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LeBron James denies Carmelo Anthony for Kevin Love trade report, calls reporter 'trash'

LeBron James denies Carmelo Anthony for Kevin Love trade report, calls reporter 'trash'

LeBron James has shown he's not afraid to call out folks in the media. Last week, he slammed TNT's Charles Barkley for criticizing him, and now he's coming after a reporter who wrote that the Cavaliers star has been pushing a trade for Carmelo Anthony.

New York Daily News reporter Frank Isola wrote that James wants Anthony in Cleveland, even if it takes shipping Kevin Love to the Knicks. From his story this evening:

"According to a league source, LeBron is the one pushing the Cleveland Cavaliers front office to acquire Carmelo even if it potentially means having to include Kevin Love, which is something Cavs management is opposed to doing." 

Word of the explosive report began to circulate just before the Cavaliers took the floor against Wizards in a nationally televised game Monday night. 

Fans in the Verizon Center crowd seemed aware of the report as well, heckling Love at the free throw line about James wanting to trade him. 

The Cavaliers were clearly riled up as they spoke to the media after the overtime victory. Coach Tyronn Lue addressed the elephant in the room first. 

"If you've been around me a long time, I hate sources. Just say who you are," he demanded. As for the origin of those rumors, he strongly insinuated they were coming from the Knicks. 

"Just because a team wants you and they ask about you, they want you to be on their team. That doesn't mean we want to trade you," Lue said. "Not coming from our end, but Kevin should be happy that teams want him. But he's not going anywhere."

James was more forceful, and hostile, in his refutation of the report.

"I saw it and heard about it. It's trash. And the guy who wrote it is trash, too, for writing that, especially during the game like that."

He also confirmed that he hadn't seen the rumor until after the game. 

MORE WIZARDS: Takeaways from Wizards' loss to Cavs to snap home winning streak

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Troubling video of ex-NBA star Delonte West leads to suspension of Prince George's police officer

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Troubling video of ex-NBA star Delonte West leads to suspension of Prince George's police officer

A Prince George's police officer was suspended after a troubling video emerged of his interaction with former NBA player and Eleanor Roosevelt alum Delonte West handcuffed after an alleged altercation.

The disturbing video showed West handcuffed on a sidewalk after getting involved in a physical conflict with a civilian. The off-screen officer was asking West questions on what happened to the events leading to him roughed up on the side of the road. West alleges that he was approached by a man with a gun. 

Prince George's police department announced that the video was filmed by a member of their department, leading to the officer's suspension. 

"Today at 12:15 pm, we learned the video that is currently on social media depicting the male in handcuffs was recorded by a Prince George’s County Police officer. The circumstances surrounding the recording and release of that video are now the subject of an internal investigation. That officer is now suspended pending the outcome of this investigation," the department said in a release.

Another disturbing video from a bystander shows the fight between the presumed West and another unidentified man. One man was standing over the other and continuously stomping on what appears to be West.

Meanwhile, West's former teammates and coaches took to social media to express their concerns.

West played eight years in the NBA across four franchises. He played his college ball at Saint Joseph's where he was teammates with Jameer Nelson and was coached by Phil Martelli. 

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Wizards vs. Heat: TV channel, Time, Live stream, how to watch

Wizards vs. Heat: TV channel, Time, Live stream, how to watch

The Wizards snapped a three-game losing streak with a nice win over the Pistons on Martin Luther King Day. 

They won't be able to celebrate for long though as they hit the road to play an extremely good Miami Heat team just a couple of weeks after the Wizards beat them without Bradley Beal. 

Can Washington shock everyone once again and continue to play their best against great teams? Here's what you need to know to watch and find out. 


What: Washington Wizards vs. Miami, Game 43

Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami FL

When: 7:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Wizards vs. Heat will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports Channel Finder)

Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards vs. Heat on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.

Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM


6:30 PM: Wizards Outsiders

7:00 PM: Wizards Pregame Live 

7:30 PM: Wizards vs. Heat

10:00 PM: Wizards Postgame Live 

10:30 PM: D.C. Sports Live 

11:00 PM: Wizards Talk 


Wizards: Rui Hachimura (OUT, groin), Garrison Mathews (OUT, ankle), Moe Wagner (OUT, ankle),  John Wall (OUT, Achilles)

Heat: Jimmy Butler (Day-to-day, hip), Justise Winslow (OUT, back)


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