Lebron James

The Takeaway

Lebron James Plays in Cleveland ... But Not as a Cavalier

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Tonight, Cleveland's prodigal son Lebron James returns to play in his former home town...but he'll be playing as a member of the Miami Heat against former team mates on the Cavaliers. We talk with Takeaway contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin about how fans react when former heroes return in another team's colors.


The Takeaway

LeBron James Picks a Team

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Tonight, LeBron James will finally end the speculation about his future and announce which basketball team he will sign with, ending the hopes of many teams hoping to sign the 25-year-old basketball superstar.


The Brian Lehrer Show

An Offer He Can't Refuse: Your Pitch to Lebron James

Friday, July 02, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg is pushing the Knicks; Jay Z is hyping the Nets. Now it's your turn! Free agency started yesterday, and both New York teams are courting basketball superstar LeBron James to come to the NYC area. It's the biggest moment in the history of NBA free agency, and both teams think this is their ticket back to bball glory. Knicks fans, Nets fans: state your case!

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The Takeaway

Takeouts: Greece Gets Economic Deadlines, NBA Trade Deadline, Our Dog Show Winner

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

  • BUSINESS TAKEOUT:  The Greek finance minister, George Papaconstantinou, is attempting to reassure the European Union that his country's deficit problems are largely under control, but New York Times finance reporter Louise Story tells us that not everybody is buying his story.
  • SPORTS TAKEOUT: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin takes a look at some possible moves that could happen before Wednesday afternoon's NBA trade deadline.
  • DOGS TAKEOUT: After more than a hundred submissions and several days of voting, the listeners' favorite was clear: a chihuahua named Benny, photographed looking anxious between a pair of Siamese cats.  We spoke with the owner and her mother about Benny and the advantages of looking scared in a competition.