|Aug. 11 3:08 PM PT4:08 PM MT5:08 PM CT6:08 PM ET22:08 GMT6:08 3:08 PM MST5:08 PM EST2:08 UAE (+1)00:0818:08 ET5:08 PM CT21:08 - James and the Cavaliers agreed to terms on a three-year, $100 million contract Thursday.
Analysis: James, who reportedly holds a player option on the third year of the deal, led the city of Cleveland to its first championship in 52 years as the Cavs became the first team to come back from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals to defeat the defending champion Warriors.
|June 29 10:14 PM PT11:14 PM MT12:14 AM CT1:14 AM ET5:14 GMT13:14 10:14 PM MST12:14 AM EST9:14 UAE07:141:14 ET12:14 AM CT4:14 - To nobody's surprise, James offically declined his player option in his contract Tuesday. He turned down a $24 million salary for next season.
Analysis: James could sign with a different team for $30.8 million next season, or if he wants to return to Cleveland on a one-year contract, he could get only $27.5 million due to the team's salary-cap situation. James has indicated that he intends to stay with his hometown team.
|June 22 12:11 PM PT1:11 PM MT2:11 PM CT3:11 PM ET19:11 GMT3:11 12:11 PM MST2:11 PM EST23:11 UAE21:1115:11 ET2:11 PM CT18:11 - James told reporters Wednesday at the Cavaliers' championship parade that he plans to stay put next season.
Analysis: The unanimous NBA Finals MVP is expected to opt out of his contract to re-sign for more money, a move several NBA players are making because a new television contract is raising the salary cap and amount players can make under a max contract.
|June 19 7:24 PM PT8:24 PM MT9:24 PM CT10:24 PM ET2:24 GMT10:24 7:24 PM MST9:24 PM EST6:24 UAE (+1)04:2422:24 ET9:24 PM CT1:24 - James was named NBA Finals MVP after tallying 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in Sunday's Game 7 win at Golden State.
Analysis: The Cavs became the first team in Finals history to overcome a 3-1 series deficit, and James was the main reason why. The superstar forward scored 41 points in both Games 5 and 6 and averaged 35.3 points, 11.5 rebounds and 8.8 assists in Cleveland's four wins. James captured his third career Finals MVP, having also earned the award during Miami's 2012 and 2013 championships.
|June 16 8:14 PM PT9:14 PM MT10:14 PM CT11:14 PM ET3:14 GMT11:14 8:14 PM MST10:14 PM EST7:14 UAE (+1)05:1423:14 ET10:14 PM CT2:14 - James delivered again in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, scoring 41 points for the second straight game and adding 11 assists, eight rebounds and four assists in Cleveland's 115-101 win.
Analysis: After becoming only the fifth player with consecutive 40-point performances in the NBA Finals, James will attempt to make the Cavaliers the first team to overcome a 3-1 deficit in the championship round in Sunday's Game 7 in Oakland. Shaquille O'Neal was the last with back-to-back 40-point efforts in the Finals, doing so with the Lakers in 2000.
|June 14 9:14 PM PT10:14 PM MT11:14 PM CT12:14 AM ET4:14 GMT12:14 9:14 PM MST11:14 PM EST8:14 UAE06:140:14 ET11:14 PM CT3:14 - James did it all in Game 5, tallying 41 points, 16 rebounds, seven assists, three steals and three blocks as the Cavaliers avoided elimination.
Analysis: James' Game 5 performance was a a big step up from Game 4 when he had 25 points and 13 rebounds in a 108-97 loss. James, who averaged 24.8 points in the first four games of this series, passed Michael Jordan for the most 20-point games in postseason history with his 174th.
|June 10 8:38 PM PT9:38 PM MT10:38 PM CT11:38 PM ET3:38 GMT11:38 8:38 PM MST10:38 PM EST7:38 UAE (+1)05:3823:38 ET10:38 PM CT2:38 - James nearly recorded a triple-double with 25 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists in Friday's Game 4 of the NBA Finals, though the Cavaliers lost to Golden State and now face a 3-1 series deficit.
Analysis: James was also responsible for seven of Cleveland's 11 turnovers in the 108-97 loss. He's still putting up huge numbers for the series, averaging 26.4 points, 11 rebounds and 7.8 assists.
|June 8 8:46 PM PT9:46 PM MT10:46 PM CT11:46 PM ET3:46 GMT11:46 8:46 PM MST10:46 PM EST7:46 UAE (+1)05:4623:46 ET10:46 PM CT2:46 - James came through with his best performance of these NBA Finals, totaling 32 points, 11 rebounds and six assists to lead the way in a 120-90 blowout of Golden State in Wednesday's Game 3.
