April 19, 2014

NBA Trade Rumor: Cavaliers ‘shopping’ Dion Waiters

The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly “shopping” second-year guard Dion Waiters, according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard. He later expanded upon his initial tweet with an article over at ESPN.com.

The rumor comes prior to tonight’s showdown against the two-time defending champs from Miami. Broussard reports, via a source, that the Cavs have spoken with the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers and possibly other clubs. No trade is necessarily imminent. Broussard writers that Waiters did not demand a trade, but brought up the subject in a three-hour meeting with GM Chris Grant and Mike Brown last week.

Waiters, who turns 22 in two weeks, has averaged 14.4 points, 2.9 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game in his brief 75-game NBA career thus far. He’s been benched in favor of C.J. Miles and now undrafted rookie free agent Matthew Dellavedova already this season. Broussard added more details on the infamous players-only meeting as well, introducing the idea that Waiters and Tristan Thompson got into an altercation during the session.

The future of the former Syracuse guard has been a hot topic almost constantly since the Cavs surprised the NBA community in drafting him No. 4 overall 17 months ago. The team had only been linked to Waiters in the final day leading up to the draft.

Now, with the Cavaliers still mired in sub-par play and off to a disappointing 4-10 start, Broussard reports that the Cavs are interested in a roster shake-up. Certainly, this echoes back to the playoff hopes before the season, although the team only remains two games out of the No. 8 seed in the terrible Eastern Conference.

The only trade target explicitly mentioned by Broussard is Chicago forward Luol Deng, who is a free agent after this season.

Update at 5:48 p.m – As expected, the Cavs insist they’re not shopping Waiters, but have received calls about him, per the Plain Dealer’s Cavs writers.

[Related: The Diff: Making sense of Dion Waiters’ present and future]

Win Cavs tickets by listening to this podcast – WFNY Podcast – 2013-03-28

WFNY Podcast LogoScott and I talked about the Cavs and the Browns and all their new moves in the media. We talked about Joe Banner and the rest too. Most importantly, we’re trying to give away tickets to a Cavs game. In order to win those tickets, you need to email craig at waitingfornextyear.com with the subject line contest and tell me what my favorite color and number are. Those two things are revealed in the podcast, so listen to our lovely conversation and then take down the info and email me for a chance to win. You have until Sunday night to email me the answer.

The prize is two Cavaliers tickets against the Knicks on Friday April 12th in section 204. They will be emailed via FlashSeats to a random winner selected from what we expect to be a pretty exclusive list of entrants compared to, say, a Haiku contest.

So good luck and thanks for listening.

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NBA Rumor: Cavs Among Teams That Have Interviewed Bill Walker

Forward Bill Walker is the latest correspondent for HoopsHype, and he shares his experience in the first of his free agent blog posts:

This is Bill Walker, formerly of the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks. I’m a free agent now and will blog about my experiences this summer here at HoopsHype. Hope you find it interesting.

Recently I met with people from the Memphis Grizzlies in Las Vegas and previously with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Atlanta Hawks. It was not a personal type of interview, just business. They want to know how you are going react to certain things and see what your responses are. I think if you go in there with that type of attitude, willing to accept criticism, you’ll be fine.

Walker has averaged 5.8 points and 2.0 rebounds per game over his 157-game NBA career during the past four seasons. The 24-year-old Kansas State product is a solid scorer off the bunch who isn’t afraid to put up a lot of shots. Given the right environment, he could blossom as a premier bench scorer for a potential playoff team, such as the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Heck, I know I’d have a lot of fun seeing him as a scoring option in his precious few moments alongside Kyrie Irving on the court. That’d be plenty of fun. But given his current suitors, I don’t currently think he’ll sign with the Cavs. It seems he’s interested in returning to the New York Knicks, and that’s where I think he’ll land up eventually.

[Related: NBA Trade Rumor: Cavs Discussing Trade to Land Andrew Bynum in Magic-Lakers Deal]

Cavalier Tidbits As The Season Winds Down

A sect of Cavalier fans would like their favorite NBA team to cut the engines for the rest of the season right about now (this writer has at least one foot in on that proposition).

