Extractions: Senior National Team init(false); NBA D-LEAGUE WNBA Global Brasil Canada China Español France Germany Japan Taiwan UK Teams Atlanta Boston Charlotte Chicago Cleveland Dallas Denver Detroit Golden State Houston Indiana LA Clippers LA Lakers Memphis Miami Milwaukee Minnesota New Jersey New Orleans New York Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix Portland Sacramento San Antonio Seattle Toronto Utah Washington WIRELESS FANTASY GAMES NBA TV STORE ... CLEVELAND, May 14 Cavaliers guard LeBron James has accepted an invitation from USA Basketball to join the 2004 USA Basketball Mens Senior National Team that will compete in the Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. James, the 2004 got milk? NBA Rookie of the Year, is the first player to be named to the USA Olympic team as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. He will also become the NBAs first rookie and youngest player to join the national team since professional players started competing at the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992. I am honored to be invited to participate on the U.S. Olympic team. Its a dream come true for me to represent my country, stated James, who will be 19-years, seven months and 13 days old when the 04 Olympics open on Aug.13 making him the youngest USA male basketball player to participate in the Olympics since Spencer Haywood in 1968 (Haywood was 19 years, five months and 26 days old at the start of the '68 games). I look forward to joining my fellow Americans and competing against the best basketball players in the world. I am excited to have the opportunity to play for Larry Brown and his staff. I have great respect for coach Brown, and we have an Akron, Ohio connection.
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Extractions: OAS_listpos = "PageCount,NavBottom120x90,Top728x90,Zaplet1,FloatBottom,Bottom468x60,VerticalBanner,Poster3"; Classifieds: Cars Jobs Dating USA TODAY ... Weather Basketball Basketball home Scores Basketball briefs Statistics ... City Guides Other Leagues WNBA NBDL CBA USBL Tools Game matchups Sheridan's odds Live odds Sagarin ratings Indexes Scores Columnist index Sports briefs TV listings ... Sports index Marketplace Baseball Tickets Football Tickets Basketball Tickets Shopping ... Classifieds Posted 6/23/2003 9:26 PM Updated 6/24/2003 12:37 AM 2003 NBA Draft Program Complete NBA Draft coverage King James finally coronated at draft Nance's first-round analysis Multimedia Photo gallery: A look at tomorrow's NBA stars Video: LeBron shows he's got next at D.C.'s Capital Classic Video: James in action (Courtesy: WKYC-TV) Audio James says on draft night he won't be fazed by hype Anthony: Winning NCAA title swayed decision to leave early James: Expects to adjust quickly to NBA The prospects Point guard bios Shooting guard bios Focus: Wade Small forward bios ... Focus: Kaman Commentary Zillgitt: NBA going global for good reason Lopresti: King James has his work cut out O'Connor: LeBron's protege on the way Draft chats June 23 transcript:
Extractions: By DAN PATTISON (DENVER) The ABA's best kept secret is San Antonio's guard James Silas. Living in obscurity is a way of life for him. The 6-1, 185-pound guard was a two-time All-America at Stephen F. Austin. Stephen F. Austin? No one is sure yet whether that is a college or someone who just died at the Alamo. It hardly rings a bell like a UCLA, Indiana, Maryland, Kentucky, North Carolina, etc. But while Silas was there, the little NAIA Nacogdoches, Texas school was a power. His senior year, Stephen F. Austin was 29-1 and he averaged 30.7 points per outing. "No one heard of Stephen F. Austin even though we had a good team," Silas pointed out. "I think scouts should look to NAIA schools more. "There are good players in the NAIA who don't even get a chance. Coming out of the NAIA hurts a guy. If you have a big name like a Travis Grant or Elmore Smith (both former Kentucky State stars), it doesn't hurt you. But it has hurt others. There is no recognition. The bigger schools get the ink and television exposure. I thought I was as good as anyone I read about. I always thought I was as good as the big college guards. Now, I'm getting my chance to prove it." But playing with the Spurs in the ABA, Silas is back where he started living in obscurity. The ABA has no television exposure and hardly captures the national headlines. The only headlines it has corralled lately is the sinking or staying afloat of the Virginia franchise after three other franchises folded this season.
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Extractions: JAMES SILAS Observers of Spurs basketball in the 1970s often noted that guard James Silas played nearly as important a role in the early years of the team as George Gervin. Overshadowed by scoring star and backcourt mate Gervin, Silas earned a reputation as the team's best clutch player. The 6-foot-3 team captain won several games by hitting the last shot in the closing seconds Thus, his nickname - "Captain Late."
