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Lamest Show on Earth: LeBron Circus Making Much of Nothing

June 9th, 2010
The Clock of Doom that has been ticking inside Cavaliers fans’ heads for four years now is finally approaching its end—an end that seems terrifyingly closer now that the Cavs have yet again flopped out of the playoffs, Mike Brown has been fired, Danny Ferry has resigned, and Dan Gilbert ...

Dear LeBron: It’s Not Me, It’s You

May 14th, 2010
Dear Bron, It's me, Cleveland. I don't want to dance around the point of this letter, so I'll just say it: I think we need a break. Now, now, don't get too upset. I'm not thinking anything near permanent and, deep in my heart, I truly believe we can work things out ...

2010 NBA Mock Draft: UK Dominates First Round

May 14th, 2010
With the 2010 NBA Playoffs raging on, nearly all basketball fans have honed their focus to LeBron James' elbow, Steve Nash's eye, and the one-sided domination occurring in two of the remaining conference semifinal series. What's left by the wayside is the impending 2010 NBA Draft and the boatload of ...

Lockup: Ball Denial Defense Could Be Cavs’ Key to Five-Game Series Win

April 23rd, 2010
Thus far in the Cavaliers' first-round series with the eighth-seeded Bulls, the Chicago backcourt tandem of Derrick Rose and Kirk Hinrich have done a masterful job of frustrating an otherwise impenetrable Cleveland defense. Rose has frequently abused counterpart Mo Williams on the Cavs' defensive end, slashing into the interior of the ...

Rising Moon: Journeyman Forward Helps Save Cavs in Game Two

April 20th, 2010
All season long, it's been said by many a basketball analyst that the Cleveland Cavaliers have the deepest and most versatile bench in the NBA. During the Cavs' 112-102 victory over the Chicago Bulls in Game Two of their opening playoff series, this depth and versatility were put on display and ...

A Little Too Cavalier: Five Overlooked Road Bumps in Cleveland’s Title Run

March 25th, 2010
The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 14 of their last 15 games. The Cavs maintain a 57-15 record and lead the second-seeded Orlando Magic by seven games (with only 10 left to play) in the Eastern Conference. Longtime center and fan favorite Zyrdunas Ilgauskas has returned following the team's acquisition of Antawn Jamison. Shaquille ...

NBA Trade Deadline: Antawn Jamison to Cavs Is Danny Ferry’s Newest Thievery

February 17th, 2010
Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry has done it again. On the eve of the NBA's trading deadline, the 43-11 Cavs have pulled off another blockbuster trade to bolster their roster for the season's ending stretch and playoffs, bringing former Washington Wizards forward Antawn Jamison to Lake Erie's shores. The deal sends ...

Cavs’ Key to a Title May Be in the Shadows

January 3rd, 2010
As the Cleveland Cavaliers begin the 2010 portion of their 40th season in the NBA, not much has gone unnoticed. Boasting the Eastern Conference's best record (27-9) and two future Hall of Fame players has placed the Cavs directly under the sports media microscope all season. This season, the Cavs feature ...

Cavs’ Backcourt Proving Delonte West Isn’t Needed

December 16th, 2009
Throughout what has thus far been an up-and-down season for the Cleveland Cavaliers (even though they're 18-7 today), expectations and questions have wildly bounced along with the team. Concerns about Shaquille O'Neal's effectiveness, the Cavs' ability to contend with the ever-improving Eastern Conference, and the expiring contract of LeBron James were ...

Zydrunas Ilgauskas: The Ups and Downs of the New Mr. Cavalier

December 7th, 2009
Why do bad things happen to good people? For Cavaliers center and Cleveland fan favorite Zydrunas Ilgauskas, the answer may never come. Ilgauskas, who recently became the team's all-time leader in games played (724), has endured a career that has become an paradoxical mix of success and failure, pain and joy, ...