ESPN ranks Kyrie Irving as only the ninth best PG in NBA

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Back in October, when Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving was coming off a three-year start to his career that saw him become a brilliant scorer who had difficulties playing defense or staying healthy, ESPN saw fit to rank him as the 23rd best player in the NBA and the seventh best point guard. Damian Lillard,

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Does Anyone Want to Win? 76ers vs Cavs: Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Philadelphia 76ers (18-56) 86 Cleveland Cavaliers (48-27) 87 Box Score On Saturday night, Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena hosted a nail-biter of a game for the ages when Kentucky survived Notre Dame 68-66 in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. It was one hell of a game, and though it may have been one of the more

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Cable monopolies, the real NFL Network and more – WFNY Podcast – 2015-03-27

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Craig Lyndall and Dave Sterling get together in person, in public, to talk about the day’s events in sports, cable TV and technology… Nervous Dog in Stow Chris Clem live in Cuyahoga Falls Scene Magazine awarding WFNY Podcast into eternity Cavs game against Memphis League Pass and why they won’t let local superfans see local

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Cleveland Sports Championship Watch: March 27, 2015

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Four weeks ago now, WFNY introduced the Cleveland Sports Championship Watch, a recurring post to update the Northeast Ohioan masses of when their long and agonizing wait for a title will come to an end. WFNY will track the Title Ticker throughout the year, gleaning every insight and nugget of valuable information that can be

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Threat Level: Cavs ’ Potential First Round Foes

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The Cleveland Cavaliers were always going to make the playoffs. There was never a doubt about it. A massive influx in talent – particularly via a certain Akron, Ohio native — does wonders for an NBA team’s playoff odds. Even during the gloomiest, most despondent days of the season, when the Cavs hovered around the

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J.R. Smith joined a pair of Cavs fans for chicken wings

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As a reward for winning an in-game contest that involved throwing rubber chickens onto a bull’s eye at center court of the Quicken Loans Arena floor, a Cavalier fan and (presumably) a friend were treated to a dinner of wings with Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard/legendary goofball J.R. Smith. In doing so, they achieved a personal

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Please just stop with the Kevin Love nonsense: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Tuesday WFNY! To my knowledge, I have never discussed the same lead topic in my WWWs in back to back weeks. I always try to bring up something fresh that’s on my mind that I haven’t discussed before. Last week I started off this spot by talking about Kevin Love. So I can’t talk

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Cavs showed interest in Steve Nash before he announced his retirement

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Eight-time All-Star and future Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash announced his retirement from basketball this weekend, a decision forced by his aging body’s lack of fitness for NBA basketball. In three injury-ravaged seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers, Nash only played in 65 games. But before he retired, the Cleveland Cavaliers front office

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The Drought Is Over! Pacers vs Cavaliers: Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Indiana Pacer (30-38) 92 Cleveland Cavaliers (45-26) 95 Box Score It’s over! We’re going back! After nearly five long, painful years wandering the desert in search of watchable basketball, Cavs fans are finally going back to the playoffs. I know you’re weary, Cavs fans, your throats drier than a torts treatise, yearning for just a

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Missing day one of the NCAA tourney, plus Kevin Love narratives – WFNY Podcast – 2015-03-20

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I caught up with Andrew to discuss the fact that I missed all of day one of the tourney. We also discussed the Cavs and the Browns and other stuff like the following… Not getting to see the tourney and the torture Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins and Suh Placing Ryan Tannehill in the ranks

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March Madness, the NCAA, and Do Other Fans Hate Cleveland?: While We’re Waiting…

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Ahh, what a glorious Thursday it should be. Spring is on the horizon, everyone’s recovery from St. Patrick’s Day festivities should be complete, and the Cavs rebounded from a nauseating game in Miami against the Heat with a thrashing of the Brooklyn Nets. After going down 13 early, the Cavs outscored the Nets 108-70 through

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Points on the Break

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No one would argue that the Cleveland Cavaliers are a lousy team at this point in the season—they’re a very good professional basketball team, especially in the 30 games A.B. (After Bowling). Their unassailable top-tier status is in spite of some obvious flaws and glaring question marks. They’re still in the bottom-third of the league in

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Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic: Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Cleveland Cavaliers (43-25) 123 Orlando Magic (21-47) 108 Box Score What would Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers encore be following an instant classic in San Antonio over the Spurs on Thursday? The Cavaliers were rewarded with two days off in the Florida sunshine after Thursday’s well-earned victory, as Northeast Ohio slowly unthaws from its

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Cleveland Sports Championship Watch: March 13th

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Two weeks ago, WFNY introduced the Championship Watch, a recurring post to update the Northeast Ohioan masses of when their long and agonizing wait for a title will come to an end. WFNY will track the Title Ticker throughout the year, gleaning every insight and nugget of valuable information that can be gleaned from such

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Who Shot? JR: Cavaliers at Mavericks Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Cleveland Cavaliers (41-25) 127 Dallas Mavericks (41-25) 94 [Box Score] The Cleveland Cavaliers met the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center on Wednesday night, a brief encounter as the teams headed in two completely different directions. It was only two months ago that the teams met in Cleveland in what feels like a baseball

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The Lazy Narrative v. LeBron James’ Fourth Quarter Free Throw Shooting: Case Closed

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Few professional basketball players have possessed the arsenal of abilities and talents like those of LeBron James. Many have had superlative individual skills and attributes (Russell Westbrook’s speed, Chris Paul’s passing, Kyle Korver’s shooting, Kendrick Perkins’ ability to foul), but few with nearly every weapon at their disposal. Michael Jordan was close. But Michael Jordan couldn’t

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The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance and an Unexpected Amount of Andrew Hawkins: While We’re Waiting…

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Last Friday, I described the Cleveland Browns’ “chronic credibility” crisis and status as the biggest punchline in the NFL following The Orangening. Within hours of completing the column, Grantland’s Brian Phillips recreated the marketing questionnaire that resulted in the Browns new sans-serif, orangier identity; Jimmy Fallon thanked the Browns for making a nearly identical new logo (as

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Cavs vs Raptors Behind the Box Score: Surviving a second half onslaught

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Cleveland Cavaliers (39-24) 120 Toronto Raptors (38-23) 112 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter Whether it be on WFNY podcasts or in previous posts here on WFNY, I’ve frequently said that there’s not too much to be taken away from one regular season NBA game. The NBA is

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Taking Care of Business: Celtics at Cavaliers Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Boston Celtics (23-35) 79 Cleveland Cavaliers (38-24) 110 Box Score On Sunday in Houston against the Rockets, LeBron James suffered a literal kick to the junk while Cleveland Cavaliers fans endured a figurative kick to the junk. It did not feel good. But no amount of ice and frozen food items applied to the nether

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The Cavs March to the playoffs, the Delly problem, and homemade luge: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Tuesday WFNY! And happy March to you all as well! We can finally say good riddance to February and prepare for the inevitable thaw that is around the corner. March Madness, Shamrock Shakes, corned beef and cabbage, and all that good stuff that comes with March. In the NBA, March is moving month. It’s

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