Video: LeBron James accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Challenges Barack Obama

LeBron James’ teammate Kyrie Irving recently accepted his challenge. This time around, it’s the four-time MVP accepting the challenges passed to him from such notables like Kevin Durant, Kevin Hart and Cavs in-house DJ Steph Floss. Are there many other celebrities in the world who could pass an Ice Bucket Challenge to the President of

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All the numbers on new Cleveland star Kevin Love

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Analyzing the statistics on the soon-to-be-acquired power forward Where does Kevin Love rank in the NBA’s elite class? Confidently, I’d say he’s a top-12 player. In case you haven’t done this exercise in a while, it is indeed very difficult to rank NBA players. We know pretty well that the top three are LeBron James,

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Tristan Thompson featured in Grantland’s look at NBA big men

Is it possible that Tristan Thompson’s best asset is being represented by LeBron James’ childhood friend Rich Paul? Consensus around the league (as iterated by Brian Windhorst in his latest appearance with Bill Simmons) is that Thompson, the Cavs’ starting power forward for the last three seasons, is in line for quite a pay day

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WFNY Roundtable: Should the Cavs trade for Kevin Love?

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And you thought that the Cleveland Cavaliers were done with lightning-rod debates for the summer? No, my friend, they are just getting started. During the four days since LeBron James’ letter, Twitter has been on fire with all sorts of takes on the potential for a trade for Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love. To get a sense

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Cavs land Andrew Wiggins, #CavsTwitter, USMNT and Jeremy Enigk… While We’re Waiting

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It’s my day so that means it’s Friday. It was a fun sports week guys, so let’s go! ***** First of all HUGE shoutout to #CavsTwitter who put up with me last night at the draft party. I’m more a part of #BrownsTwitter but it was fun to hang with all the folks I knew

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Rumor: Tristan Thompson on the block this summer

David Griffin has not shied away from the fact that his roster is due for some significant retooling this offseason. One player that could be traded due to a lack of fit moving forward is fourth-year power forward Tristan Thompson. Joe Kotoch of Probasketballdraft.com reports that this is a very real possibility. His veteran post

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Could Tristan Thompson be dealt?

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While everyone awaits the opening of the NBA’s contract extension window with regard to Cleveland and Kyrie Irving, the All-Star point guard’s teammate—and “buddy ball” partner—Tristan Thompson may very well find himself on the opposite end of that discussion. In a recent chat on FOX Sports Ohio, NBA writer Sam Amico wrote that he believes

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Cavalier Offseason Wishlist: Frontcourt

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This will be the first in a few posts from me about my post-season Cavalier thoughts. Before I dive in, be sure to check out the great work from Ben, Andrew, and Jacob in their varying post-season thoughts and breakdowns. It was only this past weekend that I sat down and watched the majority of

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Cavs vs Magic Behind the Box Score: Signs of a fun April?

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Talk about a boring game. But boring in the best way ever. The Cavaliers were ready to play from the start in this one, and they never let up as they absolutely crushed the Magic by a 119-98 score. This one had a little bit of everything and everyone. Kyrie Irving came back and played

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Cavs vs Raptors Behind the Box Score: One ugly way to win a game

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The Cavaliers started out playing great basketball on both ends of the court. In the 3rd quarter they extended the lead to 18 points at 81-63. Then they turned the offense switch to the “Off” position, and with with just under 7 minutes remaining in the game, Greivis Vasquez hit a three point shot to

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Spencer’s Gifts

Turmoil often leads to reaction. You can attempt to rectify your prior poor decisions with new ones, but oftentimes this is analogous to doubling down at a blackjack table in hopes of catching a hot hand. We often expect things to simply work out. Our decisions that were, at the time, supported by well-thought and careful

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Cavs vs. Jazz Behind The Boxscore: A single triple double!

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If the Cavaliers have done one thing consistently this season, it’s give fans anxiety with their inability to handle any sort of success. They came out in this home matchup against the Utah Jazz incredibly flat on offense and slow on defense. Then, the Utah Jazz started missing and they never stopped for the rest

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Your Post-Trade Deadline Cleveland Cavaliers Viewing Guide

Because masochism isn’t for everyone I hate winter. Seriously. I woke up today at 7:00 a.m., barely able to breath for the fifth straight day. I spent the next two minutes trying to vacate my nasal cavity of what I suspect was approximately a fetrick muckton of the crustiest boogers known to man. I then turned

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Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski writes about how the Cavs lost their way

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Literally minutes after the Cavaliers sealed a rare three-game winning streak on Tuesday night, Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski decided to rain on Cleveland’s parade and release an article about what he’d dug on a seemingly dysfunctional Chris Grant regime. Wojnarowski is the most well connected NBA writer out there and he tends to be the one to

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New Cavs GM will have the tools in place to rebuild properly

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From the first day Chris Grant took his office as the general manager of the Cavaliers, the buzz word on everybody’s lips was “assets.” As Investopedia describes it, “assets are bought to increase the value of a firm or benefit the firm’s operations.” At the time Grant took over general manager duties for the Cavaliers,

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Cavs vs Rockets Behind The Box Score: If the Cavs lose and no one notices, does it count?

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Heading into this latest Cavs game, the season appeared to be as low as could be. After a week of drama and speculation, a New York Daily News report centered on Luol Deng comments painted the team as an absolute mess. Over in Houston on Saturday night, the final result wasn’t that terrible after all,

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The Diff: How the Cavs lost momentum during home losses

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The Diff is your weekly WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, I wrote about C.J. Miles’ oddly impressive plus-minus data. This week, I’m logging terrible recent runs against the Cavaliers. This Cleveland Cavaliers season has not gone according to plan. That’s

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Cavalier Film Room: Too much help-side and three point consequences

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When we last convened in the film room, I was breaking down the offensive rebounding of Tristan Thompson and Anderson Varejao, aka “The Windex Duo”. As always if you have any suggestions for film room topics, you can reach me at kirk@waitingfornextyear.com. Today, we’re going to be talking about help-side defense and what happens when

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Behind The Boxscore Cavs vs. Suns: Watch That Third Quarter Step, It’s a Doozy!

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Wow. At halftime, I was expecting to talk about one of the more glowing wins of the season from both ends of the floor. The Cavaliers shot 55% from the field in that half. They were cutting without the basketball toward the basket, setting effective picks for one another, knocking down mid-range shots, and sharing

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