The Cleveland Cavaliers made a run to the NBA Finals without Kevin Love, and with the power forward looking for a maximum-level contract, some fans are wondering why the team should pay an injury-prone big man who failed to live up to incredibly unfair expectations. Thankfully, we have ESPN.com’s Kevin Pelton to remind us all—you
Happy Monday, you guys. How good does it feel to have playoff basketball back in the city of Cleveland? The last four years, all we’ve had to cling to at this time of year was the potential for temperatures in the 60s. Now, we get those sweet spring days but now with more championship potential.
Another day, another NBA list put together by ESPN. And just as we’d expect given the Cavs’ sterling performance over the past several months, they come in at…sixteenth!? Yep, No. 16 it is. The latest ranking evaluates each NBA franchise’s front office, with ownership, team presidents/GMs, and coaches all factoring into the process. For what
I will not talk about Josh Gordon. I will not talk about Marshawn Lynch. I will not talk about… I liked the Josh Gordon letter much better when it was read by Frank Caliendo doing Morgan Freeman's voice. — Craig Lyndall (@WFNYCraig) January 29, 2015 The sports media landscape is weird… We run a small
Beef. It’s what for drafting.
After a weekend where the NFL dominated the TV ratings with playoff games, it’s nothing but more good TV news for the NFL. According to Greg Aiello, the NFL had 202 million fans tune in while they also made huge strides in prime-time. In 2014, 202 million fans tuned in, @nfl games nearly tripled broadcast
It’s obviously hard to figure out how it’s all going to work out in the end, but you could have said the same thing with any lineup featuring Dion Waiters. Tim Legler of ESPN talks about the dynamics of the Cavaliers now that the trade has been made. He says that Iman Shumpert should take
Stuart Scott passed away from the cancer that he fought so valiantly for years. It’s sad just like it would be sad when any 49-year old leaves behind a family which will never be able to replace their husband and father. But for the sports world and my generation of sports fans, it’s sad that
Being an NFL fan today requires you to learn about television contracts. The usual setup where NFC teams are featured on FOX and AFC teams are on CBS is being thrown for a loop as FOX has started “flexing” games involving two AFC teams onto its network. They did it last week with the Browns-Colts
This is one of hardest I’ve ever laughed during one of our podcasts. I hope it’s as funny for the rest of you. Dave Sterling (@dimoko) and I discuss lots of things such as… Who are the people who like First Take? Who are the people who like Joe Buck? Drumming in a house you
Happy Monday? Hopefully, Ohio State’s utter domination of the Wisconsin Badgers and subsequent admission into the first ever College Football Playoff is enough to carry you through what was otherwise awful weekend for football. We’ll have a slew of Browns-based coverage over the coming hours, but While We’re Waiting… The Cleveland Cavaliers have quietly gone
The SportsCenter set is back in Cleveland in advance of the Cleveland Cavaliers game against the San Antonio Spurs tonight. Just as it was for the Cavs home opener against the Knicks on October 30, SportsCenter is broadcasting live from East 4th Street. Today’s temperature is roughly 40 degrees colder than it was for the last go-round,
You get the feeling that the NFL would love to pump up their trade deadline, but as Greg Garber points out at ESPN, reluctance rules the day. It’s the only thing in a nearly 365-day NFL year that the league hasn’t been able to turn into an event. There are some examples of deals that
How rare was Big Z’s career? An ESPN sidebar sheds some light.
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There won’t be a Cavs Index, but it’ll be pretty damn close.
Simmons asked for the hammer and ESPN hit him with it.
I wrote about the Derek Jeter retirement tour last week in my WWW, and I’ve tried hard to stop short of attacking the man, himself. My annoyance with the extended Derek Jeter retirement party has more to do with it celebrating the inequities of the game by pumping up what is almost exclusively a story
LeBron James and Kevin Love are on short-term deals, but ESPN.com believes that the two All-Star forwards will be in Cleveland for a very long time. In their latest “Future Power Rankings”—forecasting NBA teams through the 2016-17 season, the four-letter network gives the Cavs the No. 2 slot (70.85) behind only the San Antonio Spurs (71.25).