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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How the Cavs Lost (and Won) the Finals

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There was only one way it could ever end. From the moment the playoffs began, the stakes were as high as could be: this wasn’t going to be as meaningless as something like ending world poverty or brain surgery, this was sports.1 And the possible outcomes were binary for the City of Cleveland: Either the Cavaliers

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David Griffin supports David Blatt, calls out “sensational” stories

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The Cavaliers fell short of the NBA Championship and that’s sad, but overall it was a good season. You’d think that once the shock of it all being over wears off, there would be mostly good things to say. In their post-season media availability, David Griffin bemoaned the lack of a positive narrative as he

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Please not on our court: While We’re Waiting

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Happy Tuesday WFNY! It’s happy for now, anyway. But will it still be a happy Tuesday later this evening? Is anyone else having a hard time focusing on or thinking about anything other than this Finals series? Man, this series has only been five games so far, and I’m already completely fried. Emotionally, physically, spiritually.

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Finding the “All In” in Chicago

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It started the minute we stepped onto the L train from Midway. It was hot. Cramped. My friends and I piled into the overly crowded car, suitcases in hand. Hanger (that’s hunger-induced anger) was setting in, and patience was wearing thin. A man in Spongebob swimtrunks and mismatched socks noticed my friend’s blue and orange

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Not Dead Yet—Cavs vs. Warriors Game 5: Behind the Box Score

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Cleveland Cavaliers – 91 Golden State Warriors – 104 Golden State leads series 3-2 Box Score Alright, deep breaths everyone. If this plane’s going down, it’s going down. Freaking out and blaming all of the other passengers won’t prevent the plane from going down; nor will accusing them of secretly hoping the plane goes down.

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Back Where We Started—Cavs vs. Warriors: Game 4

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Golden State Warriors – 103 Cleveland Cavaliers – 82 NBA Finals tied 2-2 Box Score Well that wasn’t as fun as Tuesday’s game, was it? After an incredible team effort and rambunctious crowd blasted the Cavaliers to interstellar heights after a Game 3 victory to take a 2-1 series lead over the Warriors, they came

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Delly-palooza, Dinosaurs, and Pre-Game Bends: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Thursday, folks. Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors is Thursday night, so no need for the pleasantries. We all need immediate distraction to occupy our brain-thoughts, so while we’re waiting… . The legend of Matthew Dellavedova/Outback Jesus/The Delly Lama/The Cleveland Wombat/The Saucy Aussie/The St. Mary-ian

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The Cavs lead 2-1 in the 2015 NBA Finals! – WFNY Podcast – 2015-06-10

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The Cavs have the lead in the NBA Finals 2-1. Brian Spaeth was at the game and I was at a bar. We discuss everything. Brian Spaeth after Game 3 of the NBA Finals Can’t sleep after a playoff game Going to the game itself was the best sporting event Brian’s ever gone to Game

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MVPO’d: Cavaliers’ defensive scheme is disrupting Steph Curry

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“Betting on the success of innovative technologies in the marketplace can carry all the uncertainty and risk that betting on the next card in the deck does at a blackjack table in Las Vegas. There is a factor of randomness that must be factored in, but precisely how to do so is anyone’s guess.” –

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Thickfreakness—Cavs vs. Warriors Game 3: Behind the Box Score

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Golden State Warriors – 91 Cleveland Cavaliers – 96 Cavs lead NBA Finals 2-1 Box Score In a postgame interview following Game 2 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James bestowed upon his Cleveland Cavaliers — who had just tied their series with the Golden State Warriors at 1-1 — with the nickname “the Grit Squad.”

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Just three more wins: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Tuesday WFNY! First and foremost, a most sincere thank you to Mr Bode for filling in for me last Tuesday. I spent a week enjoying the great Smoky Mountains (and all the tourist trap glory of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, too, or course). Not only would it have been tough to do WWW at

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Kyrie Irving out three to four months with fractured knee cap

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After a hot start in the NBA Finals, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving left Thursday’s Game 1 against the Golden State Warriors with an apparent knee injury. The team announced on Friday afternoon that Irving had an MRI that revealed he had a fractured left knee cap. In the coming days, Irving will have surgery

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LeBron James: Jedi Master

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As the Cleveland Cavaliers look forward to Sunday after a dismaying Game 1 loss in the NBA Finals, things look bleak for our heroes. The Cleveland Cavaliers are outnumbered, outgunned, and outpaced by the formidable Golden State Warriors: the Cavaliers’ third scoring option has been sidelined since the end of April and the team’s second

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Jon Barry: Cavs think Kyrie Irving is done for the series

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to bounce back on Sunday, but according to Jon Barry in an interview with Dan Patrick, they’re not counting on Kyrie Irving to be a part of it. Barry couldn’t pinpoint which injury has the Cavaliers so worried, but he heard someone say that they think he’s done. “I heard

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Know Your Foe: Steve Kerr, Cav turned Coach

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Perhaps it was because he never anticipated a career playing professional basketball, or maybe it was because of his upbringing and personal philosophy, or it could have just been a coincidence resulting from a series of decisions that served his career and personal interests at the time — but for whatever reason, Steve Kerr’s basketball

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