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LeBron James ruled ineligible

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- High school basketball star LeBron James, expected to be the top pick in the NBA draft, has been ruled ineligible for the rest of the season for accepting cloth

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James given approval to play

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- High school basketball phenom LeBron James of Akron, Ohio, will be a player through the season.

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New York 125, Cleveland 93

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Allan Houston scored 29 points Monday night as the New York Knicks rolled to a 125-93 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have lost 15 consecutive games.

Sacramento 94; Cleveland 67

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Peja Stojakovic scored 17 points and Chris Webber grabbed 14 rebounds Tuesday night as the Sacramento Kings cruised to a season-opening 94-67 rout of the shorth

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Mariano Rivera placed on Disabled List

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'Canes try to recover from bitter setback

LeBron James suffers broken wrist

CHICAGO, June 9 (UPI) -- 17-year-old LeBron James, generally considered the best high school basketball player in the county, will be down for as many as eight weeks after suffering a b

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, May 29 (UPI) -- Kings dump Lakers in Game Five

Lucas suspended; Cavs fined

CLEVELAND, May 29 (UPI) -- The NBA announced Tuesday that the Cleveland Cavaliers have been fined $150,000 and Coach John Lucas has been suspended for the first two regular season games o

Lucas suspended, Cavs fined

NEW YORK, May 28 (UPI) -- The NBA on Tuesday fined the Cleveland Cavaliers $150,000 and suspended coach John Lucas for the first two games of next season for allowing high school phenom
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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)
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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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