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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...

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...

Cavaliers prepare for title run

David Hoffman, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

The return of Cleveland’s prodigal son has also marked the return of postseason basketball in this city as the Cleveland Cavaliers are back in the NBA playoffs for the first time since the spring of 2010. Superstar Lebron James left for Miami after that season, returning somewhat unexpectedly to the...

Is LeBron the MVP?

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

LeBron James is still, and has been for quite some time, the best basketball player on the planet. Even as the king has entered his 30s and has begun to exit his athletic prime, the widespread opinion amongst fans, basketball experts and players alike is that LBJ remains at a level that no other player...

LeBron James: assist king

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

On Tuesday night, LeBron James accomplished yet another historic feat, breaking Scottie Pippen’s record for most assists ever recorded by an NBA forward. James surpassed Pippen’s total of 6,135 assists in the second quarter against Detroit on a pass that led to a Kevin Love 3-pointer, giving James...

Cavaliers looking for answers

David Hoffman, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

When the Cavaliers shook up their roster this past summer, an adjustment period was to be expected. The “Big 3” of Lebron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love would need time to figure out how to play alongside each other. After all, the Miami Heat required a similar stretch when their “Big 3”...

The most unique Cavs game of the season

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2014


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

With 2:58 left on the clock before halftime, an enthusiastic group of people dressed in Sugardale hot dog suits paraded onto the middle of the basketball court, led by the energetic Sir CC. Their mission was simple: to get the fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers pumped up. With the score tied and the home...

Cavaliers Still Kyrie Irving’s Show

Cavaliers Still Kyrie Irving’s Show

Joey Arko, Contributing Reporter

October 2, 2014


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

While the Cleveland Cavaliers had far and away the splashiest off-season of the NBA—signing two perennial all-stars and a host of solid, veteran supporting cast players—perhaps none of it could have been possible without their initial, less heralded move: re-signing Kyrie Irving to a five-year, $90...

All the King’s Men

Aaron Shang, Contributing Reporter

September 25, 2014


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

Cue the music—Diddy’s “Coming Home,” if you please. For a city seeking its first major championship since 1964, Cleveland has embraced the news that Lebron James is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. But if the King is to hoist his third Larry O’Brien (NBA championship) trophy come May,...

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