June 25, 2016

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About Rick Noland

Rick Noland is the Cavs beat writer for the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, and the author of "Over Time," a compilation of stories he's written in more than 30 years as a journalist. He can be reached at 330-721-4061 or rnoland@medina-gazette.com. Like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

Cavs add Horizon League player of year Kay Felder

Thursday had already turned into Friday and it cost them a reported $2.4 million, but the Cavaliers ended up with a player in the 2016 NBA Draft. The Cavs purchased the rights to point guard Kay Felder, originally chosen by the Atlanta Hawks with the 54th pick in the draft. The 5-foot-9, 176-pound Felder, who Read More…

President Obama gives Cavs coach Tyronn Lue a ring to say congratulations on winning a ring

Even President Barack Obama was impressed by the Cavaliers winning the NBA championship. Obama placed a congratulatory call to Cavs coach Tyronn Lue at Cleveland Clinic Courts on Thursday, which the team shared on its Twitter account. When @POTUS calls, you answer. Watch as Coach Lue receives a ring from the @Whitehouse.https://t.co/m9xkCRCBqf — Cleveland Cavaliers Read More…

LeBron says ‘This is the happiest time of my life’ as team, fans celebrate Cavs’ title

CLEVELAND — The way Cavaliers general manager David Griffin sees it, “The Drive,” “The Shot” and “The Fumble” — all infamous plays in Cleveland’s professional sports history —now have been replaced by “The Block, “The Three” and “The ‘D’.” None of the million-plus people — some estimates were as high as 1.3 million — at Read More…

Cavs’ party expected to draw near 1 million to Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Fans of Cleveland’s major professional sports teams waited 52 years for a championship and the ensuing victory parade. Now that both finally have arrived, surely they have enough patience to handle a few traffic jams and some possible parking hassles, right? With at least 800,000 — some estimates say as many as 1 Read More…

Homecoming kings: Cavs return after Finals victory

An incoming 757 jet got a standing ovation from more than 10,000 people Monday afternoon. Of course, all members of the 2016 NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers were inside, fresh from a return trip from San Francisco that included a pit stop in Las Vegas for a little celebrating. When the plane touched down at 12:38 Read More…

LeBron James, Cavs shock world, now get ready to party

LeBron James was at the interview podium late Sunday night at Oakland’s Oracle Arena talking about the Cavaliers’ upcoming victory parade, when he said, “Oh, my goodness, it’s going to be probably one of the biggest parties …” Then the astute and in-tune 31-year old caught himself. “I’m sorry,” he said. “One of? It’s going Read More…

Cavs notes: J.R. Smith gets emotional when discussing his parents and what they’ve meant to him and his NBA career

J.R. Smith had almost as many emotions as tattoos Sunday night after the Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Game 7 at Oakland’s Oracle Arena to end Cleveland’s 52-year major pro sports championship drought. The colorful shooting guard, who has been fined and suspended numerous times for on- and off-court issues, paid tribute Read More…

Noland: Cavs winning championship doesn’t feel real — but it is

“When I left Cleveland, I was on a mission. I was seeking championships, and we won two (in Miami). But Miami already knew that feeling. Our city hasn’t had that feeling in a long, long, long time. My goal is still to win as many titles as possible, no question. But what’s most important for Read More…

A King-sized opportunity: LeBron James, Cavaliers can make history with win over Warriors, end Cleveland’s title drought

Like the 1997 Indians, who lost Game 7 of the World Series to the Florida Marlins, the Cavaliers are on the doorstep. All that remains is to beat the defending champion Golden State Warriors, who are 50-4 at home this season, in Game 7 of the NBA Finals tonight at 8 at Oakland’s Oracle Arena. Read More…

Cavs notes: Warriors guard and NBA MVP Steph Curry expects to meet expectations, play the game of his career

Asked Saturday if he had spoken with two-time league MVP Steph Curry since Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr smiled and said, “We just tweet back and forth.” Curry, who fouled out and was ejected from Game 6 at Quicken Loans Arena, was also lighthearted at Oakland’s Oracle Arena Read More…