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Video / Jan 21, 2015 / 8:00 pm

Watch LeBron James Air Ball Free Throw

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Vinnyviner Vine)

LeBron James says he’s felt better since returning from injury than he has all season, and The King’s stellar recent play supports that notion. Except for one aspect, that is – awful struggles at the free throw line. Watch those labors reach a nadir against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday as James air balls from the charity stripe. Read More »

NBA / Jan 21, 2015 / 5:15 pm

Shawn Marion Will Retire After This Season

Shawn Marion

36 year-old Shawn Marion’s playing days aren’t quite over, but they will be soon. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward and former Phoenix Suns star announced that he will retire after this season. Read More »

Smack / Jan 20, 2015 / 2:30 pm

Shots Fired! Dion Waiters On OKC Versus CLE: “Like, I Actually Touch The Ball”

Dion Waiters

Dion Waiters recently minced words when indirectly comparing his short time with Oklahoma City Thunder to his two-plus seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He’s not taking that surprisingly passive approach anymore. Again touching on the difference between playing for Oklahoma City versus Cleveland, the third-year guard recently said, “Listen, they give me the ball.Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 20, 2015 / 1:00 pm

Timofey Mozgov’s Defensive Presence Already Paying Off For Cavs (GIFs)

Timofey Mozgov

The Cleveland Cavaliers need to take baby steps right now – that’s the humbling reality of a star-laden team dropping below .500 at a season’s mid-point. And while it’s never prudent to read too much into a small sample size, there’s recent evidence that LeBron James and company are coming around defensively. After their 108-94 dismantling of the Chicago Bulls last night, coach David Blatt called his team’s performance on that end its “best of the year” and sung praises of the recently acquired Timofey Mozgov. Read More »

Smack / Jan 20, 2015 / 9:30 am

Video: More Lazy Defense By LeBron James

LeBron James, Chicago Bulls

The Cavs won again last night, 108-94, their third in a row after falling below .500 last week. LeBron James put in 26 points on 52 percent shooting against a Bulls team that’s lost two in a row and six of their last 10. While James played well, there was another play that showed LeBron can sometimes take a defensive possession off. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 19, 2015 / 2:45 pm

Kevin Love Likely To Play, Joakim Noah Out For Cavaliers-Bulls

Kevin Love

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls haven’t exactly lived up to preseason expectations as Eastern Conference juggernauts, but that hardly makes Monday’s matchup between the squads any less enticing. And while Chicago will play without Joakim Noah due to the big man’s recently sprained ankle, Cleveland will likely have its full complement of stars on hand. Kevin Love is expected to return to the lineup versus the Bulls after missing his team’s win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday with nagging back pain. Read More »

Smack / Jan 19, 2015 / 2:00 pm

LeBron James Says He’s Felt Better Since Return Than He Had All Season

LeBron James

LeBron James’ two week absence cost the Cleveland Cavaliers. They lost seven of the eight games he missed due to nagging back and knee strains, falling from 18-12 to 19-19 in the process – and losing major ground in the ever-important battle for home court advantage come playoff time. But should the four-time continue playing the way he has in the three games since his return, Cleveland’s midseason swoon will surely prove worth it. And given comments that James made yesterday, that even appears a likely scenario. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 17, 2015 / 2:30 pm

Video: LeBron James Shows David Blatt Love After Set Play Yields Basket

LeBron James

What does LeBron James like even more than bowling? Winning. A couple days after David Blatt surprised his team with an outing on the lanes in lieu of practice, The King showed his coach some love following a crucial basket from a sideline out-of-bounds play late in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 126-121 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 16, 2015 / 2:30 pm

Cleveland Cavaliers Making Concerted Effort To Build Chemistry, Camaraderie

Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers

Say what you will about David Blatt: His team’s offense is stagnant; its defense is wildly inconsistent; and he hasn’t coaxed the most from his players. Fine. But it’s clear the Cleveland Cavaliers first-year coach understands the value of camaraderie. The day before LeBron James and company dispatched of the Los Angeles Lakers, Blatt surprised them for a few rounds of bowling in lieu of a scheduled practice. Read More »

Video / Jan 16, 2015 / 12:45 pm

Watch LeBron James Share Laugh With Kobe Bryant After Missing Alley-Oop

Kobe Bryant, LeBron James

Kobe Bryant, LeBron James (photo. Streamable)

Basketball is the ultimate team sport, but it wasn’t on Thursday. Last night’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers was more about a final chapter of the LeBron James-Kobe Bryant battle than anything else, and neither living legend tried to hide it. Read More »