While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Today’s edition is loaded with links from those that joined us for last night’s Thirsty Thursday in Akron. Good times.
Now if we could just find a partner… “Since for some strange reason, the Cavs were handcuffed from making any moves in Free Agency since about Thursday-ish (a little after 9pm), a lot of the first, second, and third tier Free Agents are off the market. Instead of throwing our capspace at RFAs and UFAs that won’t add anything to the roster next year, now’s the time to talk trades.
The Cavs have a TON of assets. From the LeBron S&T alone, they have a $16mil TPE, 2 first rounders, and 2 second rounders. Plus they have $9mil in capspace from FAs having gone (LeBron, Z, and Shaq). And they have Delonte’s cap-friendly contract ($4.6mil, with only $500k guaranteed) to dole out too. Plus, I’m fairly certain that no one is untouchable on the team, except for maaaaaybe JJ Hickson.” [Amin Vafa/Stepien Rules]
Broadview Height, Ohio resident pleads for LeBron James to come back via custom made signage. [’64 and Counting]
Cleveland –> Freedom! “It turns out that I’ve been absolved from the responsibility thanks to the the proper deal that’s been worked out between Shaun Rogers and County officials pertaining to Rogers having forgotten that his licensed firearm was in his carry-on bag when he was in a hurry to catch a flight at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport back in April.
Everybody wins here. By the deal, Rogers will avoid any jail time for making it through one year of probation, forty hours of community service, and a ten-hour weapons course, all theoretically useful things for Rogers, the Browns, Cleveland, thus humanity.” [Cleveland Frowns]
Ten crazy LeBron-related events over the past five days, including Mo Williams’ tweets and LeBron getting booed at ‘Melo’s wedding. [LeBromageddon]
Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnny Ray… “August 5th will be “Jersey Demolition Night” at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio. The Mahoning Valley Scrappers, the class A short season affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, will be inviting anyone to bring LeBron James paraphenalia to the ball park to contribute to their “LeBronfire” immediately after the game. Also accepted will be any kind of disappointing Cleveland merchandise or memorbilia. Anything referencing “The Shot”, “The Drive”, “The Fumble” or Modell moving the Browns to Baltimore would be accepted as well. If that wasn’t enough; tickets, beers and hot dogs will all be $1 too.” [Thunder Treats]
And finally… “What?!? [Antawn Jamison] hopes [LeBron James] gets a championship? Are we not in the same league? Are you not competing for the same goal and prize? But yet you are wishing another player on another team you hope he gets a championship. Granted, Jamison is stuck with the Cavaliers after being basically a rental player to win a title last year, but this is not the mentality I want on the Cavaliers. You think Michael Jordan or Larry Bird hoped Magic Johnson gets a championship? Hell no. I miss the old days where players hated each other.” [Dugout Sports Show]