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LeBron: Level of play doesn't reflect my age

LeBron James, in his 15th season in the NBA, said what he is achieving on the court has not been done a lot in league history, adding that he wants to "break the mold" and stereotype that older players cannot dominate the game as much as younger players.

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LeBron says he has been fortunate to have a long career (1:15)
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LeBron powers Cavaliers past Jazz (1:30)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs head coach Ty Lue earned his 100th career win in Saturday's victory over the Utah Jazz. "I didn't know until after the game, but nothing gets by a number of these guys on the team," Cavs big man Kevin Love said. "That's awesome. It's one of those things he's not going to say much about, but we're very happy for him. We appreciate things like that, especially when it's our leader and our coach. It just makes it fun, it makes it satisfying."

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LeBron James recorded his 60th career triple-double tonight, breaking a tie with Larry Bird for 6th-most in NBA history. He's now 19 shy of passing Wilt Chamberlain for 5th.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Ty Lue says Dwyane Wade and Tristan Thompson (rest) will not play tomorrow vs. Wizards.

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LeBron passes Bird for most triple-doubles (0:16)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs beat Jazz 109-100. LeBron finishes with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. He now has 60 career triple doubles. He passes Larry Bird for sixth most in NBA history.

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Wade impresses with Eurostep and-1 (0:23)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

That's another triple double for LeBron James. 27 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds. He has taken over when needed to yet again.

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Calderon dishes full-court pass to Love (0:20)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James leads all scorers with 13 points, six rebounds and four assists. Jazz sticking with Cavs by going 9/18 from beyond the arc. Dwyane Wade is just 1-for-6 from the field and is struggling to find a rhythm.

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LeBron rocks rim with left-handed jam (0:34)
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Wade comes up with big block (0:15)
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Thompson throws the hammer down in return (0:22)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Ty Lue says Tristan Thompson will play tonight vs. Jazz. Lue also says there is no update on Derrick Rose. Rose (ankle) remains out indefinitely.

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LeBron: 'There should be some kind of privacy' with Lonzo conversation (1:02)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James was asked Saturday about the possibility of winning another MVP award at this point in his career and acknowledged that he is playing for something more than just his own legacy at this point. "Team success is always the number one, but along the way if you're able accomplish some individual awards, individual achievements, it would mean a lot," James said after Saturday's practice. "I feel good. This is my 15th year, but this is one of the best years I've had as far as how I feel and I want to continue that. I want to kind of try to break the mold for the next generation. So just take the narrative out of 'OK, you're past your prime when you get [to] 31, or you're past your prime in your 12th year in the league, or whatever the case may be.' Hopefully I can break the mold so when the next guy comes, he can still get 200 or 300 million and be 33 years old. I'm serious. You guys are laughing, I'm serious. This is the mold I'm trying to break. It's not just about me, it's for the next crew as well ... I'll be 33 in 15 days. This is my 15th season, and this is the best I've felt in my career. I want it all!"

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The 76ers take on OKC

We go all-access with the 76ers as they get set to take on OKC. Plus, Mike and Jemele on what LeBron said to Lonzo. And Damien Woody stops by to preview NFL Week 15.

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Smith not impressed by leaked LeBron-Lonzo conversation (2:27)