1. Shaquille O'Neal's Call for NBA Stars to Benefit Haiti is A Slam Dunk

    You’ve got to love Shaquille O’Neal. More than that, you’ve got to love his latest idea. Shaq, holding court as only he can after the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 108-100 win ...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 880 reads 20 comments

  2. Cleveland Legend Jim Brown To LeBron James: Stay with the Cavaliers

    His name is synonymous with the Browns—which is to say, it’s synonymous with Cleveland. So when Jim Brown speaks, there’s an E.F. Hutton effect at work...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 1,008 reads 23 comments

  3. LeBron James and the Dunk Contest: Why Give the Haters Something Else To Hate?

    LeBron James confirmed over the weekend that he won’t participate in the NBA's slam dunk contest during this year's All-Star Weekend. I don’t blame him—because he can’t win...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 1,988 reads 26 comments

  4. Key to Cleveland Cavaliers' Top Ranking: Consistency, Both Home and Away

    LeBron James was blunt and straightforward when asked Thursday night to assess the Cleveland Cavaliers’ performance this year. Interviewed on Fox Sports Ohio, James said his team's progress was "okay" compared to last year’s edition...

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  5. More Than LeBron James: Cleveland Cavaliers' Depth Puts Them Atop NBA

    He may not have his Scottie Pippen-like sidekick, but LeBron James isn’t complaining. Cleveland’s all-everything superstar picked up his third Eastern Conference Player of the Week award ...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 530 reads 13 comments

  6. With Defense Firing on all Cylinders, Cavs' Offense Should Look to Shaq

    Once again, talk of the Cleveland Cavaliers is focusing on their defense. A strong end-game closed out the defending champion Lakers on Christmas, and a few days later the Cavs held Atlanta ...

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  7. Eric Mangini Does the Impossible: Cleveland Browns Fans, Media Thinking Twice

    I sit here at my computer, the Browns’ season over, and I really can’t believe my eyes. The Browns finished 5-11. This was a team dead in the water from Week One, a team that at its lowest point was 1-11...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 433 reads 20 comments

  8. The Cleveland Cavaliers, On a Mission, Start 2010 With Most Wins in NBA

    As the new year dawned, the Cleveland Cavaliers, confounding critics and surprising just about everyone but themselves, sported the most wins in the NBA...

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  9. Ohio State's Sustained Excellence Is Underappreciated

    Author's note: I originally wrote this in December 2008 for my sports blog "A Few Rows Up ." Several times, recently, I thought about writing something new along these same lines, but realized it would simply be a reiteration of this piece...

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  10. Defense and Depth Are Positioning Cavaliers for a Serious Title Run

    Another test, another passing grade. That was the result Tuesday night as the Cleveland Cavaliers locked down the Atlanta Hawks in the fourth quarter en route to a 95-84 win at Phillips Arena...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 542 reads 19 comments

  11. What the Kobe-LeBron Matchup Proved on Christmas Day

    It was one of the most anticipated matchups of the NBA’s regular season: The Lakers vs. the Cavaliers. Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James. Surprisingly, it was over almost as soon as it started...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 1,245 reads 9 comments

  12. Cavs TV Ratings Surge in Cincy, Recalling When Royals Reigned in Ohio

    The Cleveland Cavaliers not only have The King, they are the kings when it comes to television ratings in Ohio. The Akron Beacon Journal reported Tuesday that Fox Sports Ohio’s television ...

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  13. Minus LeBron: The Cleveland Cavaliers 'All Non-LeBron' Team Since 2003

    The fortunes of the Cleveland Cavaliers changed dramatically in 2003, when the team hit the NBA Draft lottery jackpot and secured the first overall pick...

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  14. In the LeBron James Sweepstakes, the Cavs' China Ties May Trump New York

    Cleveland fans felt a renewed sense of optimism this week after the Cavaliers moved to solidify their ties to China and its ever-expanding NBA fanbase...

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  15. Mo Williams' Bomb: Can a Single Shot Turn Around the Cavaliers' Season?

    A funny thing happened on the way to an Oklahoma City comeback against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. With his team leading 91-87 late in the fourth quarter, the Cavaliers' Mo Williams tracked ...

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  16. Josh Cribbs: A Link to Cleveland's Past, and Hope for the Browns' Future

    Cleveland sports fans recall the distant past like it was yesterday. There was so much to celebrate; there were so many reasons to be proud. In the 1940s and ’50s, Cleveland was home to champions...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 583 reads 28 comments

  17. The Cleveland Cavaliers Can Dominate You on Any Given Night—But So What?

    It was during the Cleveland Cavaliers’ game with the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night that it hit me. Just like the Grizzlies are now a team that can beat you on any given night, the Cavaliers are a team that can dominate you on any given night...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 333 reads 3 comments

  18. Sensational Saturday Was a Delight for the College Football Fan

    There is nothing quite like Saturdays in the fall, when college football is in full bloom. But it’s an unusual Saturday that leaves you wrung out, shaking your head, and wondering if the bowl season won’t just be anticlimactic, after all...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 292 reads 3 comments

  19. Apparently, It's Official: LeBron James is Not the Best Player in the NBA—Yet

    MVP or no, LeBron James is not the NBA’s best player. That’s the verdict of an “expert” panel convened by The Sporting News to select the Top 50 players in the NBA today...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 44 reads 31 comments

  20. Mangin-o Resigns? For Browns Fans, What a Difference a Vowel Would Make

    When I heard “Mangino resigned” on Thursday, my heart leapt for a second. Then reality set in. Mark Mangino resigned, as head coach at the University of Kansas...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 743 reads 13 comments

  21. LeBron James Criticizes Coach for Benching Ilgauskas on Verge of Record

    Cleveland’s LeBron James set off a media firestorm Monday when he questioned Mike Brown’s decision not to play center Zydrunas Ilgauskas in Saturday’s game against Dallas...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 1,047 reads 12 comments

  22. LeBron, Shaq and the Cavs Need to Cut the Chatter—the Time to Win Is Now

    I really feel for Magic Johnson today. The poor guy had to begin and end his career in Los Angeles. Before he even had a chance to dazzle a crowd at the old Forum in Inglewood, Magic had to resign himself to life with a legendary center in the middle...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 659 reads 15 comments

  23. The Key to the Cleveland Cavaliers' Surge Is...J.J. Hickson?

    Following their relatively easy 98-88 win over Detroit on Thanksgiving Eve, the Cleveland Cavaliers are in their customary spot atop the NBA’s Central Division with an 11-4 record...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 444 reads 3 comments

  24. Rookie Mistake by Eight-Year Vet Hank Poteat Costs Browns, Brady Quinn

    What was Hank Poteat thinking? The Browns and Lions played what was, for them, a classic game on Sunday. Cleveland had taken a late 37-31 lead, and Detroit was down to a last-gasp throw by rookie Matthew Stafford...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 1,587 reads 12 comments

  25. LeBron James Needs to Take a Hint—and Take His Game Inside

    Still a team in search of its identity, the Cleveland Cavaliers stutter-stepped their way to an 8-4 record through the first month of the season, placing them barely ahead of Milwaukee atop the NBA’s Central Division...

    Tom Delamater Written by Tom Delamater about over 4 years ago 471 reads 7 comments