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Could LeBron return to Cleveland?
LeBron James, as is his habit, destroyed his old team on Tuesday night, scoring 43 points in a dismantling of the Cavaliers in Cleveland. James could have made a run at his personal record of 61 points, as he had 25 in the first quarter, but he chose to show mercy and stop shooting. James was asked about returning to the Cavaliers someday, and though his pending free agency is a hotter and hotter topic these days, he chose to be noncommittal. He did, however, express a desire to see the Cavaliers retire his jersey at the end of his career, which would be a lot easier if he'd worn it more recently than 2010.
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What to make of NBA MVP race?
Expected to be epic, the Kevin Durant-vs.-LeBron James NBA MVP race has cooled a little bit, allowing players such as Blake Griffin to creep into the discussion. Or have they? The leading scorer for the scorching Los Angeles Clippers says it's still a two-man race, with Durant or James almost destined to take home the trophy. Is he right? If so, who wins it? Would Griffin get your third-place vote, or someone else?
The NBA's sleeved jerseys have a ways to go before being accepted by the league's most famous player. LeBron James partially blamed the new jerseys for his awful 6-of-18 shooting night in the Heat's 111-87 loss to the Spurs.
"Every time I shoot it feels like it's just pulling right up underneath my arm," said James. "I already don't have much room for error on my jump shot. It's definitely not a good thing."
It's not the first time LeBron has had a bad game while wearing sleeves: he was 0-for-4 from 3-point range against the Lakers on Christmas and 0-for-7 from the same range during the All-Star Game. We're pretty sure he'd be able to adjust if they were a full-time thing, but for now, LeBron seems to be a different player when his shoulders are covered.
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