Tags: National Basketball Assn

LeBron James Faces Backlash Unseen Since ‘The Decision’

It has been almost a decade since the last time LeBron James faced widespread backlash. Fans in Cleveland burned his jersey. They threw rocks at a billboard with his face on it. James was maligned as a narcissist by Dan Gilbert, the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, in a letter that was widely mocked. And…

LeBron James Says Executive Was ‘Misinformed’ in China Tweet

LOS ANGELES — LeBron James on Monday night sharply criticized Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, for his recent tweet in support of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters. The tweet set off a furor for the N.B.A. last week while James and the Los Angeles Lakers were in China. “I believe he wasn’t…

China Conflict Mutes N.B.A.’s New-Season Buzz

Want more basketball in your inbox? Sign up for Marc Stein’s weekly N.B.A. newsletter here. This embryonic N.B.A. season has already given us Trae Young dribbling through J.J. Redick’s legs, Ben Simmons swishing a 3-pointer as if he always makes them and Zion Williamson rumbling for 29 points in his second pro game — with…