LeBron Has Been Here Before

Trailing in the NBA Finals is the same place LeBron James was last year. He was in Oakland and it was worse. Kevin Love was on the sidelines, in a suit, bad shoulder. Kyrie Irving injured his knee in game one and no one was sure what to make of it, though rumors persisted he…

Lord of the Almost Ring

A year ago, it happened. The stunned silence of a people. The agonizing faces of a nation. The tears buried in the soil. It wasn’t a long goodbye, not that night in June that created the trauma. Had it been a long goodbye, had it taken hours for it to come to an end, then…

The “New” Kevin Love

The Kevin Love everyone was waiting to see is the Kevin Love who has finally arrived, returning for a playoff encore in his second season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. But, truthfully, he has never been here before. Last year, it all ended so abruptly for Love, he hardly left a footprint in the postseason. This, what Love…

No More Drama: Cavs Big 3 (Love, Kyrie, LeBron) Doin’ Work

In the 2015 postseason, the Cleveland Cavaliers lived and died by LeBron James’ performances. Even in the games that Kyrie Irving and/or Kevin Love played in, LeBron consistently took nearly 25 shots per game, and had usage rates that were off the charts. The team did not have chemistry yet, so they fed LeBron endless…

Cavs Playoff Preview: No Pressure on Lue

When Cleveland made the decision to fire their head coach and replace him with assistant Ty Lue who they inked to a multi-year deal, instead of suffocating him with an interim label, they were announcing that this year would be Lue’s learning curve. If he got them to the Finals and lost, Lue wouldn’t be…

Kyrie Irving Playoff Preview: Will He Adapt to LeBron’s World?

Throughout Kyrie Irving’s brief career, he has flashed brilliance. He has also experienced a long list of severe injuries, lost many more games than he has won, and struggled to define his role since LeBron James came back to Cleveland. Now in his second season paired up with James, Irving is the starting point guard…

LeBron Stop It!

No matter where you go, there you are (Confucius) We are not that far into the joke where we can laugh before we even hear the punchline. LeBron James has altered the reality.  There is the expectation of LeBron wanting to win the title for Cleveland, and at the same time, LeBron wanting to be…

Report: LeBron James Engineered Blatt Departure

Earlier this week, ESPN reporter Brian Windhorst, on his podcast, said that LeBron James was the most passive-aggressive leader he had ever covered in pro sports. Passive-aggressive? Does that fit LeBron James? A passive-aggressive person is someone who gets what they want by pretending to please someone while behind the scenes operating on a total…

Cavs Drama: They Fire David Blatt, Hire Tyronn Lue

An awkward tenure just got the oxygen pulled. David Blatt, who was hired to coach a young Cavaliers team, including first round pick Andrew Wiggins, even though he had never coached a NBA game, was fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tyronn Lue is the new head coach, offered a multi-year deal. (The firing was first…