LeBron James

Wall Street Watch this Week: Betting Against BlackBerry

All the smartphone hype now is about the iPhone 5 and the latest Androids. But once, it was the BlackBerry people couldn't live without. Well, Research In Motion is still making them, and folks are still buying them. How many will become clearer this week when RIM reports its quarterly results.

Is ESPN Charging a Tax on Every U.S. Household?

The next time you find yourself bellyaching over your expanding monthly cable bill, don't blame your provider. Blame ESPN, the biggest offender when it comes to basic cable, setting distributors back $4.69 a month for every subscriber.

Can Basketball Fans Score During NBA Lockout?

After the strife-torn NBA cancelled the first two weeks of the basketball season, we wondered: Would this mean any financial relief for fans? Somewhere in the war between the wealthy players and owners, are there savings to be found for the ordinary people who spend money on NBA tickets and gear?

Will LeBron Take Heat for 'Take a Sheet' Ad Campaign?

The Price of Fame enjoys a clever poop pun as much as anyone, but have the LeBron James-backed Sheets Energy Strips committed a foul in their ad campaign? Posters featuring people asserting that they "Take a Sheet" on the job are popping up in several major cities. Vulgar or brilliant: You tell us.

Can LeBron James Score with Energy-Strip Kiosks?

LeBron James isn't sitting still in the NBA off season. He's introducing a new product, called Sheets Energy Strips, that supplies a flavored dose of caffeine and vitamins as it dissolves on the tongue. The strips will be sold from vending machines.

ESPN's Ohlmeyer Calls a Foul on LeBron's Decision

Plenty of observers were appalled by ESPN's hour-long special dedicated to James's announcement that he was going to the Miami Heat. But Don Ohlmeyer, the sports network's in-house referee on journalistic matters, is outraged.

LeBron, Harvey and George: Cleveland's Silver Lining

For all of its recent pain and humiliation -- the hoopla surrounding the protracted departure of basketball star LeBron James, and the deaths of native sons Harvey Pekar and George Steinbrenner -- Cleveland is poised to emerge unbent, unbroken and stronger than ever.

LeBron Lags Kobe, Michael in Sports Memorabilia Game

When someone recently asked basketball great Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest player in NBA history, whom he thought was better -- LeBron James or Kobe Bryant -- he blurted out "Kobe." Based on what people pay for their sports memorabilia, it appears collectors would tend to agree.

Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert Fined $100,000 for LeBron Letter

NBA Commissioner David Stern fined Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert $100,000 on Monday for the scathing letter he published after former Cavs star LeBron James announced he was heading to the Miami Heat next season. Stern also chastised James and Jackson.

LeBron James: Cleveland's Benedict Arnold?

Cleveland Cavaliers majority owner Dan Gilbert wasn't pleased when LeBron James announced that he would join the Miami Heat. Gilbert slashed the price of life-size James decals from $99.99 to $17.41, a reference to Benedict Arnold, America's most famous traitor, who was born in 1741.

LeBron James Scores High in the TV Ratings

ESPN's controversial special featuring basketball superstar LeBron James revealing where he would play next season garnered an overnight Nielsen rating of 7.3, according to the Walt Disney-owned cable channel.

Madison Square Garden Shares Down After LeBron Deal

Madison Square Garden shares were bouncing like a basketball this week amid speculation that NBA superstar LeBron James might join the New York Knicks, and they could still be active Friday in the wake of his announcement that he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat.

Legal Briefing: Federal Recognition and Rights for Gay Marriages

The Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) bars federal recognition of same sex marriages, which means that legally married gay couples cannot get the same federal benefits as heterosexual married couples including social security benefits. At the time of the lawsuit, over 1000 federal benefits were tied to marital status.

Cleveland Cavs Owner 'Curses' LeBron James

Dan Gilbert, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team LeBron James left to join the Miami Heat, has released a scathing open letter attacking the NBA star. The letter seems to put a curse on LeBron, as angry Cleveland fans burn his jersey.

Why LeBron's Choice Could Cost Jay-Z Over $5 Million

LeBron James' decision to sign with the Miami Heat means the New Jersey Nets' owners will miss out on a huge jump in team value if the basketball star had chosen it instead. And one of the Nets' owners is LeBron pal, Jay-Z. The hip-hop mogul missed out on a potential gain of over $5 million.

Goodbye Cleveland: LeBron James Bounces to Miami

Months of speculation about where the basketball superstar would land is at an end. He's headed for South Florida, where he'll join the Miami Heat next season. James will be teaming with Heat star Dwayne Wade and rising talent Chris Bosh, who recently signed with the team.

MSG Shares Drop on LeBron Speculation

After rising over 6% on Wednesday, shares in Madison Square Garden (MSG) fell more than 4% Thursday as speculation raged over which NBA team would land superstar LeBron James.

The Economic Impact of NBA's LeBron James

In addition to the sporting issues involved in the fervent courting of LeBron James lies a less emotional, more pragmatic reason for why bigwigs like New York's Mayor Bloomberg care so much: cold, hard cash.