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  • Scottie Pippen: 'I was LeBron James before LeBron James'

    Dan Devine at Ball Don't Lie7 hrs ago

    It's been a month and a half since LeBron James took some time out of his busy schedule of battling the Chicago Bulls during the 2015 Eastern Conference semifinals to send a smile and a wink over to Bulls legend Scottie Pippen:

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    This past weekend, during the Nike Basketball Academy in Santa Monica, Calif., Pip winked back at the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar and lead yoga instructor.

    In an interview with Chris Haynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group, Pippen said that the player comparisons that have followed James from St. Vincent-St. Mary through every night of his first-ballot Hall of Fame career — chiefly the scoring dominance of Michael Jordan and the playmaking brilliance of Magic Johnson — and the attendant debates over which legend James most resembles have tended to leave out one all-timer near and dear to Pippen's heart:

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  • LeBron leads yoga classes on the beach during H.S. camp

    Danielle Elliot at Ball Don't Lie11 hrs ago

    How to deal with a loss in the NBA Finals? Hit the beach. Find your zen. Go to a skills camp. Maybe all at the same time?

    At least, that's the approach LeBron James is taking. On Monday, The King led a yoga session at the inaugural Nike Basketball Academy in Santa Monica, Calif., then hit the court with the younger players.

    LeBron James leading the #nikebasketballacademy in yoga on the beach this morning before workouts. (@nikebasketball)

    The weeklong event, designed for elite high school and college athletes, also features Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Kobe Bryant, Anthony Davis, and many others. James took his status as a role model seriously, choosing to lead by example throughout the camp. 

    Chris Jent says he needs 2 lines for next drill. LeBron jogs over. "You want us right here, coach?" Kids are amazed. #nikebasketballacademy

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