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Tyronn Lue Urged Cavs Not To Fire David Blatt

The Cleveland Cavaliers' decision to fire David Blatt shortly before the All-Star break reset their season and eventually led them to play dominating basketball in these playoffs. When David Griffin informed Tyronn Lue of their decision to fire Blatt, the response was pointed. "This is f----- up, Griff," Lue said To Griffin. Griffin calmly asked Lue if he would take over as head...
Via RealGM
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lue had vulgar reaction to Blatt firing, urged team to reconsider

Tyronn Lue’s initial reaction to being promoted to head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers probably wasn’t what you’d think it would be. Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com detailed how Lue found out that the man he was working under, David Blatt, had been fired, and how he had been promoted to the top job. Lue was contacted by general manager David Griffin on January 22, and when...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Cavs, the worst-covered team in the NBA, make history for Cleveland

Cleveland is starving for a world championship in professional sports, but on Friday night in Toronto, its Cavaliers once again found a place at the table in the NBA Finals. In an unprecedented basketball moment, a turn of events not seen in northeastern Ohio in over 50 years, a team from “Believeland” earned the right to play for a world title in a second straight season. Before...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Comedian Jamie Foxx nail Stephen A. Smith impersonation

Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx is a multi-talented entertainer, and last night he showed off his sports impressions while joining SportsCenter from Toronto. After the Cleveland Cavaliers knocked off the Toronto Raptors to advance to a second straight NBA Finals, and sixth straight for LeBron James (and James Jones), Foxx decided to unveil this hilarious Stephen A. Smith...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jamie Foxx does great LeBron James impression

Jamie Foxx delivered one of the best LeBron James impressions you’ll see after the Cavs eliminated the Raptors in Game 6 on Friday 113-87. The video below is the result of what happens when ESPN is awesome enough to allow a celebrity to make an appearance during their postgame coverage. Jamie Foxx doing LeBron James. pic.twitter.com/GSBX516sgm — Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Drake hugs LeBron James after Raptors loss

Drake did plenty of trolling on Instagram leading up to the Eastern Conference Finals, but the team’s global ambassador accepted defeat after the Cavs destroyed the Raptors 113-87 at Air Canada Centre on Friday night. The rapper threw plenty of jabs at Pacers superstar Paul George on IG during that series, but showed respect for LeBron James in the conference finals, and his...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: LeBron salutes Toronto fans after Game 6

by Gordon Dixon The Cavaliers defeated the Raptors to advance to the NBA Finals on Friday. However, during his postgame interview with Doris Burke, LeBron James wanted to talk about the fans in Toronto. Some knew it prior to this year’s NBA playoffs, others didn’t. The Raptors have one of the best fan bases in the league and they showed it throughout the postseason. They were...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: LeBron jukes defender, throws down one-handed dunk

Check out this great fake by LeBron as he makes his way to a much higher percentage shot… James fakes AND finishes! #NBAVine #CAVSvRAPTORS https://t.co/OZR0nGPxjI — NBA (@NBA) May 28, 2016
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pat Riley reportedly hates the Dwyane Wade-LeBron James friendship

The lovefest between former teammates Dwyane Wade and LeBron James is slightly offputting to some in the NBA, and Heat president Pat Riley is reportedly one of them. ESPN’s Pablo S. Torre profiled the pair’s relationship, in which one mutual friend says the pair are “like twins.” Even Wade’s wife, Gabrielle Union, admitted that James probably knows her husband better than...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The tale of Kevin Love's inconsistent play

Dropping dimes, mile high nuggets, and awkward talks about the Hawks and the Hornets characterize the angsty teen that Kevin Love plays in those amusing TV commercials for State Farm. But what is terrifying for Cavs fans is that the emotionally turbulent teenager seen on TV is not so different from Love and his play in these playoffs. It starts with Love's game by game change...
Via The Sports Quotient
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron: Cavs need ‘urgency from the start’ in Game 6

LeBron James insists the Cleveland Cavaliers have to come out with a sense of urgency on Friday night in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals if the team hopes to have a different outcome than how the first two games played out in the Toronto Raptors’ home arena. The Raptors fed off the frenzied environment created by the incredibly loud crowd in two home-court victories...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyronn Lue: Cavs must treat Game 6 like ‘ this is our Game 7’

