LeBron James, the greatest basketball player on the planet, took to Instagram to post a thank you note to the father who abandoned him as a child. LeBron grew up in inner city Akron, Ohio, and was raised by single mother Gloria James. But on Thursday morning, his open letter to his father, Anthony ... More >>
With the Miami Heat having to play a game in Cleveland on Wednesday (really, NBA? Send the two-time champion on the road during Thanksgiving to Cleveland?), LeBron James hosted the team for Thanksgiving dinner Thursday at his Akron mansion. And, as it is with this team, once dinner was over, the cr ... More >>
He's won world championships, Olympic gold, MVPs, made commercials, obliterated Jason Terry and has been a cartoon. And now, LeBron James is adding sitcom producer to his repertoire. And, just like he did with Dwyane Wade, LeBron is joining forces with another who has been a force in his respective ... More >>
Let me just say that no one keeps a grudge going like a Clevelander. I know; I'm from there. We keep whetting that angst well past the usual expiration date. There's nothing we can do. It's in the blood. (By the way, two words, LeBron: Delonte West.) Just so we have that cleared up: Last week, aft ... More >>
The Cleveland Cavaliers tried everything to end the Miami Heat's record-setting win streak on Wednesday night. They tried the ole "weird oily substance that leaks from the ceiling and delays the game for 35 minutes" trick. They tried the "crazy fan runs onto the court in the middle of the game wit ... More >>
The Miami Heat will begin their NBA title defense next week. It's been a harrowing journey since the Big Three came together in the Summer of 2010. The whole world watched and hated and delighted when they failed to beat the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals. Then they were forced to eat it hard w ... More >>
maverickshigh.comMavericks High in HomesteadMavericks in Education Florida, the Fort Lauderdale-based charter school chain promoted by Frank Biden, has ties to another for-profit charter school company that has been highly controversial in Ohio.Mark Thimmig, the founding CEO of Mavericks, is the ... More >>
Chrissie Hynde closed her vegan restaurant on Sunday, citing a bad economy. The Akron, Ohio, restaurant was open four years and was voted one of the top five vegan restaurants in America by Business Week.The Vegiterranean served vegan dishes with an Italian-Mediterranean flair. On the resta ... More >>
Never has the word dickwad been used with such eloquence. If you don't frequent the journalism aggregate website Gangrey.com, you are missing out on some of the best writing in the country (in addition to an occasional New Times story).But more recently, you've been missing a very entertaining (a ... More >>
A bizarre, disputed, cocaine-fueled mania is killing Floridians, especially when they're jolted with a Taser.
NBA free agent LeBron James announced tonight that he'll be joining the Miami Heat in South Beach, apparently declaring a new home for South Florida's basketball team.LeBron's announcement was made live on ESPN in a chatty town-hall-type discussion, with James waiting to make his decision until a ... More >>
Flickr: NBA PhotosA dynasty in the making?In the hunt for the signature of LeBron James, South Florida has suddenly (briefly?) vaulted into the lead. Apparently, there was a "summit" last weekend in Miami, hosted by Dwyane Wade, with Chris Bosh and LeBron James himself in attendance. ESPN is repo ... More >>
Ronnen: tofu is not just for hippies any more!If you've entered a Barnes & Nobles since October 2009, you may have seen Chef Tal Ronnen's book The Conscious Cook, dominating the food books aisle. In years past, vegan cookbooks have appealed to just a niche audience, but Ronnen's tome -- the f ... More >>
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