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2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 31, 2014 / 11:15 am

Pat Riley On LeBron: “It Was A Tough Blow, We’ve Recovered Well”

Erik Spoelstra, LeBron James, Pat Riley

Yesterday, Pat Riley addressed reporters for the first time since LeBron James announced his decision to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He’s disappointed, but also very defiant as the Heat look to remain competitive in the East. Read More »

Smack / Jul 30, 2014 / 9:30 pm

Dion Waiters: “I Have To Make Adjustments”

Dion Waiters

Tension in the fragile relationship between Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters almost boiled over last season. And as the Cleveland Cavaliers’ pair of ball-dominant guards readies for basketball life with LeBron James, one of them will have to take a backseat. Given Irving’s All-Star caliber, his recent $90 million extension, and natural playmaking instincts, the onus falls on Waiters to make wholesale adjustments or risk falling by the wayside. Fortunately for coach David Blatt and the Cavs, Waiters says he plans to do just that as a result of James’ homecoming. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Jul 30, 2014 / 10:45 am

Kevin Durant Hinting At Wizards Shows Irony Of CBA

LeBron James, Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant applauded LeBron James‘ decision to return to the Cavaliers when speaking to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne during Team USA tryouts in Vegas yesterday. He also said some nice things about returning to play in his hometown when his Thunder face the Wizards. Now everyone is freaking out about KD’s possible move to Washington DC when he becomes a free agent after the 2015-16 season. The instances of star free agency have become more frequent and speak to the irony behind the 2011 collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Read More »

NBA / Jul 29, 2014 / 9:30 pm

Irving: “Speechless” After ‘Bron’s Decision, Would Be “Great” To Add Love

Kyrie Irving, LeBron James

Kyrie Irving is having quite a summer. After agreeing to a five-year, $90 million extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 1st, the 22 year-old All-Star learned he’d be playing with LeBron James. And as Irving trains with USA Basketball this week in advance of September’s FIBA World Cup, it appears ever likely that Kevin Love will be his teammate, too. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 29, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Report: LeBron, Cavs Will Play At Heat On Christmas

LeBron James

The Cleveland Cavaliers are quickly becoming the league’s marquee team. Already poised to play in opening night’s headliner against the defending champion San Antonio Spurs, the Cavs will reportedly celebrate Christmas by facing the Miami Heat in LeBron James’ first return to the place he once called home. Read More »

Smack / Jul 29, 2014 / 6:15 pm

Chicago Lyricist, Common, Talks Bulls Title Chances, LeBron’s Return & More

Common

Besides providing fans with cogent lyricism in his rap career, Chi-town emcee Common has proven he’s a force to be reckoned with on the basketball courts as well. That was a big topic of discussion when we chatted by phone with the 42-year-old South Side native when discussing his most recent musical endeavor, Nobody’s Smiling. Read More »

Smack / Jul 29, 2014 / 3:51 pm

Watch LeBron Strip For Raucous Taiwanese Crowd

LeBron James

During a promotional stop in Taiwan on his Nike tour through Asia, LeBron James autographed his sneakers and then flung them into the crowd. Keep in mind James took the stage shirtless, and after his shoes had disappeared into the screaming horde, his shorts were next in line. Read More »

Smack / Jul 28, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Jordan On LeBron Wearing No. 23: “I’m Cool With It”

Michael Jordan, LeBron James

Michael Jordan doesn’t care that LeBron James has elected to wear number 23 for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and neither should you. His Airness told ESPN this morning that he’s “cool” with The King’s choice and that Jordan doesn’t “own a number.” Read More »

Smack / Jul 27, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Joakim Noah Is Happy For LeBron, But Hopes To “Kick His Ass”

Joakim Noah, LeBron James

With LeBron James leaving South Beach for his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers, the NBA lost one of its better rivalries of the past few seasons: the “Hollywood as hell” Miami Heat versus the rough-and-tumble Chicago Bulls. Reigning Defensive Player of the Year and general LeBron-agitator Joakim Noah, though, is already sparking flames between The King’s new team and his own. Though happy for James and the people of Cleveland, Noah recently said he hopes the Bulls “kick [LeBron's] ass as many times as possible.” Read More »

instagram / Jul 27, 2014 / 2:00 pm

LeBron James To Wear No. 23 For Cavs

LeBron James No. 23 Cavs

Earlier this month LeBron James asked fans on his Instagram page if he should go back to the No. 23 he wore during his first seven seasons in the NBA with the Cavaliers, or should stick with the No. 6 that he wore during four straight Finals appearances and two titles with the Heat? James has made a decision, thanks in no small part to his fan’s reactions. Read More »