April 19, 2014

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No LeBron as Crushers make special plea

Crushers fans emulate LeBron James’ famous powder toss with confetti. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

AVON — There were LeBron James jerseys, LeBron James banners and even several peti­tions aimed at keeping LeBron James in Cleve­land. The only thing that was missing during the Lake Erie Crushers’ 5-4 loss in 12 innings over the Florence Freedom on Wednesday night was … LeBron James. While the high-profile Cavaliers star wasn’t in Read More…

Cavs on verge of hiring Byron Scott as coach

INDEPENDENCE –  In a sudden twist of events, the Cavaliers were Wednesday night on the verge of hiring Byron Scott as their next head coach. A source confirmed the Cavaliers were hammering out contract details with Scott and agent Brian McInerney. An official announcement could come at any time, but will most likely occur on Read More…

SIGNING LeBRON, Part 2: Many reasons to remain a Cav

LeBron James, center, jokes with Chris Bosh, left, and Dwyane Wade in 2006. One of the latest rumors is that all three free agents could wind up in Miami. (AP file photo.)

The second of a two-part series detailing the major free-agent decisions confronting Cavaliers superstar LeBron James. Read Part 1. INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh supposedly have talked about all three signing with the Miami Heat, even if it means each receiving a bit less than the maximum salary. James was reportedly Read More…

Cavs seem close to hiring Brian Shaw

INDEPENDENCE — With a new rumor about LeBron James’ impending free agency seemingly surfacing every few hours, the most sound one Tuesday had the Cavaliers on the verge of hiring Brian Shaw as their next head coach. Several outlets went so far as to report the two sides had agreed on a deal — Shaw Read More…

Signing LeBron: Bulls appear to have the edge, but do they really?

The first of a two-part series detailing the major free-agent decisions confronting Cavaliers superstar LeBron James. INDEPENDENCE  – The Chicago Bulls can make a pretty convincing argument they will give LeBron James the best chance to win an NBA championship - or championships - but, even with all other factors pushed aside, that is not the slam-dunk Read More…

Cavaliers’ GM not worried about what other teams are doing

INDEPENDENCE – What, Chris Grant worry? When the Cavaliers general manager finally met with the media late Thursday night following his team’s pick-less NBA Draft – it was actually the wee hours of Friday morning by the time Grant emerged from his office – he professed to have no worries about the salary cap space Read More…

NBA Draft: Cavs stand still, as Heat, Bulls prepare for LeBron push

INDEPENDENCE – The NBA Draft came and went Thursday night without the Cavaliers acquiring a pick or making a trade. Of even more significance, Chicago and Miami, two of the teams in the LeBron James sweepstakes, cleared a lot more salary cap space and are in position to not only sign the Cleveland small forward, Read More…

Mo doesn’t want to go: As trade rumors swirl, Cavaliers guard Tweets his concerns

INDEPENDENCE – Cavaliers point guard Mo Williams isn’t too proud to beg. Williams, the subject of trade rumors with the Portland Trail Blazers heading into tonight’s NBA Draft, posted a message on his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon asking the Cavaliers not to move him. It read: “Pls don’t trade me, I’m not ready to go. Read More…

Cavaliers need a pick: GM not talking but team does have some draft options

INDEPENDENCE – The Cavaliers don’t have a pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, but they won’t leave the party empty-handed even if they don’t acquire one. New Cleveland general manager Chris Grant, whose team still doesn’t have a head coach and who is facing two-time league MVP LeBron James’ impending free agency, refused comment on the Read More…

LeBron James shows up (late) for appreciation day in Akron

AKRON – “LeBron Appreciation Day” was scheduled to last from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the University of Akron’s InfoCision Stadium. The event actually ended at about 12:40, with the closest thing to a LeBron James sighting being 27-year-old Akron native Danny Hopkins, an easy winner of the James lookalike contest. As the Read More…