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Posts tagged ‘Antawn Jamison’
Posted: March 29th, 2011

Here’s what LeBron  James had to say before tonight’s game between the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena.

This is the second time James has played in Cleveland for the Heat since he decided to leave the Cavaliers last summer to play in Miami. The Heat beat the Cavaliers, 118-90, Dec. 2 and James had 38 points, eight assists and five rebounds.

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Posted in: NBA
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)

Posted in: NBA, NBA fix
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 in: NBA, NBA fix
Posted: May 24th, 2010

Mike Brown went from being the 2009 NBA Coach of the Year to getting fired by the Cavaliers.

Saw it coming.

Think most people did.

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced the firing of Mike Brown today. I’ve known coach for several years and he’s a good guy.

Heck, he’s a great guy to work with, but he had to go. Here’s five reasons why.

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Posted in: NBA
Posted: May 14th, 2010

LeBron James may have played his final game for the Cleveland Cavaliers in Thursday's Game 6 loss in Boston.

It’s over.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are done for this season and if LeBron James decides to bounce and join another game, they will be done for much longer.

Just for the record, as much as I thought Cleveland had the team to win it all this season, I predicted before the season began it wouldn’t even make it to the NBA Finals.

Who did I pick: The Los Angeles Lakers to win back-to-back and beat the Orlando Magic again. They’re both still alive. Who would have thunk it?

As for the Cavaliers, they won 60-plus games in consecutive regular seasons, James won back-to-back NBA MVPs and didn’t make to the finals last season or this season.

Something is wrong with that picture?

Who is to blame?

Well, let’s start at the top. Or near the top.

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Posted in: NBA
Posted: April 13th, 2010

Mike Gansey averaged 18.4 poinst and 8.2 boards in 27 games with Erie this season.

4:45 a.m. Wednesday.

That’s what time Erie BayHawks guard Mike Gansey’s first of two plane fights exits the runway en route to China as he will play with fellow D-League players and former NBA stars Robert Horry and Chris Mullin, a member of the 1992 Dream Team that won gold in the 1992 Summer Olympics, in two charity basketball games.

Before he headed out,  Gansey did a lengthy phone interview with me about China, the BayHawks and if his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, were going to win an NBA title this season.

From nearby Olmsted Falls, Ohio, Gansey, as expected, picked the Cavaliers to win it all. Here’s what else he had to say Tuesday afternoon.

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Posted: February 19th, 2010

Jamison was all smiles during Thursday's press conference after being traded from Washington to Cleveland in a three-team deal.

“HONK HONK! Yo D! What’s up, my man?”

Hey. What’s good with you? It’s been a minute. Like that new ride you got there.

“Yeah. You know how I do. Listen, I know you been busy checking out those NBA trades that went down before Thursday’s deadline. What you think about the Cavaliers getting Antawn Jamison and only giving up Zydrunas Ilgauskas and a first-round draft pick?”

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Posted in: NBA, Yo, what's up D?
Posted: February 19th, 2010

Center Zydrunas Ilgauskas may wind up back in Cleveland in 30 days, but other teams are eyeing the 7-footer.

Phil Jackson and Doc Rivers may coach on opposite ends of the best NBA rivalry, but they can agree on the following: Zydrunas Ilguaksas shouldn’t end up back in Cleveland after the Cavaliers traded him to the Washington Wizards for Antawn Jamison.

Before last night’s Lakers-Celtics game in Los Angeles, the two coaches spoke against a player being made available to join the team that traded him if the receiving team buys his contract out and waives him.

The Cavaliers are hoping the Washington Wizards buy out Z’s contract and waive him. Then after 30 days, Z can rejoin the Cavaliers – if he wants to.

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Posted in: NBA
Posted: May 7th, 2009

“They’re not a tough team. They tried something. It didn’t work. They lost in the first round once again.” – LeBron James on the Washington Wizards.


The Washington Wizards don't strike any fear in LeBron James.

LeBron James and the Washington Wizards have a history.

Jay-Z. Soulja Boy.

Dueling it out with DeShawn Stevenson. Talking trash with Gilbert Arenas. Brendan Haywood hard fouls on him.

Need I say more?

Nope, but James did before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Thursday against the Atlanta Hawks.

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