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James calls Trump 'so-called president'

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(TSX / STATS) -- Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James referred to President Donald Trump as the "so-called president of the United States" while calling for unity in the wake of the Charlottesville, Va., tragedy over the weekend.

During his annual family reunion charitable event Tuesday night in Sandusky, Ohio, James gave an emotional speech as he held his daughter, Zhuri, in his arms and was flanked by his two sons, LeBron Jr. and Bryce Maximus, while standing on stage before students, parents, Cavs teammate JR Smith and pop musician Jordin Sparks.

James took advantage of his first public appearance since the NBA Finals to call out Trump's actions.


NBA unveils complete 2017-18 schedule

(TSX / STATS) -- The NBA offseason featured plenty of movement. However, two notable stars who changed addresses will have to wait until the new year to face their former teams at the place they used to call home.

The NBA released its regular-season schedule on Monday, with Jimmy Butler and Gordon Hayward returning to Chicago and Utah, respectively, in 2018.


Durant apologizes for India comments

(TSX / STATS) -- Forward Kevin Durant of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors issued an apology for comments he claims were "taken out of context" regarding the development of basketball in India.

In a Q&A with Durant that appeared in The Athletic earlier this week, he was quoted as saying that the country is "20 years behind in terms of knowledge and experience."


Raptors sign former Gonzaga star Wiltjer

(TSX / STATS) -- The Toronto Raptors signed forward Kyle Wiltjer, the team announced Tuesday.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but TSN reported the contract was for one year.


Nuggets add Weiss, Booth to staff

(TSX / STATS) -- The Denver Nuggets hired veteran NBA coach and player Bob Weiss to join head coach Michael Malone's staff as an assistant coach.

Tim Connelly, the Nuggets' president of basketball operations, also announced Wednesday the hiring of Calvin Booth as assistant general manager.


Lakers sign ex-Hornets, Warriors G Weber

(TSX / STATS) -- The Los Angeles Lakers signed guard Briante Weber on Monday, the team announced.

Although terms of the contract were not announced, multiple media outlets reported last week that it would be a one-year deal.


Cavs' Irving interested in joining Clips

(TSX / STATS) -- LeBron James might be considering whether to bring his talents to Los Angeles next season, and there's a chance Kyrie Irving could be going with him.

In a manner of speaking.


Knicks, Rockets revive Melo trade talks

(TSX / STATS) -- Carmelo Anthony could still join the Houston Rockets after all.

After initial talks between the New York Knicks and Rockets about an Anthony trade stalled, the teams have re-engaged in discussions to send the 10-time All-Star to the Magnolia City, according to an ESPN report.


Lakers sign undrafted FA F Beachem

(TSX / STATS) -- The Los Angeles Lakers signed forward V.J. Beachem on Friday.

Terms of the deal were not released by the team, but ESPN reports Beachem's contract is partially guaranteed.


Warriors-Rockets highlights NBA openers

(TSX / STATS) -- The highly anticipated debuts of Chris Paul with the Houston Rockets and Gordon Hayward with the Boston Celtics will highlight the opening night of the NBA season, the league announced Thursday.

Paul and the Rockets will visit the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday Oct. 17 as the second part of a doubleheader on TNT. Paul, a nine-time All-Star point guard, spent the past six seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers, while the Warriors will be receiving NBA championship rings for the second time in the past three seasons.

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