Los Angeles Lakers
After the week Miami Heat superstar forward LeBron James had, being named the Player of the Week seemed to be a slam dunk…and it was.
The NBA Most Valuable Player award won’t be given out for months, but there is little doubt that Miami Heat superstar LeBron James is playing at a level no one in the league can come close to matching.
Rapper Lil Wayne claimed he was kicked out of Sunday’s Miami Heat game for rooting for the wrong team, according to a tweet from the performer.
LeBron James scored 32 points on 12-for-18 shooting in a record-setting show, Dwyane Wade scored 30 and the Miami Heat beat the Los Angeles Lakers 107-97 on Sunday for their fifth straight win.
For a few exciting minutes in the fourth quarter, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers resembled the championship-caliber dynamo everybody expected this season, making a big run and surging past the Miami Heat. And then LeBron James calmly demonstrated why the Heat are the defending NBA champions and the Lakers are in 11th place in the Western Conference.
Miami Heat fans have been doing a lot of hand wringing as of late due to the team’s repeated rebounding woes contributing to a few losses. But the Heat is in first place, something another team of superstars out west are nowhere near.
Kobe Bryant is no longer a holdout. He’s on Twitter.
The Los Angeles Lakers shocked the basketball world Monday morning when they hired former New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns head coach Mike D’Antoni to be the team’s new head coach, replacing Mike Brown who was fired on Friday.
Even for the rumor mongering world of the NBA, it’s a little surreal to see a player forced to dispel chatter about a move that’s two years away. But that’s what LeBron James did Thursday.
The Miami Heat are almost ready to chase a second straight championship, but there are plenty of landmines waiting for the Heat on the roster and on the schedule.