Analysis: Moved to power forward in place of the injured Kevin Love, James helped the Cavs pull away for an essential victory by tallying 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting in the third quarter. The four-time MVP finished 14 of 26 from the field to improve off Sunday's 7-for-17, 7-turnover effort in Game 2.
|June 3 9:13 PM PT10:13 PM MT11:13 PM CT12:13 AM ET4:13 GMT12:13 9:13 PM MST11:13 PM EST8:13 UAE06:130:13 ET11:13 PM CT3:13 - James finished with 23 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists in Cleveland's 104-89 loss at Golden State in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Analysis: James is averaging 24.5 points, 8.9 rebounds and 7.1 assists in 15 postseason games.
|May 28 9:30 PM PT10:30 PM MT11:30 PM CT12:30 AM ET4:30 GMT12:30 9:30 PM MST11:30 PM EST8:30 UAE06:300:30 ET11:30 PM CT3:30 - James scored 33 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to their second straight NBA Finals by beating the Toronto Raptors 113-87 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night. For James, it's his sixth straight trip to the Finals, including four with Miami.
Analysis: He broke the 30-point barrier for the first time this postseason and finished with 11 rebounds and six assists. James will be the eighth player in NBA history to appear in six consecutive finals and the first who didn't play for the Boston Celtics.
|May 23 8:13 PM PT9:13 PM MT10:13 PM CT11:13 PM ET3:13 GMT11:13 8:13 PM MST10:13 PM EST7:13 UAE (+1)05:1323:13 ET10:13 PM CT2:13 - James finished with 29 points, nine rebounds and six assists Monday, but it wasn't enough in a 105-99 loss at Toronto in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Analysis: James hasn't scored less than 20 points in any playoff games this season. He's also shooting 64.4 percent over his last four games.
|May 21 8:30 PM PT9:30 PM MT10:30 PM CT11:30 PM ET3:30 GMT11:30 8:30 PM MST10:30 PM EST7:30 UAE (+1)05:3023:30 ET10:30 PM CT2:30 - James finished with 24 points, eight rebounds and five assists in Saturday's 99-84 loss at Toronto in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Analysis: James didn't get a whole lot of help as the Cavaliers suffered their first loss of the postseason.
|May 19 7:44 PM PT8:44 PM MT9:44 PM CT10:44 PM ET2:44 GMT10:44 7:44 PM MST9:44 PM EST6:44 UAE (+1)04:4422:44 ET9:44 PM CT1:44 - James had a triple-double and the Cleveland Cavaliers stayed postseason perfect through 10 games with a 108-89 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Analysis: James had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists as the Cavs became the fourth team in NBA history to start 10-0 in the playoffs, joining the Los Angeles Lakers (1989, 2001) and San Antonio Spurs (2012).
|May 17 8:53 PM PT9:53 PM MT10:53 PM CT11:53 PM ET3:53 GMT11:53 8:53 PM MST10:53 PM EST7:53 UAE (+1)05:5323:53 ET10:53 PM CT2:53 - James hardly missed and scored 24 points in three quarters, and Cleveland picked up where it left off before a long layoff by thumping the Toronto Raptors 115-84 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night.
Analysis: James made his first nine shots - one an arena-rattling powerhouse dunk - and the Cavs, healthy and hungry after losing in the Finals a year ago, shot 67 percent from the field in the first half while improving to 9-0 this postseason. Cleveland is the first team to start the playoffs with nine straight wins since San Antonio reeled off 10 in a row in 2012.
|May 7 10:02 PM PT11:02 PM MT12:02 AM CT1:02 AM ET5:02 GMT13:02 10:02 PM MST12:02 AM EST9:02 UAE07:021:02 ET12:02 AM CT4:02 - James finished with 24 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists in Friday's 121-108 win at Atlanta in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Analysis: James is averaging 23.9 points, 8.6 rebounds and 7.0 assists in seven postseason games.
|May 5 9:12 PM PT10:12 PM MT11:12 PM CT12:12 AM ET4:12 GMT12:12 9:12 PM MST11:12 PM EST8:12 UAE06:120:12 ET11:12 PM CT3:12 - James did his part during a historic long-distance shooting performance by Cleveland in Wednesday's 123-98 home rout of Atlanta in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Analysis: King James finished with 27 points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals. He also knocked down four of the team's NBA record 25 3-pointers - the most in any regular season or playoff game.
|May 3 10:51 PM PT11:51 PM MT12:51 AM CT1:51 AM ET5:51 GMT13:51 10:51 PM MST12:51 AM EST9:51 UAE07:511:51 ET12:51 AM CT4:51 - James finished with 25 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and five steals in Monday's opener against Atlanta.
Analysis: He made 11 of 21 shots and 2 of 4 3-pointers while also blocking a shot.
|Apr. 25 10:03 PM PT11:03 PM MT12:03 AM CT1:03 AM ET5:03 GMT13:03 10:03 PM MST12:03 AM EST9:03 UAE07:031:03 ET12:03 AM CT4:03 - James says he has not committed to play for the United States at the Olympics.
Analysis: A message Saturday on the Twitter account of longtime NBA writer Peter Vecsey said James and Carmelo Anthony had accepted Olympic invites. James spoke at Cleveland's shootaround Sunday before a playoff game at Detroit. When asked if he has committed to the Rio Games, he said: "I have not." James would have a chance to win his third Olympic gold medal if he plays in Brazil this summer.
|Apr. 23 10:47 PM PT11:47 PM MT12:47 AM CT1:47 AM ET5:47 GMT13:47 10:47 PM MST12:47 AM EST9:47 UAE07:471:47 ET12:47 AM CT4:47 - James struggled with his shot but still tallied 20 points and 13 rebounds in Friday's Game 3 win over Detroit.
