TAG: Tristan Thompson

Latest News / Oct 24, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Report: Anderson Varejao Named Cavaliers Starter Over Tristan Thompson

Anderson Varejao

Just three weeks ago, Tristan Thompson had the inside track to be the Cleveland Cavaliers’ starting center. Now days removed from his team’s regular season opener, though, coach David Blatt has gone a different direction. According to a report by Northeast Ohio Media Group, Blatt named Anderson Varejao Cleveland’s fifth and final starter. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 23, 2014 / 8:30 am

GIF: Tristan Thompson’s One-Handed Alley-Oop Smash

Tristan Thompson

The Cavs were in Memphis last night, and unlike their game against the Bulls earlier in the week when coach David Blatt tried to play a similar rotation to the one he’ll be using in the regular season, LeBron James sat for the entire game, and the players hoping to secure a roster slot the got a lot of run in a 97-92 Grizzlies win. On one play, Tristan Thompson, showed why he’s definitely in Cleveland’s rotation and could command a $11 million a year for his next contract. Read More »

Latest News, Twitter / Oct 21, 2014 / 10:45 am

Cavs Sideline Reporter Says Thompson Kiss Was “Inside Joke & Not A Big Deal”

Allie Clifton

Over the weekend we wrote about Tristan Thompson kissing Cavaliers sideline reporter, Allie Clifton. It was unprofessional, even if it was ultimately harmless. The piece provoked the ire of countless readers who claimed we were overreacting, a rejoinder we actually predicted in the piece. Except, Clifton herself said in a tweet yesterday that it was an “inside joke and not a big deal.” Read More »

Smack / Oct 19, 2014 / 6:30 pm

NBA Should Penalize Tristan Thompson For Kissing Sideline Reporter (Video)

Tristan Thompson

It’s the year 2014, and this type of behavior is inexcusable. When Tristan Thompson kissed Cavaliers sideline reporter Allie Clifton on Friday night, it marked a huge lapse in judgement and a dunderheaded ignorance of women’s rights in this country. Read More »

NBA / Oct 13, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Video: Watch LeBron James, Cavs Work Out On Beach In Rio de Janeiro

LeBron James

Basketball never stops, right? For LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, getting better off the court doesn’t, either. In advance of the team’s exhibition game against the Miami Heat in Brazil this weekend, The King and his men got in a public workout on the beach. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 6, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Video: Kevin Love’s Amazing Full-Court Outlet For The Tristan Thompson Flush

Kevin Love

The Cavs easily handled Maccabi Tel Aviv in their preseason opener and LeBron James‘ first game back at The Q on Sunday, and the troika of James Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love led the way. While Love was a tad tentative in his Cavs debut, he did find time to snatch a tough ricochet and launch one of his patented (™Wes Unseld) full-court outlet passes for an easy Tristan Thompson score. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 3, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Report: Cavs’ Blatt Hasn’t Decided Between Thompson, Varejao At Center

Tristan Thompson, Joakim Noah, Anderson Varejao

We always thought that Anderson Varejao was a lock to start alongside Kevin Love in the frontcourt for the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers, but that assumption has proven wildly misguided. After David Blatt began Wednesday’s public scrimmage with Tristan Thompson as his team’s fifth starter, the Euroleague import admitted that he’s yet to decide who will open games at center. 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 »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Aug 18, 2014 / 1:00 pm

LeBron’s Agent Contacted Cavs Right After 2010 Decision

LeBron James

Rich Paul, agent and close friend of LeBron James, said in a recent interview he apologized to the Cavaliers organization immediately after The Decision aired on ESPN in the summer of 2010. Read More »

NBA / Mar 14, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Cleveland’s 5 Worst Mistakes Since LeBron Left

Anthony Bennett

On July 8, 2010, LeBron James told the nation, on national television mind you, that he would be taking his “talents” to South Beach. The rest is history: LeBron went on to reach the NBA Finals three straight years, winning both of the last two seasons, and has a strong chance of three-peating this season. Cleveland went into depression; the Cavs tied the longest losing streak in professional sports (26 games, the longest in NBA history), and Cavs owner Dan Gilbert went crazy ex-girlfriend on us, publicly scorning LeBron for leaving a city that he has no actual connection to (LeBron is from Akron, not Cleveland… something many forget through all this). Read More »