The Cavaliers were having none of that, however, as they soundly defeated the New York Knicks for the tenth straight time in Quicken Loans Arena by the score of 98-90. They did so with their star Kyrie Irving back to his old self (21 points) and the bench playing scrappy and bringing it home down the stretch. The Knicks with Stoudemire back in the fold looked like a team still searching for how they want to play as they will now be the 7th or 8th seed which brings an unfavorable matchup in either Miami or Chicago. Factor all that in, and the #TankStrong initiative was put on hold for one night.With that in mind, I have some thoughts on the Cavaliers with the season coming to a close.

  • Let me start by saying that if you let me choose, I’d prefer that the Cavaliers would lose their four remaining games and improve their odds to what could still be the third best heading into the NBA Draft Lottery, guaranteeing a top six pick. But, I’m also not going to be someone who can’t take solace in positive takeaway points from an enjoyable basketball game. The people who are upset that the Cavaliers win games are the same ones that complain the loudest when they completely fail to compete at all (see: Detroit, 50 point deficit). You can’t have it both ways all the time, and with all the injuries and coming and going, the Cavaliers have been wildly unpredictable and inconsistent. [Read more...]

Box Score: Cavaliers 98, Knicks 90

I’m betting this version of the New York Knicks would prefer to never enter Quicken Loans Arena again. The Knicks lost their 10th straight in The Q as the Cavaliers looked much more focused and determined against a playoff team that had plenty more to lose. Kyrie Irving shook some rust off and finished with  21 points on 6-of-15 shooting, while Manny Harris added 19 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, with a halfcourt heave and bank three with the shot clock winding down to cap his evening. New York was led by Amar’e Stoudemire and Steve Novak’s 15 points each as Stoudemire returned from a back injury. Carmelo Anthony was held to 12 points on 5-of-13 shooting. The Cavaliers are now 21-41 and face the Spurs next on Sunday night.

New York

Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
I. Shumpert G 26:27 3-9 0-2 0-0 -6 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 2 6
M. Bibby G 23:25 4-7 4-5 0-0 -7 0 2 4 1 2 1 0 2 12
T. Chandler C 25:09 2-3 0-0 0-0 -11 1 8 0 2 0 1 1 0 4
C. Anthony F 28:43 5-13 1-2 1-1 -11 0 1 4 4 0 0 1 4 12
A. Stoudemire F 27:29 5-11 0-0 5-8 -4 1 3 0 3 1 4 2 5 15
Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
Totals 35-83 12-33 8-15 11 32 26 12 7 6 6 17 90
Percentages .422 .364 .533 Team Rebounds: 13
J.R. Smith 36:26 4-12 2-6 1-2 -3 0 3 6 0 3 0 0 1 11
S. Novak 24:10 5-12 5-12 0-0 +4 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 15
L. Fields 21:49 4-10 0-3 0-2 -3 2 5 1 0 1 0 1 1 8
T. Douglas 20:39 3-6 0-3 0-0 0 6 9 6 1 0 0 0 1 6
J. Harrellson 5:43 0-0 0-0 1-2 +1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
B. Davis DNP – Coach’s Decision
D. Gadzuric DNP – Coach’s Decision
J. Jordan DNP – Coach’s Decision
B. Walker DNP – Coach’s Decision

Cleveland

Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
M. Harris G 40:52 6-12 3-5 4-5 +4 0 12 2 2 1 1 0 3 19
K. Irving G 25:41 6-15 1-7 8-8 +7 0 3 3 2 1 0 0 1 21
T. Thompson C 23:42 4-7 0-0 2-2 +8 2 6 1 2 0 0 1 3 10
A. Jamison F 29:05 3-9 0-2 2-6 +12 4 8 5 0 1 1 0 2 8
A. Parker F 24:19 4-6 1-1 0-0 +5 1 5 0 3 0 0 1 1 9
Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
Totals 36-79 6-19 20-27 16 52 15 15 5 6 6 15 98
Percentages .456 .316 .741 Team Rebounds: 8
O. Casspi 30:49 2-7 0-1 3-4 +7 3 6 3 1 0 0 1 0 7
S. Samuels 24:18 7-12 0-0 1-2 0 3 3 0 2 1 2 3 4 15
D. Sloan 22:19 3-9 0-1 0-0 +1 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 6
L. Harangody 18:55 1-2 1-2 0-0 -4 2 6 0 1 1 2 0 1 3
A. Gee DNP – Coach’s Decision
A. Varejao DNP – Coach’s Decision
L. Walton DNP – Coach’s Decision
+/-:
Team net points while player in game
TO:
Turnovers
PF:
Personal Fouls
BS:
Blocked Shots
BA:
Blocks Against

