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LeBron James respected Michael Beasley’s talent during their time with Miami Heat

Los Angeles Lakers fans entered the summer dreaming that their team will emerge out of the offseason with a superstar trio of LeBron James, Paul …

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Cleveland Cavaliers Fire Head Coach Mid-Season

The Cleveland Cavaliers have fired head coach David Blatt halfway through his second year. Assistant head coach Tyronn Lue will take over with a …

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The Lakers Are Playing The Spurs And Kawhi Leonard Beautifully

The Lakers could have gone so many different directions with the Spurs and Kawhi Leonard.<p>In the end they chose the right path, and it turns out it was towards the exit sign.<p>According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the Lakers have stuffed their suitcase with all the free toiletries, packed up and left …

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The Raptors And Spurs Are ‘Legitimately Talking’ About A Kawhi Leonard Trade

Could the Toronto Raptors swoop in and win the Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes? According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, the possibility of Leonard heading north of the border exists. Windhorst appeared on <i>Tim and Sid</i> on Sportsnet to discuss the latest chatter surrounding a deal for Leonard, and while the …

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Brian Windhorst: Raptors in 'Driver's Seat' for Kawhi Leonard Amid Trade Rumors

The Toronto Raptors are emerging as a favorite to land San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard.<p>During an appearance on <i>The Lowe Post</i> podcast, ESPN's Brian Windhorst speculated the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers could be backing out of the Leonard sweepstakes, clearing the way for Toronto …

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Are Raptors viable trade destination for Kawhi Leonard?

The Lakers, Clippers, 76ers and Celtics have dominated Kawhi Leonard trade discussions for most of the summer.<p>But the Raptors have emerged as a …

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Brian Windhorst; Nick Friedell

Zach talks to ESPN's Nick Friedell about the Bulls signing Jabari Parker and then Brian Windhorst about what comes next for the Bucks -- plus Kawhi, …

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ESPN’s Brian Windhorst On What Trades The Cavs Might Make

The face of the NBA has shifted to the Western Conference as LeBron James took his talents from Cleveland to Los Angeles. Of course, the reigning NBA …

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ESPN’s Brian Windhorst: This Kawhi Leonard Trade Is Actually Possible

Kawhi Leonard wants to end up in Los Angeles, but the Lakers don’t seem willing to give up what the Spurs are asking for, and the Clippers don’t …

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Unpacking all the free agency machinations

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon, Andrew Han and Jackie MacMullan chat about LeBron (9:00), Carmelo's inevitable exodus from OKC (16:45), continuing …

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Hour 2: Can Kawhi and the Spurs Make Up?

Sarah Spain and Myron Medcalf discuss LeBron's power in LA and Bryce Harper's future. Plus, Brian Windhorst joins the show.

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Brian Windhorst suggests LeBron James has waved white flag vs. Warriors

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst is as in tune with LeBron James as almost anyone out there. He’s been covering the four-time MVP for long enough to have an …

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Windhorst fascinated by Lakers' acquisition of Rondo

With the Lakers' acquisition of Rajon Rondo, Brian Windhorst believes the team should be concerned about a lack of players on the roster who can hit …

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Windhorst: Contract reflects LeBron's lack of trust in Cavs

Brian Windhorst discusses LeBron James' commitment to the Lakers with a four-year contract and how it compares to his contracts with the Cavs.

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The Jump Podcast: Free Agency Special

Paul Pierce, Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne join Rachel Nichols to break down the latest free agency updates including Lebron, Rajon Rondo, …

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ESPN’s Brian Windhorst Provides Latest Update On LeBron, Sixers

Everyone is trying to figure out where LeBron James is going. Every NBA reporter is chasing this story to some extent.<p>ESPN’s Brian Windhorst is …

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LeBron to the Lakers emergency pod

Brian Windhorst, Amin Elhassan and Rachel Nichols gather in the offices of ESPN LA to record an "emergency pod" about LeBron James choosing the …

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Brian Windhorst went off on live TV after seeing Paul George’s contract with the Thunder

Windy’s not wrong, either.<p>Paul George didn’t sign with the Lakers after all. Instead of going home like he claimed he wanted to do all along, George re-signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder on a four-year max contract worth $137 million.<p>The logistics of the contract absolutely “stunned” ESPN’s …

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ESPN’s Brian Windhorst Had A Priceless Live Reaction To Paul George’s 4-Year Deal In OKC

Paul George agreed to re-sign in Oklahoma City on the first night of free agency in what would’ve been a stunning decision months ago, but was the expected outcome after recent reports all pointed to him remaining with the Thunder.<p>George made his announcement on stage at Russell Westbrook’s house …

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ESPN analyst Brian Windhorst goes nuts reacting to Paul George contract

It was expected that if Paul George did re-sign with the Thunder, that it would be a 1+1 deal (similar to the one Kevin Durant inked with the …

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ESPN's Brian Windhorst was in disbelief over Paul George's puzzling OKC contract

From the time Paul George broke out as an NBA All-Star with the Pacers, it was essentially assumed that he would join his hometown Lakers when free agency came along. He elected to pass on an opportunity to sign a five-year, $219 million contract that would have kept him in Indiana. It all led to …

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Brian Windhorst: 1 Thing Could Probably Stop LeBron From Going To The Lakers

LeBron James is now a couple of hours into his 2018 NBA free agency. The league’s free agency period began at 12:01 a.m. E.T. today. The superstar …

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Windhorst 'stunned' by George's deal with OKC

Brian Windhorst says that Paul George's 4-year, $137M deal with the Thunder is PG giving Oklahoma City a "giant hug."

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ESPN’s Brian Windhorst Has Major Update On LeBron, Sixers

The Philadelphia 76ers have officially entered the race to sign free agent star LeBron James. The Sixers have kind of always been mentioned for …

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ESPN’s Brian Windhorst says LeBron James’ team isn’t in a literal cave

LeBron James is in the process of deciding where he will play basketball next season along with his family and advisors. On Friday, ESPN’s Brian …

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ESPN reporter comically clarifies that LeBron’s ‘Decision Cave’ isn’t a literal cave

NBA free agency is pure madness when a superstar player like LeBron James is involved.<p><i>ESPN</i>‘s Brian Windhorst added to the social media jokes when he reported that James is with his friends in the Caribbean in “what they call ‘The Decision Cave.'” It seems pretty obvious that it’s not a literal …

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Brian Windhorst: 'LeBron James Is Pretty Focused on Los Angeles or Cleveland'

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James is reportedly set to choose between remaining with the Cavs or joining the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent.<p>On Friday, Brian Windhorst of ESPN noted James is "pretty focused on Los Angeles or Cleveland" and turned down offers to meet with some NBA teams, …

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Report: LeBron James declines option for 2018-19 season, becomes free agent

1 week ago<p>There are reports LeBron James is declining his $35.6 million contract option for next season.<p>The move makes him an unrestricted free …

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Report: LeBron James informs Cavs he won’t exercise option

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James informed the Cavaliers Friday he will not exercise his $35.6 million option for the 2018-2019 season and will …

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Cavs reportedly ‘firmly in mix’ for LeBron James despite contract decison

LeBron James informed the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday that he will not opt into the one year remaining on his deal, but that does not mean the team …

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