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LeBron James tells crowd ‘I love you. I’m back’

LeBron Homecoming Basketball

LeBron James has made hundreds of millions of dollars and achieved international fame beyond his wildest imagination. But in his heart, he will always be “just a kid from Akron.” For that, all of Northeast Ohio should forever be grateful. “The King” has devoted his non-basketball life to giving back to the community — and Read More…

Cavaliers’ deal for Kevin Love to happen, according to reports

Kevin Love

The impending trade of Kevin Love to the Cavaliers gained even more steam Thursday. There wasn’t much fresh news, but Adrian Wojnarowski, a highly respected and well-connected writer for Yahoo Sports, reported the Cavs will send Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a 2015 first-round pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Love. The deal Read More…

New Cavaliers Mike Miller, James Jones ready to help LeBron James bring championship to Cleveland

Cleveland Cavaliers' James Jones, left, and Mike Miller hold up their jerseys after being introduced to the media Wednesday in Independence. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

INDEPENDENCE — Mike Miller and James Jones spent most of their introductory Cavaliers press conference Wednesday addressing questions about LeBron James. That was fine with both veterans, who won two titles with James as members of the Miami Heat. “I think his passion for wanting to bring a championship back here to Cleveland drives him Read More…

Veteran sharpshooters Mike Miller, James Jones sign with Cavaliers

jones miller

The Cavaliers officially announced the signing of swingmen Mike Miller and James Jones, who agreed to contracts in mid-July, on Tuesday. An introductory press conference with both players will be held at 11 a.m. today at Cleveland Clinic Courts. General manager David Griffin will also be in attendance. Miller, who will wear No. 18 with Read More…

Rick Noland: Sorry, Andrew Wiggins, but you can’t hurry (Kevin) Love

Andrew Wiggins

It was the definition of awkward, but everything will turn out fine for Andrew Wiggins. Clad in a wine No. 21 Cavaliers uniform while taking part in a rookie photo shoot for Panini trading cards in Tarrytown, N.Y., No. 1 overall draft pick Wiggins did an interview with ESPN on Sunday that put him in Read More…

Cavs look like frontrunner in trade for Kevin Love

Kevin Love

Another team could always jump out of the woodwork, but right now it looks like the Minnesota Timberwolves need the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs are the clear frontrunner to land Timberwolves big man Kevin Love, as Chicago and Golden State have faded in their pursuit of the 6-foot-10, 260-pound power forward. At the moment, that Read More…

More tickets offered for LeBron’s homecoming

A large electronic billboard in Cleveland welcomes back NBA basketball star LeBron James Friday after he announced he would return to the Cleveland Cavaliers after four years with the Miami Heat. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

AKRON (AP) — LeBron James’ Ohio hometown says more tickets are being offered for the homecoming event expected to be his first public appearance in the state since announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The first round of free tickets for the Aug. 8 show at InfoCision Stadium in Akron was released Monday, and fans claimed Read More…

UPDATED: Tickets for LeBron James welcome home rally gone in hours

LeBron James

AKRON — Turns out there will be a LeBron James party after all — and 30,000 free tickets to it were gobbled up in hours Monday. The city of Akron and the LeBron James Family Foundation will hold a Welcome Home LeBron Community Rally on Aug. 8 at the University of Akron’s InfoCision Stadium. In Read More…

LeBron James returning to No. 23 for his Cavaliers jersey

LeBron James will wear No. 23 when he steps on the court for Cleveland. (AP Photo/Lori Shepler, File)

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers’ jerseys have changed since LeBron James last wore the wine and gold four years ago. James’ number, however, will remain the same. James announced Sunday that he will wear No. 23 in his Cleveland comeback, simultaneously releasing the news on all three of his social media accounts. “23 it is! It’s Read More…

Cavs sign 4-year deal with Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins

CLEVELAND — Rookie swingman Andrew Wiggins will be a member of the Cavaliers through Aug. 22. Beyond that date, though, there is no guarantee he will remain in Cleveland. Wiggins signed a four-year contract Thursday that will pay him $5.5 million in his first professional season. The No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft Read More…