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Sportswriter extraordinary Brian Windhorst debuts on ESPN’s New York format with his take on LeBron’s business side: “When trying to understand the psychology of the huge decision LeBron James must make this summer, first you have to meet and understand Cleveland LeBron.
This is perfectly illustrated at just about every Cavaliers home game, where James immerses himself in a level of comfort he’s spent seven years developing.” [ESPNNY.com]
On the same topic, not sure how much this video floated around the other day. Saw it on RealGM and the most fascinating quote is LeBron’s comments about not stopping until he brings a championship to Cleveland. [NBA.com]
Our buddy Jerod follows up with his review of the welcoming signs to the entire region from the Worldwide Leader this afternoon. Excuse the language, folks. [Midwest Sports Fans]
Just a few more weeks until draft day and it is always refreshing to see signs like this from an updated mock draft: “7. Browns: Eric Berry, safety, Tennessee. Dez Bryant might have been a consideration for president Mike Holmgren’s club had he delivered a strong Pro Day. Bryant didn’t, so the Browns can solidify their secondary with one of the surest prospects in this year’s draft class.” [Evan Silva/ProFootballTalk.com]
While it’s always nice to see Berry rumored to be headed to Cleveland, it gives me the creeps to hear about another ND quarterback: “As far as the top quarterbacks in the draft go, Jimmy Clausen is the most debatable. Clausen is either placed in one of the top two quarterback slots or he is given the perception of being a Ryan Leaf-type of bust. ” [Brandon Rastok/NoLogoNeeded.com]
With the argument between the Cavaliers and Knicks, maybe LeBron should look at the efficiency of both teams currently. And to no surprise, Cleveland ends up as tied for the most-efficient franchise while those kids from NY are rated the fourth-least efficient, despite actually having the eighth-worst record in the league. That’s spicy. [Ian Thomsen/SI.com]
GQ is trying to talk sports these days. On Twitter, they offered for anyone to prove them wrong on this point: Kevin Durant should be the NBA’s MVP. Go ahead and read the article yourself: “The truth of the matter: Kevin Durant should win MVP. You know, the gangly forward whose liquid stride and silver shot catapulted the Oklahoma City Thunder to the playoffs for the first time in franchise history?” [Jason Parham]
Tony Lastoria was a common sight in the Akron Aeros clubhouse last season and here he is with a story on their old manager who now happens to be the head of the Columbus Clippers: “In addition to the talent, the players were also hard workers and really meshed well as a team. For former Akron manager Mike Sarbaugh, it was a fun ride and a joy to be part of such a special team last year.” [IndiansProspectInsider.com]
(Photo credit: Stubblebine/Reuters)