July 1, 2016

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Cavaliers focused on keeping their own as NBA free agency tips off

What promises to be a feeding frenzy and spending spree in NBA free agency started at 12:01 this morning. In Cleveland, though, it will be different, as the salary cap-strapped Cavaliers will concentrate on retaining their players, beginning with four-time league MVP LeBron James, who has already said he is not going anywhere. In addition Read More…

Cavaliers: LeBron James declines to pick up option — it’s just a formality — but has said he’ll remain in Cleveland

LeBron James is about to become an unrestricted free agent, but everyone can take a deep breath and relax. The Cavaliers small forward isn’t going anywhere — and he’s already said so. As was totally expected, James let the Wednesday deadline pass to pick up a player option on his contract that would have paid Read More…

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…

Excited to exhaustion: Reporter tells tale of adventures for Cavs parade

An estimated 200,000 people lined the streets in downtown Cleveland for the Indians’ 1948 World Series celebration. The city didn’t even bother to have a parade for the Browns’ 1964 NFL championship. Of course, city officials more than made up for that slight by having the granddaddy of them all Wednesday. As many as 1.3 Read More…

Cavs’ Thompson signs autographs at Summit Mall Macy’s

FAIRLAWN — Cleveland Cavaliers star forward Tristan Thompson was greeted by 200 fans in person at the Macy’s department store in Summit Mall on Thursday night. Thompson made the appearance in Fairlawn at 6 p.m. A crowd estimated at another 100 came with the shoppers to see Thompson in person. Under the Macy’s promotion, the Read More…

LeBron brings party home to Akron

AKRON — LeBron James wanted to share the love with his hometown. One day after an estimated 1.3 million people attended a lovefest for the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers in downtown Cleveland, the Akron native had a celebration of his own in the city where he grew up. Fire marshals stopped admission into Lock 3 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…

Fans come from all corners to salute Cavs

Lisa Roberson and Katie Nix The Chronicle-Telegram CLEVELAND — Wall-to-wall people — some 10 deep along the street — crowded city streets Wednesday to pay homage to the historic win Sunday night when the Cleveland Cavaliers toppled the Golden State Warriors to claim the NBA championship. It was a party unlike the estimated 1 million Read More…

Next year has finally come: Fans couldn’t stay away from Cavs’ parade

CLEVELAND — Tiffany Lopez, 26, of Lorain, wasn’t going to miss the largest parade in Cleveland history. She drove to Ohio City and walked across the bridge to downtown Cleveland. She said it was a 3.2-mile trip on foot. “I’m super excited,” she said. “I’m proud for the city. Our ‘next year’ has finally come. Read More…