This ESPN story on the "mighty mind" of the basketball superstar leads with an unexpected anecdote: LeBron was really, really good at playing....Shaq Fu on the Genesis.
Sports video game soundtracks do matter—just spend 20 minutes in the menus of NCAA Football 14. 2K Sports has done a good job with theirs, even before bringing in Jay-Z last year to both "executive produce" the game and make that job into a verb. This year, cover star LeBron James got to pick NBA 2K14's set list.
Solidly established as professional basketball's best player and a mortal lock for the hall of fame, LeBron James, after 10 years as an A-list superstar, will finally appear on the cover of a video game when NBA 2K14 hits shelves this autumn.
It's a year-round best seller and by all rights has never been better, but Ben Sin, writing for Kill Screen Daily, says NBA 2K13's competitive balance—online anyway—is completely thrown out of whack by the superteams that make the real league such a compelling story for basketball fans.
If you got in on this summer's bar argument over which U.S. Olympic basketball team was better, and were convinced that the Dream Team could beat anything that walked the earth, including a team of Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, then NBA 2K13 has good news for you.
With the first two weeks of the NBA season canceled thanks to the lockout, some players have gone looking for alternative employment. Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz, for example, was in a Starcraft pro gaming tournament this past weekend, just barely finishing out of the money.
LeBron James, first you upset the people of Cleveland by abandoning their basketball team. Now you've helped the Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls in five games, closing the series out last night with an 83-80 victory. That means there's no sixth game of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals happening this Saturday.
Caught by a gamer at the recent NBA All-Star game, here's Miami Heat superstar LeBron James talking about which games he plays (and why he doesn't play online).
The NBA's tumultuous offseason involved far more than LeBron James jumping ship to Miami, and basketball video games, which release Oct. 5, will have to react to that on short notice.
Will NBA Jam accommodate the new free agent signings the league saw in the past week? Yep. The game released three screens today showing Carlos Boozer, Chris Bosh and, yes, LeBron James, all wearing their new threads.
LeBron James' decision to leave Cleveland and sign with Miami also changes the fortunes of those franchises' video game counterparts. Expect to catch a lot of the Heat in online multiplayer. And the Cavaliers, formerly the top choice, will vanish.
LeBron James just announced that he will leave Cleveland to join Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the NBA's Miami Heat, ending the greatest free agency courtship U.S. sports have seen. Here he is in his new threads, via NBA 2K10.
NBA superstar LeBron James convened a six-team pitch summit over the long weekend and could soon choose his next club. Thanks to the magic of video games, we can see what all potential outcomes look like.