Tag:LeBron James
Posted on: June 25, 2009 4:27 pm

The NBA draft and Shaq goes to Cleveland

Deep impact

Neither went to college. One's from Europe. The other went there for his apprenticeship. Yet Brandon Jennings and Ricky Rubio are prospects who will impact tonight's draft from picks 2-6, Ken Berger says. Column

Mock Drafts | B/R | Berger: Buzz | Talk!

Top 50: Bottom's up

Who is the NFL's best player? How about the 50 best? Well, let's just cool our jets a bit. Pete Prisco fires out his much-debated annual list, and we start by rolling out his Nos. 26-50 and those who just missed. Full story

Prisco: 2008 Top 50 | 2007 Top 50 | 2006 Top 50 | Fantasy

The Big Cuyahoga

LeBron can smile. Shaq is in the house thanks to the Suns taking Big Ben, Sasha Pavlovic and a second-round pick. For Cleveland, the trade is worth the risk, Ken Berger says. | Ratto: Noisemaker, no game-changer

Berger: LBJ extension | Doyel: Happy for LBJ | Rumors | Yo!

Posted on: May 29, 2009 11:02 am

The Cavs force a Game 6 and the NFL's meanest

Hangin' tough

The Cavs are still alive, thanks to a triple-double from LeBron James. Cleveland forces a Game 6 with a 112-102 win over Orlando in the East finals. While LeBron is brilliant, Gregg Doyel thinks the win is a fluke.

Series: Magic 3, Cavaliers 2 | Doyel: From The Q | Talk!

Calculating the mean

If the Falcons have a practice fight, Conrad Dobler throwback Harvey Dahl is almost sure to be in the scrum. Pete Prisco says Atlanta's feisty guard tops the list of pro football's meanest, nastiest players. Full story
B/R: Quantifying stats | Your choice: Nastiest?

Sour gripes

One Nugget claims the Lakers 'paid $50,000 to win' Game 5. Everybody whines about the officiating this time of year, but Ken Berger says the Nuggets can't let their frustration get to them. Story | Game 6: 9 ET, Fri.

Series: LAL 3, DEN 2 | Berger: Which Lakers on Fri.? | Yo!

Posted on: May 21, 2009 12:00 pm

Cavs fall to the Magic and NFL gems

Aw, shoot

Just like that, Cleveland loses its home-court advantage. The Cavs fall to the Magic 107-106 in Game 1 of the Eastern finals. LeBron James, who scores 49, should have shot more and passed less, Gregg Doyel says.

Magic 1, Cavs 0 | Howard disrupts shot clock | B/R | Talk!

Starting now

Only half of first-round picks become instant NFL starters, and odds grow longer the later the pick. But Chad Reuter steps up with his list of Rounds 2-7 draftees who will start and/or make an impact. Full story

Rang: Orakpo Part IV | Draft grades | B/R: Rookies to remember | Fantasy

Seventh power

If anyone is worthy of donning Mickey Mantle's No. 7, it's Joe Mauer. The Twins catcher has proven throughout his career -- including the minors -- that he's special, and 2009 is no different, Danny Knobler says. Column

Twins fall to ChiSox | Knobler: Fans are mad | B/R | Blog!

Category: NBA
Posted on: May 8, 2009 12:06 pm

Can the Dodgers trust Manny in the future?

A bitter taste

Dodgers star Manny Ramirez violated baseball's anti-drug policy and is banned for 50 games. Scott Miller wonders if L.A. can trust him again. Danny Knobler says that this is hardly a shock. | Ratto | Freeman

Related Links: Statement | Talk! | Dodgers' streak ends

Wings lift

The defending champs needed this one. Johan Franzen and Marian Hossa score twice apiece to lead Detroit to a series-tying 6-3 victory at Anaheim. Detroit finally rattles goalie Jonas Hiller, Wes Goldstein says.

Related Links: Series: Tied 2-2 | B/R: Two minutes, too much? | Talk!

Blowout Part II

LeBron James and the white-hot Cavs are on a mission. For the second straight playoff game, James -- who scores 27 points -- and Cleveland crush Atlanta, this time 105-85 in Game 2 to take a 2-0 series lead. Story

Related Links: Series: Cavaliers 2, Hawks 0 | B/R | Hey!

