Video: LeBron James Jr. is good at basketball

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Last we saw LeBron James Jr., he was the subject of Thad Matta’s recruiting dreams. Today, we find the nine-year-old son of a four-time NBA MVP balling out in the 2014 Ronald Searles Holiday Classic in Houston. Watch as Bronnie shakes fools off the dribble, delivers no-look passes and puts some of that Kyrie Irving-like English

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Cavaliers Film Room: First Quarter Love

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When we last met in the Cavalier Film Room, we talked about Kyrie Irving’s defense. This time, we’re finally going to get into some of David Blatt’s offense. I’m going to start with what has become pretty obvious: Kevin Love is a really good first quarter player. Not only is Love an excellent first quarter

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Cleveland Sports Lists to Commemorate 2014: While We’re Waiting…

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To celebrate 2014, I’ve created five top-five lists for your enjoyment. I’ve had fun writing the While We’re Waiting editions on Thursdays this year. Who knows if I’ll do one on Christmas or New Year’s Day in the next two weeks … so I thought I’d commemorate some of the bests of the year in

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Photos: 12 LeBron 12s that will pay homage to local heroes

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Beginning Wedesday night, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Nike will shine the spotlight on 12 Ohio heroes making a difference in their communities in Akron and Cleveland, Ohio. In what will serve to be a digital campaign for Nike, the company plans to celebrate James and the tenacity of his hometown through the #iDYOURHERO initiative. The

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My Sportsman of the Year: David Griffin

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Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Sadly, that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2014’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.

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The Cavs and Their Need to Improve Pick and Roll Defense

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The pick and roll is one of the most important elements of modern NBA offenses. Depending on who you talk to, the NBA has or has not been “a pick and roll league” over various stretches. But, like something as simple and commonplace as the play-action in football, it’s an elemental part of offense that

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Adrian Wojnarowski really, really doesn’t like LeBron James

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Are NBA reporters lobbing bombs back at Woj? We’ve spoken ad nauseum about the bizarre angles taken by Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski when discussing one LeBron James, but a well-written and well-sourced longread report over at The New Republic shines a brighter light on this apparent bias against the four-time NBA MVP among others. Spending

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Nike LeBron 12 “Data” to release this Friday

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Who said all sneakers need to be released on a Saturday morning? Originally scheduled for this Saturday, “Data,” the last of the LeBron 12 colorways to be released by Nike this calendar year, will officially be on shelves this Friday, December 19, at 8 a.m. Taking its name from LeBron’s statistics that support his status as

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My Sportsman of the Year: Kyrie Irving

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Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Sadly, that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2014’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.

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Cavs vs Hornets Behind the Box Score: Back in Business

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Charlotte Hornets (6-18) 88 Cleveland Cavaliers (14-9) 97 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter Last season the Charlotte Bobcats were one of the NBA’s pleasant surprises. In the preseason last year there were a lot of hope that the Cavaliers would be the team to make the leap

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My Sportsman of the Year: LeBron James

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Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Sadly, that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2014’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.

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LeBron James will be in house for Johnny Manziel’s first start

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After Johnny Manziel spent many nights court-side for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers (with some allegedly to his detriment), it is only fair that the four-time MVP returns the favor as the rookie quarterback is set to make his first NFL start. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport1 reports that James will join Manziel’s agent Erik Burkhardt

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LeBron James a game time decision with knee soreness

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are into the general grind of the regular season now, but tonight is a marquee matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder. It was supposed to pit LeBron James against Kevin Durant for a larger national TNT audience, but it appears that the Cavaliers could be without the best basketball player in the

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Browns QB wins, Kluber’s future salary and Dion Waiters tweets: While We’re Waiting

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Cleveland Browns thoughts entering week 15… Sunday’s game is exciting. I’m pretty pumped to be there. It’s not too often that’s the case for any Browns team this late in the season. But these are special circumstances: The 7-6 Cleveland football team is starting its Hollywood-like QB against the 8-4-1 Cincinnati Bengals. Of course, the

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Nike unveils the LeBron 12 “Akron Birch” for Christmas Day

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LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant will once again get special Christmas Day editions of their signature sneakers to be worn on December 25. According to Nike, rather than simply slapping red and green on each of the sneakers, each design looks to different holiday sneakers for their inspiration. While Kobe’s harnesses some inner stocking and KD’s

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Cavs vs Raptors Behind The Box Score: LeBron’s Three Highlights Comeback Win

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Cleveland Cavaliers (13-7) 105 Toronto Raptors (16-6) 101 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter. I was planning to write this recap about the Toronto Raptors. For 36 minutes of basketball, that’s what was in my head. I was going to write about how the Raptors are the best team

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Cavs, Johnny Manziel and comic book movies – WFNY Podcast – 2014-12-09

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Brian Spaeth (@brianspaeth) helped me break in my new home studio as the first in-person guest. We talked about a lot of stuff as we sometimes happen to do… Before you do anything else, please sign up for the Brian Spaeth Cavs email newsletter. ——————————————- Sign Up For WFNY Cavs Post-Game Emails Email Address  

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WFNY’s 12 Days of Christmas, 2014 Edition: Day Two

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The Holiday Season is upon us, and for many, the holidays are a time of rituals and traditions. Here at Waiting For Next Year, we believe in tradition as well, and one of our personal favorites is the annual WFNY 12 Days of Christmas contest series! This is now the seventh year in a row

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NBA stars, Anthony Davis, and half court shots, While We’re Waiting

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Happy Tuesday WFNY! It’s been a bit of up and down few days for me as a sports fan. The Cavs won games last Thursday and Friday, and then on Saturday Ohio State delivered an early Christmas gift in the form of one of my Top Five All-Time OSU games1. However, on Sunday, the Browns

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Cavs vs Nets Behind the Box Score: The Streak is Real

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Cleveland Cavaliers (12-7) 110 Brooklyn Nets (8-11) 88 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter So far this season, the script for the Cleveland Cavaliers has been to jump out to a good start in the first quarter. Then, as the bench came in late in the first and

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