NBA: LeBron says winning is everything as Cavs eye Stephenson

first_img98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Lance Stephenson #1 of the Indiana Pacers stands over LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 30, 2014 in Miami, Florida. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States — Cleveland star LeBron James, who has been urging Cavaliers management to add some talent, said Wednesday he’d have no problem if they fill a roster spot with forward Lance Stephenson, despite their on-court history.Stephenson once tried to rattle James by blowing in his ear during a playoff game between James’ former team, the Miami Heat, and the Indiana Pacers in 2014.ADVERTISEMENT James played four seasons in Miami with Chalmers as the Heat’s primary starting point guard.Stephenson was on the Pacers teams that the Heat faced in the playoffs for three consecutive postseasons from 2012 to 2014.Stephenson averaged 9.7 points, 4.8 assists and 3.0 rebounds for the New Orleans Pelicans in six games this season before needing groin surgery. He was cut by the Pelicans in November.The Cavaliers have a vacant roster spot and could create another by releasing Center Chris Andersen, who has a season-ending knee injury.James, who had not suffered a losing month in an NBA season since 2006, has called upon owner Dan Gilbert to add a veteran playmaker to the roster, preferably as a reserve to star point guard Kyrie Irving. CBBADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES MOST READ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town But James said that if Stephenson can help the Cavaliers retain their NBA title, he’d be all for his arrival.“I just want to win, man,” James said after the morning shootaround before the Cavaliers’ home game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. “That’s all that matters to me. I got no personal problems with nobody.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnCleveland was set to work out several free agent players on Wednesday afternoon, including guards Mario Chalmers, Kirk Hinrich and Jordan Farmar, and Stephenson.“I’ve got a history with all those guys except Jordan,” James said. “I’ve got a history with Lance too, obviously. I’ve got a history versus Kirk. I played him in a lot of playoff series. And I’ve got a history with Rio (Chalmers). … At the end of the day, Rio is recovering from his Achilles tear. I hope he’s been doing everything he needs to do just to get back on the floor. He loves to play the game.” Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos AMA eyes rebound vs Tanduay Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img

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