Did We Already Forget About J.R. Smith?

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Will J.R. play nice after re-signing with the Cavs for a lesser contract than the one he opted out of? Fingers crossed.

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LeBron James on Tristan Thompson: “We need him back.”

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On Thursday afternoon, after announcing that he would help provide full-ride scholarships to the University of Akron for students who complete his charitable organization’s mentoring program, LeBron James spoke briefly about something more important than the futures of hundreds of children: basketball. While at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio — where the LeBron

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LeBron James announces that he will provide college scholarships to children involved in his charitable program

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News emerged Thursday afternoon that LeBron James would be making a “major announcement” at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. What could it be? Would James be retiring from basketball to pursue his new-found acting career or, even better, stand-up comedy? Would James concede defeat and admit that Skip Bayless has been right about everything all along?

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Cavs schedule for 2015-16 season released; will host Miami Heat in home opener

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The NBA released its 2015-16 season schedule on Wednesday evening. The Cleveland Cavaliers will begin their Eastern Conference title defense on October 27 at the United Center against the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls will be looking to exact revenge for a 4-2 defeat at the hands of the Cavs in the second round of the

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Superstitions, Qualifying Offers, and Swan Songs: While We’re Waiting

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Happy Tuesday, WFNY! As I arrived to my office on Monday morning, I turned off the podcast I was listening to and I flipped on the local sports talk station. It was Mike and Mike on ESPN Radio, and they happened to be talking to Joe Thomas. “Oh, cool!”, I thought. So I sat in

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Cardale, Jon Stewart, and Wet Hot American Summer: While We’re Waiting…

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A most glorious Thursday to all denizens of the Blawg Pound both in- and outside Northeast Ohio. There are few summer Thursdays remaining, so make them count. I trust we’re all still sulking from the Tribe’s inability to get a W for Cookie on Tuesday night and the blown save on Wednesday. In other news, the

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Cavs Rewind: Top 15 Plays of the 2014-15 Season

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I‘m not good at many things. I never had the hand-eye coordination, athleticism, or toughness to thrive at sports, and lacked the attention span, threshold for boredom, and determination to become proficient at any hobby that could be construed as a “talent.” Had I ever participated in a talent show, it would have just been me

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Space Jam, Leo, and Wilco: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Thursday, folks. The Browns have yet to lose this year, the Cavs are verging on an NBA2K roster, and even the un-clutch Indians managed to get a few hits with runners in scoring position on Wednesday — killing a unicorn with each brief brush with the unreality. Before we dive into the nonsense, there’s

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‘Til Death Do Us Part?

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It wasn’t always this good. LeBron James is deeply committing to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the foreseeable future — in one year stints, anyway — thanking the City of Cleveland for its support after carrying its basketball franchise to the brink of a championship, praising the city on national talk shows, bringing movie premieres to

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Humid thoughts on the Cavs: While We’re Waiting

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Happy Tuesday, WFNY! Man, what a crazy year this has been in terms of the weather. I know not everyone who reads this lives in NE Ohio. That’s ok, I don’t live there either. But I always assume the weather in Cleveland is more or less the same as it is here in Columbus. And,

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LeBron James talks Cleveland, plays Faceketball on ‘The Tonight Show’

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Continuing his promotion of the Judd Apatow-directed comedy Trainwreck, Cleveland Cavaliers star small forward/power forward/guard/center/executive LeBron James appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night. His promotional tour has already taken him to a premiere in Akron last Friday, and to the 330’s best drive-in burger joint to have Galley Boys and banana

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WFNYS: The best Cleveland Sports Items on eBay

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Welcome to this 2015 Midsummer Cleveland Sports eBay Items Edition of the WFNYS! This awards presentation was loosely inspired by an array of things: 1. The ESPYS, ESPN’s version of the Oscars for sports that’s largely redundant because, you know, sports are largely a months-long ceremony to give an award to the best team, air

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Funny or Die video shows LeBron James taking Trainwreck co-stars to Swenson’s

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Before attending a hometown premiere of Trainwreck in Montrose, LeBron James took his director and co-stars to the 330 fast food staple Swenson’s. An hour or so before appearing to greet the hundreds of fans waiting for a rare glimpse of movie stars in that part of Northeast Ohio, James — starring as himself in the comedy opening in theaters

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Nonsense and Non Sequiturs: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Thursday, dudes and ladydudes of Cleveland. I’m feeling unusually terse today. Normally anything as slight as Slider’s bare chest can coax a couple thousand words out of me, but not today. The Browns are in a relatively non-controversial offseason of Project Rebuild: Year 17, the boil of NBA free agency is starting to subside,

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The Bowling Alley that Saved the Cavs’ Season

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With the way their season ended in mid-June — within a few lucky bounces and a bad performance from healthy eventual champion Golden State Warriors — it’s hard to remember where the Cleveland Cavaliers were in early January. That “where” was a bad psychological place, the figurative equivalent of the dark and foreboding forest through which you

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The return of Panthro and Tristan’s lingering deal: While We’re Waiting

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Happy Tuesday WFNY! All in all, I’d say it’s been a pretty solid week since last Tuesday. Kevin Love agreed to return, Iman Shumpert is locked up, and now even Mo Williams is back! I don’t really know what to make of this return from Mo. On the one hand, from a purely sentimental aspect,

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The Educated Consumer’s Guide to Following the NBA Free Agency Rumor Madness

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One of my running jokes throughout the Cleveland Cavaliers’ season, which was rife with melodrama both real and manufactured, was that the Cavaliers were starring in a soap opera called As the Cavs Turn. On a team with LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love, everything was viewed as newsworthy. Was Kevin Love fitting “in” or “out”?

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And so the Kevin Love free agency begins: While We’re Waiting

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Happy Tuesday WFNY! Tonight is a big night for the NBA. Or, well, I guess it’s technically tomorrow? I don’t know. However you want to look at it, at 12:01 am tonight/tomorrow morning, NBA free agency officially kicks off. Last year was a pretty nervous time for a lot of Cavs fans. Even right up

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Draft Thoughts, Bonnaroos, and Blind Melons: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Thursday, Cleveland, Ohio (original); Cleveland, Austin, Texas; Cleveland, Chicago, Illinois; Cleveland, Mexico; and Cleveland, Wherever the Hell You Live (not to be confused with Cleveland, Alabama, which has no figurative connection to Cleveland, Ohio).1 May your day be wonderful and full of Ws. Continue to colonize the earth in the name of Cleveland. (We’re

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The Dellavedova Movie and Pete Rose scandals, While We’re Waiting

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Happy Tuesday WFNY! What do you guys want to talk about today? The NBA season is officially over, now. And to be honest, I’m not in much of a mood to rehash the season right now. It was a great season, and it was so much fun watching this team grow and build something together.

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