NBA: Cleveland 84, Phoenix 83

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A layup by LeBron James with three-tenths of a second remaining Wednesday gave Cleveland an 84-83 win over Portland.

James wants Cavaliers to pursue Jason Kidd

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- All-star forward LeBron James thinks the Cleveland Cavaliers should pursue a trade for New Jersey Nets point guard Jason Kidd.
Ankle sprain sidelines Varejao 3-4 weeks

Ankle sprain sidelines Varejao 3-4 weeks

CLEVELAND, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers learned Wednesday that Anderson Varejao's left-ankle sprain will sideline the veteran guard/forward for three to four weeks.

Cleveland's Varejao has sprained ankle

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Cleveland Cavaliers forward/center Anderson Varejao underwent an MRI on his sprained left ankle Monday and found no additional injury.

NBA: Cleveland 98, LA Lakers 95

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- LeBron James scored a game-high 41 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 98-95 win against the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday.

NBA: Phoenix 110, Cleveland 108

CLEVELAND, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A baseline jumper by Shawn Marion with a second to play Friday gave Phoenix a 110-108 victory over Cleveland.

Garnett, Bryant lead All-Star voting

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Boston's Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers led the final voting for this year's NBA All-Star Game, it was announced Thursday.

NBA: Cleveland 121, Washington 85

CLEVELAND, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Zydrunas Igauskas and LeBron James combined for 47 points Wednesday in Cleveland's fifth straight victory, a 121-85 rout of the Washington Wizards.

NBA: Cleveland 97, Miami 90

MIAMI, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- LeBron James scored 28 points Monday and the Cleveland Cavaliers withstood a second-half barrage by Dwyane Wade en route to a 97-90 victory over the Miami Heat.

NBA: Cleveland 90, San Antonio 88

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- LeBron James scored the go-ahead basket with 33.6 seconds remaining Thursday, giving the Cleveland Cavaliers a 90-88 victory over San Antonio.

NBA: Cleveland 132, Memphis 124 (OT)

MEMPHIS, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- LeBron James had 51 points, nine assists and eight rebounds Tuesday, sending the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 132-124 overtime win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

NBA: Cleveland 113, Charlotte 106 (2OT)

CLEVELAND, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- LeBron James touched off a nine-point run in the second overtime Friday, boosting the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 113-106 win over Charlotte.
Garnett tops in NBA All-Star voting

Garnett tops in NBA All-Star voting

NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Boston's Kevin Garnett leads all vote getters in balloting to select the starters for the 2008 NBA All-Star Game.

NBA: Atlanta 90, Cleveland 81

ATLANTA, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Atlanta's Joe Johnson had 29 points, seven rebounds and five assists Wednesday, helping the Hawks beat Cleveland 90-81 and end a four-game losing streak.

NBA: Cleveland 95, Seattle 79

CLEVELAND, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- LeBron James scored 22 points Tuesday, helping the Cleveland Cavaliers to their fourth straight victory, 95-79 over the Seattle SuperSonics.
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LeBron James
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23), seen playing against the Los Angeles Lakers in L.A. on January 19, 2009, is the NBA's Most Valuable Player according to reports on May 4, 2009. (UPI Photo/Phil McCarten/FILE)

LeBron Raymone James (pronounced /ləˈbrɒn/; born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed "King James", he was a three-time "Mr. Basketball" of Ohio in high school, and was highly promoted in the national media as a future NBA superstar while a sophomore at St. Vincent – St. Mary High School. He was selected with the number one pick in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers and signed a shoe contract with Nike before his professional debut. Listed as a small forward, James has set numerous youngest player records since joining the league. He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2003–04, was named the NBA Most Valuable Player in 2008–09 and 2009–10, and has been both an All-NBA selection and an All-Star every season since 2005. In 2010, a much-publicized free agency process ended with James signing with the Miami Heat. He became the third reigning NBA MVP to change teams and the first since Moses Malone in 1982.

The focal point of the Cleveland offense, James led the team to consecutive playoff appearances from 2006 through 2010. In 2007, the Cavaliers advanced to the Conference Finals for the first time since 1992 and to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history, ultimately losing to the San Antonio Spurs. In 2011, James and the Miami Heat advanced to the NBA Finals but lost to the Dallas Mavericks in 6 games, 4–2. James has been a member of the USA national team, winning a bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics and gold at the 2008 Olympics.

James attended St. Vincent–St. Mary High School in Akron, where he became a starter during his freshman year for the Fighting Irish. He averaged 21 points and 6.2 rebounds, and led the team to a 23–1 record, en route to the Division III state title. Coach Keith Dambrot started working with James doing $1 clinics at a local recreation center. In his sophomore year, James averaged 25.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 3.8 steals. He led the team to a 26–1 record and a Division III state title for the second straight season. He was the first sophomore to be named Ohio's "Mr. Basketball" and became the first sophomore ever selected to the USA Today All-USA First Team.

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