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Baller's Blueprint, NBA / Aug 8, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Our All-Star Soccer Squad Starring NBA Players

Steve Nash

The games are similar, basketball and soccer. Both are contact sports with little protective equipment; both have goals (or baskets) on the two sides of the field (or court) where a player must put the ball in to score points. Both have situations where a costly turnover could quickly turn into a counterattack or fast-break and cost a team points. Both games require elite athleticism, and players from both sports get paid tons of money to play their game at an elite level.

That’s where the similarities end between soccer and basketball, but that hasn’t stopped us from compiling a full soccer team with NBA stars. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 8, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Report: Cavs To Open Preseason At Home Against Blatt’s Former Team

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

Preseason openers don’t get much more fun than this. The Cleveland Cavaliers will play their first preseason game at home against Euroleague power Maccabi Tel Aviv, the former team of new coach David Blatt. Also of note: LeBron James will be wearing the wine and gold again for the first time in front of his fellow Northeast Ohioans. Read More »

instagram, NBA / Aug 8, 2014 / 1:45 pm

New Photos Ease Concerns Of LeBron’s Weight Loss

LeBron James

Much has been made in recent days of LeBron James’ thinning physique. The four-time MVP has lost noticeable weight this summer as a result of his new no-carb diet, leading some to worry that LeBron’s days as a dominant physical presence are over. Those concerns were always ridiculous, but especially so given recent photos that show “in-shape” is a far more accurate description of James than “skinny.” Read More »

Video / Aug 8, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Watch ‘Wolves Fans Burn Kevin Love’s Jersey “Minnesota Nice Style”

Kevin Love Jersey

This made our day. In the wake of yesterday’s report the Cavaliers and Timberwolves had agreed on a trade sending Kevin Love to the Cavs in exchange for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a protected first-round pick next year, ‘Wolves fans might justifiably be a little angry. Except the people of Minnesota are too gosh darn nice, dontcha know, as a recent jersey *burning* video shows. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Aug 8, 2014 / 10:00 am

ESPN Suspends Le Batard Over LeBron Billboards

Le Batard LeBron Billboards

After ESPN radio host and Miami Herald columnist Dan Le Batard put up an array of tongue-in-cheek billboards reading, “You’re Welcome, LeBron. Love, Miami.” his ESPN higher-ups apparently didn’t find his brand of humor quite as funny and suspended him until Monday. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 7, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Report: Love’s Extension Not Finalized; May Enter Free Agency With LeBron

LeBron James, Kevin Love

With speculation that Minnesota Timberwolves superstar Kevin Love will be traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers close to becoming fact, we’re about due for more weeks of incessant conjecture. Despite previous reports indicating that Love had a “firm agreement” to sign an extension with Cleveland upon completion of the deal, CBS Sports’ Ken Berger says that the three-time All-Star may delay contract talks until next summer and follow the lead of LeBron James. Read More »

NBA / Aug 7, 2014 / 11:30 am

LeBron & The Ghost Of Cleveland’s Offseason Past

Kyrie Irving, LeBron James

In the summer of 2005, when the rest of us were lining up to see Batman Begins for the 42nd time, newly named Cleveland Cavaliers GM Danny Ferry had his work cut out for him. Ferry, once the Cavs’ poster boy for transactions-gone-wrong when the team traded guard Ron Harper for the Duke standout way back in 1989, took over a roster with a lot of promise. He had, after all, a player named LeBron James, who had just wrapped up a sophomore season that saw the 2003 first overall pick average 27.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 7.2 assists per game. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Aug 7, 2014 / 9:00 am

“You’re Welcome, LeBron. Love, Miami” Billboards Go Up All Over Akron (Pics)

LeBron Miami Billboard

After Miami Herald columnist and radio host Dan LeBatard was denied an opportunity to pay for a front-page ad in the Akron Beacon Journal saying, “You’re Welcome, LeBron, Love Miami Fans” with a picture of two rings, he didn’t sit on his butt and complain. Like Pat Riley re-tooling the Heat roster after LeBron James‘ decision to go home to Cleveland, LeBatard sprung into action and went with billboards instead — a whole lot of them. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 6, 2014 / 12:15 pm

LeBron Finally Meets With Cavs Coach David Blatt

LeBron James

There was a time when the hiring of coach David Blatt reportedly made the Cleveland Cavaliers a less desirable free agency destination for LeBron James. But that’s all in the past now, of course, especially after Blatt and James finally met face-to-face yesterday in Cleveland. Read More »

instagram, Smack, Twitter / Aug 5, 2014 / 11:45 am

LeBron James Dropped “Significant Weight” After Cutting Carbs This Summer

LeBron James

It’s not often people criticize LeBron James about his conditioning. The 6-8, 260-pound James goes through a rigorous off-season regiment that would make most mortals curl up in a fetal position while begging to take a day off. But after whispers he had slowed down a step last season, the new addition to the Cavs has cut carbs from his diet this off-season, dropping “significant weight” as a recent Instagram pic shows. Read More »