Posted on: May 6, 2009 11:11 am

Cavs crush Hawks and the Ducks catch a break

Rockin' Cleveland

Newly crowned MVP LeBron James doesn't disappoint. After eight days off, James scores 34 points as the Cavaliers beat the Hawks 99-72. LBJ and the East's best team live up to their top billing, Gregg Doyel says.

Related Links: Series: Cavs 1, Hawks 0 | LeBron | Yo!

Saved by the whistle

Fans will talk about this in Detroit for a while. A quick whistle negates a game-tying goal with 1:09 to play, and Anaheim prevails 2-1 in Game 3. Wes Goldstein says the Ducks have that championship look again.

Related Links: Series: ANA 2, DET 1 | Ducks' Wisniewski hurt | Talk!

False profit

Movies try to tug at the heart strings, evoke sympathy for the protagonist. It's expected, especially when the character is ... Mike Tyson? Sorry, but Mike Freeman isn't buying this work of emotional manipulation. Story

Related Links: Tyson: Finally, I get it | B/R: Tyson misunderstood?

Posted on: May 4, 2009 11:36 am
Edited on: May 4, 2009 11:36 am

Yanks eager to get A-Rod back and the Hawks soar

Welcome distraction

It's a delicate situation. The Yankees prefer to avoid all the A-Rod chatter, but they're eager for his return, Danny Knobler says in his Look Ahead. In Weekend Buzz, Scott Miller says the Dodgers are hunting for history.

Related Links: Book: A-Rod used PEDs | Girardi questions motives | Yo!

Putting it away

In maybe the first seven-game series devoid of drama, the Hawks cruise to a 91-78 victory over the Heat on Sunday. Now, just wait until LeBron James and the Cavs get a load of nutty Josh Smith, Ken Berger says.

Related Links: Series: ATL 4, MIA 3 | Bracket | Speak!

No Duckin' Anaheim

Beware of the No. 8 seed. Todd Marchant lifts the Ducks to a 4-3 triple- OT win to even their series with the Red Wings at 1. Wes Goldstein says the victory is reminiscent of an Anaheim 2007 playoff win in Detroit.

Related Links: Series: DET 1, ANA 1 | B/R: Season too long | Game on!

Posted on: April 16, 2009 10:43 am
Edited on: April 16, 2009 10:44 am

Intense NHL playoffs and LeBron James as MVP

Pounding start

Playoff intensity is evident from the get-go as the Rangers hit the higher-seeded Capitals for a 4-3 victory. Wes Goldstein says the home team dominates, but goalie Jose Theodore might be Washington's downfall.

Related Links: Series: NYR 1, WAS 0 | Drury sits game | Bracket | Hey!

Draft needs: Chiefs

Two things we don't know about the Chiefs: Whether Matt Cassel will pan out as the long-term QB, and what's on GM Scott Pioli's mind. But Pete Prisco knows this: Kansas City needs help at linebacker. Full story

Related Links: Mocks | Rang blog | Speak up!

It's easy as M-V-P

You're giving Ken Berger a headache with your hypotheticals, not to mention fretting over the definition of 'valuable.' So he'll make this easy: LeBron James had the best season, so he is the NBA MVP. 2009 awards

Related Links: B/R: Here's to the winners | Playoff schedule | Talk MVP!

Posted on: March 26, 2009 10:58 am
Edited on: March 26, 2009 11:47 am

The Sweet 16, King James and the Detroit Tigers

Sweet to elite

So Gary Parrish didn't exactly nail the first two rounds. That's OK: He's a slow starter, and he's all warmed up now for results from each Sweet 16 matchup. Warning: This one comes with an Orange alert. Full story

Related Links: Cinderella? Parrish | Freeman | Edges

Not a retro rivalry

This could be iconic. Except LeBron James and Dwyane Wade can't meet in the Finals. And they're pals. Maybe they'll be teammates. OK, this isn't the type of rivalry Larry Bird is familiar with, Ken Berger says. Column

Related Links: Cavs win 10th straight | Heat fall to Pacers| Speak up!

Camp report: Tigers

The Tigers roared in 2006 with young hurlers Justin Verlander and Joel Zumaya. For '09, Detroit seeks a repeat with two hot-shot prospects, Danny Knobler says. Tigers: Preview | Five things

Related Links: Fantasy outlook| Bleacher Report 


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