Game Info

Technical Fouls:
None
Arena:
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH

Cavaliers Head to NY to Face Jeremy Lin and the Surging Knicks

Cavaliers hope to beat NY again, as they did in January

Let’s be honest, this is the matchup everyone’s been waiting for, right? Kyrie Irving vs the PG who puts the Lin in Linsanity. That’s right, the Cleveland Cavaliers (13-19, 10th in the East) travel to “basketball mecca” to take on the Jeremy Lin and the New York Knickerbockers (17-18, 7th in the East).

The Cavaliers will be looking to bounce back from a very tough loss last night against the Celtics. If there’s any team for the Cavaliers to bounce back against, it would seemingly be the Knicks. In their last 20 matchups, the Cavaliers hold a 16-4 edge. Last April when the Knicks beat the Cavaliers, it snapped a 11 game win streak by the Cavaliers. The Knicks haven’t won consecutive matchups against the Cavaliers since they had a 4 game streak against Cleveland in 2005-06.

Of course, most of those wins came with LeBron James wearing the wine and gold. Now it’s Kyrie Irving’s turn to carve a legacy with Cleveland against the Knicks. Standing in his way is the story of all stories, Mr. Jeremy Lin. [Read more...]

Super Bowl Box Score: New York Giants 21, New England Patriots 17

Your Super Bowl MVP- Eli Manning.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter NYG – NE
8:52 New York Giants NYG SAF Safety 2 – 0
3:24 New York Giants NYG TD Eli Manning passed to Victor Cruz down the middle for 2 yard gain (Lawrence Tynes made PAT) 9 – 0
2nd Quarter NYG – NE
13:48 New England Patriots NE FG Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 29-yard field goal 9 – 3
0:08 New England Patriots NE TD Tom Brady passed to Danny Woodhead to the left for 4 yard gain (Stephen Gostkowski made PAT) 9 – 10
3rd Quarter NYG – NE
11:20 New England Patriots NE TD Tom Brady passed to Aaron Hernandez to the left for 12 yard gain (Stephen Gostkowski made PAT) 9 – 17
6:43 New York Giants NYG FG Lawrence Tynes kicked a 38-yard field goal 12 – 17
0:35 New York Giants NYG FG Lawrence Tynes kicked a 33-yard field goal 15 – 17
4th Quarter NYG – NE
0:57 New York Giants NYG TD Ahmad Bradshaw rushed up the middle for 6 yard gain (2pt attempt failed, D.J. Ware run to the right) 21 – 17

Passing

New York Giants Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int Rating
Eli Manning 30 40 296 75.0 7.4 3 14 1 0 103.8
New England Patriots Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int Rating
Tom Brady 27 41 276 65.9 6.7 2 10 2 1 91.1

Rushing

New York Giants Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
Ahmad Bradshaw 17 72 4.2 24 1 0
Brandon Jacobs 9 37 4.1 11 0 0
D.J. Ware 1 6 6.0 6 0 0
Eli Manning 1 -1 -1.0 -1 0 0
New England Patriots Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
BenJarvus Green-Ellis 10 44 4.4 17 0 0
Wes Welker 2 21 10.5 11 0 0
Danny Woodhead 7 18 2.6 6 0 0

Receiving

New York Giants Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
Hakeem Nicks 10 109 10.9 19 0 0
Mario Manningham 5 73 14.6 38 0 0
Bear Pascoe 4 33 8.3 12 0 0
Victor Cruz 4 25 6.3 8 1 0
Henry Hynoski 2 19 9.5 13 0 0
Ahmad Bradshaw 2 19 9.5 11 0 0
Jake Ballard 2 10 5.0 9 0 0
D.J. Ware 1 8 8.0 8 0 0
New England Patriots Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
Aaron Hernandez 8 67 8.4 12 1 0
Wes Welker 7 60 8.6 19 0 0
Deion Branch 3 45 15.0 19 0 0
Danny Woodhead 4 42 10.5 19 1 0
Rob Gronkowski 2 26 13.0 20 0 0
Chad Ochocinco 1 21 21.0 21 0 0
BenJarvus Green-Ellis 2 15 7.5 8 0 0

Kicking

New York Giants XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
Lawrence Tynes 1 1 2 2 38 100.0 7
New England Patriots XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
Stephen Gostkowski 2 2 1 1 29 100.0 5

Anderson Varejao, All-Star?

