Did We Already Forget About J.R. Smith?

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Will J.R. play nice after re-signing with the Cavs for a lesser contract than the one he opted out of? Fingers crossed.

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Video: Who is the LeBron James of the NFL?

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Sports is full of silly made up questions. Who is the G.O.A.T.? Who belongs on the Mount Rushmore of the NFL? Now, it appears that everyone in the NFL wants to be considered the “LeBron James of the NFL.” Your browser does not support iframes. I don’t have an answer and I don’t think I’ll

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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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Nike’s latest LeBron 12 Low pays homage to the Philippines

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While LeBron James is straight dunking on fools over in Manila, Nike is celebrating their ongoing Nike Rise tour with this latest edition of the LeBron 12 Low. Dubbed “The World Tour,” this Hyper Cobalt, Metallic Silver and Light Crimson edition of James’ summer sneaker looks unassuming, but it’s rife with detail. Armed in the base

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LeBron James turned down six figures for sponsored tweet

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To those who have a lot, it takes a lot to get them to do anything. LeBron James has been very guarded with his image and his brand over the years, so it’s not wholly shocking to find out that LeBron might have turned down sums of money that would make most Akronites and Clevelanders

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J.R. Smith says he’s officially back with the Cleveland Cavaliers

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J.R. Smith says he’s back with the Cavaliers. He states — underneath a lovely beach picture — that he opted out of his contract to “understand the landscape,” but ultimately decided to come back to the Cavaliers. That landscape has yielded a two-year deal – including a no-trade clause – with the first year worth

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LeBron just hanging out, dunking, and dominating the Philippines at basketball

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LeBron James gave a talk on a recent tour to help promote Nike Rise, a nationwide search for basketball talent, but he couldn’t just talk. James played in what looked like a really loose exhibition game that was nothing more than him dunking and an excuse to fire pyrotechnics in a smallish indoor basketball facility. Given that it’s

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Miami, Ohio, and Dr. Dre: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Thursday, folks, thanks for doing some WFNYing today — brave souls, each and every one of you. After last week’s so-so but mostly uneventful preseason opener, the Browns have their second preseason game tonight against the Bills in what feels like should definitely be the Great Lakes Classic. As we watch Josh McCown audition

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LeBron James continues to hint at “Space Jam 2″

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While he could simply be trying to fuel the fire in an otherwise quiet offseason, at least on a relative scale, LeBron James continues to hint at being a part of a sequel to the mid-90s hoops-filled cartoon Space Jam. In an interview with TODAY, James referred to films as a passion of his and

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LeBron James on Tristan Thompson: “We need him back.”

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On Thursday afternoon, after announcing that he would help provide full-ride scholarships to the University of Akron for students who complete his charitable organization’s mentoring program, LeBron James spoke briefly about something more important than the futures of hundreds of children: basketball. While at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio — where the LeBron

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LeBron James announces that he will provide college scholarships to children involved in his charitable program

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News emerged Thursday afternoon that LeBron James would be making a “major announcement” at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. What could it be? Would James be retiring from basketball to pursue his new-found acting career or, even better, stand-up comedy? Would James concede defeat and admit that Skip Bayless has been right about everything all along?

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Cavs schedule for 2015-16 season released; will host Miami Heat in home opener

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The NBA released its 2015-16 season schedule on Wednesday evening. The Cleveland Cavaliers will begin their Eastern Conference title defense on October 27 at the United Center against the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls will be looking to exact revenge for a 4-2 defeat at the hands of the Cavs in the second round of the

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“No real progress” in Cavs’ contract talks with Tristan Thompson

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Tristan Thompson’s deal was once thought to be imminent, but here we sit well into August and the impactful power forward remains unsigned. Brian Windhorst is talking about it at ESPN today with the latest intel on the situation both from the Cavs perspective and that of Thompson and his management. As Windy eloquently points

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LeBron James to grant two wishes with Make-a-Wish Foundation

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Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James has been busy this summer, starring in a blockbuster movie, inking a deal with Warner Brothers Entertainment, and, obviously, taking some time off. But this week, he’s working closely with the Make-a-Wish Foundation to grant the wishes of two very special boys. Brenten Cox, a 9-year-old from rural Arkansas, was diagnosed

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Lamenting LeBron’s Likely Olympic Absence

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Michael Johnson was my first favorite Olympian. Atlanta, 1996. He won gold in the 400 meters and set an Olympic record. Three days later he won gold in the 200 meters and set a world record — breaking his own in the process. He didn’t run so much as glide; his feet barely touched the ground.

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LeBron James to attend portion of USA Basketball camp, leave early

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There have been rumors floating around as to whether or not Cleveland Cavaliers point-forward LeBron James will attend the upcoming USA Basketball mini-camp. On Tuesday, James put those rumors to rest when someone in his camp told USA Basketball that the star will attend a portion of the mini-camp next week in Las Vegas. He will only

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Late Night Tribe, Rowdy Roddy Piper, and Summer Reading: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Wednesday, Blawg Pound. Rather disparate topics today. I trust your July ended well and that you’re enjoying the sunny days of early August. I’m a bit sleepy this morning. I got caught up in the Indians-Angels game last night, which went 12 innings, lasted over three and a half hours, and wrapped up around 1:30

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Drake, Meek Mill and the Twitter sample: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Monday, you crazy cats. Here’s hoping the weekend treated you well. And if you’re reading this anywhere near Cleveland, you were not only given a fairly successful string of Tribe games (more on this later) and a barrage of whistles and drills in Berea (more on this too), but all of this took place

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Gilbert Arenas on LeBron James: “He’s not a No. 1 option”

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Former Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas has not played in a game since 2012 (and is still somehow getting paid, but that’s beside the point), but he still has his fair share of opinions on the NBA. In his latest Instagram post, Arenas decided to talk about Cleveland Cavaliers point-forward LeBron James. At first, 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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