Category - Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James May Be Leaving Cleveland for Los Angeles (DETAILS)

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are down to the Warriors 0-3. It’s going to take a miracle for the Cavs to come back again, but I doubt this will happen.




James will become an unrestricted free agent in 2018, it may sound unrealistic that James might leave his hometown again.

After talking to a few sources, according to Kevin O’ Conner, from the Ringer, he states that the Los Angeles Lakers and the LA Clippers made be a destination for LeBron James. In addition, he states this seems to be a possible move because he already has a home, not too far away from Staples Center. 




It would make sense for James to go to the Clippers and play alongside his best friends. Chris Paul would be there, and somehow, Dwayne Wade and Carmelo Anthony would find themselves in a Clipper uniform in 2018.

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Now if he plays for the Lakers, he can be playing alongside with Paul George and a core of young guys like Brandon Ingram, D’Angelo Russell and potential UCLA guard Lonzo Ball.




 

If you would like to read the full rumor, check out Kevin O’ Connor post. HERE

Top Funniest Tweets About Game 1 Blowout

Finally, after waiting for a long time for the NBA finals to start, what do we get?? A Blowout!!!



The first quarter was the only time during the game that was exciting, but after the first half, it was all downhill for the Cavaliers. Kevin Durant was dominant in his first game back to the finals. KD finished with 38 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists. Curry added 28 points to Warriors blowout, 113-91.

And of course, we knew Twitter was going to come with the best jokes about Game 1. Below are the best tweets clowning the Cleveland Cavaliers.



To start off, Bleacher Report has ZERO chill:

 










But don’t worry Cavs fans, there is till hope.




LeBron James L.A Home Vandalized with N-Word

One of LeBron James homes in Los Angeles was the target as a hate crime.




According to TMZ, someone spray painted the n-word in front of James home. Detectives are now investigating and looking at security footage from neighbors why may lead them to the people who did this.

The Los Angeles Police Department received calls Wednesday morning regarding James front gate being spray painted. LeBron bought this house back in 2015 but does not use it frequently, only during the offseason.



Since then, the graffiti has been covered up.

LeBron James is currently in the Bay, getting ready for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Warriors Thursday. As soon as we have more details, we will keep you updated.




(VIDEO) Richard Jefferson Reveals News About LeBron’s Health

Richard Jefferson reveals news on why LeBron James was nothing like himself in Game 3, he finished with 11 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 turnovers. Worst game of his career.




After killing the Celtics in Game 2 by 44 points, we thought Game 3 was going to be similar to Game 2. It wasn’t!!

Everyone was left wondering, was LeBron tired? Disengaged?

Good thing for us, Richard Jefferson knew what was wrong with LeBron.




So the reason why LeBron had a horrible game, was because he was sick. Good to see he bounced back in Game 4, he finished with 34 points, 5 rebounds, and six assists.




The Cleveland Cavaliers will try to end the series at Boston. Game 5 will be Thursday night @ 8:30 P.M. ET.

 

 

(VIDEO)LeBron Rips Reporter Following Loss TO Celtics

On Sunday night, the Cavs lost on a 3 point shot at the buzzer by Avery Bradley. Cleveland still has leads the series t 2-1.




After having a bad game, LeBron rips a reported for always being there whenever they lost.




LeBron James was not happy with Kenny Doda (reporter) question, they will try to bounce back in Game 4 Tuesday night. James had 11 points last night and zero points in the fourth quarter. Last time he played an entire 4th quarter and didn’t score at home was against the Wizards, February 24, 2006.




Being Loyal Costs

Carmelo Anthony had a promising career, until he became a New York Knick.

In 2011 at the NBA trade deadline the New York Knicks traded Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, Raymond Felton, Timofey Mozgov and picks to acquire Denver Nuggets superstar Carmelo Anthony. Although the Knicks landed the scoring machine, many Knicks fans were irate about how much was given up to acquire Carmelo.

Despite the fans dismay to the blockbuster deal, the trade had a very high ceiling. Having two of the top 5 scorers in Melo and Stat (Amare Stoudemire) on the roster, a championship point guard that can still orchestrate an offense in Chauncey Billups. The pieces were in place to build around but to no one’s surprise, things went downhill fast.