The Cleveland Cavaliers reasserted its control of the Eastern Conference Finals by throttling the Toronto Raptors on its home court, winning Game 5 with ease to the tune of a 116-78 blowout victory on Wednesday night. Now with Game 6 looming  at Air Canada Centre, a quasi-house of horrors for the Cavaliers this postseason as the team lost its first and only two games of the postseason...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron named to 10th All-NBA First Team

The NBA announced today that Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has been named to the 2015-16 All-NBA First Team. James led all Eastern Conference players with 637 points, receiving 125 First Team votes. This marks James’ 12th time being selected to an All-NBA team, including his 10th First Team honor (2006, 2008-2016) and ninth straight. The only players in league history...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Shooting Drill Behind Kevin Love's Amazing Performance

Cleveland Cavaliers star  forward Kevin Love led his team to a 116-78 win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night, putting the Cavs up 3-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Love had an impressive shooting performance, scoring 25 points on 75 percent shooting from 3-point range and 80 percent from the field. RELATED: 14 Things You Don't Know About Kevin Love The three...
Via Stack
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs use Justin Bieber, Drake to distract Raptors during FTs

It quickly became quite clear the Cleveland Cavaliers wouldn't require any outside help, sneaky tricks or scoreboard shenanigans on Wednesday night to utterly dismantle the Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The game was practically over as soon as it started with the Cavs taking a 3-2 series edge courtesy of a 116-78 throttling of the Raptors. But the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Love finds a way: Cavaliers vs Raptors, Behind the Box Score

Toronto Raptors 78 Cleveland Cavaliers 116 [Box Score] Cavaliers lead series 3-2 Nobody can question that the Cleveland Cavaliers were facing pressure. After jumping out to an easy 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Cavaliers ran into an absolute buzz saw in Toronto against the Raptors in the following two games. Returning home for Game 5, there was some question...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Cleveland Cavaliers in trouble?

After falling to the Toronto Raptors for the second consecutive game Monday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers head home with the series tied 2-2 and many questions surrounding the team. Where have J.R. Smith and Kevin Love gone? How has Bismack Biyombo gone from no-show to dominating the boards? And can the Cavs slow down Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan? These question marks will need...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The spectacular nonsense of Cavs, Raptors

Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving shot a combined 4-for-28 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Irving, who had been torching the Toronto Raptors from midrange through the first two contests of the series, lost the drumbeat on his rhythm jumper. Love clanked a handful of open threes and couldn't do much in the post beyond heaving a few awkward turnarounds that only grazed the rim...
Via RealGM - NBA
5 days ago  |  Discuss

At least LeBron will stay if the Cavaliers lose, right? While We’re Waiting

It is Tuesday, WFNY. Sorry, no “Happy Tuesday!” message from me today. It’s not a happy Tuesday. Well, other than the fact that today is Taco Tuesday and I am getting cheap tacos for lunch, that is. But I digress. You didn’t come here to read about tacos, you came here to commiserate with fellow Cleveland sports fans about our impending doom. I’d like to start by quoting...
Via Waiting For Next Year
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dahntay Jones suspended for hitting Biyombo in the groin

Dwane Casey is paying the price after calling out officials following Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Casey has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for his postgame comments reports Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com. The Raptors head coach wasn’t thrilled with officiating late in the game, especially in the fourth quarter where the Raptors didn’t register a single free throw...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

JR Smith says he learned his fadeaway threes from video games

Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith is a lot of things, but regardless of what you feel about him, you have to admit he is a very exciting player when he steps onto the court. Smith is fearless and is willing to launch the ball from anywhere on the court. If he gets hot, there can be no reaction other than frustration as he knocks down the seemingly impossible shocks. But where did...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonas Valanciunas ‘progressing,’ remains doubtful for Game 3

The Toronto Raptors need all hands on deck to stop the Cleveland Cavaliers from sweeping the Eastern Conference Finals, but Jonas Valanciunas isn’t likely to play in Game 3, regardless. Chris O’Leary of the Toronto Star reports the center will remain “doubtful for Game 3,” noting head coach Dwayne Casey saying he is “progressing but they won’t rush him back. Valanciunas...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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