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Report: LeBron expanding program to help adults get GEDs

Athletes aren’t always role models, but Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James is clearly a man to emulate. The LeBron James Family Foundation has already established a focus on helping at-risk children in Akron, Ohio, continue their education, and now, the program is expanding to adults. According to Joe Vardon of the Northeast Ohio Media Group, the foundation has partnered...
Via Sportsnaut
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Iman Shumpert plans to name baby daughter ‘Iman Shumpert Jr.’

“Here come old flattop, he come naming up slowly. He got Junior eyeballed, he one holy roller.” Pardon my modern day reinterpretation of a classic Beatles lyric, but it was the only reaction that I could think of after hearing the news that Cavaliers forward Iman Shumpert is planning to name his daughter “Iman Shumpert Jr.” Daughter. On Wednesday, the 25-year-old announced...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Iman Shumpert plans to name his daughter Iman Shumpert Jr.

Iman Shumpert took to Instagram to announce that his girlfriend (and professional singer) Teyana Taylor is pregnant with the couple's first child.And he already has a name for his daughter picked out.It's been a pretty happy summer for Shumpert, who agreed to a free agent contract with the Cavaliers worth $40 million over the next four years.
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James ranked No. 1 on SI's list of top 100 NBA players

Stephen Curry may have won the MVP last season, and James Harden may have been a very close second. But ask any close observer of the NBA, and they'll tell you that LeBron James is the game's best player.The folks at Sports Illustrated agreed. In the publication's ranking of the league's top 100 players, James came in at No. 1, which really shouldn't come as any surprise.(h/t: SI)
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Iman Shumpert will name his daughter Iman Shumpert Jr. because daddy is an a$$hole

Cleveland Cavaliers Player Iman Shumpert Says He and Girlfriend Teyana Taylor Are Expecting 1st Child Shumpert announced the news Wednesday on Instagram and included a picture of Taylor's ultrasound. The NBA player also said the baby is due on Jan. 16, 2016. Shump then took to Facebook:When a man loves a woman how she was born to be loved...procreation is the best blessing you can...
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joe “Irish Bomber” Smith headlines Rockin Fights Sept 11 at The Paramount

Star Boxing presents another installment of the “Rockin’ Fights” series Friday, September 11th, at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. Headlining once again will be the hard hitting, hard charging, Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith Jr. (18-1 15KO’s), Mastic, NY taking on veteran spoiler Dion Savage, (12-7 6KO’s), Flint, MI in a scheduled 10 round Light Heavyweight matchup....
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith Officially Re-Signs With Cavs

The Cleveland Cavaliers officially re-signed guard J.R. Smith on Wednesday. Smith previously agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal. Smith played in 70 games (51 starts) with Cleveland and New York in the 2014-15 regular season, averaging 12.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.2 steals in 29.7 minutes per game. He also shot .383 from the three-point line and ranked 11th in...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers reportedly holding firm on $80M offer to Tristan Thompson

Tristan Thompson and the Cavaliers remain at an impasse in contract talks, and it doesn't appear as though the sides are communicating regularly in order to resolve the situation.Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com, via Chuck Myron of Hoops Rumors:"I’m not really sure what the outcome will be, but all I know is Rich Paul is asking for five years and $94MM and the Cavaliers are $14MM...
Via Fox Sports
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J.R. Smith officially re-signs with Cavaliers

It’s officially official: The Cleveland Cavaliers have re-signed shooting guard J.R. Smith, per an announcement made Wednesday evening by General Manager David Griffin. Terms of the contract were not revealed by the Cavs, per team and league policies, but of course the details of Smith’s two-year, $10 million deal are out there. According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, Smith...
Via Waiting For Next Year
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Iman Shumpert will name daughter Iman Shumpert Jr.

In 2015, naming your daughter “Nancy” will raise nearly as many eyebrows as going with “Apple”. Millennials aren’t known for sticking to convention and tend go with something unique when selecting the names that their children will carry with them for the rest of their lives. In a world where North West has become the norm, Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert managed to find...
Via The Sports Daily
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Details of J.R. Smith's unusual new contract with Cavaliers

The Cavaliers officially announced the re-signing of J.R. Smith, and it appears as though it took longer than expected to get the deal done for a reason.Smith opted out of the final year of his deal that would have paid him more than $6 million for the upcoming season, and ended up signing for less, but received another year added onto the deal, and the ability to decline any trades...
Via Fox Sports
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Smith officially returns to Cavs, but Thompson still not signed

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers made the re-signing of guard J.R. Smith official. Smith announced last month that he was returning for a second year with the Cavs, who acquired him last season along with Iman Shumpert in a trade with the New York Knicks. The 11-year veteran made 45 starts for Cleveland, averaging 12.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists. He made four starts in the playoffs...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers make J.R. Smith signing official

