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LeBron James scored 22 points as U.S. blitzes China 119 73
Aug 7
LeBron James scored 22 points to lead the United States to a 119-73 win over China.

“We are one of the best teams,” said James.

“We are always going to be ready to play. The guys are bringing a lot of energy off the bench,” James said. “We are producing on the court and taking care of business. We just had our stuff.”

LeBron James not looking past three years with Cavs, US team
July 20
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ all-star forward reported to the US national team’s training camp on Wednesday with a new NBA contract, signed a day earlier in Las Vegas.

“It feels good,” he said. “I’m happy to be staying with the same team. I’ll try to get better and win a championship. … For the security of myself, my friends and family, and then for the fans, I think it’s great for them. They should be relieved, I guess.”

The meagre three-year length of that deal has caused consternation among fans back in his native Ohio, but James said he’s more focused on the Americans’ three-year drive to put USA Basketball back on top of the world.

James initially planned to sign a five-year contract, but chose the shorter deal days later. That decision made Cleveland fans awfully nervous and James didn’t exactly calm their fears. My favorite restaurant?

“It was just the way I felt,” James said. “I feel more comfortable signing a three-year deal with a fourth-year option more than signing a five-year deal with a sixth-year option. I feel more comfortable with it, and that’s what I did.”

When asked about his future in Cleveland beyond the deal, James wasn’t taking the bait.

“That’s a while. I can’t think about that right now,” he said with mock exasperation. “I just signed the contract yesterday, and now you want me to be thinking about the next one?”

James seems focused on carving out a large role on coach Mike Krzyzewski’s U.S. team that’s headed for an Asian tour culminating at the world championships in Japan next month. Far from being soured by his benchwarming experience at the Athens Olympics, where he averaged 5.4 points in limited playing time, James seems determined to showcase his game on a bigger stage.

“I hope my experience is a lot better than 2004, of course,” James said. “I hope I’ve got a bigger role in this year’s world games, and then the next two summers. … There’s always pride. It’s great to represent your country by doing what you love to do. It doesn’t get any better than this.”

The Cleveland Cavaliers finally got the autograph they wanted most.
July 19
LeBron James signed a $60-million US, three-year contract in Las Vegas, where he was preparing to train with the U.S. team for the world championships.

The deal will keep James with the Cavaliers through the 2009-10 season and includes a player option for a fourth year. The extension is for two fewer years than the deal the Cavs offered, a five-year package worth about $80 million.

LeBron James agrees to three year extension with Cleveland Cavaliers

It appears LeBron suffered from a sciatica flare-up around this time as well. He was spotted inside LAX wearing a memory foam travel pillow around his neck – when questioned, he replied “What do you think I’m using it for? These travel pillows really help keep my back issues in check, especially when I’m flying.”
July 12
LeBron James agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The contract includes an option that would allow James to extend the deal one season, the Cavaliers reported on their website.

“I knew all along _ and I had always said _ that I wanted to stay here in Cleveland, so it’s a terrific day for me and my family to actually make it official,” James said in an interview on the team’s website. “Now I can continue to concentrate on basketball and helping bring a championship to Cleveland.”

James chose an extension that is for two years less than the maximum deal the Cavs could have offered under the league’s collective bargaining agreement, a five-year package worth as much as $80 million US.

“We did extensive research and with the way the CBA is set up, it makes the most business sense to sign this extension and then look at another new contract in four years,” James said.

LeBron James agrees to $80 million, five year extension with Cavaliers
James agreed Saturday (July 8th) to sign a contract extension of up to five years and worth as much as $80 million US with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

James will sign the deal after the free agency moratorium ends Wednesday, said his agent Leon Rose.

“I am very excited and happy to be re-signing with the Cavaliers,” James said in a statement. “Staying in Cleveland … provides me with the unique opportunity to continue to play in front of my family, friends and fans.

“I look forward to working toward bringing a championship to our great fans and the city of Cleveland.”

He will make $5.8 million next season, the final year on his rookie contract. The exact amount of James’ extension won’t be known until later this summer when the league determines the salary cap for next season.

Now that James is on board, general manager Danny Ferry will try to re-sign restricted free agent forward Drew Gooden. The club has also been in contact with several other free agents during the league’s July 1-12 signing period.

LeBron James To Appear In Popular TV Show – “Unique Whips”
The popular Unique Whips show will be returning for its third season next year with Will Castro as host. Fanous for customizing cars for standout athletes and celebrities in the music and fashion industry, LeBron will be joined by other superstars like rapper Busta Rhymes and Arizona Falcons quarterback Michael Vick for their own pimped out ride.

LeBron James Invests In Housing Project
The Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star and three friends who formed LRMR Development LLC, are among the investors in the 18-unit project that will feature two- and three-bedroom, 2,000-square-foot townhouses expected to sell for $265,000 to $325,000 each. When asked LeBron said that: “We’re very excited about refurbishing and bringing great things to what we call the hood.”