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NBA's Enes Kanter Slams LeBron With Shoe Statement

Celtics center speaks out on human rights violations in China

(Newser) - He spoke out on Tibet and got Celtics games blacked out in China, now Enes Kanter has some words for NBA 'King' LeBron James--on his shoes. The Boston Celtics center used his kicks to make a bold statement at Friday night's game against the LA Lakers. In a...

Watching Football With Mannings a Hit for ESPN

Super Bowl champ brothers drew almost 2M viewers

(Newser) - Some football fans need complete silence to enjoy the game. But for the people who think spending Sunday on the couch with friends and family hollering at the TV is perfect, the Manning brothers on ESPN2 was a delight. Peyton and Eli Manning, both two-time Super Bowl champions, watched the...

OJ Simpson Not On Board With LeBron James
OJ Simpson Slams
LeBron James' Tweet

OJ Simpson Slams LeBron James' Tweet

NBA star had posted controversial message about Ohio cop who killed Ma’Khia Bryant

(Newser) - OJ Simpson apparently backs the blue, at least in this case. The convicted felon, former NFL star, and one-time suspected murderer on Thursday tweeted a video in which he took issue with LeBron James after the NBA star's controversial comments on the Ohio police officer who fatally shot Ma’...

LeBron James Nixes Tweet: 'Used to Create More Hate'

NBA star takes heat for posting photo of white cop who shot Ohio teen, along with 'You're Next'

(Newser) - Outcry continues on the police shooting of a 16-year-old Black girl in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, right before the verdict on Derek Chauvin was announced. One big name who's been speaking up about the killing of Ma'Khia Bryant: NBA star LeBron James, who drew flak himself for what...

Players, City Would Rather Sit Out This All-Star Game

Mayor asks Atlantans to stay away, but the NBA wants the profitable event

(Newser) - It's the NBA All-Star Game almost no one seemed to want. Certainly not the players, who scoffed at the notion of playing an exhibition game in the midst of a pandemic. The city of Atlanta, picked as a replacement for original host Indianapolis, didn't seem thrilled with the...

One Trump, One Obama Take Home 'Most Admired' Crowns

Donald Trump ends Barack Obama's 12-year winning streak, while Michelle Obama wins top spot for women

(Newser) - Donald Trump didn't beat Joe Biden in the election, but he can notch a win against Barack Obama. In its annual survey on the matter, Gallup pollsters asked 1,000 or so American adults to name, without being given choices, a man and a woman they most admire anywhere...

LeBron James Pleads for Public's Help Finding Killer

Sister of Los Angeles Lakers star's childhood friend murdered in her home

(Newser) - LeBron James on Tuesday revealed that the sister of one of his childhood friends had been murdered, asking his hometown for its help to find the killer. "AKRON OHIO!! My brother’s sister was murdered this past weekend in her home! My brother family need answers to why and...

NBA&#39;s &#39;Bubble Kings&#39; Are Crowned
Los Angeles Lakers
Win It for Kobe

Los Angeles Lakers Win It for Kobe

They're the champions of this challenging basketball season

(Newser) - The ultimate anguish. The ultimate joy. This season, for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, had it all. And it ended in the only fashion that they deemed would be acceptable, with them back atop the basketball world. For the first time since Kobe Bryant's fifth and final...

LeBron Fires Back at Trump Over NBA

'We could care less' if the president tunes out, says the superstar player

(Newser) - President Trump says he won't watch NBA games if players take a knee in protest. To which its star player says, good riddance. “I really don’t think the basketball community are sad about losing his viewership,” Lakers phenom LeBron James told reporters Wednesday night, per Cleveland....

NBA Superstar Raises Profile of Effort to Help Felons Vote

LeBron James' group donates $100K to help with Florida registration requirement

(Newser) - A group cofounded by LeBron James is adding $100,000 and its high profile to the effort to help Florida felons vote in the November election. More Than a Vote, which was started by the NBA superstar after the death of George Floyd, said the money will go toward paying...