The Knicks managed to make the playoffs the first three seasons with Melo in his peak prime years, the front office failed to put help around the superstar. In the 2012-13 season, the Knicks went 54-28 and were the number 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. With the amazing play from the established veterans and an unstoppable Melo, the Knicks were back in championship contention. They beat the Boston Celtics in 6 and then went on to face the blazing hot Pacers in the East Semis and lost that series in 6. Despite Melo averaging 29 PPG and 7 RPG, he was battling a left shoulder injury for most of his playoff run which ultimately led to an earlier than expected playoff exit. Anthony was heavily criticized for not getting his team over the hump and evidently underachieving.

The 2013-14 season was supposed to be a fresh start for Carmelo and the Knicks. The Knicks had their core guys remain on the roster despite losing veteran leadership. The Knicks only won 37 games after winning 54 the previous year. Carmelo averaged 27 a night but his teammate’s inconsistency and lackadaisical effort were a direct effect of losing that veteran leadership in the locker room. The highlight of the season was Melo scoring 62 on 23-35 shooting in 39 minutes and the hiring of new President of Basketball Operations, Phil Jackson at the end of the season. The Knicks just missed the playoffs at the 9th seed to cap off a disappointing season.

Phil Jackson’s resumé falsely gave New York Knick fans something to be excited about. Phil won 13 championships in his career, two as a player and eleven as a coach. He coached some of the greatest players of all time in Shaquille O’Neil, Kobe Bryant, Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan. Phil Jackson’s basketball mind being in control many assumed better days were ahead. Phil immediately dismantled the roster. Mike Woodson and the entire coaching staff were fired and hired his long-time point guard in Los Angeles, Derek fisher. Phil then resigned Carmelo to 5 years 124 million contract and traded Raymond Felton and Tyson Chandler to the Dallas Mavericks for Jose Calderón, Shane Larkin, and Samuel Dalembert. The trade was pointless.

The next season the Knicks posted their worst season to date only winning 17 games. Melo battled injuries all season only playing 40 games and Phil Jackson traded Iman Shumpert and Jr. Smith to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Phil Jackson has been less than unflattering these past few seasons. Jamming the outdated triangle offense down the Knicks organizations throats without having the proper personnel to execute. Constantly ripping Carmelo to the NBA media and selling false hopes and dreams with no real solution in sight. Sure, Phil has been active in his signings but what was supposed to be the end result? How are the players that Phil is acquiring complementing Carmelo Anthony’s game? I’m no executive but the moves were hollow.

Melo’s prime years were wasted by a team that never really cared for him. Anthony’s loyalty remains to the fans and the city of New York. He has been nothing short of professional and his front office has been nothing short of ill-mannered. Carmelo gave his blood sweat and tears to the city of New York and all they did in return was spin the narrative in his entire career making him a villain in a city where he should have been a hero.

 

NBA Says LeBron James Traveled Before Clutch 3-Pointer

Did LeBron James Travel, Before his Clutch 3 Pointer?


The NBA states LeBron James three-pointer should of not have counted. They say his pivot foot at the start if his dribble (0:13), which means this possession would of resulted in a travel and it would have been Pacers ball.

LeBron dagger three put the Cavs on top 103-102 with 1:07 left on the clock, Cleveland went on to seal the game with a few free throws. Overall, James finished with 33 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals. Cleveland, along side with Golden State, are the only team who have advanced to the second round and are waiting for their next opponent.

VIDEO: Cavs Bring Back Huge Piece of Their 2016 Championship

After being down by 26 at the half in Game 3, the Cleveland Cavaliers bring back the puzzle with 16 pieces they used last year when they had their historic run in 2016.

The Cavs are closer to their goal, as they wait for their second opponent. Now we wait, it would either be the Milwaukee Bucks or the Toronto Raptors. This can benefit the Cavs, as they take time to rest their bodies, and prepared for the next round.

 

2nd Seed Cleveland’s saving grace?

2nd Seed Cleveland’s saving grace? 


By Chris DeClou

            With the NBA season coming to an end, both the Eastern and Western Conference matchups are set. The Chicago Bulls defeated the Brooklyn Nets handily while sealing the Miami Heat’s fate in the process. Behind Paul George’s hot hand, the Indiana Pacers took care of business against the Atlanta Hawks tonight, riding a five-game winning streak as the 7th seed. Finally, with the confident Boston Celtics winning against the Milwaukee Bucks, they secured the number one seed in the East and home-court advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs. This leaves the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers 2nd in the East losing their last four games in a row.