Analysis: James was just 8 of 24 from the field after shooting 60 percent in Cleveland's win in the first two games. He's now averaging 31.2 points, 11.5 rebounds and 8.5 assists over his last 13 postseason contests.
|Apr. 20 8:26 PM PT9:26 PM MT10:26 PM CT11:26 PM ET3:26 GMT11:26 8:26 PM MST10:26 PM EST7:26 UAE (+1)05:2623:26 ET10:26 PM CT2:26 - James was simply magnificent Wednesday.
Analysis: James scored 27 points with six boards and three assists as the 'King' put his team up 2-0 in the series. James played 22 of 24 minutes in the first half as coach Tyronn Lue leaned on the four-time league MVP to give a boost to his second unit.
|Apr. 13 1:39 PM PT2:39 PM MT3:39 PM CT4:39 PM ET20:39 GMT4:39 1:39 PM MST3:39 PM EST0:39 UAE (+1)22:3916:39 ET3:39 PM CT19:39 - James is getting another day to rest up for the playoffs by sitting out the Cavaliers' regular-season finale against Detroit - Cleveland's first-round opponent.
Analysis: The Cavs clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference this week and coach Tyronn Lue will use the last game to keep James and starters Kevin Love and J.R. Smith fresh. Cleveland initially said point guard Kyrie Irving would also rest, but the team changed his status about three hours before the opening tip Wednesday night and said he will start.
|Apr. 10 4:55 AM PT5:55 AM MT6:55 AM CT7:55 AM ET11:55 GMT19:55 4:55 AM MST6:55 AM EST15:55 UAE13:557:55 ET6:55 AM CT10:55 - James had 33 points Saturday.
Analysis: He went 13 of 17 from the field.
|Apr. 6 2:26 PM PT3:26 PM MT4:26 PM CT5:26 PM ET21:26 GMT5:26 2:26 PM MST4:26 PM EST1:26 UAE (+1)23:2617:26 ET4:26 PM CT20:26 - James will sit out Wednesday night's game at Indiana to rest. In the two seasons since James returned to Cleveland, the Cavs are just 4-13 without him.
Analysis: Coach Tyronn Lue said the Cavaliers track how many minutes each player logs and at this point in the season, any player in the ''red zone'' sits out. He said James is the only player currently under that restriction.
|Apr. 4 9:45 PM PT10:45 PM MT11:45 PM CT12:45 AM ET4:45 GMT12:45 9:45 PM MST11:45 PM EST8:45 UAE06:450:45 ET11:45 PM CT3:45 - James had 31 points and 12 assists in a 112-103 win over Charlotte on Sunday.
Analysis: The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar is averaging 10.8 assists in his last four games.
|Apr. 1 6:03 PM PT7:03 PM MT8:03 PM CT9:03 PM ET1:03 GMT9:03 6:03 PM MST8:03 PM EST5:03 UAE (+1)03:0321:03 ET8:03 PM CT0:03 - James has moved past Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson into 11th place on the NBA's scoring list.
Analysis: James scored on a layup when Atlanta's Al Horford was called for goaltending with 2:14 remaining in the third quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers game at the Hawks on Friday night, giving him 26,711 points. James began the night 21 points behind Robertson's 26,710 points. James moved past Robertson only one night after passing former Hawks Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins for 12th place.
|Mar. 31 4:08 PM PT5:08 PM MT6:08 PM CT7:08 PM ET23:08 GMT7:08 4:08 PM MST6:08 PM EST3:08 UAE (+1)01:0819:08 ET6:08 PM CT22:08 - James scored 24 points to move into 12th place on the NBA's career scoring list and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Brooklyn Nets 107-87 on Thursday night.
Analysis: James has also surpassed Jerry West, Reggie Miller, Alex English, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, John Havlicek and Tim Duncan on the scoring list this season. He is likely to pass Oscar Robertson, who scored 26,710 career points, for 11th place on Friday night in Atlanta.
|Mar. 28 11:32 AM PT12:32 PM MT1:32 PM CT2:32 PM ET18:32 GMT2:32 11:32 AM MST1:32 PM EST22:32 UAE20:3214:32 ET1:32 PM CT17:32 - James will sit out Tuesday's game against Houston to get some extra rest as the Cavaliers begin gearing up for the NBA playoffs.
Analysis: James kept his schedule secret on Monday, deferring to coach Tyronn Lue, who then divulged that he will rest his superstar against the Rockets.
|Mar. 25 11:38 PM PT12:38 AM MT1:38 AM CT2:38 AM ET6:38 GMT14:38 11:38 PM MST1:38 AM EST10:38 UAE07:382:38 ET12:38 AM CT5:38 - James had 30 points on 13-of-16 shooting in a 104-95 loss to Brooklyn on Thursday night.
Analysis: James is averaging 28.8 points and shooting 61.0 percent in his last four games.
|Mar. 22 10:23 PM PT11:23 PM MT12:23 AM CT1:23 AM ET5:23 GMT13:23 10:23 PM MST12:23 AM EST9:23 UAE06:231:23 ET11:23 PM CT4:23 - James recorded his second triple-double of the season with 33 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in Monday's rout of Denver.
