October 1, 2014

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Cavs: LeBron James gives Dion Waiters advice, guard embraces lessons

Cleveland’s Dion Waiters drives to the basket last season against Charlotte’s Cody Zeller. (FILE PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers small forward and four-time league MVP LeBron James is the teacher. Third-year shooting Dion Waiters is the willing student. Lessons are being learned, but there are more to come. “Every team, there’s a guy (that media members) want to place the blame on,” James said Tuesday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “It would Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving to lead team as point guard

Kyrie Irving

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James is the Cavaliers’ leader in the locker room, but Kyrie Irving will fill that role on the floor as the team’s starting point guard. “It’s Kyrie’s show,” James said. “He’s our point guard. He’s our floor general. We need him to put us in position to succeed offensively. He has to Read More…

New Cavaliers coach David Blatt not intimidated by all the talent at his disposal

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INDEPENDENCE — David Blatt’s first NBA head coaching job charges him with leading the championship-caliber Cavaliers of LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, but things could be a lot worse. “You can have the alternative and not have me, Kevin and Kyrie,” James said Saturday following the team’s first practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Read More…

LeBron James ready, willing to lead Cavaliers, but says winning NBA title takes hard work

LeBron James

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James was all business during the Cavaliers’ annual media day Friday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Wearing a white sleeve over his right elbow and his customary headband while talking to several hundred media members, James didn’t do much laughing, joking or even smiling in his first official Cavs press conference in more Read More…

Cavs trade with Boston for Bogans

  Rick Noland The Gazette It wasn’t a blockbuster, but the Cavaliers turned a bunch of nothing into a little something Thursday night — and created some great salary cap flexibility. Cleveland acquired 6-foot-5, 215-pound shooting guard Keith Bogans from Boston for Erik Murphy, Malcolm Thomas, John Lucas III, Dwight Powell and second-round picks in Read More…

LeBron James, Cedar Point team up while Nike unveils James shoe line

LeBron James

Cedar Point officially announced its partnership with the LeBron James Family Foundation on Tuesday, but the amusement park won’t be naming a roller coaster “King James.” However, a 10-story tall James banner could be making its way back to downtown Cleveland, and the 6-foot-8 small forward’s latest tennis shoe was unveiled at Nike headquarters in Read More…

LeBron James unveils new Nike shoe

LeBron James

BEAVERTON, Ore. — LeBron James had some business to take care of before rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp. He was at Nike’s corporate headquarters Tuesday for the unveiling of his new shoe — the LeBron 12. It is his first new shoe with Nike since he returned this summer to the Cavs. “I Read More…

Cavs to hold lotteries for single-game tickets

The Cavaliers are great when it comes to lotteries. After winning the NBA Draft Lottery in 2011, 2013 and 2014, the Cavs will initiate a monthly lottery designed to help preserve single-game tickets for as many fans as possible. Demand for tickets is at an unprecedented high now that LeBron James and Kevin Love have Read More…

Shawn Marion officially signs with Cavs

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The Cavaliers added more championship experience Tuesday with the official signing of veteran forward Shawn Marion, who agreed to terms in the middle of August. The 36-year-old Marion, who signed what is believed to be a one-year contract for the veteran minimum of $1.4 million, won an NBA title with Dallas in 2011. “I’m excited Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: Kyrie Irving OK after scary fall at FIBA World Cup

Kyrie Irving

Cavs fans first held their breath, then breathed a sigh of relief. Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving suffered a hard fall Thursday with 1:12 to go in Team USA’s 95-71 rout of Ukraine at the FIBA World Cup in Bilbao, Spain. Irving, who landed awkwardly after driving to the hoop through two Ukraine defenders and Read More…