Tag: Cleveland Cavaliers

The Rockets Traded James Harden To The Nets In A Massive Deal That Will Send Them Victor Oladipo And 8 Picks

James Harden’s tenure as a member of the Houston Rockets has come to an end. According to Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania, Harden, who has wanted out of Houston in recent months, is headed to the Brooklyn Nets. Reporting with @RamonaShelburne: Brooklyn is acquiring Houston’s James Harden in a blockbuster deal, sources tell ESPN. — […]

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Julius Randle Is Causing Something Rare: Excitement for the Knicks

You can count the games each N.B.A. team has played so far on a single hand. But since when has a small sample size ever stopped fans, especially Knicks fans, from being excited? The Knicks, coming off seven consecutive losing seasons, have started this one 2-2 after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers, 95-86, on Tuesday night. […]

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NBA Power Rankings Week 1: The Cavs Are Off To A Scorching Start

The 2020 offseason was one-of-a-kind in NBA circles, with a full-blown sprint through the transaction cycle in advance of a late December start. For eight teams, however, the offseason was seemingly endless, as the organizations not invited to the Orlando bubble didn’t participate in fully sanctioned regular season games for more than nine months. As […]

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The Knicks, Hornets, And Cavs Scored Stunning Upsets On A Wild Sunday Night In The NBA

The expectation for the 2020-21 season was that there’d be a wild chase for the playoffs in the Western Conference and a pretty defined hierarchy in the East, at least among the top 6 or 7. Firmly in that group are the Bucks, Nets, and 76ers, all of whom were in action against teams expected […]

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N.B.A. Eastern Conference Preview: Will the Nets Reign Supreme?

Is it already the most wonderful time of year again? With LeBron alley-ooping and referees demanding we be of good cheer? There’ll be dunks used for posting, Kawhi laughs for roasting and trash talking out in the snowwwww. Yes, the N.B.A. season is upon us, beginning Tuesday, with a much different landscape from any other […]

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Larry Nance Jr. Is Launching A Creative Venture To Support Cleveland Businesses

It’s been a particularly tough year for small businesses. Because of the ongoing pandemic, local businesses around the country are struggling to make ends meet, and thousands have been forced to shut their doors for good. But with the COVID-19 vaccine now entering wide distribution, the hope is that life will get back to normal […]

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Report: The Lakers Have Traded JaVale McGee To The Cavaliers To Clear Room For Marc Gasol

The Lakers entered this offseason with few expecting a major roster overhaul, but as free agency has unfolded they’ve been among the league’s most active teams. They’ve brought back the likes of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, but have also traded for Dennis Schröder and signed Montrezl Harrell and Wesley Matthews in free agency — with Dwight Howard […]

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Even With a New President, Sports at the White House Won’t Be the Same

Awe and tension filled the air on that sunny afternoon in the Rose Garden four years ago this week. I could feel it, and so could everyone else on hand: The sense of celebration mixed with a gnawing worry for the future. There stood LeBron James, regal in his double-breasted suit but forcing a smile, […]

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#Justice4EricaWeems: LeBron James Demands Answers After Black Woman Murdered in Akron, Ohio

Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images) On Monday, Ericka Weems, sister of Cleveland Cavaliers director of scouting Brandon Weems, was found shot dead in her home in Akron, Ohio. In response to the news, LeBron James took to Twitter on Wednesday to demand justice as police continue their investigation into Ericka’s murder. Advertisement “AKRON OHIO!! My […]

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LeBron James’s Teammates Beat Him, Then Joined Him

When he was on the verge of reaching the 2020 N.B.A. finals, LeBron James offered praise to some of his Los Angeles Lakers teammates who helped bring the team to championship contention. Rajon Rondo, the backup point guard, capably conducted the team’s offense, James said. Center Dwight Howard provided an interior prowess, he added. “Dwight […]

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Actually No, Kyrie. You Weren’t the Best Option for Every Team You’ve Played for Down the Stretch

Photo: Emilee Chinn (Getty Images) I want to preface everything I’m about to say by acknowledging the fact that Kyrie Irving is really fucking good at basketball. Advertisement He’s got one of the coldest handles in the history of the league, he’s an explosive scorer from damn near anywhere on the floor and it’s virtually […]

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LeBron James and the Burden of Being Great(est)

Poor LeBron James. There he is again, battling into the deep muck of the N.B.A. playoffs, leading his team oh-so-close to a world title. And there he is: An omnipresent force in purple-striped high-tops, so consistently great on the biggest stage that we have come to expect nothing less. His Los Angeles Lakers are now […]

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