Daily News - December 18, 2017
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LeBron James uses shoes for 'equality' demonstration blocks from White House, Trump
Author: Joe Vardon
WASHINGTON -- Yes, LeBron James' staged a Nike shoe demonstration promoting equality Sunday because the Cavaliers were playing in the nation's capital and Donald Trump serves as president in the White House nearby.
James wore one white shoe and one black shoe with "EQUALITY" stitched on the back during the first half of the Cavs' 106-99 win over the Wizards. He's accused Trump of creating division and of inflaming racial tensions.
"Obviously we all know where we are right now, and we know who is at the helm here," James said. "Us as Americans, no matter the skin color, no matter the race, no matter who you are, I think we all have to understand that having equal rights and being able to stand for something and speak for something and keeping the conversation going. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Isaiah Thomas unlikely to play against Golden State on Christmas
Author: Joe Vardon
WASHINGTON -- It's looking like Isaiah Thomas will not play on Christmas Day when the Cavaliers engage in their Finals rematch with the Golden State Warriors, though an exact timetable for his Cleveland debut remains uncertain.
Thomas, who is recovering from a torn labrum and other injuries to his right hip suffered last season with the Boston Celtics, is not yet ready to play "at 100 percent," he told cleveland.com.
And that's a key to this entire equation. Thomas wants to play at full speed and without body soreness that could cause him to miss a game after playing two nights prior. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
LeBron James, Cavaliers continue their rolls in 106-99 win over Wizards
Author: Joe Vardon
WASHINGTON -- No team has felt LeBron James' wrath this season quite like the Washington Wizards.
His latest infliction of pain came in the form of another triple-double in the Cavs' 106-99 win Sunday night, in a game the Wizards were in position to steal.
Cleveland has won five straight and 18 of its last 19. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
More Daily Press Links:
- (12/18) LeBron James sends message with shoes, wears black and white EQUALITY Nikes in Washington D.C. Cleveland.com
- (12/18) Wizards coach Scott Brooks calls former roommate Zydrunas Ilgauskas 'great teammate, horrible driver' Cleveland.com
- (12/18) Cavs Clamp Down Late, Outlast Wizards in D.C. Cavs.com
- (12/18) Cavaliers 106, Wizards 99: Another day, another LeBron James triple-double as Cavs post fifth consecutive victory Akron Beacon Journal
- (12/18) Cavaliers notebook: Rookie Cedi Osman will benefit from opportunity with Cavs guards sidelined Akron Beacon Journal
- (12/18) Marla’s 38 shots from beyond the arc on statement shoes, LeBron’s assists and a bonding moment Akron Beacon Journal
- (12/18) Cavs are winning, sending a message | Opinion News-Herald
- (12/18) LeBron James’ triple-double leads Cavs past Wizards, 106-99 News-Herald
- (12/18) LeBron James wears 1 black shoe, 1 white shoe, speaks about President Donald Trump News-Herald
- (12/18) LeBron James: Defying age on the court, lifting his community off it The Athletic
- (12/18) Final Thoughts: LeBron James, triple-doubles, floor burns and winning streaks The Athletic
- (12/18) Final Score: Cleveland Cavaliers defeat Washington Wizards 106-99 Fear The Sword
- (12/18) LeBron, Cavs won’t let schedule tell them when to lose Amico Hoops
- (12/18) Cavs’ Thomas eyeing early January debut? Amico Hoops
- (12/18) Source: Isaiah Thomas' Cavs debut won't happen before Christmas ESPN.com
- (12/18) LeBron James promotes 'Equality' message with D.C. sneaker choice ESPN.com
- (12/18) LeBron James wears special 'Equality' shoes in Cavaliers' game in nation's capital USA Today
- (12/18) In D.C. to play the Wizards, LeBron James wears white and black ‘Equality’ shoes Washington Post
- (12/18) LeBron James puts together another masterful performance against the Wizards Washington Post
- (12/18) Wizards fall to Cavs as LeBron James nets triple-double CSN Washington
- (12/18) Wizards' loss to Cavs displays difference in depth between the teams CSN Washington
- (12/18) Charge fall in OT at Austin Canton Repository
- (12/18) On the record: Canton Charge fall 100-96 in overtime to Austin Spurs Akron Beacon Journal
- (12/18) NBA G League: Overtime victory is Austin Spurs’ third win in a row The Austin Statesman