LeBron James Brings In $100M for 'Unapologetic' Media Empire

SpringHill Entertainment company will offer people of color more creative control

(Newser) - A production company, media firm, and marketing company have all merged to form LeBron James' latest venture with an "unapologetic agenda," and he and his business partner have now pulled in $100 million in investments for it. The BBC reports that the SpringHill Company, headed up by the...

LeBron Posts Photo of Kaepernick: 'Do You Understand NOW?'

Star responds to death of George Floyd

(Newser) - Thousands of people in Minneapolis protested the death of George Floyd in police custody Tuesday night—and sports stars including LeBron James expressed their anger on social media. On Instagram , James posted an image of a white police officer kneeling on Floyd's neck next to an image of former...

LeBron on Kobe: 'I Literally Just Heard Your Voice'

NBA star asks former teammate to 'watch over me'

(Newser) - LeBron James has broken his silence on the death of Kobe Bryant, revealing he spoke with his "big bro" hours before Sunday's helicopter crash . "I literally just heard your voice Sunday morning before I left Philly to head back to LA," reads an Instagram post from...

South Park Responds to LeBron's Comments

With mockery, of course

(Newser) - South Park was quick to respond to LeBron James' controversial China comments. In an episode Wednesday titled "Let Them Eat Goo," some students at South Park Elementary School complain about the school lunches, so the cafeteria starts serving healthier options. Cartman is not happy, and after one of...

LeBron Speaks Out on China, Takes Immediate Flak

Lakers star faces backlash as critics call him a hypocrite on Hong Kong post by Rockets' GM

(Newser) - The controversial tweet by the Houston Rockets GM has made its way to LeBron Land. In early October, Daryl Morey tweeted in support of pro-democracy supporters in Hong Kong, angering China and hurling the NBA into the middle of a firestorm. Now LeBron James is weighing in, and he's...

An Uncomfortable Wrinkle in NBA&#39;s China Controversy
An Uncomfortable Wrinkle
in NBA's China Controversy
the rundown

An Uncomfortable Wrinkle in NBA's China Controversy

Former Rockets star Yao Ming is now a China basketball exec; flap involves old team

(Newser) - A tweet has caused a major rift between the NBA and China, and the league is now fending off criticism that its initial response to the controversy was too accommodating to Beijing. Meanwhile, a familiar name has become embroiled in the mess. Here's the latest:
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A Strange Thing Is Happening to LeBron James

His Lakers are pretty bad, going to miss the playoffs, and people are angry

(Newser) - Barring a miracle, LeBron James is going to find himself in an unusual position this year when the NBA playoffs start—as a spectator, not a player. James joined the Los Angeles Lakers before the season, but hopes that he could turn around the struggling franchise have fizzled, at least...

LeBron James Apologizes for Quoting Song Lyric

Referred to 'getting that Jewish money'

(Newser) - LeBron James likes to share music lyrics on Instagram, but a recent one has led to a public apology, reports USA Today . In an Instagram story, the Los Angeles Laker star quoted a lyric from the song "ASMR" by 21 Savage: "We been getting that Jewish money, Everything...

LeBron Unloads on the NFL
LeBron Unloads on the NFL

LeBron Unloads on the NFL

The NBA star lets it roll on HBO's 'The Shop'

(Newser) - LeBron James has harsh words for NFL owners—if calling them "old white men" with a "slave mentality" is still considered harsh. The NBA great made his remarks on Friday's episode of The Shop when talking about NFL social-injustice protests with actor/rapper Ice Cube, LA Rams player...

Celeb Most Tweeted About in US Isn't American

K-Pop band BTS nabs most mentions in 2018

(Newser) - Twitter data once again shows that South Korean boy band BTS is indeed a "global phenomenon," per Billboard . Year-end stats released by the site identify the K-Pop group as the most tweeted about celeb in the US for a second year in a row. One individual member also...

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