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LeBron James Could Be Oldest Player In 2017 All-Star Game

LeBron James is typically the last player to leave the court after the Cleveland Cavaliers' practices, working for an additional 45 minutes to an hour post practice on average. Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving occasionally join him. "You have to put in the work if you expect to improve your game," James explained. "That's always been my mindset. I can't cheat the game. You only have so...
Via RealGM
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James is reportedly considering skipping the Rio Olympics to honor Kobe Bryant

During the off-season, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant made it know that he wasn’t playing in the Rio Olympics later on this year. That means a spot is available, but Bryant’s departure might have opened up two spots. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James wanted Bryant to be finish off his career with a gold medal in Rio this summer. That reason among other things has...
Via No Guts, No Glory
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavaliers shopping Kevin Love, price tag very high

The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly sending out feelers about Kevin Love, but the price tag is very high. According to the Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach, the Cavaliers have shopped Love, but it doesn’t sound like anything is imminent. Re: Kevin Love. League source says the Cavs have been shopping him around, but that the asking price is very high. — Adam Himmelsbach...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chaotic Cleveland should stick with Kevin Love, halt the rumors

There are a lot of reasons for trade rumors. If you’re a player, it may be a way of sending a passive-aggressive message that you kind of want out of where you are without flatly coming out and saying it. If you’re a team, it’s a good way to test the waters without putting it out there that you want to get rid of a guy, just to see what you can possibly get for him and the...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chaotic Cleveland should stick with Kevin Love and halt the rumors

There are a lot of reasons for trade rumors. If you’re a player, it may be a way of sending a passive-aggressive message that you kind of want out of where you are without flatly coming out and saying it. If you’re a team, it’s a good way to test the waters without putting it out there that you want to get rid of a guy, just to see what you can possibly get for him and the...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers shopping Kevin Love at NBA trade deadline

The Cleveland Cavaliers might be ready to end the Kevin Love experiment. With the snap of a finger, the Cavaliers are the hottest team on the market ahead of the February 18 NBA trade deadline. Love’s name is front and center in the rumblings, which shouldn’t shock many given his odd fit and performance with the team, success or not. Despite a recent minor shoulder injury, Adam...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cavs discussed three-team deal that would net them Melo

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin has stated that the team isn’t shopping power forward Kevin Love, but the New York Daily News has heard otherwise. According to Knicks beat reporter Frank Isola, the Cavaliers were involved in talks between New York and the Boston Celtics that would have sent Love to Boston, picks and center Timofey Mozgov to New York, while sending...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers: Happy Trails, Kobe

On Wednesday night, Kobe Bryant played his final NBA game in Cleveland. It wasn’t too eventful, nor were most of his visits to Cleveland throughout his career. Kobe has never played Cleveland in the postseason and has only traveled there once per season since joining the league. There aren’t too many memorable moments of Kobe straight balling out in Cleveland. So what was with...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green had no idea LeBron was the Cavaliers' only All-Star

The Warriors are living in a world completely separate from the rest of the NBA these days, so perhaps we'll forgive Draymond Green for not paying attention to some of the bigger news stories happening across the league.Green was named an All-Star reserve this season, but that doesn't mean he's up to speed on everyone who made the squad, especially in the East. Speaking at media...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James Remains Undecided On 2016 Olympics

LeBron James is undecided about whether he'll play for the United States in the 2016 Olympics in Rio this summer. James has participated in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics for the United States. James has been in every Finals since 2011 and the Cleveland Cavaliers are the favorites to represent the Eastern Conference.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LeBron to be immortalized with Akron Zips bobblehead

You know you’ve achieved a lot in your basketball career when a school makes a bobblehead for you and you didn’t even attend their program. That’s what’s happening for LeBron James, as the University of Akron is honoring the Cleveland Cavaliers forward, and two former Zips players, with a special bobblehead set. We are proud to announce our 2016 bobblehead series, featuring...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who had the best NBA All-Star Game of the last 40 years?

