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Barack Obama: J.R. Smith is having a great season

You read that correctly. Barack Obama — President of the United States, Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces, leader of the free world — has publicly stated his opinion on Cavalier guard J.R. Smith. He tweeted about him, anyway. President Obama, who just recently got his own @POTUS Twitter handle,1 invited followers to ask him questions regarding climate change after...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Cavaliers are top (under)dogs

As Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals approached, an Atlanta reporter offered on one of the Cleveland sports talk stations that his city and the Hawks deserved to play for the NBA championship. He talked about how the team had never won one, how it played unselfish basketball all season, how the entire metropolis had been so supportive, blah, blah, blah. Well, not happening...
Via The Sports Post
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron: Didn't see Cavs reaching Finals at start of season

LeBron James was brutally honest during his post-game comments Tuesday night regarding what he envisioned as the prospects for his first season back with the Cleveland Cavaliers. To put it bluntly, he held out little hope that the team would be in the position it finds itself: Poised for an appearance in the NBA Finals.”Could...Read More The post LeBron James admits he didn...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James needs to revert to an old style, not an old form

Much has been made about LeBron James being not as great a player as he has been in previous years. That type of thinking might be a bit too hyperbolic for my taste — I think it has as much to do with the players around him as it does with his actual abilities. Nevertheless, what is his left in his basketball playing prime tank might be the wrong topic anyway. The Cleveland...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cavs bring the good kind of chaos to Cleveland

It could only best be described as chaos. The playing floor of Quicken Loans Arena was covered in notecard-size wine and gold-colored confetti. Cavalier players were slowly filing off, having taken countless photographs with teammates, friends, and family, every one of them with an NBA Finals hat perched atop their head. General manager David Griffin weaved himself through the forest...
Via Waiting For Next Year
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JR Smith’s mom quotes Drake after sweep of Hawks

J.R. Smith was a major contributor in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Eastern Conference Finals sweep of the Atlanta Hawks, and his mother could not be more proud. After the Cavs won Game 4 in convincing fashion, Smith’s mother, Ida Smith, used a line from a Drake song while reflecting on what has been a tumultuous season...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Cavaliers sweep Hawks, earn 2nd-ever NBA Finals spot

  The Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to the NBA Finals for the second time in team history with a 118-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night. LeBron James scored 23 points, Kyrie Irving returned after missing two games and Cleveland won the Eastern Conference title by seeping Atlanta. “I just want to tell you, man. What you did for this team and for this city...
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Cavs Celebrate Finals Appearance By Drinking Champagne In The Hot Tub

The Cleveland Cavaliers are rocking their NBA Finals hats and drinking champagne to celebrate Tuesday’s sweep over the Hawks. J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert shared some videos of the guys having some fun in the hot tub. What more can I say!! ##JustSaying @k1irving @imanshumpertthe1st @perk_409 A video posted by JR Smith (@teamswish) on May 26, […] The post Cavs Celebrate Finals...
Via Diehardsport
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Cavs suddenly find themselves playing the villain role

So are the Cleveland Cavaliers the bad guys of the NBA now? It wasn’t enough to have LeBron James, the biggest baddest big bad in basketball. Now their play is defined by an undrafted Aussie who only stuck in the league because he never hesitated to dive into the muckiest of on-court muck? Now their most important forward is not sweet-shooting Kevin Love, but gung-ho Tristan Thompson...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron gives praise to teammate Tristan Thompson

Tristan Thompson has done a yeoman’s job of filling in for Kevin Love since the Cavaliers forward suffered a postseason-ending shoulder injury during the team’s first-round series against the Boston Celtics. In his past five games, Thompson has averaged 11.2 points, 12 rebounds and 2 blocks while playing 41 minutes. Perhaps best of all for...Read More The post LeBron James stumps...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers Game 4 Preview vs Atlanta Hawks

The Cleveland Cavaliers hold a 3-0 lead going into Tuesday night’s game 4 matchup versus the Atlanta Hawks. As is often pointed out, no team has ever overcome a 3-0 deficit in the NBA playoffs. If the Cavaliers secure the victory, they will have a little over a week to rest for the Finals which are slated to start June 4th. This extra rest could be critical considering the banged...
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Kevin Love Will Have Plenty of Options, but Will he Stay in Cleveland?

