MEDINA, Ohio (AP) -Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James pleaded no contest Monday to a speeding charge and paid $259 to settle a ticket he received in December, a newspaper reported.
The All-Star was accused of driving 101 mph on his 23rd birthday in December.
The plea was entered through James' attorney in Medina Municipal Court, where Magistrate Charles Lawrie ordered James to pay $259 in fines and court costs, the Akron Beacon Journal reported on its Web site Monday night.
The plea avoids a court hearing that had been scheduled for 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 a few hours earlier.
A message seeking comment was left Monday night with Colin Jennings, an attorney for James.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Will Fox be a top-5 pick? With the 2017 NBA Drafttakes place later tonight. Where can we expect one of the top prospects, De’Aaron Fox, to land tonight?
Thumbnail Fultz to go to the 76ers? The Boston Celticshave traded out of the No. 1 pick. The Philadelphia 76ersnow hold the top pick once again. Is it a slam dunk who they will take in the NBA...
Thumbnail 2018 NBA Finals Odds After dominating the 2017 NBA Playoffs, will anyone keep the Golden State Warriors from winning the NBA Finals again...
Thumbnail Stephen Curry Game 5 Props Will Stephen Curry bounce back from a poor showing in Game 4 when the Golden State Warriors host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals tonight at 9PM...
Thumbnail Will James get another triple-double? Will LeBron James add to his NBA Finals record of nine triple-doubles when the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals...

NBA Team Pages