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Posted: December 2nd, 2010

Halftime: Cleveland coach Byron Scott not happy with team. Charles Barkley said the Cavs shouldn’t be chatting it up with James on the bench. Says it’s lack of being competitive.
1. LeBron James starts Q hot.
2. D-Wade is just as hot.
3. LeBron scored two easy buckets and Cleveland called timeout early in Q.
4. When Miami got it rolling, Cleveland started giving up. Weak fouls.
5. LeBron caught a lob pass from D-Wade with one hand and laid it in.
6. 88-55 Heat with 2:50 left. Wow.
7. A little rowdy nature in the stands. Drunk fan arrested.
8. 20 points in the Q for LeBron.
9. LeBron to the rim again – and 1 (Missed FT 36 points, season high 22 in third).
10. LeBron ended Q with 38 points (24 in the Q – went 1o of 12). His last bucket, messed with Cavs fans Miami 95-65.

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Posted: December 2nd, 2010

1.National anthem. Fan said “U Suck LeBron” during the singing of it
2. J.J. Hickson started hot. Two dunks. One he went by LeBron James.
3. Chants: “Delonte” “Delonte” “Akron hates you.”
4. LeBron/Joey Graham duel. LeBron demonstrating he’s putting elbows in his back. Graham getting physical.
5. Antawn Jamison took Bosh to the rim. Wow. Bosh playing soft.
6. LeBron at FT line. Smiling as they were calling him (expletive)
7. Reverse lay up by James (got headband knocked off).
8. James hit next shot (J). Hit  following shot.
9. James next assist to James Jones for 3.
10. James hit last three shots (over Gibson)
11. James tried to dunk on whole team missed
12. Assist LeBron (to Juwan Howard) 16-0 run.
13. 3 Gibson
13. Another assist for LeBron (3 for Jones)
14. 3 Gibson
End of 1st
31-23 Miami (James played whole first quarter – 10 points, 4-of-8 shooting)

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Posted: December 2nd, 2010

1. Pre-game hype man Ahmad Crump.
“If you believe in Dan Gilbert, make some noise.”
“This is the capacity for the other team
“I’m predicting a win for the Cavs.”
2. Very loud cheers for Charles Barkley when he, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson took the floor for the TNT show (I thought the Cleveland fans hated Charles. They dont’ know since he said ragged on LeBron James)
3. Fans waved towels. Look like playoff game when Cavs came out.
4. LeBron James came out skipping to some very loud boos from fans. Dunking in layup line. Did a windmill dunk off that bounced off the back of the rim.
5.  Did his powder routine.
6. Didn’t wear the brace (Arroyo had one on)
7. Josh Cribbs, Bernie Kosar, Shaun Rogers, Ron Harper, Michael Bivins, Drew Carey, Joe Haden, Terrell Owens.

Posted in: NBA, NBA fix
Posted: October 25th, 2010

Check out LeBron James’ new commercial by Nike.

Notice how he says “I am not a role model.” That’s a left hook aimed squarely at Charles Barkley, who said James can no longer be put in the “Michael Jordan conversation.”

Check out that Witness banner falling? Was that to the city of Cleveland, the Cavaliers or both? Or Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert?

Very interesting. Very.

Posted in: NBA, NBA fix
Posted: October 15th, 2010

This picture is hanging on my wall. Check out the fro people. Dr. J. was one of the all-time great leapers, period.

These guys did more than just jump out the gym.

They made you go, “Oh lawd” like the late Bernie Mac used to say.

We’ll always miss you, Bernie.

Anyway, these guys had crazy hops and did things that no one else can duplicate. You got guys who can dunk, but can they have the hang time, elevation and do so with a forcefulness?

That’s the definition of a leaper to me.

So before continuing, you know the routine people.

These guys are not on my list: Kenny “Sky” Walker, Dee Brown, Harold Minor, Dwight Howard, Blake Griffin (he may be in the future if he stays healthy), Larry Nance, Steve Francis, Kobe Bryant, J.R. Rider, Josh Smith or Gerald Green.

So with that being said, let’s get to it.

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Posted: September 27th, 2010

Life without two-time NBA MVP LeBron James begins today for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

With the Cleveland Cavaliers media day ending at Cleveland Clinic Courts in Independence, Ohio a few hours ago, I’m sitting her wondering what to make of it all. 

As Mo Williams said, there are no TNT trailers or ESPN trailers here, but George Smith of ESPN was there.  Got to recognize George. He does work. 

Anyway, the buzz was about the obvious. Life without LeBron James. 

“There is no LeBron in this building,” Williams said. “Whether we believe it or not, he’s not coming back, you know. This is what we got.” 

Cleveland coach Byron Scott said he’s moving on and is excited about running the players into the ground in training camp. He said he’s putting trash cans around the court for those who need to lose their lunch. 

He also said the players should be “pissed” about people saying they’re not going to win without James, the two-time NBA MVP from Akron who left Cleveland this summer to join forces with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami. 

Heard the Heat had a press conference at 2 p.m., which was the same time the Cavs got started. The thing the players and Scott are asking the fans is to be patient. 

Hard for fans to do that when the owner, Dan Gilbert, got them all stirred up by saying the Cavaliers will win a title without James before Miami does with James and the Heat are favored to win it all this season, but that’s another story to tell later. 

But let’s get back to Mo Williams. It was classic Mo today.

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Posted: July 15th, 2010

Here’s the 15-minute interview my girl, Rachel Nichols of ESPN, did with LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade after James and Bosh decided to join Wade in Miami to play for the Heat.

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Posted: July 8th, 2010

“I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER ‘KING’ WINS ONE. You can take that to the bank.”  – Cleveland majority owner Dan Gilbert in reaction to LeBron James’ decision to leave Cleveland for the Miami Heat.

As Flavor Flav would say, ‘Wooooooooooooooooow!!!” 

Check out this letter Cleveland majority owner Dan Gilbert sent out through Cleveland’s official website in regards to LeBron James announcing Thursday night he’s leaving the Cavaliers to play in Miami with Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade with the Heat.


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Posted: June 29th, 2010

On the eve of two-time NBA MVP LeBron James being able to declare himself a free agent July 1, I asked basketball fans in Erie one simple question Tuesday.

Should James stay in Cleveland with the Cavaliers or go elsewhere?

Here’s what they said.

Posted: June 15th, 2010

Jordan Farmar served up a facial on Kevin Garnett. Ouch.

The Los Angeles Lakers showed up tonight.

Well, the real Los Angeles Lakers showed up and put a hurtin’ on the Boston Celtics, 89-67, in Tuesday’s Game 6 to force and seventh and deciding game Thursday in Los Angeles. 

They clamped down defensively, Ron Artest showed up and Kobe Bryant set the tone. Couple that with Boston center Kendrick Perkins going down with a knee injury in the first quarter and that was the beginning of the end for the Celtics tonight.

Now Perkins did walk out the arena on his own, but if he can’t go for Game 7, Boston is done. 

Coming into the game with a 3-2 lead, the Celtics had a chance to close out the series, but also realized they had a game to play with. So you didn’t see them come out with the emotion needed to win on the road.

No need to talk too much about this because there isn’t much to discuss.

The Celtics played poorly (shot 33 percent for the game), the Lakers played better and Bryant was the best player on the floor (26 points, 11 rebounds).

So what are keys for Game 7?

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