The last time the New York Knicks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers at home was November 29, 2006. Anderson Varejao was not about to let that date be usurped by one considerably more recent.

Recording his ninth double-double of the season in a 10-point win over the Knicks on Wednesday evening, the man whom Clevelander’s endear as “Wild Thing” pulled down a season-high eight offensive rebounds en route to a 10-point, 16-board evening.  If this wasn’t enough, the Brazilian big man added four assists, four steals, two blocked shots and drew a late-game technical foul on the Big Apple’s freshest addition in Tyson Chandler, a whistle which helped pull the likely overpaid rug right out from under New York’s feet.

Amidst the team’s recent loss to the Atlanta Hawks wherein the entire team looked lackadaisical at best, the largest surprise is that of Varejao who typically takes to the floor as if he was recently unplugged from a supercharged grid. Following the contest, Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott pulled Varejao aside to let him know that didn’t look like himself – the continually charged big man oozing effort classified as a contagion.  The result of said discussion can certainly be encapsulated within the box score, but – as is usually the case with Varejao – this only tells the beginning of the story. [Read more...]

WFNY Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2011: #9 – Key Cavalier Wins

As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last three years, WFNY will take a look at what we view to be the 10 biggest sports stories affecting our local sports scene. Each day through the rest of the year, we will be counting down from 10 to one. Just missing this year’s cut were the Dan Gilbert/Chris Paul trade reaction, the Ohio State Basketball Seniors getting their diplomas on the same day they thrashed George Mason in round two of the NCAA tournament, and the Browns actually winning on a goal-line stand against Jacksonville. 

No. 9 – The Cleveland Cavaliers top several opponents against whom they were given little chance

If the overriding narrative of the 2010-11 season didn’t involve one LeBron James as the antagonist, the arch enemy of the Wine and Gold was indeed tally marks in the win column.  Dropping a professional sports record 26-game losing streak, it’s easy to see how a team could become national news rooted in futility. 

Found in the muck and misery, however, were a few diamonds. These shining moments were not exactly bright in the context of the entire season – one which would result in the second-worst record in all the land – but their timing coupled with their opponents certainly provided Clevelanders with fuel for euphoria, regardless of how ephemeral it all may have been. [Read more...]

Bill Simmons Says “The Decision” Worked

Bill Simmons used his recently launched venture, Grantland, to deliver an article about how “The Decision” was the best thing that has happened to the NBA in 15 years.  No. Really.  He used his new venture on Grantland, where it is supposedly not merely about driving traffic and hits, to proclaim that an event that disrupted the entire structure of the NBA was good for the league. His proclamation is based almost exclusively on ratings.  So, let me rephrase.  Bill Simmons started a venture, Grantland, where quality is derived almost exclusively by not blindly chasing Internet traffic spikes and yet the league he cares so much about was served proudly by an event of extremely questionable taste and judgment because it supposedly drove up ratings?

I don’t really want to talk about LeBron James anymore.  I don’t want to talk about my feelings or what a self-centered egomaniac I think he is.  It is all tired.  It has been stated ad nauseum and there is a specific reason that I am staying away from watching these NBA finals.  I refuse to co-sign for what occurred in the league dynamic this season.  I realize fully that my little “vote” counts for very little in the ratings book.  Trust me, it isn’t about me trying to punish anyone with a “powerful sword” that I have at my side.  It is more about not torturing myself as I vote “none of the above.”

None of that means that I don’t have opinions about the league and what it has become / is becoming.  I will always have an interest in the business of sports.  That is where I have the most problem with Bill Simmons’ latest column claiming that “The Decision” worked.

Let’s get into some of the specifics. [Read more...]

