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Cleveland Cavaliers: Have People Forgotten LeBron James?

(Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images North America)he By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. For as much as he is on ESPN.com, talked about on Sportscenter and how many boring so called stories he is in, the title of this article might make no sense, but I think that people have forgotten that LeBron James is the best player in the NBA and just how strong he is. He is...
Via HoopStuff
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers vs. Heat Game Preview: Cavs Look For Revenge In Potential First Round Matchup

(Cleveland, OH) – The Cleveland Cavaliers (48-27) are looking for revenge Thursday night in a rematch against a potential first round playoff opponent — the Miami Heat (34-40). It’s been a weird week for the Cavs. With three days off after a disappointing outing against the Philadelphia 76ers, the media has been delving into all kinds of topics to keep the public buzzing. Is...
Via Cavaliers Nation
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat at Cleveland Cavaliers game preview

TV: TNT Time: 8 p.m. LeBron James worked up a healthy sweat after practice, staying longer to go over plays with the Cleveland Cavaliers' coaches before doing some post-up drills. He knows what's ahead. The calendar has flipped to April, and if the NBA standings don't change, James will face a first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat, the team he led to two titles and...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Heat-Cavaliers Preview

(AP) - LeBron James worked up a healthy sweat after practice, staying longer to go over plays with the Cleveland Cavaliers' coaches before doing some post-up drills. He knows what's ahead. The calendar has flipped to April, and if the NBA standings don't change, James will face a first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat, the team he led to two titles and four straight finals...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron Calls the Plays in Cleveland, Not David Blatt

LeBron James hasn’t been on the same page with Kevin Love and coach David Blatt this season. Regarding Love, their “rift” is well documented and maybe even a little overblown. With Blatt, it’s imperative that the best player and coach […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James: ‘I have the right to call plays’

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James acknowledged Wednesday that he has the “freedom” to call plays on offense, and Kyrie Irving does as well. “Well, we have a package,” James said, via ESPN.com. “If I see something, I have the right to call plays. Kyrie does as well. We kind of do that play calling. Coach Blatt does the play calling obviously...
Via Sports-Glory
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cavs News: David Blatt Named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month

According to an official release from the NBA today, Cleveland Cavaliers (48-27) head coach David Blatt was named the NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for March after his team went 11-4 during that span. Golden State Warriors (61-13) head coach Steve Kerr won the award for the Western Conference. Blatt is the first Cavs head coach to receive this honor since Mike Brown...
Via Cavaliers Nation
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cavs return to practice, Kevin Love still slowed by back

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) LeBron James stayed on the floor after practice to go over plays with Cleveland's coaches and work on his post-up game. He knows what's ahead. With just a handful of games left in the regular season, James and the Cavaliers are slowly shifting into playoff mode. They've got a key matchup on Thursday with Miami, a potential first-round opponent, before facing...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith joins local pipefitters union

Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith made history Tuesday when he joined Cleveland-area Pipefitters Local Union No. 120. The union, founded in 1898, is primarily comprised of plumbers, steamfitters, HVAC technicians, and similar workers. Smith is the first active professional athlete to become a member. “It just seemed like a natural fit,” said Smith, seemingly unaware of the obvious...
Via Waiting For Next Year
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Damon Jones opens photography studio

As if being shooting consultant to the Cleveland Cavaliers and ubiquitous sidekick to LeBron James wasn’t enough, Damon Jones has also found time to open his own photo studio. Jones had been rumored to open his own studio in light of the incredible (and #nofilter) pictures he has captured on planes, in hallways, and in locker rooms. Now he wants to broaden his skills and actually...
Via Waiting For Next Year
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Behind-the-scenes details shed light on LeBron James’ two-week hiatus

A plethora of fascinating NBA-related stories have been surfacing courtesy of ESPN reporter Brian Windhorst’s appearance on colleague Bill Simmons’ “B.S. Report” on Tuesday. But perhaps none are more interesting than the reported behind-the-scenes activity that led to LeBron James’ two-week absence from the Cleveland Cavaliers’ lineup in late December/early January. All...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron thought Kyrie was a ballhog when season started

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving openly admit that their relationship has been a rocky one during their first season as teammates. Some people may not understand just how frustrated LeBron was with the former Duke star a few short months ago. In a recent interview with Joe Vardon of the Northeast Ohio Media Group, Irving...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gilbert, Haslam indicted on dogfighting charges

Dan Gilbert and Jimmy Haslam have never shied away from making big moves and the resulting controversy. This time, however, the duo may have gone too far. According to ESPN.com’s Adarn Shefter and Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnaroski, working together in an unprecedented cross-platform co-investigation, the Cleveland sports owners have been holding mascot fights between Cavaliers...
Via Waiting For Next Year
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: LeBron James is calling the plays, David Blatt just repeats them

