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Cavs swept up by Hurricane Durant: a look back at the NBA Finals

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor
June 28, 2017
Filed under Sports

  The beginning of June brings the start of many different phenomena. Consistent warm weather in Cleveland is one. Hurricane season is another. The Cleveland Cavaliers and their fans found out the hard way about hurricane season, running into Hurricane Durant throughout the NBA Finals. The...

Smith: The epic legacy of LeBron James & the Cleveland Cavaliers

Kevin Smith, Columnist
September 2, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Not many real life stories get fairy tale endings, but the Cleveland Cavaliers have made the exception. This summer, we witnessed them lift a 52-year old curse from a city plagued by a series of misfortunate events like the The Drive and The Shot. The prodigal son himself, LeBron James, brought his homet...

Welcome to the city of champions

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter
August 20, 2016
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

Cleveland has chewed its nails to the cuticle throughout the last 50 years. In 1964 the Cleveland Browns defeated the Baltimore Colts for the National Football League Championship before the Super Bowl existed. Everything from The Fumble to The Decision has taken Cleveland fans from the edge of their sea...

Taleb: What the Cavaliers win really means for Cleveland and the world

Nardine Taleb, Opinion Editor
June 23, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

The buzz really started at one minute and nine seconds, after the score was locked 89 – 89. There was this calm sense, at least in the Quicken Loans Arena, that anything could happen in the next minute that would mark Cleveland history. Either we would lose, or we would win. And, oddly, even with the ...

NBA champions or bust

Veijay Raj, Staff Reporter
April 15, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

The NBA playoffs are set to begin on April 16 as the Cleveland Cavaliers begin their seven-game series versus the Detroit Pistons. Last year, a Finals exit by the hand of Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors and several injuries left some “what ifs?” in the team. With a healthy Kyrie Irving and...

A debate on LeBron James’ place amongst the greatest of all time

JP. O'Hagan, Billy Heyen, Noah Crowley, and Viejay Raj
February 26, 2016
Filed under Sports

Welcome to Point/Counterpoint, the back and forth sports bar style debate column. This week we brought a full team on board to debate LeBron James’s place in NBA history in light of ESPN’s recently released All-Time NBA rankings. The ESPN rankings placed James third best player all time behind Michael...

To fire or not to fire, that is the question

JP. O'Hagan and Billy Heyen
January 29, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

Welcome to Point/Counterpoint, the back and forth sports bar style debate column. This week we are taking on the Cavaliers firing of head coach David Blatt, the impact it will have, and the reasons behind the surprising move. This transcript has been lightly edited. JP. O’Hagan (Sports Editor)...

Moves need to be made to make Cavs contenders

Billy Heyen, Staff Reporter
January 29, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

Heading into the 2014-15 NBA season, the Cleveland Cavaliers traded their most recent first overall pick Andrew Wiggins and other assets to acquire Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves. To the casual fan, this looked like a solid move. LeBron was coming home, Kyrie was an up-and-coming star in...

Cavs season opens with high hopes

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter
October 30, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers have finished an offseason of improvement. After reaching the NBA finals and losing in six games to the Golden State Warriors, the Cavaliers spent their summer fighting to retain all of the players that made them great and added more players to the lineup. The biggest struggle...

Cavaliers hold Cleveland’s championship hope

Noah Crowley, Contributing Reporter
August 21, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers are currently the single greatest hope for a major sports championship in Northeast Ohio. The last time “The Land” has won a major sports championship was back in 1964: the Browns won before the NFL Championship played the AFL and held the annual “Superbowl.” Upon his...

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