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February 5, 2003 | By WILLIAM C. KASHATUS
SORRY, IT'S hard for me to shed any tears over the recent exile from high school basketball of LeBron James, a senior at St. Vincent-St. Mary's in Akron, Ohio, and the best scholastic basketball player in the nation. The Ohio High School Athletic Association not only had the right to strip him of his amateur status, but an obligation to do so for the thousands of other high school athletes in this country. When James accepted $845 worth of retro jerseys from a clothing store, he should have known that he was forfeiting the rest of his high school career.
SPORTS
January 8, 2013
LeBron James scored 24 points, and the Miami Heat had a rebounding edge for a change on Sunday to beat the woeful Washington Wizards, 99-71. The host Heat, beaten on the boards by a total of 38 rebounds over the previous three games, this time enjoyed a 50-39 advantage. Udonis Haslem led them with 12 rebounds, and Chris Bosh had nine. James extended his streaks of scoring at least 20 points to 32 consecutive games this season, and 53 in a row including last year's playoff run. Elsewhere: Kemba Walker had 20 points and Ben Gordon added 18 points as the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Detroit Pistons 108-101 in overtime in Auburn Hills, Mich., for just their second win in 21 games.
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May 15, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
High school basketball star Le-Bron James selected Aaron Goodwin as his agent. The decision comes a week before 13 NBA teams hope to land James in the draft lottery. Goodwin, who represents Milwaukee Bucks guard Gary Payton, was expected to be the choice. Still, the announcement ended a nearly 2-year courtship by sports agents trying to sign an 18-year-old client who soon will be worth millions. James, who starred at St. Vincent-St. Mary in Akron, Ohio, will forgo college in order to enter the NBA. Goodwin first saw James play in an AAU game 2 years ago and has been part of his inner circle for some time.
NEWS
February 19, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
He leaves basketball fans gasping in awe. But will he have the same effect on moviegoers? That's the question on Hollywood execs' minds now that NBA superstar LeBron James is about to star in his first feature film. E! News says the Miami Heat megastar will play a basketball superstar (natch) in producer Brian Grazer 's Ballers . (Could there be a more awful title?) E! says it's about "a group of guys who attend adult basketball camp," whatever that means. Tyson, movie star . . . In other sports-superstar-turned-thesp news, Maxim mag says Mike Tyson 's film career is flourishing.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 2009 | By HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
TATTLE HAS always thought there was a problem with basketball players in movies - basketball players are vertical; movie screens are horizontal. Oh, yeah, and they can't act. Yet the legends of the NBA keep trying. Remember Shaquille O'Neal in "Kazaam" or Julius Erving in "The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh"? We thought not. Aside from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in "Airplane," can anyone recall a good movie performance by a pro hoopster? LeBron James hopes to change that. LeBron will make his feature- film debut by playing himself in the comedy "Fantasy Basketball Camp.
NEWS
October 2, 2012 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer
LEBRON JAMES has endorsed McDonald's, Nike and State Farm, but there's one product right now on the streets of Philadelphia carrying his name that he most certainly did not endorse - heroin. Upper Darby police said that they busted a major heroin dealer from Philadelphia on Thursday who had 140 packets of the deadly drug - all of which were stamped with the silhouette of a basketball player and the name "LeBron James. " "I don't think LeBron James would be too happy with this drug-dealer dude using his name on these street bags," said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.
NEWS
July 13, 2010
OK, LET ME get this straight. The Phillies pull off a heart-stopper of a win in the 12th inning. Meanwhile, LeBron James gets the most disgusting ego massage I've seen in years, getting a one-hour special on ESPN to make a 10-second announcement. ("Oh, but it raised money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. " Write a check, LeBron!) And you put the egomaniac on your back cover? The one who doesn't live here, doesn't play here, who likely has few to no fans here? Putting James on your back cover is a slap in the face to the Phillies and their fans.
SPORTS
January 16, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
LeBron James needs 18 points to become the 38th NBA player to score 20,000 in his career. If it happens Wednesday when the Miami Heat visit the Golden State Warriors, James (28 years, 17 days) will be more than a year younger than Kobe Bryant was when he got there at 29 years, 122 days. James would be the seventh-fastest to the 20,000 club, in his 726th regular-season game. Wilt Chamberlain needed 499 games, followed by Michael Jordan (620), Oscar Robertson (671), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (684)
SPORTS
November 4, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
LeBron James preaches patience with the 76ers' rebuilding process. The Cleveland Cavaliers standout was asked his take on the franchise Monday morning at the Wells Fargo Center, hours before facing a team in a protracted rebuilding process. "I think they have some young talent," James said before the Cavaliers' shootaround. "I think what hurt them a little is the injury of the big fella from Kansas [Joel Embiid, broken right foot.] I know everyone is kind of waiting around to see how well he can play games.