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports David Blatt, who has had success on the international level, is in his first season as an NBA coach, and finding out quickly that the Cleveland Cavaliers are LeBron James team. During an appearance on Bill Simmons’ “B.S. Report” podcast, ESPN’s Brian Windhort said it’s Lebron, not Blatt, calling all of the team’s plays on offense. From...
Via Sports-Glory
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: LeBron James Calls’ Cavs Plays; Head Coach David Blatt Repeats Call

Here’s a shocker: It sounds like LeBron James is running the show in Cleveland. It should come as no real surprise that the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar apparently is calling the team’s offensive sets — not first-year head coach David Blatt. In a podcast with Grantland’s Bill Simmons, ESPN NBA writer Brian Windhorst revealed James is the one making...
Via NESN.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love reportedly unhappy with role in Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving is a time for families to get together and join in a communal spirit of gluttonous consumption and contemplation of all that one has to be grateful for in their life. Of course, not all Thanksgiving reunions turn out to be such blissful affairs. WFNY has learned that during their 2014 Thanksgiving dinner, the family of Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love grew increasingly...
Via Waiting For Next Year
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: LeBron James calls plays, David Blatt repeats them

The Cleveland Cavaliers are winning plenty of games, yet the chatter about the icy relationship between LeBron James and David Blatt has not subsided. Simply put, there have been several occasions this season where it seems like LeBron has no use for his coach. During an appearance on Bill Simmons’ latest podcast, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rated R: Is LeBron James’ LRMR in Jeopardy?

Tension was indeed in the air as two of LeBron James’ closest confidants were forced to travel in their own private jets this past weekend following a brief spat. Sources close to James confirm that his agent, Rich Paul, and logistics and travel coordinator, Randy Mims, were involved in a brief, but heated spat when the Cleveland Cavaliers were in Brooklyn to take on the Nets...
Via Waiting For Next Year
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James honored in hometown Akron with civic award

  LeBron James may not add another NBA MVP trophy to his collection this year. He's got an award, though, that just might mean a little more. On Tuesday night, the Cavaliers superstar, who returned to Northeast Ohio last summer after four seasons in Miami, was honored by his hometown with a distinguished award for leadership, inspiring youth and philanthropic efforts. James was...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James after Kevin Love controversy: I only have three friends in the NBA

It can be lonely at the top.  Just ask King James.  Cavaliers superstar LeBron James found himself in an awkward position after Kevin Love publicly declared that he and James were "not best friends" and that Love would choose former UCLA teammate and Okalahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook over current Cleveland teammate James for NBA MVP.  James himself showed there was...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James honored in hometown with prestigious award

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has received a distinguished award from his hometown for leadership, inspiring youth and philanthropic efforts. James was given the H. Peter Burg Award on Tuesday night during the Greater Akron Chamber's annual meeting. The award goes to a business or community leader who has served as a role model and enhanced local and economic...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Rumors: David Blatt Simply Repeating LeBron’s Play-Calling

The question of how important David Blatt’s contributions to the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ success over the past few months was called into question by ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst, on Tuesday afternoon. Windhorst was a guest on Bill Simmons’ podcast when he said that the Princeton offense that Blatt brought with him when he was hired has effectively been junked. In its place is...
Via Cavaliers Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James Vows to Give His Kids an ‘Electric Beatdown’ in NBA 2K15

If you think for a second that LeBron James is going to let his kids run amok and spew crazy nonsense like some Kardashian, you’re severely mistaken. LeBron may seem like the “cool dad” type, but he let us know today that he won’t be on the receiving end of incessant trash talk from his kids. One of his tools to teach his kids a lesson — “NBA 2K15″: This...
Via Busted Coverage
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LeBron Prioritized Acquiring J.R. Smith Over Iman Shumpert In Trade

The Cleveland Cavaliers have hit their stride ever since acquiting Timofey Mozgov, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert in trades. ESPN’s Brian Widnhorst was on Grantland’s B.S. Report, discussing the current state of the Cavs.  An interesting nugget came from the podcast about LeBron James prioritizing J.R. Smith in a trade over Iman Shumpert. Transcribe via […] The post LeBron Prioritized...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LeBron Prioritized Acquiring J.R. Smith Over Shumpert In Knicks' Trade

The Cleveland Cavaliers turned around their season with two trades that brought Timofey Mozgov, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert to their team. "He is so excited about the talent on this team," said Brian Windhorst. "He loves playing with Mozgov. He loves J.R. Smith. He was the guy who pushed for that trade. The Cavs were trying to get Shumpert; that's what the conversations were and...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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