Latest LeBron James News

Denver's Michael Malone gets All-Star Game coaching nod

Feb. 01, 2023 22:06 PM EST

Michael Malone might coach Nikola Jokic in the All-Star Game. He might get the rare chance to coach against him, too. Malone and the staff of the Denver Nuggets have clinched their trip to Salt Lake City for All-Star weekend. Malone will coach Team LeBron — the team that will be...

LeBron watch: Saturday's Lakers-Pelicans game moved to ESPN2

Feb. 01, 2023 18:26 PM EST

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are getting a national television audience on Saturday. Just in case. With James closing in on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's career scoring record, the NBA has moved the Lakers' game at New Orleans up two hours to a 6 p.m. Eastern start....

Pat Riley: Kareem never had potential, 'only greatness'

Feb. 01, 2023 12:42 PM EST

Pat Riley remembers just about every detail surrounding the events of Dec. 29, 1961. It was a cold night in Schenectady, New York. A little snowy, the roads a little icy. And when the bus carrying the opposing team from New York City arrived, all of Riley’s Linton High teammates peered out the...

James has triple-double, leads Lakers past Knicks in OT

Jan. 31, 2023 23:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James will soon be the NBA's top scorer, though that was never his focus. He's also one of the game's leading passers, and combining the two — possibly better than anyone ever — is what really makes him proud. “I didn’t get to this...

James climbs to fourth place on NBA's career assists list

Jan. 31, 2023 23:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James has climbed into fourth place on the NBA's assists list as he closes in on becoming the league's career scoring leader. James passed both Mark Jackson (10,334) and Steve Nash (10,335) in the fourth quarter of the Lakers' 129-123 overtime victory over...

Chasing Kareem: Tracking LeBron James' pursuit of NBA record

Jan. 31, 2023 22:28 PM EST

A look at LeBron James’ pursuit of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the NBA’s scoring record. Abdul-Jabbar has held the record since April 5, 1984: Abdul-Jabbar points: 38,387. James points: 38,299. Difference: 88 points. James’ latest game:...

Analysis: NBA All-Star reserve voting to lead to some snubs

Jan. 31, 2023 13:35 PM EST

Brace yourself. There’s going to be some angry people in the NBA on Thursday night. With good reason. The votes from the coaches are now in, and on Thursday, the NBA will reveal the 14 players — seven from the Eastern Conference, seven more from the Western...

Irving has 26, Nets beat Lakers 121-104 as James, Davis sit

Jan. 30, 2023 23:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving had 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 121-104 victory Monday night over the Los Angeles Lakers, who played without LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Irving had scored 30 or more in a career-best six straight games...

James' sore foot to be checked Tuesday to see about MSG game

Jan. 30, 2023 19:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James is experiencing what coach Darvin Ham said is “really significant soreness” in his left foot and will be evaluated Tuesday to see if he can play against the New York Knicks. James is missing the Lakers' game against Brooklyn on Monday night. Ham...

Referees' union says James was fouled on controversial play

Jan. 29, 2023 17:42 PM EST

The National Basketball Referees Association said Sunday that LeBron James was fouled on the last play of regulation in the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Boston Celtics. The NBA office also confirmed for the second time that a foul should have been called. ...