(This article originally appeared here and was re-printed with permission from Sports-Reference.com.) The 2016 NBA All-Star Game is coming up this weekend in Toronto and whether you're looking forward to Kobe's final All-Star start, want to see Steph and Kawhi play on the same team, or just happen to be a really big Sting fan, there's plenty to watch for this year. But this...
Via Yardbarker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every Cleveland Cavaliers first round draft pick since 1985

Since 1985, the Cleveland Cavaliers have drafted 32 players in the first round of the NBA Draft. How many can you name?
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers showing trade interest in Kings’ Ben McLemore

It is not enough that the Cleveland Cavaliers are 38-14 and leading the Eastern Conference after the first half of the season. They recognize the need for more help to contend for a championship. And with the trade deadline fast approaching, Cleveland is looking to add some help on the wing. The Cavaliers have strong interest in trading for Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore, league...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant gives LeBron James his game-worn Kobe 11s

LeBron James is the latest member of the NBA to get a farewell gift from Kobe Bryant. Following the Cavaliers’ 120-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night, Bryant—who is retiring at the end of this season—stopped by the Cavs’ locker room to deliver a pair of autographed Kobe 11s, the pair that the future Hall of Famer wore during his final game at The Q...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James is No. 3 on ESPN’s all-time NBA rankings

In the midst of his 13th NBA season, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is already one of the best to ever play the game. On Wednesday, James was named the third-best player in NBA history, according to ESPN’s all-time NBA rankings, finishing behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (No. 2) and Michael Jordan. To create All-Time #NBArank, we put together a ballot with the 150 greatest...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love: Shoulder injury ‘just a stinger’

Memories of the ill-fated 2015 postseason appeared when Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love exited Thursday’s win over the Los Angeles Lakers due to a left shoulder injury. Fortunately for Cleveland, though, ESPN’s Dave McMenamin notes Love said the early departure was merely a stinger and shouldn’t be a long-term problem. “At the time I didn’t know really...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love and Kelly Olynyk both suffer shoulder injuries on the same night

Folks were tweeting about karma when the Boston Celtics' Kelly Olynyk suffered a shoulder injury on Wednesday. That's because Olynyk was the guy who got locked up with the Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love during the playoffs last season and separated Love's shoulder, knocking him out for the postseason.Except it was even weirder than that, because Olynyk's injury happened on the same...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe, LeBron share court as Cavaliers beat Lakers 120-111

CLEVELAND (AP) With 20,000 fans roaring, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James hugged and seemed to be in a world of their own. One on one. ''It was just a lot of mutual respect,'' James said of the embrace. ''Sometimes what is known doesn't need to be said.'' The two superstars shared the same floor in Cleveland for the final time on Wednesday night as the Cavaliers, despite playing...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

D’Angelo Russell drilled in groin by LeBron James pass

Pray for Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell, because the second overall pick of this year’s draft is probably icing his man region right now. Russell was the unfortunate recipient of a pass from LeBron James during Wednesday night’s game. He stepped into the passing lane in an attempt to force a turnover, and that’s when this happened. Man down!
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: D'Angelo Russell hit in groin by LeBron pass

Former Ohio State star D’Angelo Russell made his return to the Buckeye State Wednesday evening as his Lakers took on the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena.  The homecoming could have gone better.  Los Angeles was getting blown out and LeBron James did this to Russell.  Cavaliers' LeBron James drops Lakers' D'Angelo Russell with below-the-belt pass pic.twitter.com...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love re-injures left shoulder against Lakers

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers forward Kevin Love has re-injured his surgically repaired left shoulder.Love, whose shoulder was dislocated in last year's playoffs, left the floor in the final minute of the first half of Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Love turned toward Cleveland's bench and said "it's my shoulder" before heading straight to the locker room for...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The LeBron-Kobe rivalry and Finals matchup that never was

It was supposed to be basketball’s next great rivalry — one born in the spirit of Magic-Bird, Chamberlain-Russell and Jordan-Isiah. In the mid-2000s, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant ruled the NBA on opposite sides of the country. Bryant was the three-time champion and consummate gunner who never met a shot he wouldn’t take, and James was the one who got his teammates involved...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Gilbert launches the first sneaker stock exchange

Sneaker reselling has long been an unregulated environment rife with the potential for fake merchandise and unfulfilled transactions. With Dan Gilbert’s recent investment in Campless and the launch of StockX, the game—as the kids say—has changed. First, what is Campless? Launched by Josh Leuber, who has since done a TED talk on the concept and marketplace, Campless analyzes...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers center submits unusual candidate for Dunk of the Year

Cleveland Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov is a very large human being who knows how to dunk a basketball. According to Basketball-Reference, the 7'1" Russian has done it 342 times in his six-year career, and 42 times this season alone. But against the Sacramento Kings on Monday night, Mozgov's legs/hand-eye coordination betrayed him in the worst way:In what's been a discouraging...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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