1. The LeBron James Effect: What Happens If He Stays a Cavalier...or Leaves

    Now that the Cleveland Cavaliers have clinched the best record in the NBA for the second consecutive season, there is a bit of a lull before the playoffs get underway...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 4,472 reads 32 comments

  2. Mo Williams' Clutch Play Is a Positive Sign for the Cleveland Cavaliers

    Maybe the sky hasn’t fallen in Cleveland, after all. The object of an ongoing love-hate relationship with Cavaliers fans and critics around the NBA, Mo Williams is on the hot seat as the playoffs approach...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 488 reads 7 comments

  3. Cleveland Cavaliers, Revised: No Longer 'LeBron James and Everyone Else'

    You could have made a case in 2007. Many insist it was still the case in 2009. The Cleveland Cavaliers were nothing but LeBron James, and everybody else. Some people aren’t even that kind...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 1,228 reads 18 comments

  4. NBA Lottery Lowdown: How Would John Wall Help the Bottom Feeders Rise?

    Coming out of high school a year ago, John Wall was already being touted by some observers as the top prospect for the 2010 NBA Draft. After a year at Kentucky, he has done nothing to dispel that notion...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 3,109 reads 34 comments

  5. Cleveland Cavaliers Can Learn From Past Disappointments Of Lakers, Bulls

    As the Cleveland Cavaliers continue their quest for a first-ever NBA championship, they would do well to learn from history...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 1,360 reads 25 comments

  6. LeBron James: I Could Win The Scoring Title Every Year

    Comments made by LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers are drawing media attention across the country. Brian Windhorst, Cavaliers beat writer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, posted ...

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  7. Is Embarrassment of Riches a Minefield for Mike Brown's Cleveland Cavaliers?

    Zydrunas Ilgauskas is back with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Shaquille O’Neal soon will be as well. Is that a good problem for Mike Brown to have, or just a problem? On Wednesday, ...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 788 reads 8 comments

  8. What LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers Can Learn From Leon Powe

    Two weeks ago, it appeared that Leon Powe would be an odd man out in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ postseason rotation. Powe had returned to action in late February, nine months after surgery to repair a torn meniscus and ACL in his left knee...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 1,983 reads 22 comments

  9. Where Getting Better Happens: The NBA's 10 Most Improved Players

    Every team has one—a player whose improvement has made a significant impact on the season. Even the weaker teams in the league can usually boast of at least one player on the roster whose game has made major strides over the previous year...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 1,941 reads 36 comments

  10. NCAA Tournament 2010: Kentucky Tops Power Rankings With 24 Remaining

    Top-seeded teams across the NCAA Tournament—Ohio State in particular—are licking their chops now that top-ranked Kansas has fallen from the field...

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  11. Cleveland Cavaliers 40th Anniversary: A Uniform Retrospective

    There was once a time in America when professional sports teams rarely, if ever, changed the look of their uniforms. It wasn't just the Yankees, Celtics, Packers or Bruins who kept the same look year after year, decade after decade...

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  12. Trust Matches Talent for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers

    As the NBA season rolls on, handicappers abound. Power rankings have become an industry of their own, giving fans and sportswriters fodder for discussion: Who’s No...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 716 reads 12 comments

  13. NCAA Bracket 2010: Everything You Need to Know About the Midwest Region

    It's the consensus toughest region in the 2010 NCAA Tournament, featuring eight coaches that have Final Four experiences...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 1,669 reads 6 comments

  14. MAC Tournament: Akron Zips Aim to Hold off Upstart Ohio Bobcats in Final

    In an all-Buckeye state final, the Akron Zips and Ohio Bobcats will square off for the Mid-American Conference Tournament championship Saturday at 6 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 288 reads 0 comments

  15. MAC Tournament: Armon Bassett, Steve McNees Help Ohio, Akron Move On

    Armon Bassett chose the right time to have the game of his life. The junior guard poured in a career-high 38 points, and the Ohio Bobcats pulled off a stunning upset over top-seeded ...

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  16. In Your Face, Celtics: Were Milwaukee Buck Brandon Jennings' Antics a Wise Move?

    The Milwaukee Bucks continued their unlikely romp through the NBA Tuesday night, stretching their latest winning streak to four with an 86-84 victory over the Boston Celtics. It was the Bucks’ 10th win in their last 11 games...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 1,341 reads 11 comments

  17. The NBA's Unlucky Seven: A Few Players Who We Wish Would Retire

    Sometimes, they just hang on too long. In other cases, they never had much going on in the first place. Regardless, it’s no surprise that an NBA player would try to extend his career for as long as possible...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 3,460 reads 12 comments

  18. MAC Tournament 2010: Flashes Favored, But Zips, Chips May Have Their Say

    The Mid American Conference Tournament spotlight will shine on the eight remaining teams when play shifts to Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Thursday...

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  19. Cavaliers-Bucks: Mike Brown Plays It Smart, Doesn't Play LeBron James

    I like what Mike Brown did Saturday night in Milwaukee. The Cavaliers’ head coach sat LeBron James against the Bucks. Cleveland lost, 92-85, but may have gained much in the process, as they were forced to perform without their leader...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 1,485 reads 16 comments

  20. The Switch to 6 Leaves These Teams Out of the LeBron James Sweepstakes

    The hue and cry was predictable. But it's misplaced. Opinions are flying about LeBron James' petition to change his jersey number from 23, which he wore from his youth to honor Michael Jordan, to 6, which he wears for Team USA...

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  21. Zydrunas Ilgauskas Announces Intention To Return To Cleveland Cavaliers

    Multiple media outlets reported Thursday night that Zydrunas Ilgauskas intends to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers later this month...

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  22. Ray Allen or Paul Pierce: Who Deserves the Hall of Fame More?

    They starred in their own SportsCenter commercial. Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett appeared in the memorable “Three Amigos” spot, in which the trio propose a string of possible nicknames for themselves to ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 3,693 reads 31 comments

  23. Breakdown of a Bad Break: Cavaliers Adjust to the Loss of Shaquille O'Neal

    The news reverberated not only in Northeast Ohio Sunday, but throughout the NBA. Shaquille O’Neal’s right thumb injury isn’t just “significant,” as TNT’s David ...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 753 reads 12 comments

  24. The Milwaukee Bucks: Building Around Andrew Bogut With an Eye on 2011

    If the NBA playoffs started today, the Milwaukee Bucks would be the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference—ahead of such presumed participants as the Miami Heat and the Charlotte Bobcats...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 852 reads 4 comments

  25. Cavaliers-Celtics: Aha Moment Leads to Ha-Ha Half and a New Cavs Strategy

    Sometimes this is how it happens. For the fourth time in five games since the All-Star break (and the acquisition of Antawn Jamison), the Cleveland Cavaliers struggled to find a rhythm as they took on the Celtics in Boston on Thursday night...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 497 reads 3 comments