Cavaliers, Indians, Minutes

02/04 Morning Minute: We’ll Get ‘Em Next Year

Sorry New England fans, the “Waiting for Next Year” URL is long gone…  Running off of the field before the end of the game is one thing, and the post-game interview following the game was hollow-at-best.  Half of me wants to simply laugh in the face of all the Patriots stand for, but I’m going to go

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02/03 Morning Minute: What Once Was

Does anyone else find it utterly ironic that on the same day that The Plain Dealer puts Bill Belichick on the front page is the same day that rest of the world is ablaze with the recent scandals? What Tony Grossi calls the “recipe for sports immortality,” the rest of the world is throwing out

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02/01 Morning Minute: Value…Personified

There is no denying the tight race that sits atop the National Basketball Association when discussing the MVP – Most Valuable Player.  The improvement that Chris Paul has made after an injury-laden season, the shear amazing abilities of Kobe Bryant and the turnaround that Kevin Garnett has meant to Boston are all solid cases.  However,

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01/31 Morning Minute: First Three Quarters Are Overrated

Who’s this Joe Johnson you speak of? As Rick already mentioned, LeBron James did it again.  With the Cavaliers struggling to amass much of an offense for most of the contest, James took over in the fourth quarter – per usual – as Cleveland outscored the Blazers 22-15 to win by one.  How about this

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Youth is Served

LeBron played through pain, a poor shooting night, and another court side heckler to will the Cavaliers to an ugly win over Portland. James took the young Blazers to school in the fourth quarter, scoring 17 of his game high 37, including the final basket of the game. His driving lay-up fell through the net

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It’s That Easy, Huh?

More Rumors Of Trades That Will Not Happen I sometimes feel like with the Cavaliers, the only 3 things to talk about are 1) how terrible Larry Hughes is and how he has literally robbed this franchise of millions upon millions of dollars….it’s to the point that the other day I actually wondered if it

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01/30 Morning Minute: New Deals For Everyone!

Easily, the biggest news in the Cleveland area has nothing to do with Cleveland at all. The Twins dealing Johan Santana to the National League is very intriguing, as Rick covered yesterday. I personally can’t wait for all of the talk radio caller-types to come to the table saying that the Twins just “gave” the

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Cavaliers Preview Game #44

Cleveland Cavaliers (24-19) vs Portland Trail Blazers (26-18) Rose Garden, Portland, OR Wednesday, January 30, 2008 9:00 EST ESPN/FSN OH/WUAB, WTAM Next up for the Cavaliers, they travel to the Pacific NorthWest to take on one of the most surprising and most improved teams in the NBA, the Portland Trail Blazers. The Blazers went on

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Cavs Mid-Season Report

The Cavaliers are sitting at 24-19, tied with Toronto for the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference. Looking back, the Cavs got off to a rough start without two of the primary pieces from last year’s team. A rough schedule and no Andy Varejao certainly contributed to the Cavs’ 9-6 start. A win against Boston

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LeBron injured, Cavs embarrassed

Everyone cross your fingers. Wait…not you LeBron, you rest yours. LeBron James injured the index finger on his non-shooting hand in the second quarter of last night’s game against the Pistons. He played only 20 minutes of the game, but still managed to lead the team in scoring (15) and assists (3). Ouch. Final score,

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What A Tangled Web We Weave

Anderson Varejao Trying To Make Waves This thing is officially a mess. With negotiations evidently going nowhere in the Anderson Varejao holdout, evidently AV has decided that the only thing left to do is to throw anyone and everyone under the bus by talking to the media and not holding back. Lets start at the

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Now that’s more like it!

The Celtics came into Cleveland with the league’s best record. They ran into a Cavs team determined to remind them who the defending conference champs are. This was a truly great game. Both teams made runs, and each had big baskets or defensive stops to keep the game within reach. Back and forth they went.

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So, we are at an impasse

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EkBuKQEkio&feature=related] Read an interview from ESPN’s Chad Ford today. He talked with Anderson Varejao from his home in Brazil. The article paints a bleak picture for the Clevelanders that are fans of the wild haired flop artist. It seems there is little chance of Varejao playing in Cleveland anytime soon. Ford spreads the blame around

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MVP or bust

LeBron had his 4th triple double of the year, and his second in as many nights. The scary part is that he didn’t even seem to be giving his best effort. In the end his 30 point, 11 board, 10 assist performance was good enough to lead the Cavs to their 3rd straight win, and

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LeBron has surgery to correct vision

In case you missed it, LeBron had Lasik eye surgery last weekend to improve his vision. Most reports I’ve seen don’t consider this a major thing, just a little tweak. But what if? What if this minor correction turns out to be something that helps LeBron focus on the basket better? What if this correction

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Art Modell, most hated owner in sports

This comes as no surprise to anyone who follows the Browns. ESPN’s page 2 came out with a list of the most hated owners in all of sports. That Art Modell came in first is not a surprise to me, the surprise was that he wasn’t second and thrid as well. Former Cavs owner Ted

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A little help from his friends…a little

The Cavs hit some outside shots to give LeBron a little help in beating the Raptors. Don’t get me wrong, they still needed a triple double effort from LeBron. And that’s exactly what he gave them. James finished with 37 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists. It was just enough to edge Toronto 111-108. Chris

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Cavs down Spurs 90-88

The Cavs may have gained some confidence by winning in San Antonio. The Cavs beat San Antonio at their own game Thursday night. They shot better from the perimeter, created turnovers, didn’t allow easy baskets, and played physical basketball. In keeping with Cavalier basketball, they out-rebounded the Spurs, built a decent lead, then nearly blew

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Cavaliers Preview Game #39

Cleveland Cavaliers (20-18) vs San Antonio Spurs (25-11) SBC Center, San Antonio, TX Thursday, January 17, 2008 8:00 PM EST TNT, WTAM Ready or not, it’s rematch time. A rematch of the team that crushed the Cavaliers in the 2007 NBA Finals in a heartbreaking sweep. The good news is this game finds the Cavaliers

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See LeBron Score

Memphis forward Mike Miller was not even a speed bump for LeBron James. Last night the FedEx Forum reminded me of the James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron. Just like in high school, LeBron James was driving to the basket at will, defenses helpless to stop him. It was a good thing too, because the

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