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LeBron James Beat Reporter — Plain Dealer

NBA reporter for the Northeast Ohio Media Group covering LeBron James and the Cavaliers. http://www.cleveland.com; jvardon@cleveland.com

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, vacationing in the Bahamas

cleveland.com — CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Well, it worked for Kevin Love and the Cavaliers. But probably not for Dwyane Wade. Wade and LeBron James were spotted vacationing Wednesday night with their wives at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas. Pictures of their trip circulated on Twitter by an eye witness, who later Tweeted the vacationers were sleeping on a yacht.

LeBron James and Kevin Love: It's always sunny in Cleveland, isn't it?

cleveland.com — CLEVELAND, Ohio - Nothing makes one long for the cold, harsh winters on Lake Erie like a poolside party somewhere near Santa Monica. Or so said Kevin Love. "It turns out pools are great meeting places," Love said in his Players' Tribune piece announcing his return to the Cavaliers as a free agent.

NBA free agency: LeBron James is free, yet he isn't Cleveland Cavaliers' most pressing concern

cleveland.com — CLEVELAND, Ohio - LeBron James is the NBA's best player and once again a free agent. And yet, he's not even the Cavaliers' most pressing concern. In part because of James' known intention to re-sign with Cleveland, in part because of the Cavs' fluid roster, and in part because of the pressure James is applying simply by becoming a free agent, general manager David Griffin enters the free agency period at 12:01 a.m.

Stephen Curry beat LeBron James as NBA's top jersey seller for playoffs

cleveland.com — CLEVELAND, Ohio - Stephen Curry got the better of LeBron James on the court and in the gift shop. Curry's No. 30 Golden State jersey was the NBA's top seller for the playoffs, besting James' No. 23 Cavaliers shirt from April through June, based on sales through NBAStore.com.

LeBron James and Kevin Love sat poolside Sunday in Los Angeles

cleveland.com — CLEVELAND, Ohio -- LeBron James and Kevin Love may not be "best friends." But pool buddies? Two of the Cavaliers' most important, expensive free agents to be were spotted hanging out Sunday at a Los Angeles-area hotel pool. Sources confirmed that James, who is in L.A.

LeBron James tells Cleveland Cavaliers he will opt out of his contract, as expected

cleveland.com — CLEVELAND, Ohio -- As expected, LeBron James will decline the player's option on his contract for next season and become a free agent July 1. James' team notified the Cavs today that he would pass on his $21.57 million option. But he's also expected to sign a new, one year deal with an option for 2016-17 with the Cavaliers.

LeBron James' busy summer schedule: Rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers is only one part of it

cleveland.com — The league's players' union holds its summer meeting on July 20 in Las Vegas, coinciding with the conclusion of the NBA's Vegas summer league schedule. James was elected executive vice president of the union during the All-Star break, and now holds a formal position of power working with close friend and union president, Chris Paul.

NBA Draft 2015: LeBron James is "very much engaged" with Cleveland Cavaliers on roster decisions

cleveland.com — INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - LeBron James hasn't said anything to the Cavaliers about his contract situation, general manager David Griffin said early Friday morning. But about the Cavs' roster? "We've heard from him every day pretty much," Griffin said, following the 2015 NBA Draft. "He's very engaged."

LeBron James, Corey Kluber, Ohio State Buckeyes up for multiple ESPYs

cleveland.com — CLEVELAND, Ohio - LeBron James was nominated for at least three ESPYs, the annual Academy Awards-esque show for sports by ESPN to honor the best male and female athletes and teams on July 15. James was nominated for best male athlete, best championship performance, and for the 11 th consecutive year best NBA player.

NBA Draft 2015: Rich Paul represents Trey Lyles, Montrezl Harrell -- two more for the LeBron James family tree

cleveland.com — CLEVELAND, Ohio - One mock draft predicts the Cavaliers will use the 24 th overall draft choice Thursday night to select Louisville power forward Montrezl Harrell. The scenario - laid out by DraftExpress.com - is unlikely unless the Cavs make the pick as part of a trade with a team that could use a big man.
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Jul 04, 2015

There is virtually no scenario I see in which Tristan isn't a Cav and handsomely paid. So I think there's some posturing here

Jul 04, 2015

Also, and this isn't (just) my own opinion, David West doesn't really fit the Cavs' roster. They have Love, Mozgov, and presumably Tristan

Jul 04, 2015

Teams have to talk to Rich Paul about LeBron while he's a free agent. Therefore, there will be no ask for LeBron to help recruit West

Jul 02, 2015

Tristan Thompson's contract remains the priority with Klutch Sports. LeBron's contract to come

Jul 02, 2015

Moving from Cbus to Cleveland, one must adjust to midges. To help my 5-yr old (and teach him history) I showed him: pic.twitter.com/7NajqwHeVB

Jul 01, 2015

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, vacationing in the Bahamas. That's about the extent of their reunion bit.ly/1UaQciB

Jul 01, 2015

LeBron James and Kevin Love: A pool party planned in Boston bit.ly/1GOPHAR

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