How expanded instant replay has hurt the NBA

Since the NBA instituted instant replay during the 2002-03 playoffs, basketball hasn't been the same. Its expanded use over time has changed the game as teams, players, and spectators used to know it.  Starting in 2007-2008, the referees were given the ability to review all player altercations; since 2008-2009 all questioned field goal attempts (whether a 2- or 3-point goal...
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Are the Cleveland Cavaliers in trouble?

After falling to the Toronto Raptors for the second consecutive game Monday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers head home with the series tied 2-2 and many questions surrounding the team. Where have J.R. Smith and Kevin Love gone? How has Bismack Biyombo gone from no-show to dominating the boards? And can the Cavs slow down Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan? These question marks will need...
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LeBron, J.R. Smith joke about where they get their moves

Everyone often draws their talents from something or somewhere. With many great athletes of the past, many in today’s game often draw or develop moves from past greats to integrate into their playing style. Following the Cavs’ 99-84 loss in Game 3 on Saturday, LeBron James and JR Smith were both asked by the media who inspires their playing styles on the court. James credits...
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JR Smith says he learned his fadeaway threes from video games

Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith is a lot of things, but regardless of what you feel about him, you have to admit he is a very exciting player when he steps onto the court. Smith is fearless and is willing to launch the ball from anywhere on the court. If he gets hot, there can be no reaction other than frustration as he knocks down the seemingly impossible shocks. But where did...
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Watch: J.R. Smith starts game 2 off with a dunk for the Cavs

After a score by Toronto to start off game two, J.R. Smith got Cleveland’s scoring off on an exciting note as he threw down a big time dunk off a pass from LeBron….. James to Smith up top to start us off on ESPN! #NBAVine https://t.co/pelv0GAYtx — NBA (@NBA) May 20, 2016 The post Watch: J.R. Smith starts game 2 off with a dunk for the Cavs appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
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Cleveland's passion rubbing off on Cavs guard J.R. Smith

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) Like one of his 3-pointers, Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith has fallen for Cleveland. Smith, whose outside shooting and tenacious defense have helped the Cavs sweep their first two series in this year's playoffs, admires the way Cleveland fans stick with their teams - win or lose. The city has waited since 1964 for the Browns, Indians or Cavaliers to win a championship...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith takes shot at Knicks fans while praising Cavaliers supporters

It’s not enough that J.R. Smith left behind all the dysfunction plaguing the New York Knicks organization and is bidding for an NBA title with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He had to take a potshot at the Knicks’ long-suffering fans. Smith, who joined the Cavaliers after during a midseason trade last year that shipped himself and Iman Shumpert to Cleveland, took some time ahead...
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Cavs’ J.R. Smith: “I think we’re going to win the championship” (Video)

In VICE Sports’ latest “Ride Along”, the burgeoning media outlet was able to spend some quality time with Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith, going through the streets of Beverly Hills, California. During the four-and-a-half-minute video, one which kicks off with the swingman having to pick up a call from LeBron James, Smith was able to detail some of his life’s biggest...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs break NBA playoff record for 3-pointers in a single series

In just three games, the Cleveland Cavaliers have broken an NBA record for most three-point baskets made in a single playoff series. The NBA announced this incredible feat on Twitter, accompanied by a video montage of all the team’s made threes. Through just 3 games, the @cavs have set NBA record for THREES in a playoff series with 61 made! https://t.co/5XdULeE5fK — NBA...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith: Cavalier's Postseason X-Factor

During the 2014 offseason, when the Cavaliers were blessed with the return of Lebron James and the subsequent trade for Kevin Love, Dion Waiters infamously remarked, "I ain't worried about it, by the end of the year they will be talking about the Big Four." Well, Waiters did not even last until Christmas before his poor shot selection and inability to get along with teammates led...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

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