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LeBron James will return home to play for Cleveland Cavaliers

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:13 pm July 11, 2014 Basketball superstar LeBron James is going home. James announced that he will be leaving the Miami Heat to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James, who is from Akron, Ohio, will be returning to the team who drafted him.

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Lebron James threatens boycott if Donald Sterling not removed from Clippers

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:41 pm May 14, 2014 Miami Heat star LeBron James and other players are threatening to boycott the NBA if Sterling remains owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.  According to Roger Mason Jr., the NBA Player’s Association president, James and other athletes say they aren’t setting foot on the court next year […]

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Video: Lebron James surprises teen with cancer

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:53 pm March 31, 2014 Earlier this year, we shared the story of 16-year-old Ebony Nettles-Bey, a teen battling cancer. Nettles-Bey never let the disease get the best of her, and she went on the be one of her high school basketball team’s leading scorers. This weekend, one of her wishes was […]

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Not One…Not Two…: LeBron James’ Message to Single Mothers

By Summer M. 9:00 am January 20, 2014 Last week, Beyonce garnered many of the headlines about this year’s The Shriver Report, an annual study about the state of women and girls in society today. Queen Bey’s brief essay both further solidified her position as a feminist and gave bloggers and pundits yet another opportunity to […]

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Will a Win for LeBron Tonight Rehab His Image?

Are you (still) rooting against James and the Heat tonight? If you’re rooting for or against James, why? Would a championship rehabilitate James’ image?

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The Problem with LeBron James

By tamara @tamaracg 2:00 pm June 20, 2012 Contrary to popular belief I don’t dislike LeBron James. I almost feel sorry for him. He has been commodified since he was about 16 years old. I was a sophomore in high school the first time I saw him on television. And then he was on the […]

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The King Wants Rings Redux

By Summer M. 8:26 am July 26, 2010 The other day, I was talking to my so-not-a-sports fan friend, rrrr about the LeBron James situation.  I mentioned how people took real issue with the slavery as analogy aspect of the whole debate.  I know I said something about the plantation model in my previous post […]

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Plantations, Power and Professional Athletes

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm July 14, 2010 There is so much wrong with this entire LeBron James fiasco it would take a year to flesh it all out, by which time LeBron may have his first ring (courtesy of Dwyane Wade and the backup dancers down in South Beach). Reactions have been varied, as […]

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The King Wants Rings

By Summer M. 12:04 pm July 12, 2010 Sometimes, I make myself sick.  I waited for the LeBron James ESPN special, “The Decision,” like it was a Michael Jackson music video premiere.  (Remember the time?)  I sat in front of the television and waited for LBJ to moonwalk, spin, grab his crotch, and scream “Shamon,” […]

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NBA Free Agency Frenzy 2010

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm June 30, 2010 Who says the offseason is boring? Tomorrow marks the biggest day in the NBA season thus far (screw the Lakers). Tomorrow, July 1st is the start of the free agency period. You know what that means, all LeBron, all the time. Some of those other guys, some […]

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