Month: October 2020

LeBron James Says Lakers Version Would ‘Dominate’ Heat Version of Himself | Bleacher Report

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) celebrates during the second half in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals against Miami Heat Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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It may not seem like it most nights, but LeBron James is 35 years old. From an athletic standpoint, his game has declined—even if he would put most 21-year-olds to shame at his age.

That said, LeBron says the mental side of his game makes him a better player than he was when he won his first championship. 

“Thirty-five-year-old LeBron would tell 27-year-old that you don’t even know your game. You haven’t even scratched the surface. You have no idea what you’re capable of,” James told Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter. “So I think if you line 35-year-old LeBron up with 27-year-old LeBron, he’d dominate him. Just from a mental side. He’d dominate himself from eight years ago…you got no chance. All that super athleticism, you

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Is Tom Brady Washed Up? Buccaneers QB Still Better Than Most Quarterbacks, Despite Costly Error

Tom Brady made a costly mistake on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ final play in Thursday night’s loss against the Chicago Bears.

Trailing 20-19 and driving for a possible game-winning field goal, Brady threw an incomplete pass down the field on fourth-and-five with 33 seconds remaining. The quarterback held up four fingers when the play ended, appearing to believe the next play was actually fourth down and Tampa Bay had another shot to stay alive.

But it was Chicago’s ball, and Tampa Bay was unable to complete the comeback.

“I know we needed a chunk and I was thinking about more yardage and it was bad execution,” Brady told reporters after the game. “I had a great opportunity there. Just didn’t execute when we needed to.”

Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said Brady knew it was fourth down, and the quarterback didn’t admit to thinking Tampa Bay had one more

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Keith Olbermann leaves ESPN for YouTube politics show

“As good as the hands-on reporting is, as good as they are at ferreting out and describing what’s wrong, I see the cable and broadcast networks still hesitant to say, ‘That’s a lie’ or, ‘This is disloyal to the Constitution’ or, ‘This is an attempt to establish the preface to a dictatorship — or at least authoritarianism,’ ” he said.

He continued: “I think it’s fair to say that conservatives in politics and media know a little bit better what to bring to a knife fight. Liberals — and I’m hearing it from Joe Biden — say, ‘Well, there are Republicans we can work with,’ and I’m like, ‘I can’t hear you; I’m getting the flamethrower ready.’ I’m going to bring the flamethrower.”

Olbermann currently serves as a reporter and “SportsCenter” host and calls some Major League Baseball games, too. He is the second ESPN talking head to leave the

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A Poker Pro Accused of Cheating Wants $330M in Damages

Mike Postle, a 42-year-old poker pro who has been widely accused of cheating on livestreamed games at a Sacramento casino, has never wavered in his claims of innocence. From the moment in late September 2019 when Veronica Brill, a fellow player, tweeted out her suspicion that Postle’s winning streak at Stones Gambling Hall was too good to be true, Postle has maintained that he’s the victim of a conspiracy.

When I reported on his story at length for WIRED, for example, Postle told me that all of the allegations against him were “fake news,” and that he had been inexplicably targeted by people who desire either fame or money.

Now Postle is hitting back at an array of poker luminaries who have publicly branded him a cheat. On October 1, Postle filed a defamation suit seeking $330 million in damages from a dozen named defendants.

Among those in Postle’s

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