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Extractions: LeBron James LeBron James was born on December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio. His mother, Gloria James, was only 16 at the time. His biological father, Anthony McClelland, was an ex-con uninterested in being a parent. Gloria raised LeBron on her own, and to this day he goes by her last name. Life was often a struggle for LeBron and his mother. Gloria battled personal problems during much of his childhood. Some of those were brought on by the death of her mother, who passed away when LeBron was an infant. Bouncing between retail and accounting jobs, Gloria was never able to land steady work, and she and LeBron moved from apartment to apartment. The pair got to know all the seedier neighborhoods of Akron, a city of more than 200,000 located less than a hour south of Cleveland. Despite her failings, Gloria worked hard to be a loving mother and shield LeBron from the poverty and violence of the streets. This was no easy chore, and at times made her choice of boyfriends seem puzzling. When LeBron was two, she started dating Eddie Jackson. In and out of trouble with the law, he went to prison in 1990 for aggravated cocaine trafficking. (In 2002, he pled guilty to mortgage fraud and mail fraud.) Nevertheless LeBron formed a bond with Jackson, and Gloria liked having a man around who was willing to serve as a father figure. Her brothers, Terry and Curt, also helped out.
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Extractions: LeBron James: I havent talked to him very much, but he when I talked to him, he sounded like a really good guy. I am hoping to build a relationship because I think as a player, it is good to build a relationship with the front office and try to carry that out onto the floor. And that is what I am going to try to do.
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Extractions: Team Schedules, Information Tickets Home NBA Basketball Tickets ... Las Vegas TICKET CATEGORIES Professional Sports Tickets - MLB Baseball Tickets - NHL Hockey Tickets - NBA Basketball Tickets ... Login Gund Arena Events The Cleveland Cavaliers were supposed to go to the playoffs in 2004-05, thanks to the talent of superstar LeBron James. No one stepped up to help LeBron, though, and the Cavaliers barely topped .500 and missed the playoffs. Nevertheless, changes will turn the team into a powerhouse, so you had better get your tickets now, while theyre still available. CLICK HERE TO FIND Cleveland Cavaliers Tickets The Cleveland Cavaliers came to Ohio in 1970. Since then, they have played host to some great NBA stars. Ron Harper averaged nearly 20 points a game while wearing a Cavalier's uniform. The "Reign Man" Shawn Kemp collected rebounds and had his career high scoring average as a Cavalier. Big man Brad Daugherty, drafted number one in the 1986 draft, is the team's all time leader in points and rebounds. He was universally regarded as the best Cavalier ever. Then came LeBron. Related Links Cleveland Browns tickets Cleveland Indians tickets Cleveland State Vikings tickets Gund Arena Information ... Buy Cleveland Cavaliers Tickets The Cleveland Cavaliers are a team geared towards the future, not the past. The biggest event in Cavalier history was by far the drafting of LeBron James in 2003. James, perhaps the most highly touted high school basketball star ever, was the prized jewel of his draft class. James became an instant basketball icon, and ticket sales soared from the moment he was signed. Everyone wants a chance to see this kid play. The organization hopes that his leadership, his celebrity, and most importantly his game can raise the Cavaliers to new heights.
Extractions: Team Schedules, Information Tickets Home NBA Basketball Tickets ... Las Vegas TICKET CATEGORIES Professional Sports Tickets - MLB Baseball Tickets - NHL Hockey Tickets - NBA Basketball Tickets ... Login The Cleveland Cavaliers were supposed to go to the playoffs in 2004-05, thanks to the talent of superstar LeBron James. No one stepped up to help LeBron, though, and the Cavaliers barely topped .500 and missed the playoffs. Nevertheless, changes will turn the team into a powerhouse, so you had better get your tickets now, while theyre still available. Click here to find Cleveland Cavaliers tickets The Cleveland Cavaliers came to Ohio in 1970. Since then, they have played host to some great NBA stars. Ron Harper averaged nearly 20 points a game while wearing a Cavalier's uniform. The "Reign Man" Shawn Kemp collected rebounds and had his career high scoring average as a Cavalier. Big man Brad Daugherty, drafted number one in the 1986 draft, is the team's all time leader in points and rebounds. He was universally regarded as the best Cavalier ever. Then came LeBron. Related Links Cleveland Browns tickets Cleveland Indians tickets Cleveland State Vikings tickets Gund Arena Information ... Buy Cleveland Cavaliers Tickets The Cleveland Cavaliers are a team geared towards the future, not the past. The biggest event in Cavalier history was by far the drafting of LeBron James in 2003. James, perhaps the most highly touted high school basketball star ever, was the prized jewel of his draft class. James became an instant basketball icon, and ticket sales soared from the moment he was signed. Everyone wants a chance to see this kid play. The organization hopes that his leadership, his celebrity, and most importantly his game can raise the Cavaliers to new heights.
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Extractions: No I in Team but There's an M and an E Steve Nash has got the MVP award wrapped up. No doubt about it! I was convinced of this when I was in Seattle for the Phoenix Suns and the Seattle Sonics on March 6 th In the NBA pre-season I spoke with Lebron James when the Cavs were in Toronto. I couldn't believe my ears listening to King James speak, expressing a team first mentality. With the new wave of marketable NBA superstars coming why would we ever believe that someone wants to promote team first. It?s been so long since I had heard that kind of legit unselfish attitude be released from James, especially from someone so young. I didn't want to believe him but I had no choice, King James was speaking the truth. It was just a few months ago when James said his goal is to average a triple double. Far different from those who want to average the selfish triple double that we've been subjected to far too often recently. You don?t know about the selfish triple double? Double digit shot attempts, double digit missed shot attempt s and double digit free throw attempts. Of course NBA'ers will finish with 30 plus points if they shoot 25 times from the field and 15 free throws a game, do the math! You can't win a team championship all by yourself. Is it me or more often than not, when a player scores 40+ points a game their team loses. More unselfishness and less selfishness in sports is a necessary trend for all sports to pick up on ASAP. The teaching and growing in popularity of less me first is a beautiful thing.