Analysis: The four-time league MVP finished 12 of 19 from the field in another efficient outing. James is shooting 56.2 percent while averaging 25.4 points over his last five games.
|Mar. 16 1:42 PM PT2:42 PM MT3:42 PM CT4:42 PM ET20:42 GMT4:42 1:42 PM MST3:42 PM EST0:42 UAE (+1)21:4216:42 ET2:42 PM CT19:42 - James will sit out against Dallas on Wednesday, part of the team's plan to rest him before the playoffs.
Analysis: Coach Tyronn Lue announced the decision not to play James about 90 minutes before Wednesday night's tipoff against the Mavericks. The Cavs are 0-2 without James this season and 3-12 when he doesn't play over the past two seasons.
|Mar. 15 10:38 PM PT11:38 PM MT12:38 AM CT1:38 AM ET5:38 GMT13:38 10:38 PM MST12:38 AM EST9:38 UAE06:381:38 ET11:38 PM CT4:38 - James tallied 23 points and 12 rebounds in Monday's loss at Utah.
Analysis: James carried the load with the rest of the Cavs struggling to score. He's putting up his usual great numbers with averages of 25.9 points, 9.0 rebounds and 5.8 assists over an eight-game stretch.
|Mar. 13 8:38 PM PT9:38 PM MT10:38 PM CT11:38 PM ET3:38 GMT11:38 8:38 PM MST10:38 PM EST7:38 UAE (+1)04:3823:38 ET9:38 PM CT2:38 - James posted 27 points, six rebounds and five assists in Sunday's 114-90 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Analysis: He made 3 of 4 3-pointers as the Cavs matched a season-high with 18 makes from deep.
|Mar. 8 9:04 PM PT10:04 PM MT11:04 PM CT12:04 AM ET5:04 GMT13:04 10:04 PM MST12:04 AM EST9:04 UAE06:040:04 ET11:04 PM CT4:04 - James scored 28 points in Monday's loss to Memphis.
Analysis: He moved past Hall of Famer John Havlicek into 13th place on the NBA's career scoring list.
|Mar. 5 9:31 PM PT10:31 PM MT11:31 PM CT12:31 AM ET5:31 GMT13:31 10:31 PM MST12:31 AM EST9:31 UAE06:310:31 ET11:31 PM CT4:31 - James had a pedestrian 19 points on Friday but filled the rest of the scorebook with 13 rebounds, seven assists and three steals.
Analysis: He made 7 of 18 shots and 1 of 4 3s in the wake of his well-documented trip to Florida this week.
|Mar. 5 8:09 PM PT9:09 PM MT10:09 PM CT11:09 PM ET4:09 GMT12:09 9:09 PM MST11:09 PM EST8:09 UAE05:0923:09 ET10:09 PM CT3:09 - James scored 28 points and passed Duncan on the NBA's career scoring list, and Cleveland had seven other players in double figures as the Cavaliers shook off a slow start for a 120-103 win over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night.
Analysis: James, who seems to reach a new milestone every time he takes the court, has 26,378 points - 12 more than Duncan.
|Mar. 3 11:40 AM PT12:40 PM MT1:40 PM CT2:40 PM ET19:40 GMT3:40 12:40 PM MST2:40 PM EST23:40 UAE20:4014:40 ET1:40 PM CT18:40 - James declined to discuss his cryptic tweet, his quick trip to hang out with Dwyane Wade in Florida or much of anything Thursday.
Analysis: On Tuesday, James posted a message on Twitter to his 28.5 million followers that seemed to be directed at one person. "It's ok to know you've made a mistake. Cause we all do at times. Just be ready to live with whatever that comes with it and be with those who will protect you at all cost!" The posting created speculation about its intended target, stirring up even more drama around the Cavaliers, but James refused to elaborate on his intentions.
|Feb. 29 7:43 PM PT8:43 PM MT9:43 PM CT10:43 PM ET3:43 GMT11:43 8:43 PM MST10:43 PM EST7:43 UAE (+1)04:4322:43 ET9:43 PM CT2:43 - James finished with 33 points in Monday's win over Indiana.
Analysis: The rest seemed to do him good after he took off Sunday to rest as the Cavs lost at Washington.
|Feb. 28 8:03 AM PT9:03 AM MT10:03 AM CT11:03 AM ET16:03 GMT0:03 9:03 AM MST11:03 AM EST20:03 UAE17:0311:03 ET10:03 AM CT15:03 - Like many Americans do, James is taking Sunday off.
Analysis: Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue says he is resting the four-time NBA MVP on Sunday, when Cleveland plays at the Washington Wizards. This is only the second game James will have missed this season. He sat out against Miami on Dec. 5, when the explanation given also was that James needed rest, rather than that he was dealing with any sort of injury.
|Feb. 24 8:38 PM PT9:38 PM MT10:38 PM CT11:38 PM ET4:38 GMT12:38 9:38 PM MST11:38 PM EST8:38 UAE05:3823:38 ET10:38 PM CT3:38 - James had 23 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in 31 minutes while sitting out the fourth quarter of Wednesday's win over Charlotte.