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cavaliers made the re-signing of guard J.R. Smith official. Smith announced last month that he was returning for a second year with the Cavs, who acquired him last season along with Iman Shumpert in a trade with the New York Knicks. The 11-year veteran made 45 starts for Cleveland, averaging 12.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists. He made four starts in the...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers Could Face A Slow Start To The 2015-16 NBA Season

The Cleveland Cavaliers will start the 2015-16 NBA season as the undisputed favorites to win and come out of the Eastern Conference, however, no less than starting point guard Kyrie Irving, starting power forward Kevin Love, one-time starting center Anderson Varejao and last year's starting center Timofey Mozgov are all rehabbing serious injuries this summer.
Via Pro Bball Report
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Report: Cavs ‘convinced’ LeBron would not leave Cleveland again

    LeBron James made the decision to return to the Cavaliers last summer to fulfill a promise he made over a decade ago — bringing a championship to the city of Cleveland. He wouldn’t leave his hometown fans high and dry a second time, would he? The Cavs apparently don’t think so. Earlier this offseason, LeBron once again signed a two-year deal with a player option...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron reportedly has little leverage in personnel matters with Cavaliers

When LeBron James left the Miami Heat after four seasons to return to the Cavaliers, the narrative was that he wanted to return home to bring a championship to the city of Cleveland, and that was his priority above all else.But there were other factors in play.An aging Heat team was no longer a lock to get to the Finals, and with a young star in Kyrie Irving already in place, and...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron: You don’t have to win championship to be great team

    LeBron James has played in six NBA Finals and won just two championships. Does that mean he was only a part of two great teams? King James doesn’t think so. On Tuesday, LeBron made an appearance on Bleacher Report’s “Uninterrupted” platform to tell viewers he “can’t control myself” while watching the 2000 Western Conference Finals between the Portland Trail...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Timofey Mozgov, Sasha Kaun won't play for Russia at EuroBasket

The Cavaliers have two big men on the team who were eligible to play for Russia at EuroBasket this summer, but neither ended up on the team's final roster.Timofey Mozgov underwent arthroscopic knee surgery back in July, so he was unavailable, and Sasha Kaun, whom the team recently signed, simply skipped it to avoid risking any injury.This is good news for the Cavaliers, obviously...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Why Tristan Thompson could be Dan Gilbert’s worst nightmare

It’s probably not fair to speculate on what Dan Gilbert’s nighttime visions look like, but we’re going to do it anyway. It also seems fitting to speak of nightmares so close to the death of one of the beloved masters of horror, Wes Craven. After WFNY put this GIF together we felt it was almost as scary as some of Craven’s greatest works. It’s also somewhat indicative of...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tristan Thompson won’t take below max from Cavs

    In a saga that is dragging out longer than the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise (RIP Wes Craven), restricted free agent Tristan Thompson continues to hold out for a new contract extension from the Cavaliers. After turning down a five-year, $80 million deal from the team earlier this offseason, it’s become clear that Thompson and agent Rich Paul are not budging. They...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: NBA’s most unpredictable team

Westbrook and Durant are in for a roller-coaster of a season. With Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka all potentially in the prime of their respective careers, the Oklahoma City Thunder are in the best position they may ever be in as a franchise for the foreseeable future. At the same time, this could be the beginning of a dynasty that will dominate the NBA Finals...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Did LeBron James orchestrate Mo Williams’ signing? – WFNY Podcast – 2015-08-28

We lead the show with an audio clip that indicates that LeBron James was the one who basically orchestrated Mo Williams’ signing. We discuss that, plus Hard Knocks, Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson and much more… SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Did LeBron James sign Mo Williams? Does LeBron James really run the Cavaliers? Johnny Manzielbow Hard knocks episode 3 JJ Watt can’t stop being...
Via Waiting For Next Year
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers: Tristan Thompson Trade Rumors

All summer long we have watched Tristan Thompson turn down a five-year $80 million dollar deal and not find a negotiable contract between himself and Cleveland. Himself and agent Rich Paul, who is also LeBron James’s agent, have been looking for a bigger deal. This stems from last season’s final series when Thompson was producing on the court while Kevin Love was injured. Love...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What If Cavs Kyrie Irving Doesn’t Return And No One Notices?

After suffering a broken knee cap and undergoing surgery in June, it shouldn't exactly come as a shock that the Cavs All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving is expected to miss the start of the 2015-16 NBA season, just about no one expects him to rush back before January either and really, why even that quick? The thing is with the Cavaliers, there's a pretty good chance no one notices his absence.
Via Pro Bball Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Did We Already Forget About J.R. Smith?

He said he was happy. He was pretending he was happy — expressing kind thoughts about the city of Cleveland and the Cavaliers. He didn’t really look happy — but that’s only because the photo was intended to make him look pensive and reflective, as if his decision to return to the Cavaliers was the result of some deep journey to the center of his soul which was overrun with epiphanies...
Via Waiting For Next Year
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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