In a recent sit-down with UNINTERRUPTED, James detailed how he was close to signing with the Dallas Cowboys during the 2011 NBA lockout.
“I had no idea how long the lockout was going to be and me and my trainer, Mike Mancias, we started to train to be a football player. Mike kept saying it would be great to go Irving, Texas. He’s from Texas. We are both Cowboys fans. The
Celtics legend Paul Pierce recently made waves when he left LeBron James out of his list of the Top 5 greatest players in NBA history. The retired 19-year NBA veteran listedMichael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant ahead of James.
Pierce’s argument is that the other players on his list deserve credit for “building up their organization or continuing the tradition,” which is something that James didn’t do (in his opinion).
As an ESPN analyst, Pierce’s job is to discuss the game and sometimes that means generating hot takes that elicit a reaction from fans. What’s strange is that Pierce’s take on James’ place in NBA history hasn’t been consistent.
This story was reported and written by ESPN’s Malika Andrews, Kyle Bonagura, Jeff Carlisle, Heather Dinich, Dan Graziano, Tom Hamilton, Baxter Holmes, Emily Kaplan, Zach Lowe, Jeff Passan, Marc Raimondi, Kevin Seifert, Ramona Shelburne, Mechelle Voepel and Brian Windhorst.
A SKELETON STAFF of about 150 gathered inside the Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth, Georgia, for the Professional Bull Riders two-day Gwinnett Invitational. It was March 15 — just days after the NBA and NHL suspended their seasons indefinitely and hours after the NCAA canceled the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. Still, cowboys from around the country would compete before a television-only and digital streaming audience in one of the last professional sporting events to be held in the United States before the PBR, too, shut down.
But just 4½ weeks later, the PBR announced it would hold a for-TV-only event April 25-26 at Lazy E