Cavs’ Fan Guide to the NBA Playoffs

Over the weekend when I wasn’t watching the Tribe sweep the Orioles, I was checking out the NBA playoffs.  I saw on Twitter that some of the rest of you were doing the same and it got me thinking.  There were many theories about how to root in the playoffs in order to best represent the interests of Cavs fans.  Obviously, rooting against the Heat is an easy one and we can get that one out of the way early.  After that, it gets a lot more difficult.

I saw some people rooting for the Oklahoma City Thunder.  That makes sense because the Thunder have an amazing budding superstar named Kevin Durant who is easy to get behind.  This is a guy that announced his extension with his current club on Twitter.  This is a guy who went through the building process with his club and wants to be the glue that holds it all together as they strive toward the ultimate NBA prize.  You think Cavaliers fans can get behind something like that?

Only problem is he plays for a franchise that ripped the basketball heart out of the city of Seattle.  Many will try to claim that it is the city’s fault or whatever, but they said the same things about Michael White and the Browns.  The Sonics fans lost, regardless of who was to blame. [Read more...]

Scott Credits Defense, Rebounding For Cavs’ Recent Success

The last three weeks have been an odd sight for Cleveland Cavaliers fans this season, as the team has suddenly reeled off three wins in the past five games.

When asked after Friday night’s 115-109 victory over the New York Knicks about what has been the key to this mild success, head coach Byron Scott said an improving defense has been the secret ingredient.

“That’s a great win for us,” Scott said. “I thought our guys are really starting to buy in to what we are talking about, especially defensively, and we’ve gotten much better at that end of the floor, and we are just going to keep trying to improve there.”

But amidst a rebuilding year when the Cavs were on pace for setting historic lows for defensive ineptitude, and after a game where the Knicks still scored 109 points at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, has this really been the case?

[Read more...]

Cavs 115, Knicks 109: No Defense, No Problem for Cleveland

These Cleveland Cavaliers have quite the knack for the theatrical this season, as evidenced by a 115-109 victory over the New York Knicks Friday night.

Two days after another depressing defeat at the hands of the Houston Rockets, the Cavs responded with authority in the surprising upset victory.

J.J. Hickson, Ramon Sessions and Antawn Jamison led the charge with 74 points and 36 rebounds as a trio in the fast-paced game. Neither team could play effective defense late, as the Cavaliers survived a furious comeback for their third win in five games.

For New York and recent acquisition Carmelo Anthony, it was a shocking fall to earth after a win over Milwaukee Thursday night. Check out more notes after the jump. [Read more...]

Byron Scott Really Doesn’t Like Today’s NBA Player

There is no denying that Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott is of the “old school” variety. 

While he hasn’t confiscated a child’s ball that just so happened to end up in his back yard (that we know of), Scott has hinted many of times that he misses his era of the NBA. Throughout the season, he has frequently lauded coaches like George Karl, Greg Popovich and Jerry Sloan.  He has reminisced about days of old when players wanted to beat their rivals rather than joining them, and he has questioned what truly motivates “today’s” NBA player.  After all, he called today’s NBA landscape “scary,” as in “things sure aren’t like they used to be.”

Alas, it comes as little surprise that Scott is wholly disgusted with the last year of player movement within the league in which he played for 14 seasons.  He just won’t put his mental angst in to on-record words. [Read more...]

The NBA is Broken: Superteams, Perspectives, and Britney Spears

(Buckle in folks. This is going to be a long one.  (Over 2300 words.)  In my head, it is all part of a cohesive thought encompassing most of professional sports. Hopefully at the end, you will agree. Now, where to begin?)

I got into a conversation over the weekend on Twitter with Jason McIntyre who runs popular national blog, The Big Lead. It all started with his comment agreeing with Bill Simmons about how the Knicks should only care about getting Carmelo Anthony with the intent of getting Chris Paul as soon as he becomes a free agent. Simmons’ comment was that nobody else on the roster mattered and McIntyre, a Knicks fan, agreed. Instantly, I asked him why he was in such a rush to ruin the NBA with another super team. His response to me was quite simple. “Why would stacked teams ruin it? I think the opposite – would help greatly.”

