Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters can use All Star Weekend as a springboard for second half

Bob Donnan, USA TODAY Sports

As Kyrie Irving held the All-Star Game MVP trophy above his head Sunday night in New Orleans, his confident smile seemed to give off a sense of relief. In what Kyrie himself has described as one of the toughest seasons of his career, going as far as to call it “a wake-up call,” you sort

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Scott Raab talks about LeBron’s MVP, Questlove, Tribe winning streak and cheap hotels – WFNY Podcast – 2013-05-06

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Please subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. I was a bit tired this morning and you’ll just love how I sputter out at the end with an awkward laughing at myself moment. Really though, a very nice conversation this morning about sports and culture and Questlove, who Scott spoke with for the most recent issue

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While We’re Waiting… Thoughts on LeBron James’ MVP Award, Voting

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 “If we’re going to hold this award up as a symbol of respect, to recognize what is widely accepted outside of NBA-centric circles as

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BREAKING NEWS: LeBron James Wins 2nd MVP Award

We have received confirmation that LeBron James has officially won the 2009-10 NBA Most Valuable Player Award. This will be the 2nd MVP of LeBron’s career. Last year there was much pomp and circumstance surrounding his accepting the award at his Alma mater St Vincent-St Mary High School in Akron. Once again this year, he

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LeBron Rests His Body, While FanHouse Writer Rests His Mind

This is probably never going to stop. I’ve written this before, and I’ll say it once more, LeBron James never had a chance with the media. He had so much hype coming out of high school, that most people thought he could never live up to it. Instead, not only has LeBron lived up to

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Dwight Howard’s Sour Grapes Get Impressionistic

With the 2009-10 NBA regular season coming to an end, a second MVP trophy in as many years seems to be a lock for LeBron James.  Winning the award last season, James has gone on to win every Eastern Conference Player of the Month award thus far, while leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an NBA-best

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NBA Season Awards Probably An Empty Affair For Cavaliers Organization

The NBA Awards season is fast approaching, and despite the Cavaliers carrying the NBA’s best record for the 2nd season in a row, don’t expect them to be very heavily decorated by individual awards. In many ways, that makes sense. It mirrors the way this team is constructed. It’s LeBron James first and foremost, but

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Carlos Santana, Jeanmar Gomez Named Players of the Year

From the Indians: The Eastern League of Professional Baseball is pleased to announce that Akron Aeros catcher Carlos Santana has been selected as the winner of the 2009 Eastern League Most Valuable Player Award. This marks the second consecutive season that Santana has been selected the MVP of a league, as he was named the

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ESPN: Cavs to Finish Atop the East

While Peter King is predicting a not-so great fall for fans of the Browns, ESPN is doing their best to make up for the football team’s short comings. Using 53 panelists accross the ESPN footprint, we get to see the average wins and losses for the entire Eastern Conference.  Thankfully, we don’t have to scroll

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Not-So-Good PR: LeBron’s Confiscated Tapes

There is no denying that LeBron James gets criticized for every move that he makes.  It comes with the territory when one desires to be a global icon as well as one of the biggest athlete/celebrity-types in the world.  Jet-set with Jay-Z?  Then expect the “crab dribble” to shake the core of Blogfrica for weeks

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Can LeBron Get Four More MVP Trophies?

That’s the question you have to ask yourself if you’re a betting man. Sportsbetting.com has the over/under for the number of LeBron James MVP awards by the 2019-2020 season set at 4.5 The “under” right now is at (-120) with the “over” at (-110), so there’s a slight tilt against James achieving this feat.  And given

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No More MVPs for LeBron, Please

Of course, I am being a bit facetious with the title.  At the same time, now that we are reeling it is time to bring up all the little irrational points and statistics that don’t truly mean anything.  Yet, we will sit back and notice meaningless trends and reasons why our team didn’t win the

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While We’re Waiting… Does Tonight’s Game Impact LeBron James’ Future in Cleveland?

A few weeks  ago, everything was roses.  The Cavaliers were steamrolling through Detroit and Atlanta.  LeBron James was fresh off of receiving his MVP award at St. Vincent-St. Mary high school, and was doing the tour de force of media interviews. On the Dan Patrick show, LeBron had the following to say: “I have no

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China Digs LeBron’s MVP Season

It goes as no surprise that that most of Cleveland is excited about LeBron James’ first MVP trophy.  We’ve all felt that he’s deserved one for the last few seasons, but none of them have had the same aura as this one.  But while Clevelanders continue to don their MVP  t-shirts, and Nike produces MVP

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Cavaliers vs Hawks: 5 Things From Game 1

How strange was it to see the Cavs actually playing a game last night? All of those nights off made it seem like the Cavs had a first round bye. (Insert Pistons joke here.) Anyway, here’s my five observations good and bad from last night’s game. Five good things- 1. LeBron. (I could probably just type

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While We’re Waiting… Terrelle Pryor’s Tat, Hawks Fall Flat, and Tribe Tunes At-Bat

While We’re Waiting aims to be the round-up of the recent WFNY-esque information for your morning viewing. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email in the sidebar. While I have no clue what sideways “Okay” signs mean, it looks like Terrelle Pryor’s arm is committed to throw passes in

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While We’re Waiting… Mariotti on LeBron, No Contract for Harrell, and More Hate for Jon Barry

While We’re Waiting aims to be the round-up of the recent WFNY-esque information for your morning viewing. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email in the sidebar. “Truly, no one has come closer to replicating Jordan in the art of maximizing the talent around him. And if I may

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It’s Official: LeBron James is 2008-09 NBA MVP!

Most of us have several watershed moments in our lives….those times when we remember exactly where we were when it happened. Sometimes it’s tragedy (I remember exactly where I was when I heard that Kurt Cobain had died, and who amongst us doesn’t remember where we were on 9/11?), but the really special moments are

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Lebron James Gets Another Player of the Month Award

Lebron James has been named player of the month for the third time this season.  You might feel like you have already read this article from me before, but that was for the weekly award.  Anyway, this is turning out to be an amazing season.  This is the 3rd time (out of 5 possible) that

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