Cavs' James pleads no contest to speeding charge

MEDINA, Ohio -- LeBron James pleaded no contest to driving
101 mph on his 23rd birthday in December and was ordered to pay
$259 in fines and court costs.

The Cleveland Cavaliers star entered the plea on the speeding
charge Monday through his lawyer in Medina Municipal Court, clerk
of court Nancy Abbott said Tuesday. James was found guilty by
Magistrate Charles Lawrie and avoids a court hearing Feb. 11, when
the Cavaliers play in Orlando.

James was ticketed by the State Highway Patrol on Interstate 71
south of Cleveland about 3 a.m. on Dec. 30. James later said he was
heading home after the team arrived in Cleveland from New Orleans,
where they had lost to the Hornets hours earlier.

Messages were left with Colin Jennings, an attorney for James.