LeBron to the Lakers? Prepare for the onslaught

Alabama's Trevor Releford invited to LeBron James Skills Academy





The Lakers are one of a handful of teams Yankees, Red Sox, Cowboys that are always the story, even if they are on the losing end. Now, they have an injured Kobe Bryant, a broken-down Steve Nash and a beaten-down Pau Gasol. Ah, and cap space. And thats what you will get tired of hearing about this season. You will likely hear more about it anything that James accomplishes on the court the national media has been there, done that, with the Miami story. You will likely hear more about it than what now happens in Houston a large city but not a glamorous one with Dwight Howard and James Harden. This was never going to be about the team that got Howard, unless that team was New York, which was not in play this time around. This was about the team that kept or lost him, because that team was the Lakers. So Pat Riley who somewhat comically challenged the media to stop talking about LeBron James and 2014, so as not to put the seed in anyones head should be prepared.









In addition, Releford finished the year with 70 steals, and in doing so, he became the program's all-time steals leader (194). Updated: Friday, July 5 2013 4:24 PM EDT2013-07-05 20:24:57 GMT TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama senior guard Trevor Releford is one of 20 collegiate players to have been invited to participate in the 2013 LeBron James Skills Academy. Releford is among an elite group Alabama senior guard Trevor Releford is one of 20 collegiate players to have been invited to participate in the 2013 LeBron James Skills Academy. Updated: Wednesday, June 26 2013 7:17 PM EDT2013-06-26 23:17:12 GMT Dominick Jackson's change of heart worked in Nick Saban's favor.The four-star offensive tackle went back on his commitment to UCLA and switched to Alabama."I talked to Coach Saban tonight," Jackson told Dominick Jackson's change of heart worked in Nick Saban's favor.The four-star offensive tackle went back on his commitment to UCLA and switched to Alabama."I talked to Coach Saban tonight," Jackson told Updated: Friday, June 21 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-22 03:41:21 GMT TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - New Alabama women's basketball coach Kristy Curry will make $400,000 annually over the next five years. University trustees approved the deal extending through April 30, 2018 on New Alabama women's basketball coach Kristy Curry will make $400,000 annually over the next five years. Updated: Friday, June 21 2013 5:47 PM EDT2013-06-21 21:47:31 GMT One of the University of Alabama football team's most loyal supporters has passed away.Dick Coffee Sr. died this week at the age 91.





Haute Event: LeBron James Celebrates the Miami Heats Back-to-Back Championships at Tao





James jumped on the mic to greet the crowd and stood on top of his booth where he was joined by boxer and friend Floyd Mayweather Jr. While shouting out Mayweather to the club, he announced that Floyd should only be called Money Mayweather and he should only be referred to as King James. Tao then surprised the two-time champ with a giant presentation including confetti showers and a parade of lights that escorted a chariot holding a pair of gold painted ladies through the crowd as well as an intricate cake shaped as two championship rings designed by Gimme Some Sugar. The party continued to the sounds of DJ Vice while James led the charge late into the night. Other athletes spotted at Tao Nightclub on Saturday include NFL players Adrian Wilson, Leon McFadden, Dimitri Patterson and Karlos Dansby who all partied at separate VIP tables throughout the club scene. At Lavo Italian Restaurant at the Palazzo, actress Elizabeth Hurley enjoyed dinner for the second night in a row. Hurley first dined with her beau on Friday and loved it so much that she brought her friends in on Saturday as well. Click on the photos below to enlarge.





LeBron James and the Miami Heat are once again World Champs





In so doing, the Heat became the LeBron James 10 Shoes first team to successfully defend their title since the Lakers did it in 2009-2010. This series was a tightly contested one, and though the attention was on LeBron and his legacy throughout the series, it wasnt until Game 7 that the onus was on James to perform. The real story of this series was which of all the old-horses had more left in the tank? Manu Ginoblis been with the Spurs since 2002. Hes a two-time All Star, 2x All NBA (3rd team), 6th Man of the Year, is one of the 50 greatest European imports in NBA history, has won Olympic and FIBA Gold, and is a three-time NBA Champion. His counterpart at shooting guard is Dwyane Wade: a champion in his own right who has 3 Championships (now), is a Finals MVP, a 9x All Star, 8x All NBA (2 first team, 3 second, 3 third team selections), scoring champ, and Olympic gold medalist. In this series however, it was how these aging, injured, fading stars were handled that made all the difference.