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Dan Gilbert launches the first sneaker stock exchange

Sneaker reselling has long been an unregulated environment rife with the potential for fake merchandise and unfulfilled transactions. With Dan Gilbert’s recent investment in Campless and the launch of StockX, the game—as the kids say—has changed. First, what is Campless? Launched by Josh Leuber, who has since done a TED talk on the concept and marketplace, Campless analyzes...
Via Waiting For Next Year
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Cavaliers center submits unusual candidate for Dunk of the Year

Cleveland Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov is a very large human being who knows how to dunk a basketball. According to Basketball-Reference, the 7'1" Russian has done it 342 times in his six-year career, and 42 times this season alone. But against the Sacramento Kings on Monday night, Mozgov's legs/hand-eye coordination betrayed him in the worst way:In what's been a discouraging...
Via Fox Sports
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‘Emotional’ LeBron eager to face Kobe Wednesday

With Kobe Bryant’s season-long swan song in full swing and LeBron James only having three more opportunities to face the Los Angeles Lakers icon before it’s all said and done, the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar admitted he gets “emotional” whenever he watches the retiring legend play. “Anytime I even watch his games, even when I’m not playing him, it’s always, like...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Timofey Mozgov delivers incredible dunk fail (Video)

Cleveland Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov embarrassed himself on this incredible fourth quarter dunk fail during Monday night's game against Sacramento.Mozgov drove right down the lane without any Kings defenders in his way. He took off from about six feet away and was ready to bring the home crowd to their feet with a one-handed slam. Alas, it was too good to be true, as Mozgov...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Love returns to Cavaliers' lineup after missing 1 game

CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will return to the lineup after missing a game because of a bruised left thigh. Cleveland hosts Sacramento on Monday night. Love sat out for the first time this season on Saturday in a win over New Orleans. He was injured in the third quarter of Friday's loss to Boston and didn't return. He is averaging 15.9 points and 10...
Via Associated Press
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Can DeMarcus Cousins Exploit the Interior of the Cleveland Cavaliers?

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Sacramento Kings will be facing off tonight in Cleveland, Ohio. Tyronn Lue and his Cavaliers are coming into the game going 1-2 in their last three games, while George Karl and his Sacramento Kings have lost 3 straight. If Karl and his team want to win just their 2nd game in their last 9 outings, they’re going to have to exploit their mismatch in...
Via The Sports Journal
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Tyronn Lue Remains On Good Terms With David Blatt

Tyronn Lue understands the dynamics and narrative that he and LeBron James may have had something to do with the firing of David Blatt. "Look, they ridiculed Jesus Christ, so I'm certainly no exception," Lue told in an exclusive interview. "I don't care what's being said. I know how loyal I was to Coach Blatt and the people that know me understand that. I have no control...
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LeBron James among NBA All-Stars to voice characters on Cartoon Network

NBA All-Star Weekend (Feb. 12-14) is a week away, and the excitement is extending from TNT to other Turner properties such as Cartoon Network. As part of the network’s All-Star Jam on Feb. 11, a handful of NBA stars will appear on Cartoon Network programming, headlined by LeBron James. Here’s a clip of “Basketball Superstar LeBron James,” as he introduces himself, on Teen...
Via Awful Announcing
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Cleveland Cavaliers' Love out with bruised left thigh

CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will miss his first game of the season because of a bruised left thigh. Cleveland hosts New Orleans on Saturday night. Love is averaging 15.9 points and 10.5 rebounds. Love was injured while boxing out for a rebound in the third quarter of Friday's loss to Boston and didn't return. He was on the floor for several moments before...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs active in NBA trade market, covet Jared Dudley

Though the Cleveland Cavaliers are sitting atop the Eastern Conference and will have their entire coaching staff in Toronto for the league’s impending All-Star Weekend, general manager David Griffin is not resting on his laurels and has been one of the most active participants in preliminary trade discussions in advance of the mid-February deadline. According to ESPN’s Brian...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James reacts to Cam Newton’s comparison comments

Cam Newton on Monday at Super Bowl media day wondered out loud why he has to be the "LeBron James of the NFL" -- an exercise that happens all too often -- after he was posed a question about it. To counter the notion, he asked, "Why can't LeBron be called the Cam Newton of power forwards?" And now, the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar has a response for the Carolina Panthers quarterback...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron explains why he refuses to discuss opposing players

LeBron James refused to discuss after the game the impressive block unleashed by Indiana Pacers forward Myles Turner on one of his dunk attempts during the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 111-106 overtime victory on Monday. Myles Turner with the big time block on the King! — NBA TV (@NBATV) February 2, 2016 When asked by an Indiana-based reporter what he...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Childhood Games That Made J. R. Smith One of the Deadliest Shooters in the NBA

At its core, basketball is all about space. On offense, five players speed around in a blur, like a human time lapse, their movements attempting to create space in the defense. They look for space to dribble, pass, cut and shoot—five men moving in concert to create just the right amount of space to get off the perfect shot. The defense counters, looking to close open space...
Via Stack
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers held players-only meeting after David Blatt firing

The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly held a players-only meeting after former head coach David Blatt was fired last month, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe. LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love led the hour-long meeting, which followed GM David Griffin informing the team of the decision to fire Blatt and promote Tyronn Lue. From Windhorst and Lowe: A central...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Veteran Cavs players all disliked David Blatt

The problems in the Cleveland Cavaliers locker room apparently ran quite deep. According to a report, David Blatt had the respect of virtually no one in the team’s locker room, and none of the team’s veteran players liked him. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, appearing on ESPN’s TrueHoop podcast, explained the scope of the dysfunction in the Cleveland locker room under Blatt. “I’ve...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyronn Lue: Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love to focus less on their brand

It remains to be seen just how much power new Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue will have in the locker room after the team fired David Blatt last week. What we do know is that Lue, who played 11 years in the NBA, isn’t afraid to talk to the press about his team’s current situation. Even prior to coaching his first game with Cleveland, Lue had some interesting remarks...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs would have considered Tom Thibodeau last summer

Tyronn Lue now coaches the Cleveland Cavaliers in the wake of the David Blatt firing, but had the timeline been slightly different, it might have been Tom Thibodeau coaching LeBron James. Most know the buildup to this story by now. Blatt got canned last week for a few reasons. Some would suggest James and his crew played a part due to his friendship with Lue. Others would point...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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