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LeBron James called Chris Paul to congratulate him, then hung up on him

LeBron James is notorious for “going dark” as far as technology is concerned during the NBA playoffs so that he can tune out the commentary/criticism and focus solely on trying to win a championship. He nearly broke that rule over the weekend. James, whose Cleveland Cavaliers are facing the Chicago Bulls during the Eastern Conference...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kyrie Irving carves up Bulls' defense for layup

Boston Celtics fans, avert your eyes. Kyrie Irving is at it again. The Cavaliers’ point guard scored 17 points in the first half of Monday’s Game 1 between the Cavs and Chicago Bulls’ Eastern Conference semifinal matchup, including a stretch with 10 consecutive points. Irving razzled and dazzled his way to a four-game sweep of the Celtics last month, and it seems he’s up...
Via NESN.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Miller makes surprise start for Cavs in Game 1

CLEVELAND (AP) Cavaliers veteran swingman Mike Miller was a surprise starter for Game 1 against Chicago. With Cleveland missing starters Kevin Love and J.R. Smith, Cavs coach David Blatt decided to go with Miller, who made 15 regular-season starts. The 15-year veteran's addition to the lineup was mildly shocking since Blatt also had James Jones and Shawn Marion as options. Miller...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James ditched headband to look more like teammates

LeBron James has worn a headband throughout most of his NBA career, but it has been over a month since he had anything on his head during a game. LeBron’s reason for ditching the headband has to do with team unity. “I did it because I just wanted to look like my teammates,” James told...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James Explains Why He No Longer Wears His Headband

In the midst of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 89-79 win over the Phoenix Suns on March 7, LeBron James did something that was rare enough to be immediately noticed by basketball fans everywhere: he removed his trademark headband. The move came during the second quarter of the Phoenix contest, with James’ reasoning for the move remaining unknown. That’s because after the game, his...
Via Cavaliers Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Five Keys for Cleveland Cavaliers to Beat Chicago Bulls in Round Two

After a quick, yet hard-fought sweep of the Boston Celtics in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, the Cleveland Cavaliers find themselves only 12 wins away from their city’s first professional sports championship since 1964. On to the second round we go, as the inevitable matchup is officially set to take place between the Cavs and their division rival Chicago Bulls in the Eastern...
Via Cavaliers Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eastern Conference Semi-Finals Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls

After a confrontational close to the first round for both teams, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls are primed for the Eastern Conference matchup that we all expected. The Bulls will hope to leave the Cavaliers seeing red with their physical grit-and-grind defense while Cleveland plans a stampeded of their own, centered on the two-pronged attack of Lebron James and Kyrie Irving...
Via The Lottery Mafia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

David Blatt: ‘LeBron James Has the Highest Basketball IQ I’ve Ever Seen’

As a tumultuous first season in charge of the Cleveland Cavaliers continues, Head Coach David Blatt took some time to look back at all the events that have taken place, specifically how his relationship with LeBron James has evolved. Blatt spoke with The Plain Dealer on Friday and noted how the team likely wouldn’t have selected Andrew Wiggins had they known that James would’ve...
Via Cavaliers Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Aldridge considering the Cavaliers if Love leaves

Kevin Love continues to say all the right things when it comes to his desire to remain in Cleveland beyond this season. But in the event all of those words were just that—words—it appears that David Griffin and the Cavaliers may have a contingency plan in the way of another All-Star power forward. According to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, if the Portland Trailblazers can’t come...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love shares post-surgery photo from hospital bed (pic)

Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love may be devastated on the inside in light of the news that he will be out between four to six months after undergoing surgery on his separated left shoulder Wednesday, but he was all smiles in a photograph he posted to Instagram from his hospital bed. Love was injured...Read More The post Kevin Love shares post-surgery photo from hospital...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

King James’s Court: J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert Must Step Forward If LeBron Is To Bring Cleveland a Title

In an ironic twist, two players who spent part of the season with one of the worst teams in the NBA have arguably become the most important figures in a contender’s title hopes. With the Cleveland Cavaliers losing Kevin Love — most likely the rest of the playoffs — it’s going to fall on former New York Knicks J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert to become consistent contributors...
Via Crossover Chronicles
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love not expected to be available next series

In what could be a major blow to the Cleveland Cavaliers title hopes, power forward Kevin Love will reportedly be unavailable when his team takes on either the Chicago Bulls or Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Love, who suffered a dislocated shoulder in Cleveland’s series-clinching Game 4 win over the Boston Celtics, apparently won’t be ready to go at any...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley: JR Smith should be suspended 10 games

Cleveland Cavaliers swingman J.R. Smith is in danger of missing at least the first game of his team’s second-round playoff series against either the Chicago Bulls or Milwaukee Bucks after he was ejected on Sunday for nailing an opponent in the face. Charles Barkley feels Smith should be out a lot longer than that. After...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: JR Smith ejected for hitting Jae Crowder in face

The Cleveland Cavaliers may very well sweep the Boston Celtics, but it’s uncertain whether the team will be at full strength when they start their second-round series against an unnamed opponent. Just minutes after Kendrick Perkins was given a flagrant 1 for this horribly dirty play against Celtics forward Jae Crowder, yet another ugly play happened in the third quarter of Game...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kendrick Perkins Goes Full Punk

The Cleveland Cavaliers are about to close out a four-game sweep against the Boston Celtics. One would assume that it’s the Celtics who would show frustration in what will be the team’s final game of the year. However, Cavaliers big man Kendrick Perkins was the individual responsible for a dirty play against Celtics forward Jae Crowder. Courtesy of Deadspin How Perkins avoided...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Love leaves Game 4 with shoulder injury

BOSTON — Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love suffered what appeared to be a serious shoulder injury Sunday at TD Garden. Love was battling Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk for a rebound when Olynyk clamped down on Love’s left arm. Olynyk was called for a foul on the play, and Love immediately ran off the court and down the tunnel to the locker room, holding his left shoulder...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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