God Bless Evan Turner, Who Really Tried This Shit

This was, without a doubt, my favorite moment from last night’s game between the Cavaliers and Celtics. A little more than a minute before this happened, Celtics guard Evan Turner had just hit a three to put his team three points from the lead. Turner was feeling pretty good about himself after that shot, so good, in… » 4/24/15 10:21am Friday 10:21am

The Cavaliers' Playoff Campaign Started About As Well As It Could Have

There was a moment during Sunday’s game between the Celtics and Cavaliers during which, if you squinted hard enough, you could start to make out the vague outline of a Game 1 upset. The Celtics—a well-coached team with nothing to lose that rode into the playoffs on a wave of good vibes—were spacing the floor, running… » 4/20/15 9:22am Monday 9:22am

Joakim Noah Will Always Be There To Shit-Talk LeBron James

One of the most endearing things about Joakim Noah is his continued insistence on just not having it with LeBron James and whatever team James happens to be on. There was the time he called out James for his dancing in the middle of a game, the time he called the Heat “Hollywood as hell,” and there he was during… » 4/06/15 10:08am 4/06/15 10:08am

David Blatt Just Stands There Like A Buster And Parrots LeBron's Calls

ESPN NBA writer Brian Windhorst, who is as connected to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers as any reporter can be, was a guest on Bill Simmons's latest podcast, and he dropped some juicy stuff about the various melodramas that have been hanging over the team all season. The whole thing is worth a listen, but… » 3/31/15 6:28pm 3/31/15 6:28pm

Mr. Whammy Says LeBron Complained To NBA Security About Him

Mr. Whammy (real name: Bruce Reznick) is a 79-year-old Nets superfan who has had season tickets for nearly two decades. When opposing players take free throws he walks down from his seats to right below the basket and follows a very specific yelling and waving routine to try and make them miss. He claims, at the… » 3/28/15 11:48am 3/28/15 11:48am

LeBron James Called This Dwyane Wade Game-Winner

Old Man Dwyane Wade's been on a nice little run lately, averaging nearly 30 points per game over his last seven. He dropped 32 on the Portland Trail Blazers last night, the most important of which came by way of this smooth, game-winning jumper at the tail end of the fourth quarter. The Blazers probably should have… » 3/19/15 9:38am 3/19/15 9:38am

Attention: Stop Taking Photos In The Locker Room Of Half-Naked LeBron

Common courtesy dictates that you don't take photographs of half-naked strangers without their permission. Also, when you get caught doing so by said strangers, you should fess up instead of lying. This advice might seem obvious, but not so to three unnamed members of the basketball media. » 3/17/15 9:12pm 3/17/15 9:12pm

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