Mr. Second Half: Kyrie Irving could sit until January

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Three-to-four months would have been October…

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LeBron: Last year was just a small sample of what we’re capable of

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Chugga chugga chugga chugga chugga chugga… The season is a ways away yet, but the 2015 Cleveland Cavaliers’ hype train is starting to pick up steam. For a day — or an Instagram post, at least — the conductor was one LeBron James. LeBron took to the ‘Gram Monday to post a picture of he

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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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State of the Cavs: GM David Griffin on all things wine and gold

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Things have quieted down a bit for the Cleveland Cavaliers now that the some of the biggest deals of the summer have been taken care of. LeBron James has re-signed. Kevin Love has re-signed. Mo Williams signed. Kyrie Irving is signed long-term, and Timofey Mozgov is in the fold for at least one more year.

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LeBron, Kyrie among nominees for first-ever NBPA Players Awards

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This is the rare awards show from which LeBron James has yet to take any hardware home. That could soon change. The NBA announced in late April that the National Basketball Players Assocation (NBPA) would launch its own season-end awards show, the Players Awards The awards will be held Sunday, July 19 at the Rio in Las Vegas,

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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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Kyrie: Cavs “definitely” would have won Finals if healthy (Also: “almost doesn’t count”)

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Until the Cavs get another crack at the NBA Finals, players and fans alike are left to wonder what if about this year’s edition. In an appearance on Shaquille O’Neal’s The Big Podcast with Shaq (which came WFNY’s way via SLAM), point guard Kyrie Irving was asked about the playoffs, his injury, his teammates, and what he’s learned playing with

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Cavaliers on verge of shattering NBA's luxury tax record

With Wednesday’s flurry of long-term contracts, fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers now have a clearer picture of what the team will look like during the 2015-16 season. As many hoped, it will look very much like the team that finished last regular season on a 33-3 tear, thanks in no small part to Dan Gilbert’s

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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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NBA jersey sales: LeBron No. 2, Kyrie No. 4, Delly No. 14

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Just when you thought all the Delly Fever had passed, one delayed symptom of rears its head. The Cleveland Cavaliers plucky point guard couldn’t quite keep pace with Stephen Curry in the NBA Finals, but he appears to have made an impression while on the game’s biggest stage. Dellavedova is in the headlines once again,

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Yes, Tristan Thompson can sign a five-year deal with Cleveland

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The Collective Bargaining Agreement of any sports league is very difficult to understand. This is why many sports agents are millionaires themselves, and teams have cadres of lawyers and analysts working with their on-field operations departments. If these people spend their entire careers working on these topics, it’s certainly not going to be easy for the

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Pics: Warhawk Kyrie 1s debut at Nike’s EYBL Basketball Academy

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The Nike EYBL Basketball Academy has seen appearances from all of the major Swoosh brand athletes, including a LeBron James-led yoga session and more, but may be getting the most burn for the amount of swag that participants are walking away with following their time in Santa Monica, California. As has become customary in 2015,

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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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LeBron James, David Blatt, Johnny Manziel, and the Tribe – WFNY Podcast – 2015-06-18

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I grabbed TD to help everyone get ready for the Indians now that the Cavaliers are officially done. Before we got to the Tribe though, TD and I discussed the Cavs, David Blatt and Johnny Manziel. [Click here to download this episode directly] NBA Free and LeBron James fever with the Cleveland Cavaliers How good

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What a difference a year makes for Cavs fans

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1964. That’s the year we Cleveland fans hear all the time and wish for it to be updated. We are still waiting to change that last championship date, as the Cavaliers were finished off on Tuesday by the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the 2015 NBA Finals. But, before we get back to waiting for

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Waiting, with great anticipation, for next year

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Has there ever been a more apropos moment in the history of Cleveland sports for fans to say, “Oh yeah? Well just wait ‘til next year”? And to say it with justifiable optimism? The Cavaliers are already the favorites in Las Vegas to win the title next season, and with good reason. When the 2015-16

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Video: WFNY on WKYC breaking down the Cavs one last time

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It’s been a fun ride with the Cleveland Cavaliers this season, and it’s been a fun ride for us at WFNY to be able to share the experience with John Anderson, Will Ujek and the fine folks over at WKYC. For one last time for the 2014-15 NBA season, we talked about the Cleveland Cavs

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LeBron James and the Cavaliers playing with house money – WFNY Podcast – 2015-06-15

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It’s the day before the day the Cavs get a chance to keep hope alive so Dave and Craig decided to have a conversation very loosely about that and other stuff. We had a lot of fun doing this one, so hopefully you have as much fun listening. Dave starts the show due to inclement

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The Cavaliers are a feel-good story and not done yet – WFNY Podcast – 2015-06-12

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The Cavaliers are down, but not yet out. Martin Rickman is in town and he sat down to discuss the NBA Finals and the Cavs’ chances. Here are some of the things we’ve discussed. LeBron James and hitting his head on the camera LeBron takes big hits even if he acts like he got shot

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Cautiously optimistic on the Cavs – WFNY Podcast – 2015-06-11

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Dave and Andrew got together electronically to discuss Browns mini-camp and the Andy Lee trade…no wait, they discussed the Cavs. Cautious Optimism Dirty Delly Having your old “takes” on record Taking no comfort in positive statistics Blatt being a step ahead. Being so close but so far away. Being confident. Being so sleep deprived Golden

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