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2018 Schedule
10-17, 3rd in Pacific
Christmas Day full of memorable NBA moments (1:12)
Celebrating the 'Twelve Plays of Christmas' (0:58)

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's attorney Jeffrey Lance Abood tells ESPN: "While a member of the Detroit Pistons last year, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope plead guilty to a misdemeanor offense of allowing someone to operate his vehicle under the influence. As a condition of that plea, he was subject to extremely strict and challenging compliance terms by the court. Kentavious complied with most of the terms of his probation and he has had no further driving or other infractions since that time. "As a result of his professional basketball work schedule, the court has modified the sentence and released him from probation early so long as he completes an intensive program over the next 25 days. There will be some travel restrictions , but we are pleased that Kentavious will now continue with his NBA season and move forward in a positive manner from this experience."

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope statement: "I am grateful for the Court's consideration and for the support of the Los Angeles Lakers and all involved in allowing me to continue with my NBA season while I complete the strict requirements set by the Court. I understand the seriousness of this matter and I apologize for my past actions that have created this situation. Now I am committed to becoming a better person and professional from now on."


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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17hRamona Shelburne

Caldwell-Pope missed game over legal matter

The Lakers' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed Thursday night's loss at Cleveland in order to comply with a legal matter stemming from a March arrest that could cause him to miss additional games, his attorney said.

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What did LeBron say to Lonzo?

Dan Le Batard, Papi and Jorge Sedano question if LeBron and Lonzo's chat seemed suspicious, if James Harden is MVP-worthy and preview Pats-Steelers.

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1dDave McMenamin

LeBron mum on his postgame chat with Lonzo

LeBron James and Lonzo Ball both declined to reveal what was said during their brief chat after the Cavs' 121-112 win over the Lakers, though Ball was quick to praise James as "the best player in the world right now" after their much-anticipated meeting.

Lonzo reflects on matchup with LeBron (0:59)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James said he was "humbled" by the fact that Lonzo Ball has said over and over again that James was his favorite player growing up and that he admired James' demeanor. He added that's one reason why he tweeted happy birthday to the rookie.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James said he can relate to the immense pressure and hype surrounding Lonzo Ball and he likes how Ball is about all about team first. James also took notice of how the young Lakers push the ball.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James took a long moment to talk to Lonzo Ball on the court after the Cavs win, talking to the rookie while covering his mouth and hiding his words with his jersey. Ball wouldn't reveal what James said to him but it had to be a very inspiring moment for Ball, who grew up with posters of James on his wall and trying to mimic his game and demeanor on court.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

First meeting between Lonzo Ball and LeBron James and here's the postgame send off.


LeBron gets triple-double, Cavs beat Lonzo's Lakers 121-112

LeBron James recorded his 59th career triple-double in front of Lonzo Ball and his brothers, Kevin Love scored 28 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers won for the 16th time in 17 games, 121-112 over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

MVP chants here for LeBron James as he closes out a 25-12-12 night in the Cavs 121-112 win over the Lakers

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Points Per Game106.312th
Rebounds Per Game46.63rd
Assists Per Game23.18th
Points Allowed109.326th

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