The series are as listed:

(1)   Boston Celtics           vs. (8) Chicago Bulls

(2)   Cleveland Cavaliers  vs. (7) Indiana Pacers

(3)   Toronto Raptors        vs. (6) Milwaukee Bucks

(4)   Washington Wizards vs. (5) Atlanta Hawks

Many still believe that the Cavaliers will return to the NBA Finals to defend their title, presumably against the Golden State Warriors. However, the road to Cleveland’s third straight Finals appearance and LeBron James’ seventh straight appearance will not be as easy as years past.

(Photo was taken by Wilfredo Lee of the Associated press)

Cleveland has been struggling now for the last half of the season, beginning at the turn of the new year. Over their last 46 games, the Cavaliers are playing exactly .500 basketball. Since the all-star break, they have the 2nd worst defensive efficiency rating in the league behind the tanking Los Angeles Lakers (per ESPN). For the season, the Cavaliers defensive rating ranks 22nd in the entire league, which is the lowest among any playoff team (NBA.com).

Normally, home court advantage would be a plus for any team, however, Cleveland securing the 2nd seed instead of the 1st seed presents them with the easiest road to the Finals. The Cavaliers have beaten the Indiana Pacers three out of four times this season, as well as the Toronto Raptors, as compared to being swept by the 8th-seeded Chicago Bulls, losing the season series to the 5th-seeded Atlanta Hawks 1-3, and narrowly winning the season series with the 4th-seeded Washington Wizards 2-1 (thanks to a game-saving 3-point bank shot by LeBron James).

Now no team in recent memory, let alone the defending NBA champions, have struggled over the course of half a season the way the Cleveland Cavaliers have. Yet some believe that they can flip the proverbial switch once the playoff lights come on and the first jump ball is tipped off.

However, while this road to the finals may be easier, it certainly won’t be the cakewalk that it has been in years past. Paul George and the Indiana Pacers are riding a five-game win streak heading into the playoffs, and this season, Paul George is averaging close to 30 PPG against teams that are .500 or better (per ESPN). This includes the 43 point, 9 rebound, and 9 assist barrage he dropped on Cleveland. Not to mention, PG-13 has been trying to surpass LeBron James in the playoffs for almost five years now. The way George is playing, the emergence of sophomore standout Myles Turner, and the return of Lance “Born Ready” Stephenson, Cleveland may still have their hands full in the first round.

Should the Cavs get past the Pacers, the Raptors or the Bucks will be waiting for them in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Cleveland has had success against the Raptors, stemming back to last year’s Conference Finals playoff series where they won 4-2. Yet the Raptors feel like they can compete with anybody. In the two games the Raptors won in the playoffs last season, they won handily both times.

This season, Cleveland managed to get the better of them, although Lowry missed one game due to injury. The other two victories came down to execution down the stretch. With the season series ending tonight, both teams rested their stars and the Raptors won with relative ease, with players like Norman Powell stepping up. The edition of Serge Ibaka from the Orlando Magic should only strengthen their chances of competing with Cleveland’s small-ball lineup, moving Serge to the C and DeMarre Carroll to the PF position.

Should everything go right and Cleveland finds themselves against Boston, the hard part will have theoretically been over. The Cavs have too much size in their front court, dominating the boards against Boston, who kindly took out the Bulls and Wizards/Hawks. However, the Celtics are extremely well coached by Brad Stevens, a front-runner for Coach of the Year. Isaiah Thomas is playing at an MVP-caliber level, the defensive tandem of Avery Bradley and Marcus Smart, Al Horford’s proven leadership, and Jae Crowder’s timely three pointers, this will more than likely take everything Cleveland has to offer. Home court advantage will be huge for Boston, but LeBron does not have to do too much worrying. Per Fox Sports, LeBron James has won at least one playoff road game in his last 25 series. Not since the 2007 Finals has LeBron not won a road playoff game.

This year, the Cavaliers have their work cut out for them. Their defense is atrocious, they rely too heavily on LeBron James, and they shoot way too many three pointers while giving up too many in the process, yet the Cavaliers may have the rest of the Eastern Conference right where they want them. This will be a sight to behold as the playoffs unwind.