Analysis: James bounced back after shooting 5 of 18 from the field, missing all four of his 3-pointers and having six turnovers Monday.
|Feb. 18 8:37 PM PT9:37 PM MT10:37 PM CT11:37 PM ET4:37 GMT12:37 9:37 PM MST11:37 PM EST8:37 UAE05:3723:37 ET10:37 PM CT2:37 - James had 25 points, nine rebounds and nine assists in Thursday's win over Chicago.
Analysis: James narrowly missed his second triple-double in three games, over which he's averaging 25.0 points on 54.4 percent shooting with 10.0 assists and 8.7 rebounds.
|Feb. 11 10:09 PM PT11:09 PM MT12:09 AM CT1:09 AM ET6:09 GMT14:09 11:09 PM MST1:09 AM EST10:09 UAE07:091:09 ET12:09 AM CT4:09 - James scored 29 points with 11 assists and seven rebounds in the Cavaliers' 120-111 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.
Analysis: James is averaging 26.8 points over the last four games.
|Feb. 8 8:22 PM PT9:22 PM MT10:22 PM CT11:22 PM ET4:22 GMT12:22 9:22 PM MST11:22 PM EST8:22 UAE05:2223:22 ET10:22 PM CT2:22 - James came close to his 40th career triple-double several times this season. The four-time MVP got there in three quarters Monday night.
Analysis: James scored 21 points to go along with 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his first triple-double of the season, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 120-100 win over the Sacramento Kings.
|Feb. 6 9:17 PM PT10:17 PM MT11:17 PM CT12:17 AM ET5:17 GMT13:17 10:17 PM MST12:17 AM EST9:17 UAE06:170:17 ET11:17 PM CT3:17 - James finished with 30 points but had six turnovers in Friday's loss to Boston.
Analysis: James missed all five of his 3-point attempts and is 0 for 18 from long range over his last six. He's shooting 26.4 percent from behind the arc on the season.
|Feb. 4 9:57 PM PT10:57 PM MT11:57 PM CT12:57 AM ET5:57 GMT13:57 10:57 PM MST12:57 AM EST9:57 UAE06:570:57 ET11:57 PM CT3:57 - James finished with 23 points, six assists and six rebounds in Wednesday's loss at Charlotte.
Analysis: He made 10 of 21 shots, missing all three of his 3-pointers, and added two blocks and a steal while turning the ball over just once.
|Jan. 30 9:52 PM PT10:52 PM MT11:52 PM CT12:52 AM ET5:52 GMT13:52 10:52 PM MST12:52 AM EST9:52 UAE06:520:52 ET11:52 PM CT3:52 - James compiled 20 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in Friday's win at Detroit.
Analysis: Another outstanding all-around effort for the superstar, who's averaging 22.8 points, 9.4 assists and 6.8 rebounds over his last five.
|Jan. 28 10:27 PM PT11:27 PM MT12:27 AM CT1:27 AM ET6:27 GMT14:27 11:27 PM MST1:27 AM EST10:27 UAE07:271:27 ET12:27 AM CT4:27 - James recorded 21 points on 7-of-8 shooting and contributed nine assists to Wednesday's win over Phoenix.
Analysis: The world's best player would have had a bigger night, but he sat out the fourth quarter with the Cavs rolling to an easy win. James is averaging 23.5 points, 9.8 assists and 6.3 rebounds and remains a obvious fixture in fantasy lineups.
|Jan. 27 9:52 AM PT10:52 AM MT11:52 AM CT12:52 PM ET17:52 GMT1:52 10:52 AM MST12:52 PM EST21:52 UAE18:5212:52 ET11:52 AM CT15:52 - James disdains the notion he's a coach killer. Widely criticized in basketball circles for a perception that he pushed for Cleveland's front office to fire David Blatt last week, James said the criticism that he undercuts coaches is unfair.
Analysis: "I've never, in my time since I picked up a basketball, ever undermined a coach, ever disrespected a coach," James said. "You ask any of my little league coaches, my high school coaches, coaches I've played for in tournaments, camps, my NBA coaches, I've always respected what they wanted to do." James said his willingness to speak his mind has led to the criticism that he's not always on the same page with his coaches.
|Jan. 24 10:42 PM PT11:42 PM MT12:42 AM CT1:42 AM ET6:42 GMT14:42 11:42 PM MST1:42 AM EST10:42 UAE07:421:42 ET12:42 AM CT4:42 - James ended just short of a triple-double Saturday against Chicago, amassing 26 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists.
Analysis: The King came to play in coach Tyronn Lue's debut, though the rest of his teammates mostly stunk in a 96-83 loss to the Bulls. James took 27 shots after six straight games of 17 or less, a possible trend going forward.
|Jan. 21 8:27 PM PT9:27 PM MT10:27 PM CT11:27 PM ET4:27 GMT12:27 9:27 PM MST11:27 PM EST8:27 UAE05:2723:27 ET10:27 PM CT2:27 - James notched a 'LeBronesque' double-double Thursday.