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Extractions: CLEVELAND (Ticker) The Chicago Bulls looked lost trying to defend All-Stars Zydrunas Ilgauskas and LeBron James in the second half. Ilgauskas scored 26 of his 33 points and James 15 of his 27 after the break as the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped the Bulls' four-game winning streak, 100-91. "Both of them pretty much toyed with us all night," Chicago coach Scott Skiles said. Chicago, which rallied for a 105-101 overtime triumph vs. Miami on Tuesday, trailed by as many as 19 points late in the third quarter and 73-62 entering the fourth period. But behind rookie Ben Gordon , who scored seven points early in the final period, the Bulls climbed within 77-72 on a dunk by Eddy Curry with 9:11 remaining.
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Extractions: CLEVELAND (Ticker) The Cleveland Cavaliers got a scare of epic proportions before posting a win of significant importance. LeBron James shook off a left ankle injury early in the fourth quarter to hit a pivotal layup with 90 seconds to go as the Cleveland Cavaliers posted a 114-111 triumph over the Memphis Grizzlies The second-year phenom was in considerable pain and appeared to have suffered a serious injury when he came down on the foot of defender Dahntay Jones . James, who appeared to roll his ankle, was carried to the bench by teammates and limped to the locker room with 9:23 left. James emerged from the locker room to a roar from the crowd at Gund Arena and returned to the contest with 4:53 remaining. He had a basket just under a minute later and pushed the lead to 110-104 with a driving layup with 90 seconds to go.
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Extractions: WWW Contact FAQs Email This About ... TV MLB NBA ABA NFL WFL NHL WHL NASL MISL Stadiums Cards Others Other Sports By Patrick Mondout Topps produced a record number of cards for their basketball set in 1975 - the last to feature ABA cards (cards 221-330). In fact their record of 330 cards record would not be surpassed until . The increased selection included team checklist cards that featured a team photo on the front. The Seattle Super Sonics card had a great photo of the team deplaning a Boeing 747 (which may not have been " supersonic ", but was at least locally built). The price of the 10 card wax packs increased to 15¢ this year and, for the first time, did not include inserts - a double whammy for collectors. While there are still cards featuring head shots of players with unattractive walls behind them, this set featured more action photography than had ever appeared in a Topps set. The rookie card of Bobby Jones card below is an excellent example - as is the Moses Malone rookie on the right. Other rookies included Maurice Lucas and Keith Wilkes (later known as Jamaal Wilkes). The set had the cleanest design to date of a Topps basketball issue with just a pair of unnecessary angled bars in the top right keeping the card from being as close to "pure" as possible while still retaining the player's name and team on the front. The backs are memorable, even if they actually provide less space for biographical information. There is something about the the blue/green design (see below) that is more distinctive than any other of the Super70s basketball sets.
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Extractions: WWW Contact FAQs Email This About ... TV MLB NBA ABA NFL WFL NHL WHL NASL MISL Stadiums Cards Others Other Sports By Patrick Mondout This is one of the most memorable sets in any sport of the Super70s - though any set featuring guys named Corky Calhoun, Butch Beard, and Ticky Burden automatically qualifies. These cards were really big - bigger than the " tall boys " of the early Super70s. A full 3⅛ x 5¼ inches and great for autographs. The price of wax packs returned to 10¢, but you only received six cards instead of the usual ten - at least they were bigger. If you have not seen them in person then I'm afraid the pictures below won't help. They may look like like ordinary basketball cards, but you need to hold these larger than life cards in your hand to appreciate how cool they were to a child (with much smaller hands) of the Super70s. And while I will always be partial to the set for sentimental reasons, this was really the last classic set of basketball cards Topps ever produced. All of this is true despite some truly uninspired photos. Take a look at Dr. J on the right and the David Thompson rookie below. They are on the bench! Why not show one of them dunking over Artis Gilmore or Maurice Lucas? At least the size of the front allows for the largest unobstructed photos in the history of Topps basketball cards - even with the large letters spelling out the team nickname down the left side of the card.
Extractions: WITH THE CHOSEN ONE " LE BRON GIVE ME THOSE CAR KEYS " Under normal circumstances you might envy Paul Silas. Becoming head coach of the worst team in the NBA gives him no place to go but up. Except that things will not be normal in Cleveland next year not in basketball. Silas has 'inherited' Cleveland's home grown child basketball prodigy LeBron James. The default goes to James. If he doesn't perform up to Superman standards everyone will blame his coach not LeBron. No no no. Never LeBron. If he performs up to expectations the best Silas can hope for is the question Paul Who ? LeBron is The Franchise. Barring some truly bizarre trade in the coming years bet on James to outlast Silas. The best Silas can do is a draw with James in longevity if he produces championship teams out of these Cellar Dwellers.