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NEWS
July 22, 2016
It was the start of the 2016 ESPY Awards and there were four superstars onstage - LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul - standing extra tall as they spoke out against police brutality and called on their fellow athletes to do the same. It was a powerful moment. All those multi-millionaire athletes. Each his own mega-brand. Standing up for something besides just getting richer and winning NBA championships. My favorite part was when James, dressed in a classic black tuxedo, gazed into a camera and said, "It's time to look in the mirror and ask ourselves, 'what are we doing to bring about change?
SPORTS
June 27, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
The biggest season of Ben Simmons' career, to date, was doomed from the start. He had left Montverde Academy, where he was the beloved Australian import who led the Florida school to three national titles and a 62-1 record during his three seasons. His next stop was Louisiana State University to join his godfather, David Patrick, a Tigers assistant coach at the time. However, Simmons' one year at LSU was far from enjoyable. The 6-foot-10, 243-pounder was criticized for everything, from not having a good jump shot to not shooting enough three-pointers to not leading a selfish and injured LSU squad to the NCAA tournament.
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June 24, 2016 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
NEW YORK - Ben Simmons was five minutes early. Usually, the imminent millionaires who gather for a mass press conference the day before the NBA draft stroll in right on time, if not a few ticks tardy. They're mostly teenagers, after all. Ben Simmons isn't a typical teenager. He was so early the NBA asked him to leave and come back later. He hovered outside the ballroom door, out of sight but unwilling to retreat. Sure enough, the league relented. The session started early.
SPORTS
June 21, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
Watching a video clip of Ben Simmons will reveal most of the traits that the 76ers want in a power forward. You'll see strength. You'll see athleticism. You'll see great passing. But you won't see the great shooting range the Sixers also covet. But in all fairness, the 6-foot-10, 260-pound former LSU post player only attempted three three-pointers (hitting one) this past season. "He has all the tools," said Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James, who serves as Simmons' mentor.
SPORTS
June 3, 2016
ED BARKOWITZ   It's fun to imagine what Dr. James Naismith would think of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. It'd probably be something along the lines of a caveman trying to figure out an iPhone. As dazzling as the "Splash Brothers" are, this is LeBron James' moment. There are no excuses. The Cavaliers had plenty of rest breezing through the NBA's JV conference while Golden State was pushed to seven games in a wonderful West Finals. James will have help this year from Kevin Love and, more importantly, Kyrie Irving.
SPORTS
June 3, 2016 | By Ed Barkowitz, Staff Writer
SCHEDULE All games on ABC GOLDEN STATE vs. CLEVELAND 1: Thursday, June 2 @Golden State. . . 9:00 2: Sunday, June 5 @Golden State. . . 8:00 3: Weds., June 8 @Cleveland. . . 9:00 4: Friday, June 10 @Cleveland. . . 9:00 *5: Monday, June 13 @Golden State. . . 9:00 *6: Thursday, June 16 @Cleveland. . . 9:00 *7: Sunday, June 19 @Golden State. . . 8:00 *If Necessary. HISTORY Cleveland: Has never won the NBA title. It's only other appearances in the Finals were last year and in 2007.
SPORTS
May 14, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Over salads at a City Avenue chain restaurant back in the fall of 2013, Sam Hinkie revealed his naivete about Philadelphia's sports culture that came to doom him here. He had been the 76ers' president and general manager for just eight months at the time, still early enough in his tenure that he was willing to speak publicly for the sake of persuading everyone that his rebuilding plan could work. So the obvious question was put to him: You're going to tank more than one season in a town that doesn't abide anything less than maximum effort from its teams and players.
NEWS
April 11, 2016 | By Bill Lyon
Yes, he was blessed with blue-ribbon bloodlines. And yes, he was born a child of privilege, wanting for nothing. And yes, his DNA flows hot and heavy. But this is the difference, this is what set him apart: He hasn't squandered his gifts, he hasn't been content to skate his way through life, not content to being pretty good, and not just the star. Kobe Bryant leaves the stage now and he leaves, it says here, as one of the four best basketball players ever. Ever.
SPORTS
March 20, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
This was an August 2014 afternoon inside the Competitive Edge Sports Complex, a training center set amid the sprawling suburbia of King of Prussia, 20 miles west of the Southwest Center City neighborhood that made Dion Waiters the person and basketball player he had since become. In truth, though, the complex was a world away from those streets. Waiters had just finished a lengthy workout there, hours of jump-shooting drills and pickup games, and it had left him sopping with sweat, with so much still possible for him, with seemingly so much left for him to lose.
SPORTS
January 12, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, Staff Writer
King James came calling at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, and a great many of his loyal subjects followed. The often half-empty Wells Fargo Center was awfully full for LeBron James' evening visit. Hundreds of No. 23 Cavaliers jerseys far outnumbered any of the home team's jerseys in the stands. The attendance was listed as 19,226. "It's just a mutual respect," James said of Philly fans after the Cavs beat the 76ers, 95-85, in a game in which he finished with 37 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds.
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