From there the conversation exploded as I proclaimed to no avail that I thought fans were looking for parity like the NFL. We talked about player movement in which he claimed that LeBron left money on the table to go to Miami. He isn’t wrong, technically. Then again, I think to say that LeBron really sacrificed financially for his decision is a bit of an overstatement. He didn’t chase every last dollar, but after choosing Miami, Pat Riley persuaded the Cavs to participate in what turned out to be a sign-and-trade getting LeBron the bigger annual increases. Don’t tell me that wasn’t always a part of Riley’s pitch to LeBron either. I don’t believe that LeBron ever intended to give up all the financial compensation that should have come along with leaving the Cavaliers. Additionally, LeBron left some money on the table to increase his flexibility, much like he did on his prior contract in Cleveland. So he did gain something of value in leaving money on the table. To paint it as a financial sacrifice on LeBron’s part to create the Heat superteam is disingenuous in my opinion. [Read more...]

2010-11 NBA Blogger Previews – Atlantic Division

Yep, it’s that time of year again already. Once again, CleticsBlog are hosting the annual Blogger Previews for every team in the NBA. How this works is simple, every day a certain NBA team is up and bloggers who write about said team will offer their previews for that team in the upcoming season. Then, once a division is completed, all the bloggers throughout the NBA who are participating will post links for all the previews for that division.

First up is the Atlantic Division. All the previews are linked below, and I encourage everyone to take a few minutes, click on the links, and check out what writers from across the nation are saying about their own teams. We will be posting the Cavaliers preview on September 29, so stay tuned. [Read more...]

NBA Trade Rumors: Shaq to Atlanta, or New York, or…

With the Cavaliers looking to improve the current roster and being armed with little in terms of leverage against their peers, Shaquille O’Neal continues to have his name floated about the rumor mill as he appears destined to play anywhere outside of Cleveland, Ohio. 

Brian Windhorst of The Plain Dealer has mentioned Shaq in rumored scenarios for most of the last seven days; the 38-year-old center appears set to play for his fourth team in as many years.  Potential suitors for the big man have included the Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs and New York Knicks.  O’Neal’s camp has hinted towards the Hawks and Spurs, but as of Wednesday evening, the Hawks and Knicks appear to be the only teams interested in adding the veteran center to their roster.

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NBA Free Agency: More Fuel to “The Decision” Fire

What We Know:

LeBron James showed up on time today for the final day of his Nike Skills Academy in Akron, Ohio.  He was on the phone when he arrived (huge, I know) and did not talk to media or Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott who showed up midway through the session. 

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Traffic Baiting Article Says Cleveland Doesn’t Deserve LeBron

You have no idea how much we, as a site, wrestle with “articles” like these.  Call it our own prejudice against bloggers, but if this was written on some New York Knicks fan blog, we wouldn’t even consider writing about it.  Isn’t that strangely hypocritical of us as a blog?  Anyway, I decided I would talk about it because it happens to be written for the New York Post.  Many people tell jokes about the Post.  In fact, there are a lot of blogs out there that are more highly respected than the New York Post at this point.  Anyway, one of their “columnists” Marc Berman got loose this morning with an article entitled “Cleveland doesn’t deserve LeBron.”  Let me wade through the complete and utter garbage just a little bit.

Obviously as a New York based “writer,” it is in Berman’s best interest to play to his hometown crowd.  Still, if you are going to do that, you probably shouldn’t just cobble together a few vague, inaccurate insults, and post it to the website.  So let’s take a look at Mr. Berman’s insults.   [Read more...]

David Letterman Has Cleveland’s Back

I don’t normally watch late night talk shows. To be honest, these days, I’m usually in bed before 11:35 pm anyway. So it’s not every night that I watch David Letterman. However, I generally look at the late night shows in the guide and see if there’s going to be an interesting guest on, and if there is, I set my DVR to record it.

When I saw that Eminem and Jay-Z were set to perform, I decided it might be worthwhile to record. What I didn’t know was that Jay-Z was going to actually be a guest on the show as well. Once I saw that, I was really happy I had it recorded.

The interview started out boring enough. Frankly, Jay-Z may be a great entertainer, but the guy gives lousy interviews. He had quite literally nothing interesting to say whatsoever, and Dave could barely get more than 2 sentences out of him. It was a train wreck, as Dave tried to ask Jay-Z about his relationship with Eminem and why they were choosing to do their 2 shows in Detroit and New York City. Once the topic switched to basketball, though, things got a little more interesting as you can see in the video below:  [Read more...]