NBA: Cleveland 104, Seattle 96

SEATTLE, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- LeBron James had 27 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists Tuesday night as Cleveland beat the Seattle SuperSonics, 104-96.

NBA: LA Lakers 89, Cleveland 79

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Rookie Brian Cook scored 11 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter to boost the L.A. Lakers to an 89-79 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

NBA: Toronto 75, Cleveland 69

TORONTO, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Vince Carter shook off a brutal first three quarters Wednesday night and dominated down the stretch to lead Toronto past Cleveland, 75-69.

NBA: New Jersey 97, Cleveland 82

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Before its largest crowd of the season, New Jersey pulled away for a 97-82 victory over Cleveland Friday night as Jason Kidd scored 26 points.

Dwayne Wade out two weeks

MIAMI, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, who has been making a case for Rookie of the Year, will miss at least two weeks with a bone bruise in his right wrist.

NBA: Indiana 92, Cleveland 89

CLEVELAND, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Ron Artest shook off early foul trouble to score 16 of his 18 points in the second half Tuesday to lift Indiana to a 92-89 victory over Cleveland.

NBA: Cleveland 86, Portland 74

CLEVELAND, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- LeBron James, teenage rookie, continued his recent tear Sunday with 32 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists as Cleveland beat Portland. 86-74.

NBA: Chicago 87, Cleveland 80

CLEVELAND, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Kirk Hinrich made a key defensive play with less than minute remaining Friday night to boost Chicago past Cleveland, 87-80.

NBA: Orlando 113, Cleveland 101 (OT)

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Juwan Howard took over in overtime Thursday to lead Orlando to a 113-101 victory over Cleveland.

NBA: Cleveland 97, New Orleans 86

CLEVELAND, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Eric Williams scored seven straight points Tuesday to give the Cavaliers their first lead with 7:33 left on the way to a 97-86 victory over New Orleans.

NBA: Cleveland 95, Chicago 87

CHICAGO, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Teenager LeBron James continued his recent tear with 32 points Saturday as Cleveland pulled out a 95-87 victory over the Chicago Bulls.

NBA: Cleveland 88, Philadelphia 81

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- LeBron James scored 12 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter Friday night as Cleveland finally won on the road with an 88-81 decision over Philadelphia.

Travis Outlaw goes on injured list

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The Portland Trail Blazers placed rookie forward Travis Outlaw on injured reserve Friday.

Walters chooses year's top 10 media stars

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Nicole Kidman, Hillary Clinton and the guys from "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" made Barbara Walters' list of the year's most interesting people.

NBA: Houston 89, Cleveland 85

CLEVELAND, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Steve Francis scored seven of his 18 points in a decisive run Wednesday night to lead Houston to a 89-85 victory over Cleveland.
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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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