Lauren Holtkamp held court in Cleveland

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As ticker tape fell from the rafters of Quicken Loans Arena and fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers were celebrating their team’s most recent victory, the players filed off of the floor and through the tunnel, one-by-one. LeBron James had tossed his headband into the crowd. Kyrie Irving had given away his shoes, the “Black History

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Quarterbacks and NBA Realignment, While We’re Waiting


Happy Tuesday WFNY! I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving holiday. Now we enter that crazy and chaotic period of time between Thanksgiving and Christmas where everyone is trying to wrap up year end business while trying to find the perfect gifts for loved ones and friends. Amidst the chaos, however, it’s always nice to

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Kyrie Irving is not a superstar

A superstar is supposed to be someone transcendent, someone who dominates, someone who makes everyone around them better. LeBron James is a superstar. Chris Paul is a superstar. Kyrie Irving is not.

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2013 NBA Draft – All you need to know about the Cavs from Joe Kotoch – WFNY Podcast – 2013-06-25

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I was very happy to be able to get Joe Kotoch to join me a few days before the NBA draft. You should know Kotoch from his website and also his work at and his twitter account @probballdraft. Joe Kotoch and where he came from Sports law and agency work and their

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NBA News: Clippers talk contract with Byron Scott

ESPN’s Chris Broussard is reporting that the Los Angeles Clippers have initiated contract discussions with former Cavalier coach Byron Scott. Broussard tweeted: Sources: Clippers initiated talks about financial parameters of a contract w/Byron Scott Friday night. Did not do so w/L Hollins & B Shaw. — Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) June 22, 2013 Scott was fired

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The Diff: Kyrie Irving’s potential

Today marks the start of a new era: The Diff, where I’ll write lots and lots about sports stats. Kudos to friend and fantasy football semifinalist Marc Sugerman for coming up with the article name, a shoutout to the Q’s scoreboard. And thanks as always to Mike Brenkus for the design. For my first-ever edition

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Jason Lloyd report: Chris Paul asked Byron Scott to switch defenders

From the Beacon Journal’s Jason Lloyd– “Chris Paul asked Byron Scott to stop using Alonzo Gee on him defensively. Scott made that shocking revelation today after practice. He has been calling Gee one of the league’s best defenders for a few days and is trying to prove it by using him to defend multiple positions.

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Report: Cavs offered entire 2012 draft for No. 1 pick

According to multiple reports on Twitter, seemingly all pointing back to ESPN’s Chad Ford, the Cleveland Cavaliers got aggressive in pursuit of the first-overall pick in the upcoming NBA draft. It is being said that the Cavaliers offered four picks in total (Nos. 4, 24, 33, 34) for the lottery ticket that New Orleans and

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While We’re Waiting… Kyrie and Chris Paul, Urban Meyer’s spread offense and Muni-Seats for sale


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 “Through Kyrie’s first 23 NBA games, he’s averaging 18.0 points and 5.1 assists per night—numbers that line up very close to how the benchmark

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Cohesive Cavs Stun Complacent Clippers

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Upon emerging from the trainer’s room, Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul spent approximately 15 minutes having a heated yet professional exchange with two of his assistant coaches, Robert Pack and Dean Demopoulos. Verging on animated, Paul appeared to be discussing specific plays, potentially mixing in some team philosophies, both contributing to their seven-point

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While We’re Waiting… Extending Asdrubal, Trading up for RG3 and Remembering a Tribe legend


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 On the Tribe not having players locked up after 2013- “The reason that the possibility of a Cabrera (or Masterson) extension becomes compelling is

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Box Score: Clippers 92, Cavaliers 99

No Kyrie, no problem? Cavs fans were stunned to find out just moments before tipoff that Kyrie Irving would miss the game with a concussion. Everyone was eager for a Kyrie-CP3 matchup, but instead it was Ramon Sessions who provided a monster game in leading the Cavaliers to a huge win. Sessions had 24 points,

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Tired and Short-Handed Cavaliers Try to Bounce Back vs Chris Paul and the Clippers

Chris Paul has made a huge impact on the Clippers

***UPDATE: Daniel Gibson will play and will start tonight against the Clippers. So kindly disregard comments below about Gibson likely not playing. ***UPDATE #2: Kyrie Irving has concussion like symptoms and will not play tonight. Great. Just great.   The Cleveland Cavaliers (9-14, 10th in the East) begin their longest home stand of the season

More and more Kyrie Irving Having Better Rookie Season Than LeBron James?’s Justin Havens has a fascinating article posted in which he uses several statistical measures to show that Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Kyrie Irving is having a better rookie season than Chris Paul or LeBron James had. The whole article is pretty fascinating, but Havens especially points out what Kyrie Irving might ultimately mean to the

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Kyrie Irving is the Next…

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Within the realm of professional sports, we tend to fall into the trap of Next. We have long searched for The Next Michael Jordan, be he Kobe Bryant, LeBron James or Player to Be Named Later.  Same can be said for Dirk Nowitzki, largely credited with taking dynamite to the floodgates of foreign-born NBA combatants.

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While We’re Waiting…Buckeyes Head To Phog Allen, Oden Suffers Setback

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 Previewing #2 OSU / #13 Kansas later today down at Phog Allen Fieldhouse:  “After an early loss to #1 Kentucky in New York, Kansas

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Dan Gilbert Letter Expresses Outrage Over Chris Paul Lakers Trade

Well, Dan Gilbert is writing letters again. As you’re well aware, the Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Hornets, and Houston Rockets had agreed to a trade in principle that would send Chris Paul to the Lakers. The NBA, which coincidentally owns the Hornets, vetoed the trade late Thursday. Now, it’s complete chaos – apparently Paul

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Chris Paul and How the NBA Rumor Season Feels Dirtier Than Ever

Hey, did you guys hear about Chris Paul?  According to Adrian Wojnarowski’s reports from last night (probably via Paul himself or his agent if I had to take a wild guess) the Clippers and Golden State Warriors could “significantly raise their chances of keeping” Paul past this season if they also sign center Tyson Chandler.

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Cleveland Cavaliers Not an Example of What Not To Do

This hasn’t been the easiest time of the year for fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers. After enjoying a fun, and disappointing, run of 5 years in the playoffs (but really, it was mostly fun), fans of the wine and gold are forced to sit on the sidelines and watch other teams partake in the chase

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Chris Paul Suffers Concussion, but Cavs Still Fall to Hornets, 96-81

Through the month of February, the Cleveland Cavaliers were ranked third in all of the NBA in assists with 24.4 dimes per game.  A product of ball-movement and execution, the Wine and Gold are frequently reminded pregame to play selfless basketball. After all, the Princeton offense is predicated upon such an ideal. But in Sunday night’s

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