Woj: The Cavs had Kevin Love’s back

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As most Cleveland fans are curious as to what impact Kevin Love’s injury will have on the rest of the NBA Playoffs and their city’s quest for its first championship in 50-plus years, many others—mostly national types—are curious as to what impact the forward’s dislocated shoulder will have on his impending free agency. While Yahoo Sports’

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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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D’Angelo Russell declares for NBA Draft

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Ohio State star freshman D’Angelo Russell has decided to chase his lifelong dream and declare for the NBA Draft. According to ESPN.com’s Paul Biancardi, who broke the news Wednesday evening: “This was a hard decision because I knew I could come back and play with my teammates who I love, and to be coached by coach

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Kyrie Irving: This is the greatest feeling in the world

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Fresh off of his Game 1 heroics against the Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving sat down with Turner Sports’ Rachel Nichols1 to discuss his last four seasons in the NBA and what it means to finally make the playoffs as one of the more exciting young players in the league today. “It’s the greatest

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Tristan Thompson finishes fifth in Sixth Man of the Year voting

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After dealing with Cleveland fans debating his worth for three-plus seasons, Cavalier power forward Tristan Thompson silenced some doubters on Monday afternoon with news that he finished fifth in 2014-15 Sixth Man of the Year voting. Receiving six second-place votes and 15 third-place votes, Thompson finished behind Toronto’s Lou Williams and three others in getting recognition for individual

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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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J.R. Smith: “We all know who the real MVP is.”

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Golden State’s Steph Curry is likely to win the award. Houston’s James Harden is getting plenty of consideration despite deplorable defensive metrics. But if you ask Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith who the NBA’s MVP should be for the 2014-15 season, it’s his teammate LeBron James. On Monday, J.R. Smith was interviewed by the

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LeBron James would vote for himself for MVP—if he could

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After years of NBA players voicing their opinion on who votes for year end awards, their collective wish has been granted. The National Basketaball Players Association will have its own annual awards and the results will be entirely dictated by the players. The players-only awards, which will include a Most Valuable Player honor, will be

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LeBron James: I’ve called sets for the last 11 years

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On Tuesday, ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst mentioned on “The B.S. Report with Bill Simmons” that LeBron James calls his own plays at times and his a much more prominent role in the Cavaliers’ play calling on offense. Since the podcast’s publication, both James and head coach David Blatt have downplayed the importance of this designation, 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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LeBron James makes Fortune’s list of 50 greatest world leaders

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Fortune has released its list of the world’s 50 greatest leaders for 2015. Amongst the 50, four are involved with basketball and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James was chosen as one of the few. At No. 31, James is considered by Fortune to be one of the greatest leaders in the world. Although basketball sure helps James get noticed, this is

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Audio: Kevin Love talks Cavs role and relationships on Mike and Mike

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Kevin Love and the pursuit of happiness with his role on the Cleveland Cavaliers has been a season-long topic of conversation. Whether it was the presence of his opt-out clause, rumors that he will return to Los Angeles1 , or LeBron James subtweeting about fitting in, the constant fascination of the elite power forward’s future

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Video: More talk of LeBron James and David Blatt’s relationship

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The Cleveland Cavaliers obviously want to land in the second slot when it comes to the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Atlanta Hawks are leading the pack by a wide margin, but landing at No. 2 means that the road to the Eastern Conference Finals would involve teams like the Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks

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Dethroned: LeBron knocked from the top spot in Bill Simmons’ trade value column

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It was bound to happen. LeBron James would start to make too much money, have too much uncertainty surrounding his future, and—gulp—was bound to age beyond a point where his trade value would start to take a hit. Be that as it may, after eight years of having a firm, kung-fu grip on the top

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Kyrie Irving named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

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The NBA announced on Monday that Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, March 9, through Sunday, March 15. This marks the second time this season Irving has earned Player of the Week honors, as well as the fourth time in his

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JR Smith enjoying Cleveland “more than anywhere he’s ever been”

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JR Smith is one of several Cavalier players who could potentially opt out of his contract come this summer, but the shooting guard, who is having a career resurrection of sorts, says he has no plans on leaving the city of Cleveland and is enjoying this year more than any of the other 11 years

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Cavs in-air team photo becomes instant highlight

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Following the Cleveland Cavaliers’ big win over the Dallas Mavericks, the entire team got together for a photo from the team plane. The photo was eventually posted by LeBron James on Instagram and then followed up by countless teammates. Not long thereafter, social media was ablaze with a litany of thoughts surrounding the image, the

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LeBron on turnovers: “I suck.”

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Having spent much of the last week subbing in as his harshest critic, LeBron James succinctly and demonstrably described his season-long bout with turning over the basketball. “As far as turnovers, I suck, I suck,” James said following his nine-turnover night in the team’s Friday night loss to the Atlanta Hawks. “Tonight was another one of those

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Perk on hard fouls: “We don’t have time for that s—. That ain’t cool.”

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It takes considerable force to knock a 6-foot-8-inch, 250-pound chiseled athlete off of his course when he is running at full speed. Unfortunately for LeBron James, he’s finding this out the hard way as he completed what was his second game in the last three for the Cavaliers wherein he received several hard fouls en

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LeBron James wins Eastern Conference Player of the Month

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The NBA announced Wednesday evening that LeBron James has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for February. James notched his 28th player of the month award (an NBA record, mind you) while averaging 24.4 points (good enough for first in East), 6.6 rebounds, 7.3 assists (second), 1.6 steals (13th), and 0.3 blocks. Along

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