outside… » 6/11/15 7:30pm 6/11/15 7:30pm

LeBron James Played The Best Kind Of Hero Ball

I’m still not entirely sure what we saw last night, only that I loved it. This was not a good game by any means—it was sloppy and disjointed and featured as many bad misses as missed calls—but it was the most single most viscerally entertaining game since at least Game 7 of Clippers-Spurs. And it featured the greatest… » 6/08/15 9:20am 6/08/15 9:20am