Kevin Love #0 and Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers talk in the game against the Boston Celtics during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) NBA rumors have it is all but certain that Kevin Love will leave town after the season is over. There was speculation that if the Cavaliers were able...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Talented Mr. Blatt

​ David Blatt is doing a stellar job as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is not only winning big time, but he’s also successfully challenging the current mainstream of offensive tactics in the NBA. That combination is a remarkable feat—especially given Blatt’s lack of NBA experience prior to this season, plus the numerous injuries the Cavs have had to face...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the Cavs' Matthew Dellavedova a dirty player?

One of the stories of the NBA postseason has been the emergence of Matthew Dellavedova for the Cleveland Cavaliers as he fills in for the injured Kyrie Irving. Delly went from averaging just over 20 minutes a game for the Cavs during the regular season to averaging 35.7 minutes per game during the conference finals...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tristan Thompson Bloodies Timofey Mozgov's Nose During Pregame Warm-ups

The Cleveland Cavaliers are having their way with the Atlanta Hawks during the Eastern Conference Finals, but there is certainly no reason to make the task any harder than it needs to be. After all, you never know who you could really need in the next round.So maybe the next time the team is going through pregame warm-ups Timofey Mozgov will just let Tristan Thompson throw down his...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Horford ejected for elbow drop on Matthew Dellavedova (Video)

Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford was ejected from Game 3 of Sunday night's Eastern Conference Finals against Cleveland with a flagrant 2 foul after dropping an elbow on Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova.Horford and Dellavedova got tangled up going for a rebound during the first half. Dellavedova ended up falling down and rolling into Holford's leg, leading Horford to drop the elbow...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James' leadership has Cavs on top of the East

You can make all the Eastern Conference and David Blatt jokes you want, but if you stop laughing for a second, you can appreciate just how much LeBron James has grown as a leader. This growth — as a person and as a player — is responsible for bringing the Cleveland Cavaliers to the doorstep of their second NBA Finals appearance. Yes, LeBron is still the best basketball player...
Via Crossover Chronicles
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs beat Hawks without Kyrie Irving, take 2-0 lead

ATLANTA — LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers took total command of the Eastern Conference final even without injured star Kyrie Irving, routing the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 on Friday night for a 2-0 lead with the series heading to Ohio. The Cavaliers made it a blowout with a dominating third quarter. James scored 11 points, the Hawks shot just 32 percent (7 of...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Best Looking Cleveland Cavalier Couples

Outside of hardwood floors and nylon nets, most players on the Cleveland Cavaliers have an ordinary life back at home. Whether it’s romantic getaways with their girlfriends or tending to their families, athletes rarely get a chance to spend the much-needed off-time with their significant others. In light of an intensive stretch of the postseason, we thought we’d do a little...
Via Cavaliers Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Urban Meyer Shows Off His Custom “Buckeyes” Cleveland Cavaliers Jersey In Anticipation Of Game 2

The state of Ohio has already celebrated one big championship this year – Ohio State football’s victory against Oregon in the inaugural College Football Playoff. The Buckeye State has a chance to win another one this spring, as the Cleveland Cavaliers are currently in the Eastern Conference Finals against Atlanta.  In anticipation of the Cavs’ Game 2 against the Hawks, OSU...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Internet Goes Crazy, Compares J.R. Smith To Michael Jordan (Videos)

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith was pretty good Wednesday, scoring 28 points off the bench in the Cavs’ 97-89 Eastern Conference Game 1 victory. The 28 points was the most Smith had ever scored in the playoffs, and his eight made 3-pointers set a Cavaliers playoff record. He also scored all 28 of Cleveland’s bench points. Needless to say, the internet was impressed. JR...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks vs. Cavaliers: How the regular season went

​ Yesterday, I looked at how the Rockets and Warriors matched up against one another this regular season, with the caveat that regular season performance carries over only so much into the postseason, even in the case a dominant performance like Golden State’s 4–0 regular season sweep of Houston. The same caveat applies as we look to the Eastern Conference Finals, featuring...
Via The Sports Post
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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