TAG: Cleveland Cavaliers

Latest News / Sep 30, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Report: LeBron Thought Amnesty Of Mike Miller Was “Unnecessary Change”

Mike Miller, LeBron James

There are still Miami Heat fans who are shuffling around South Beach wondering what happened this summer. Their basketball team now has a banged up Josh Roberts, Chris Bosh on a max deal, and veritable third scorer and perimeter defender Luol Deng after losing LeBron James in free agency. According to former Heat and current Cavs sharpshooter, Mike Miller, LeBron thought Miami’s amnesty of Miller before the 2013-14 season was an “unnecessary change.” Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Us And Them: A History Of The Term “The Big Three”

Kevin Love, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving

Now that Kevin Love has joined forces with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in Cleveland, NBA fans can rest easy that this season will not pass by (in fact, the real worry might be how many minutes can pass by) without hearing the words “The Big Three.” Read More »

Smack / Sep 30, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Dion Waiters On Bradley Beal’s Best Backcourt Talk: “That’s Nonsense”

Dion Waiters

There’s a fine line between confidence and hubris. The great players routinely toe it, careful not to cross and fall victim to the pitfalls of brash and outright arrogance. Dion Waiters isn’t and he doesn’t, two realities that led to him butting heads with Kyrie Irving and the rest of his teammates in a toxic Cleveland Cavaliers locker room over the past two years. But Waiters maintains he has a new attitude this season, and is primed for big things on the court given that new maturation and a summer of diligent training. For his pointed dig at the Washington Wizards’ John Wall and Bradley Beal to hold weight, though, Waiters will need to do far more than say all of the right things. Read More »

NBA / Sep 29, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Mike Miller Says David Blatt’s Offense Is “Borderline Genius”

David Blatt

After two wholly successful yet mostly overlooked seasons as the Miami Heat’s head coach, Erik Spoelstra suddenly found himself guiding the most heavily scrutinized team in sports come fall 2010. When LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and company opened their first season together by going 9-8, many were calling for the seemingly overwhelmed Spoelstra’s head. That was eons ago, of course, and Spoelstra used all that talent to win two championships, make four finals appearances, and firmly establish himself as one of the best coaches in basketball throughout the ensuing several seasons. Read More »

NBA / Sep 29, 2014 / 12:15 pm

LeBron James’ New Hairline Is Already Gone

LeBron James

Remember when LeBron James debuted a fabulous new hairline? That was just two weeks ago, but a lack of time hasn’t stopped his old, retreating hairline from returning in the interim. Read More »

NBA / Sep 27, 2014 / 8:30 pm

LeBron James Says Cleveland Cavaliers Are “Kyrie’s Show”

Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Kevin Love

LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers was about far more than basketball, but rest assured that a player like Kyrie Irving was wearing wine and gold at the time of James’ decision made it even easier. And as LeBron’s suddenly star-studded group embarks on the 2014-2015 season, he is doing everything he can to make sure Irving – Cleveland’s franchise player before The King came home – knows that the Cavs are his team, too. Read More »

Smack / Sep 26, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Back In Cavs Uniform, LeBron Says Diet Wasn’t Because Of Basketball

LeBron James

LeBron James looked different. It was the wine and gold jersey and the headband he’s wearing, sure, but also his smaller arms and less rounded shoulders. In his first official press conference as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, James said his much-publicized weight loss “had nothing to do with basketball.” Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Sep 26, 2014 / 11:30 am

LeBron James Says There’s A “Greater Chance” He Stays In Miami If They Beat Spurs

LeBron James, Tim Duncan

In LeBron James‘ chat with Rachel Nichols for CNN’s Unguarded — airing tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET — he already admitted to losing a few pounds, which could spell trouble for Cavs opponents. But James also talked to Nichols about his decision to come back home this summer, and how a return might have been delayed had the Heat not been thumped so severely by the Spurs in June. Read More »

Smack / Sep 24, 2014 / 8:15 pm

LeBron James Pokes Fun At “Not One, Not Two, Not Three” Comment

LeBron James

LeBron James made sure to not promise a championship to the Cleveland Cavaliers upon announcing his return to Northeast Ohio. Clearly, The King learned from his past mistakes. He’s also not above making light of them, either. Read More »

NBA / Sep 23, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Report: Tristan Thompson Seeking At Least $11 Million Salary From Cavaliers

Tristan Thompson

Tristan Thompson isn’t worth the $11 million annual salary he’s supposedly commanding from the Cleveland Cavaliers. But whether it’s before the October 31 deadline for extensions or next summer in restricted free agency, there’s still a good chance the Cavaliers give it to him. Read More »