The Cavs forward celebrated Cleveland's title at the famous Canadian food chain.
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NBA star LeBron James is a Cowboys fan, but he's become friends with Odell Beckham Jr. and posted an Instagram video from Giants practice.
Tristan Thompson brought the Larry O'Brien trophy to Toronto and invoked the lyrics of rapper Drake to announce his return home.
LeBron moves up in select group
Two months into the Cavaliers' reign as NBA world champions, it's a good time to look back on how LeBron James compares to the league's other greats in terms of regular-season and postseason hardware.
Cavs should again be class of East
Kevin Pelton writes that ESPN's real plus-minus shows the Cavaliers still atop the Eastern Conference following next season. That should be with a tad fewer wins, though. Projected W-L records for 2016-17 (Insider)
October 25th will have the Cavs' championship ring ceremony and a potential Game 1 of the World Series for the Tribe. The Really Big Show is split on what they would go to.
With 28th pick in draft, Cavs would ...
Chad Ford notes that Cleveland could use a big body down low. Indiana sophomore Thomas Bryant, all 6-foot-10 and 245 pounds of him, would do nicely. Mock Draft 1.0 (Insider)
James: 'To have my own team, that would be awesome'
Irving is in need of a turnaround?
That might seem odd given Kyrie Irving just became the fourth NBA player to win an NBA title and Olympic gold medal in the same year. Bradford Doolittle has done the math, which includes all of a 2015-16 season that began with Irving rehabbing from surgery. Top bounce-back players for 2016-17 (Insider)
Where does LeBron rank in Olympic history?
LeBron James is second in career Olympic points for Team USA, winning golds in 2008 and '12 after the disappointment of 2004. Kevin Pelton has computed where James ranks among the world's Olympic men's basketball players. Best Olympic players ever (Insider)
LeBron opened the floodgates
Stephen A. Smith thinks that LeBron James is forced to say positive things about Kevin Durant's move to Golden State because he did the same thing leaving Cleveland to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami.
James: To 'own a team would be awesome'
LeBron James sits down with Rachel Nichols to talk about his dream of becoming an owner of a franchise where he could learn how to put a winning team together, hire advisors and negotiate contract deals with players.
Iverson talks favorite players and more
Among the topics that Allen Iverson discussed with rapper Jadakiss in a recent interview was his five favorite players. The upcoming Basketball Hall of Fame inductee included LeBron James, hardly a surprise, and listed Kyrie Irving among the "finalists" for his fifth spot. AI's five faves
Coach K brought W's back to Team USA
A win for Team USA in Sunday's Rio gold-medal game vs. Serbia would be a record 76th straight for the national team. All of them under Mike Krzyzewski, which is no coincidence to Marc Stein. Pride restored to Team USA
Reviewing LeBron's legacy (in progress)
LeBron James will begin his 14th NBA season this fall following his third NBA title. He told Rachel Nichols in ESPN's Sunday Conversation that his skills aren't yet headed down the far side of a veteran athlete's hill. Sunday Conversation
Kyrie Irving seeks rare double
If Team USA beats Serbia in Sunday's Rio gold-medal game, ESPN Stats & Info notes the Cavaliers guard will become the fourth player to claim an NBA title and an Olympic gold in the same year:
- 1992: Michael Jordan, Bulls
- 1992, '96: Scottie Pippen, Bulls
- 2012: LeBron James, Heat
Safe to say, Cleveland is crushing it this year -- in both the NBA and MLB. And when the two join forces, magical things can happen.
Will Kyrie Irving take charge again?
When Team USA edged Serbia 94-91 on Aug. 12 in group play, Irving scored a team-high 15 points going 5-for-8 from the floor and playing almost 30 of the game's 40 minutes. The teams will meet again on Sunday in Rio to play for the gold medal.