Analysis: James scored 22 points and contributed 12 assists and five rebounds in a solid effort in a meaningless game for the living legend.
|Jan. 19 10:07 PM PT11:07 PM MT12:07 AM CT1:07 AM ET6:07 GMT14:07 11:07 PM MST1:07 AM EST10:07 UAE07:071:07 ET12:07 AM CT4:07 - James was kind of lame Monday.
Analysis: James led the team with 16 points, significantly less than his season average of 25.3. He made 7 of 16 field goal attempts and misfired on both 3s. James added in five boards and five assists.
|Jan. 16 9:16 PM PT10:16 PM MT11:16 PM CT12:16 AM ET5:16 GMT13:16 10:16 PM MST12:16 AM EST9:16 UAE06:160:16 ET11:16 PM CT3:16 - James, who had 19 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and two blocks, helped the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 91-77 win against the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center on Friday.
Analysis: James made 7 of 14 field goal attempts, including 1 of 2 on 3-pointers, and connected on 4 of 6 foul shots.
|Jan. 12 7:48 PM PT8:48 PM MT9:48 PM CT10:48 PM ET3:48 GMT11:48 8:48 PM MST10:48 PM EST7:48 UAE (+1)04:4822:48 ET9:48 PM CT1:48 - James was sensational for fantasy owners Tuesday.
Analysis: James contributed 27 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and two steals. He scored 37 in his last game so he is heating up.
|Jan. 11 9:44 PM PT10:44 PM MT11:44 PM CT12:44 AM ET5:44 GMT13:44 10:44 PM MST12:44 AM EST9:44 UAE06:440:44 ET11:44 PM CT3:44 - James matched a season high with 37 points in a 95-85 win over Philadelphia on Sunday night.
Analysis: The Cavaliers star had one of his lowest-scoring performance of the season (13 points) in a win over Minnesota on Friday.
|Jan. 8 8:41 PM PT9:41 PM MT10:41 PM CT11:41 PM ET4:41 GMT12:41 9:41 PM MST11:41 PM EST8:41 UAE05:4123:41 ET10:41 PM CT2:41 - James had a tame effort Friday.
Analysis: James had 13 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in a beatdown of the lowly Wolves that prevented him from showcasing his true greatness.
|Jan. 7 10:25 PM PT11:25 PM MT12:25 AM CT1:25 AM ET6:25 GMT14:25 11:25 PM MST1:25 AM EST10:25 UAE07:251:25 ET12:25 AM CT4:25 - James had 34 points, 10 rebounds and four assists as the Cavaliers won their fifth straight, 121-115 over the Wizards on Wednesday.
Analysis: James made 12 of 22 shots, including 4 of 5 3-pointers in a 1:46 span of the third quarter. He's averaging 29.3 points over the last four games.
|Jan. 6 4:57 PM PT5:57 PM MT6:57 PM CT7:57 PM ET0:57 GMT8:57 5:57 PM MST7:57 PM EST4:57 UAE (+1)01:5719:57 ET6:57 PM CT22:57 - James and his business partners will no longer work with Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel. A spokesman for James said the sides mutually agreed to end their relationship, which began shortly after Manziel was drafted into the NFL.
Analysis: This wasn't surprising since a true champion like James has no reason to associate with riffraff like Manziel.
|Jan. 3 11:17 PM PT12:17 AM MT1:17 AM CT2:17 AM ET7:17 GMT15:17 12:17 AM MST2:17 AM EST11:17 UAE08:172:17 ET1:17 AM CT5:17 - James carried the Cavs with 29 points in Saturday's rout of Orlando.
Analysis: After recording a modest 26 points over a two-game span, James followed Tuesday's 34-point performance in a win at Denver with this gem. No worries here.
|Dec. 30 10:55 PM PT11:55 PM MT12:55 AM CT1:55 AM ET6:55 GMT14:55 11:55 PM MST1:55 AM EST10:55 UAE07:551:55 ET12:55 AM CT4:55 - James scored 34 points in a 93-87 win over Denver on Tuesday night, the eve of his 31st birthday.
Analysis: The Cavaliers superstar had a combined 26 points on 8-of-23 shooting in his prior two games. He made 13 of 24 shots against the Nuggets.
|Dec. 29 9:17 PM PT10:17 PM MT11:17 PM CT12:17 AM ET5:17 GMT13:17 10:17 PM MST12:17 AM EST9:17 UAE06:170:17 ET11:17 PM CT3:17 - James was off his game Monday with 14 points and seven assists.
Analysis: James has not been at his best on this trip, shooting 36.7 percent and averaging 17.0 points and 4.7 assists heading into Denver on Tuesday.
|Dec. 27 11:09 PM PT12:09 AM MT1:09 AM CT2:09 AM ET7:09 GMT15:09 12:09 AM MST2:09 AM EST11:09 UAE08:092:09 ET1:09 AM CT5:09 - James matched his season low with 12 points in the Cavaliers' 105-76 loss at Portland on Saturday.
