All the King’s Men: While We’re Waiting…

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Charles Oakley made a living out of it. Bill Laimbeer, Dennis Rodman, Shaquille O’Neal—hell, even Zydrunas Ilgauskas, to a point—all played the role of Enforcer. When Oakley was setting screens for Michael Jordan, the message was clear that Cleveland native was there for one reason: To protect his team’s star. When LeBron James walked off

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Cavs sweep amid Love-less disaster: Cavs vs. Celtics Game 4 Behind the Box Score

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In their first playoff series in five years, the Cleveland Cavaliers emerged victorious, sweeping the Boston Celtics on Sunday afternoon in Boston by virtue of a 101-93 victory. However, to get that fourth win and punch their ticket to the East semifinals, they paid dearly. With the first quarter injury to Kevin Love as well

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The Playoffs Will Set Kevin Love Free

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For much of the 2014-2015 NBA season, I felt like Kevin Love’s dad. No, I wasn’t stuffing notes into his brown bag lunch that read “Packed you Gushers today, kiddo!” or consoling him after whiffing on a penalty kick during community soccer, but I was concerned about him in a way that felt paternal. Maybe

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Video: LeBron James hits full-court shot after practice

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LeBron James never ceases to entertain or amaze. If you don’t believe me, just consider what he does after shoot-a rounds and practices. Take this shot for example. We don’t know how many attempts LeBron took before hitting this one, but suffice to say most of us would blow our arms out before successfully converting

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Video: Watch Craig and John Anderson break down Cavs-Celtics game 3

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The third episode of the playoffs saw me once again alongside John Anderson of WKYC to talk about the Cavaliers’ victory over the Celtics. At this point, I’ve stopped giving credit to the Cavaliers instead taking it for myself as a member of this new web show for WKYC. I’m half kidding of course. Anyway,

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Cavs don’t disappoint, Browns for Mariota? and more … While We’re Waiting

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Happy Friday WFNY! It’s the morning after another Cavaliers playoff win. I know you’re feeling good about that. Let’s go! The Cavs don’t disappoint in game three… After the Cavaliers beat the Celtics for a third straight time to begin the 2015 NBA playoffs, LeBron told Allie Clifton after the game that the team hadn’t

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Big threes in Game 3: Cavs vs. Celtics Behind The Box Score

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The young Boston Celtics and their coach Brad Stevens truly do deserve some credit for pushing the Cavaliers to the brink. If it weren’t for some late three point heroics from Kevin Love and the scrappy play of Tristan Thompson, the Celtics might have punched their ticket back to Cleveland on Thursday night. But the

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Video: FOX Sports compares LeBron James and Michael Jordan

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With the NBA Playoffs comes comparisons, and in today’s game, there’s no better than LeBron James and Michael Jordan. During Tuesday night’s Cavs-Celtics game, Turner Sports’ Rachel Nichols reported that James’ son brought up that his dad, who had passed Michael Jordan in all-time playoff assists, could not beat Jordan “in much of anything else.”

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Cavalier Film Room: The Boston Royal Double

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In Game 2, Boston coach Brad Stevens used a much different strategy than in Game 1 to defend the Cleveland Cavaliers, and particularly LeBron James. We’re going to continue our game-by-game series film breakdown with a snippet of what Stevens and the Celtics deployed early in the game and how James and the Cavs ultimately overcame

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Celtics forward Jae Crowder says that no one on the Cavs is intimidating

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After Kyrie Irving’s stellar playoff debut on Sunday and the LeBron James and Irving tag team effort on Tuesday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers are off to a 2-0 start against the greatly disliked Boston Celtics. The Celtics have shown a lot of gumption, giving the Cavaliers a handful in the first two games, and casting

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Workin’ For It: Cavaliers-Celtics Game 2: Behind the Box Score

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Boston Celtics – 91 Cleveland Cavaliers – 99 Cavaliers lead series 2-0  Box Score  Does it feel like the playoffs yet? The Cavaliers had their first playoff game in nearly five years on Sunday afternoon, but it was a fairly pleasant affair after the Cavs went on 33-to-17 run in the second quarter. The Boston

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Kyrie Irving, working as intended: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Tuesday WFNY! As long as we don’t talk about what happened with the Cleveland Indians last night, it will remain a happy Tuesday. We still have another week until the NFL draft, so perhaps we can talk football a little more next week. But the Cleveland Cavaliers have another playoff game tonight, so that

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Watch Craig on “All In” on WKYC – Cavs Playoff Game 1

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On Monday morning, I jumped onto the WKYC Cavs web show for the NBA playoffs. It’s called “All In” and I’ll be on occasionally throughout the NBA playoffs. As we stated on the show, here’s hoping it goes on for a very long time. It is co-hosted by John Anderson and Will Ujek from WKYC.

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So It Begins… Cavaliers-Celtics Game 1: Behind the Box Score

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Boston Celtics – 100 Cleveland Cavaliers – 113 Cavaliers lead series 1-0 Box Score ‘Twas a Sunday afternoon in Quicken Loans Arena, when King James looked down upon the gathering horde of vicious, sinister Celtics clawing at the gates of his kingdom looking to quench an insatiable thirst for Cavalier blood. King James strapped his battle armor

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2015 NFL Draft, Johnny Manziel, Cavs playoffs and more with Dan Labbe – WFNY Podcast – 2015-04-17

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Dan Labbe of Cleveland.com and now NEOMG joined me to discuss everything related to Cleveland sports. He usually is the host of these things, and I turned the tables on him and made him a guest for once!  At what point did it occur to you that Cleveland.com had no longer become the supplement to

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Exam Prep: The Cavs 2014-15 Playoffs

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The end of the long NBA regular season has wound down. With the playoffs beginning this weekend it’s time to finally have basketball games of actual consequence. Although the Cleveland Cavaliers have already been through and learned an extraordinary amount since the end of October, all of that instruction was merely preparation for the test

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Cavaliers favorites to win 2014-15 NBA Title

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If you had faith in the Cleveland Cavaliers last June, you could be in for a nice pay day as the Wine and Gold open up as odds-on favorites to win the 2014-15 NBA Title. According to The Westgate SuperBook, the Cavaliers are 9-4 favorites following the completion of the regular season. The Golden State

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Perkins: There’s nothing you can do to guard LeBron

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Only five members of the Cleveland Cavaliers have had the opportunity of playing with or against LeBron James in the playoffs: Mike Miller and James Jones (teammates with the Miami Heat), Shawn Marion and Brendan Haywood (2011 NBA Finals with the Dallas Mavericks), and a player that probably knows the most about him even though

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LeBron & Kyrie make Zach Lowe’s All-NBA teams

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The All-NBA teams won’t be announced for a while yet, but that doesn’t mean the nation’s basketball scribes can’t announce their picks early. Grantland’s Zach Lowe is such a scribe and a WFNY favorite, so we were glad to see him include LeBron James and Kyrie Irving on his official All-NBA ballot. James made the first

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LeBron’s jersey top seller, Kyrie’s ranks sixth; Cavs sell second-most merch

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As if you haven’t had enough jersey talk lately… The numbers have been tallied, and once again LeBron James’ jersey is the top seller in the NBA. This is the ninth time in LeBron’s 12-year career that his shirt has been bought the most, according to the AP’s Tom Withers, including his time wearing No.

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