Brian Spaeth on the Cavs in the NBA Finals: “YOU deserve this story”

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Note: Brian Spaeth has been manning an email newsletter (mostly) about the Cavs this season and generally we leave that off the front page of WFNY. That being said, his preview perspective on the NBA Finals had me pumping my fist and more ready for the games than I had been prior. So, I decided

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Can LeBron James exorcise Cleveland’s Demons? While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Monday, you guys. If you’re reading this in the Cleveland area, odds are that you are still attempting to dry out from the hellacious storms. If you’re not in the Cleveland area, that sucks—the NBA Finals are set to tip off around these parts come June 9. You still have time to book your

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Craig Ehlo is still recovering from The Shot

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The image is forever etched in Cleveland sporting lore, a symbol of a generation reduced to a footnote by one Michael Jeffrey Jordan. MJ, rising at the free throw line, seeing his shot — The Shot — fall, and celebrating with a leaping fist pump. In the background, the man tasked with defending Jordan, Craig

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Striving for Greatness

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At this point only a fool or a troll — either of the Internet or fantasy lore variety — would deny that Cleveland Cavaliers forward/guard/amorphous and positionless basketball-Swiss-Army-knife LeBron James is a great NBA player. But now, in his twelfth season, he’s reaching milestone statistical totals on par with all-time greats. It’s not exactly worth

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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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Are You (Playoff) Experienced?

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Although it feels unfamiliar after a four-season hiatus, Cleveland Cavalier fans are starting to see players at home and across the NBA start to limber up their playoff bodies. LeBron James starts to post up more at the expense of some of his more ill-advised three-point heaves; Dwyane Wade mulls more bizarre and experimental Dr. Frankenstein-like treatments on his bad knees;

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Forget the NBA playoffs; let’s realign the “target demographic”: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Monday, kids. Is it pretty safe to say that March is going out like a lion? April will bring us crummy things like tax deadlines and such, but come this time next month, we’ll be fully ingrained in the NBA Playoffs, the MLB regular season and NFL Draft talk. Buckle up, you guys…It’s going

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On the 25th anniversary of Michael Jordan dropping 69 on the Cavs

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What if I told you that Mark Price and Craig Ehlo would combine for 57 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists against Michael Jordan and the vaunted Chicago Bulls? And that John “Hot Rod” Williams, coming off of the bench, would produce a fantasy owner’s dream—23 points, 10 rebounds, five steals and two blocks. How about Scottie Pippen,

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#CavsRank – No. 16 Ron Harper: the great Cavalier ‘what if’

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Welcome to #CavsRank, the illustrious ranking of the best all-time Cleveland Cavaliers players from some of your favorite Cavs bloggers. Today, Ohio native Ron Harper checks in at No. 16.  “Cleveland, to this day, would have had better success if they would have kept Ron Harper, because he was one of the guys who gave

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The Masters: Crossed Off My Bucket List

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Like most big time sports fans, I have a bucket list. I have been lucky enough to cross a few things off in the past decade. But plenty of things remain. Seeing the Browns play in a Super Bowl in person is certainly at the top. I would love to go to the U.S. Open

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The Diff: Kyrie Irving’s potential

Today marks the start of a new era: The Diff, where I’ll write lots and lots about sports stats. Kudos to friend and fantasy football semifinalist Marc Sugerman for coming up with the article name, a shoutout to the Q’s scoreboard. And thanks as always to Mike Brenkus for the design. For my first-ever edition

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Chad Ford likes Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (a lot)

Now that the NBA Draft lottery is complete we’re full steam ahead into draft talk. The Cavaliers might have a chance at Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and if they do, you can expect them to get a very good draft grade from Chad Ford if and when he issues that fateful letter. This is all in spite

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On ESPN, Bias and Cleveland Misery Montages

Last night as the Indians were battling the New York Yankees on the 4th of July, ESPN personality trotted out a little statement about Cleveland.  Predictably, the people of Cleveland on Twitter started attacking.  I actually don’t know who Dari Nowkhah is.  This isn’t to discredit him or somehow make him less of an authority

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Jordan on LeBron’s Decision: ‘You Don’t Even Know the Half of It’

Nearly three weeks have passed since LeBron announced that he was leaving.  The Cavs joined the trade season this week and the front office, despite Dan Gilbert’s letter, quickly moved on from LeBron as they worked the phones, scouted Summer League, and stood their ground in negotiations with free agents.  The fans, while they will

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Can The Cavaliers Exceed Expected Results in 2010-11?

By now we all know the Cavaliers are going to be a worse basketball team this year. That much is obvious, but what many of us are wondering is, just how much worse will they really be. The common guess I’ve heard repeatedly has been somewhere in the 35 win vicinity. But is there any

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While We’re Waiting… Thirsty Thursday Edition

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com.  Today’s edition is loaded with links from those that joined us for last night’s Thirsty Thursday in Akron.  Good times. Now if we could just

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While We’re Waiting… Michael Jordan, Choo’s Duty and LeBron Day

While We’re Waiting serves up an breakfast buffet of WFNY-esque goodies for your daily viewing pleasure (on weekends too!!) Have something else you think we should see? Send it to our fancy tips email address at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Some comments from Michael Jordan’s agent about the future of LeBron James: “‘I am a big LeBron James

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While We’re Waiting… Free Carlos Santana, Cavs Roster Revamps and MJ’s Shadow

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com Looking forward to June 1 more than July 1 (Or: FREE CARLOS!): “Carlos Santana is unreal. He homered twice in Columbus’ 5-1 win over

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While We’re Waiting… Watching LeBron, Indians’ Offense, and a Second-Day Mock

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com My wife sat beside me watching tonight’s Cavs game and LeBron’s fourth quarter domination. As we took in the show, she asked a very

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On LeBron James and Sports Hate

This might be the most obvious post I ever write.  Then again, I think it might be time to really talk about this a little bit.  With all the problems that the Wizards have today with Gilbert Arenas and the fact that their “big three” of Arenas, Jamison and Butler have failed to materialize as

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