LeBron James moves past Michael Jordan into fourth place on NBA scoring list

LeBron James has moved past Michael Jordan into fourth place on the NBAs career scoring list LeBron James moved past Michael Jordan into fourth place on the NBAs career scoring list when the Los Angeles Lakers star scored his 32,293rd point on a driving layup in the second quarter against the Denver Nuggets, getting fouled in the act. The achievement was particularly special to James, who grew up in Ohio idolising Jordan. James tweeted his excitement about the milestone shortly before the game: Cant even front. This is going to be UNREAL!! Wow man. James began the night needing 13 points to reach the mark. He now trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points), Karl Malone (36,928) and Kobe Bryant (33,643). …

Elite sport is gradually waking up to widespread mental health issues | Sean Ingle

Administrators are arriving at a better understanding of the extent of anxiety and depression among top sportspeople and a finger is pointing at social media On Friday night the NBAs commissioner, Adam Silver, made a statement that was both shocking and profound: many of the leagues players, who have an average salary of $7m a year, were truly unhappy. He told the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference: The outside world sees the fame, the money, all the trappings that go with it, and they say: How is it possible they even can be complaining? But a lot of these young men are genuinely unhappy. As he warmed to the theme of his players mental health, Silver told his audience that …

The Lakers are a dumpster fire not even LeBron James can extinguish

The bad chemistry and bad fortune undoing the Lakers have wrought the unthinkable: an NBA playoffs without LeBron Its looking like LeBron James in the NBA playoffs isnt the forgone conclusion weve come to presume. On Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Clippers, 113-105, slumping to a ho-hum 30-34 record, six games adrift of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with 18 games left in the regular season. Not only will James almost certainly fail to extend his preposterous streak of eight consecutive NBA finals appearances, its looking signed with Los Angeles during the offseason, it was hardly the obvious move from a basketball perspective. There were many other teams he could have joined …

Dwyane Wade turns back years to down Warriors with three-point buzzer beater

Dwyane Wade, in his final NBA season, banked in a straightaway three-pointer as time expired as the Miami Heat beat the Golden State Warriors 126-125 Dwyane Wade, in his final NBA season, banked in a straightaway three-pointer as time expired and the Miami Heat wasted a 24-point lead before rallying to beat the Golden State Warriors 126-125 on Wednesday night. Wade scored 25 points to help Miami snap a six-game home losing streak. Wade took a victory lap, waving a towel as the fans roared. Some of the Warriors watched the replay on the overhead screens with a look of disbelief, and after a moment Stephen Curry came over to offer congratulations after presumably their last head-to-head meeting before Wade …