Analysis: James was terrible from the floor, missing 9 of 13 attempts. Still, he's among the league's top scorers at 25.8 points per game.
|Dec. 18 10:23 PM PT11:23 PM MT12:23 AM CT1:23 AM ET6:23 GMT14:23 11:23 PM MST1:23 AM EST10:23 UAE07:231:23 ET12:23 AM CT4:23 - After a crash into the courtside-seated wife of PGA champion Jason Day on Thursday, James emerged from the crowd and finished with 33 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds in the Cavaliers' 104-100 home victory over the Thunder.
Analysis: James, averaging 30.4 points in his last five games, has the Cavs on a four-game win streak, despite being without guards Kyrie Irving, Iman Shumpert and Mo Williams.
|Dec. 9 9:42 PM PT10:42 PM MT11:42 PM CT12:42 AM ET5:42 GMT13:42 10:42 PM MST12:42 AM EST9:42 UAE06:420:42 ET11:42 PM CT3:42 - James had 33 points and 10 rebounds, and Cleveland rallied from an 18-point first-half deficit to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 105-100, snapping a three-game losing streak.
Analysis: You know what you're getting offensively with James, but the added rebounding has been a nice complement this season. He's up from 6.0 in his first season back with the Cavs to 7.9, and he's averaged 10.4 in his last five.
|Dec. 5 10:18 PM PT11:18 PM MT12:18 AM CT1:18 AM ET6:18 GMT14:18 11:18 PM MST1:18 AM EST10:18 UAE07:181:18 ET12:18 AM CT4:18 - James had 37 points in Friday's loss to New Orleans.
Analysis: It matched a season high for James, who had shot 41.0 percent in his previous four games.
|Dec. 5 2:50 PM PT3:50 PM MT4:50 PM CT5:50 PM ET22:50 GMT6:50 3:50 PM MST5:50 PM EST2:50 UAE (+1)23:5017:50 ET4:50 PM CT20:50 - James will not play in Cleveland's game at Miami. It's the first game James will miss this season, and would have been his third game in Miami since he left the Heat to return to the Cavaliers after the 2014 NBA Finals.
Analysis: Cavaliers coach David Blatt says he made the decision in part because James logged 45 minutes in Cleveland's overtime loss at New Orleans on Friday night. The Cavaliers landed in Miami shortly after 4 a.m. on Saturday, and didn't arrive at their hotel for about another hour.
|Dec. 2 9:41 PM PT10:41 PM MT11:41 PM CT12:41 AM ET5:41 GMT13:41 10:41 PM MST12:41 AM EST9:41 UAE06:410:41 ET11:41 PM CT3:41 - James didn't have his best night Tuesday, finishing with 24 points, 13 rebounds and nine turnovers in a loss to Washington.
Analysis: James also shot just 8 for 20 from the field. He's shooting an uncharacteristic 41.0 percent over his last four games.
|Nov. 29 9:33 PM PT10:33 PM MT11:33 PM CT12:33 AM ET5:33 GMT13:33 10:33 PM MST12:33 AM EST9:33 UAE06:330:33 ET11:33 PM CT3:33 - James has turned in countless clutch performances during his career. The four-time MVP added another to the list Saturday night. James made a running hook shot with a second left and scored 26 points, giving the Cleveland Cavaliers a 90-88 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.
Analysis: After Joe Johnson's three foul shots tied the game with 15.2 seconds left, the Cavaliers called timeout and took the ball at midcourt. James took the inbounds pass, dribbled to the top of the key before cutting to the right of the lane and hitting a hook shot over Brook Lopez, the Nets' 7-foot center.
|Nov. 28 10:13 PM PT11:13 PM MT12:13 AM CT1:13 AM ET6:13 GMT14:13 11:13 PM MST1:13 AM EST10:13 UAE07:131:13 ET12:13 AM CT4:13 - James had 25 points and 13 rebounds in Friday's win in Charlotte.
Analysis: It was a season high in rebounds for James, whose average of 7.4 thus far is his highest mark since averaging 8.0 in 2012-13.
|Nov. 23 4:15 PM PT5:15 PM MT6:15 PM CT7:15 PM ET0:15 GMT8:15 5:15 PM MST7:15 PM EST4:15 UAE (+1)01:1519:15 ET6:15 PM CT22:15 - James has joined Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history to rank in the Top 25 in points and assists.
Analysis: With his fifth assist Monday night against Orlando, James pulled into the elite company of the ''Big O,'' who finished with 26,710 points and 9,887 assists. James entered the game needing 21 points to pass Reggie Miller (25,279) for 18th on the career scoring list. Robertson is 11th.
|Nov. 15 10:05 PM PT11:05 PM MT12:05 AM CT1:05 AM ET6:05 GMT14:05 11:05 PM MST1:05 AM EST10:05 UAE07:051:05 ET12:05 AM CT4:05 - James had another big game Saturday with 37 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in a loss at Milwaukee. He also hit five 3-pointers but committed seven turnovers.
Analysis: James is averaging 31.8 points on 51.8 percent shooting in his last five games.
|Nov. 11 9:40 PM PT10:40 PM MT11:40 PM CT12:40 AM ET5:40 GMT13:40 10:40 PM MST12:40 AM EST9:40 UAE06:400:40 ET11:40 PM CT3:40 - James had 31 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in Tuesday's win over Utah.
