The NBA Players Union Made Two Big Decisions Yesterday

The NBA's All-Star Weekend is mostly just a 72 hour party with some "basketball" thrown in there to give everybody a break from partying, but some important business is conducted too. Perhaps the most important is the National Basketball Player's Association (NBPA) meeting, which happens every All-Star weekend as it's… » 2/14/15 5:50pm 2/14/15 5:50pm

LeBron Acknowledges Cryptic Tweet Calling Out Kevin Love

The Cavaliers are back on that horse, having broken a worrying slump with a 13-1 run; early panic is a memory, and another deep playoff run looks probable. But all isn't well in Cleveland. Kevin Love—who can become opt out of his contract this summer, by the way—cannot find his groove, especially on offense. » 2/09/15 9:08am 2/09/15 9:08am

Kyrie Irving Drops 55 Points, Hits Game-Winning Walk-Up Three

Maybe the Cavaliers are the pretty good team we all thought they would be and not actually doomed? Since LeBron James returned from his injury two weeks ago he has looked like the LeBron we knew—and not the broken down, maybe past his prime LeBron we'd seen previously this season—in leading the Cavs to a 7-1 record.… » 1/28/15 9:54pm 1/28/15 9:54pm

LeBron Is Starting To Look Like His Old Self Again

LeBron James has been back in the Cavaliers' lineup for seven games since taking an eight-game hiatus to rest his ailing knee and back. He's taken the team on a six-game winning streak since coming back, with the most impressive win of the streak coming yesterday against a desperate, relatively full-strength Thunder… » 1/26/15 10:13am 1/26/15 10:13am

Kobe And LeBron Spent A Great Game Being Old And Having Fun

They've both been banged-up, they've been frustrated, their supporting casts not carrying the load of some of the great teammates of the past, and if last night's Cavaliers win over the Lakers brought out the best in Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, the whole thing had the melancholy tinge of a World War II reunion;… » 1/16/15 9:29am 1/16/15 9:29am

For Maybe The First Time This Season, Kobe And LeBron Have Some Fun

Neither Kobe Bryant nor LeBron James has had a very enjoyable season. Kobe is fighting an increasingly sclerotic body and plays for the hopeless Lakers, while LeBron has already missed his most games in a season ever and plays for the dramatically underwhelming Cavaliers. But in a narrow Cavs win Thursday night, the… » 1/16/15 1:20am 1/16/15 1:20am

Report: Cavaliers Players Ignore, Openly Gripe About David Blatt

The Cleveland Cavaliers, with LeBron James back and their starting five finally intact, got smoked by the Phoenix Suns last night. The team is now 19-20, the worst any team with LeBron on it has been this late in the season since his rookie year. And after the game, ESPN's Brian Windhorst dropped a report that won't… » 1/14/15 12:08pm 1/14/15 12:08pm

LeBron Moves Coach Blatt Aside To Attend To Grown Folks' Business

This is just David Blatt's existence now isn't it, suffering a long string of indignities and being treated more like a rookie player than a rookie coach? One day he is forced to clarify his comments after saying Kevin Love is not a max contract player, the next LeBron James is pushing him (likely to help prevent… » 1/13/15 11:59pm 1/13/15 11:59pm

The Cavaliers Need LeBron Back In A Goddamn Hurry

The Cleveland Cavaliers dropped their fifth straight game after getting thwacked by the Sacramento Kings last night. It was their ninth loss in the last 11 games, and the team is now 1-8 in games in which they do not have the services of LeBron James. The Cavs weren't that great even before LeBron James got injured,… » 1/12/15 10:26am 1/12/15 10:26am

LeBron James Is Out For Two Weeks, And It Only Gets Worse For The Cavs

LeBron James will miss the next two weeks with left knee and low back strains, the Cleveland Cavaliers announced today. James has not played in a game since turning 30 on Dec. 30. He aggravated the knee — which he says has been sore all year — jumping into the stands in Miami on Christmas. » 1/01/15 3:04pm 1/01/15 3:04pm

Let The "LeBron Might Leave Us Again!" Freakout Begin

It's funny to consider how quickly things have snowballed for the Cleveland Cavaliers. On Sunday morning, they were a super-talented team that was still figuring things out and waiting to hit their stride. One brutal loss to the Pistons later, and there's talk that head coach David Blatt has lost the team, speculation… » 12/30/14 11:13am 12/30/14 11:13am

Hey, What Happened To The Juicy LeBron Quote In This ESPN Story?

Earlier today, ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein wrote about how Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt is struggling to communicate with his players, and how LeBron James wasn't exactly giving him a ringing endorsement. It turns out that the story originally featured a much stronger quote from LeBron on just how… » 12/29/14 11:39pm 12/29/14 11:39pm