Analysis: James is averaging 30.3 points and 8.3 assists over his last three games.
|Nov. 8 5:35 PM PT6:35 PM MT7:35 PM CT8:35 PM ET1:35 GMT9:35 6:35 PM MST8:35 PM EST5:35 UAE (+1)02:3520:35 ET7:35 PM CT23:35 - James poured in 29 points while adding six rebounds and four assists during Sunday's 101-97 win over Indiana.
Analysis: James played well through a sore leg after taking a knee to Friday. He hit seven free throws in the final few minutes and found Kevin Love for two key baskets in the final 27 seconds. He finished 10 of 23 from the field and 9 of 14 from the stripe.
|Nov. 5 10:05 PM PT11:05 PM MT12:05 AM CT1:05 AM ET6:05 GMT14:05 11:05 PM MST1:05 AM EST10:05 UAE07:051:05 ET12:05 AM CT4:05 - James scored 23 points to lead the Cavaliers past the Knicks on Wednesday.
Analysis: It was a bit of an off night by James' standards, as he finished 9 of 23 from the field and had just five rebounds and three assists along with four steals. Those numbers are still plenty good enough to help any owner.
|Nov. 2 7:49 PM PT8:49 PM MT9:49 PM CT10:49 PM ET3:49 GMT11:49 8:49 PM MST10:49 PM EST7:49 UAE (+1)04:4922:49 ET9:49 PM CT1:49 - James became the youngest player to reach 25,000 career points, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers past the winless Philadelphia 76ers 107-100 on Monday night. He reached the mark at 30 years, 307 days.
Analysis: James had 22 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds and rallied the Cavs in the second half against a scrappy Philly team that had built a 15-point lead. James scored the milestone basket on an alley-oop dunk with 8:07 left in the fourth quarter. He became the sixth active player with 25,000 points and the 20th overall, joining Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki, San Antonio's Tim Duncan, Minnesota's Kevin Garnett, Los Angeles' Kobe Bryant and Paul Pierce of the Clippers.
|Oct. 29 10:27 PM PT11:27 PM MT12:27 AM CT1:27 AM ET5:27 GMT13:27 10:27 PM MST12:27 AM EST9:27 UAE06:271:27 ET11:27 PM CT3:27 - James hurt his fantasy owners Wednesday.
Analysis: James had 12 points, seven boards and five assists, though Cleveland won in a blowout. "The King" may be saving his energy for when the games count.
|Oct. 28 9:21 PM PT10:21 PM MT11:21 PM CT12:21 AM ET4:21 GMT12:21 9:21 PM MST11:21 PM EST8:21 UAE05:210:21 ET10:21 PM CT2:21 - James turned in a solid fantasy effort on opening night against the Bulls.
Analysis: James finished with 25 points on 12-of-22 shooting with 10 rebounds and five assists, though he had a last-second potential tying layup blocked by Pau Gasol.
|Oct. 22 10:59 AM PT11:59 AM MT12:59 PM CT1:59 PM ET17:59 GMT1:59 10:59 AM MST12:59 PM EST21:59 UAE19:5913:59 ET12:59 PM CT15:59 - James says his back feels good and he will be active for the Cavaliers' season opener on Tuesday in Chicago.
Analysis: James had been limited in practice since receiving an anti-inflammatory injection in his back on Oct. 13. He made it through a complete practice Sunday, taking contact for the first time since getting the shot. The four-time MVP said the big test would be how his body responded after the workout.
|Oct. 19 2:37 PM PT3:37 PM MT4:37 PM CT5:37 PM ET21:37 GMT5:37 2:37 PM MST4:37 PM EST1:37 UAE (+1)23:3717:37 ET4:37 PM CT19:37 - James will sit out Cleveland's final preseason game against Dallas on Monday night, but Cavaliers coach David Blatt said the four-time MVP will be ready when the regular season opens next week.
Analysis: James, who had an anti-inflammatory injection in his back last week, hasn't played since Oct. 12. Asked before Cleveland's preseason finale against the Mavericks if there was any chance James wouldn't be ready when the Cavaliers visit Chicago on Oct. 27, Blatt said, ''he will absolutely be ready for the season opener.''
|Oct. 15 3:59 PM PT4:59 PM MT5:59 PM CT6:59 PM ET22:59 GMT6:59 3:59 PM MST5:59 PM EST2:59 UAE (+1)00:5918:59 ET5:59 PM CT21:59 - James has received an anti-inflammatory injection to ease discomfort in his back.
Analysis: This would not prohibit James from playing in Cleveland's final two exhibitions next week. But coach David Blatt said Thursday he may rest the four-time MVP until the regular season. James missed a career-high 13 games last season.
|July 9 10:51 AM PT11:51 AM MT12:51 PM CT1:51 PM ET17:51 GMT1:51 10:51 AM MST12:51 PM EST21:51 UAE19:5113:51 ET12:51 PM CT16:51 - James has agreed to a one-year, $23 million contract with the Cavaliers for next season. The deal includes a $24 million player option for 2016-17.
Analysis: The agreement is not a surprise since James has said he intends to finish his career with Cleveland. He re-signed as a free agent with the Cavaliers last summer after four years in Miami.
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