PODCAST: Possibility of LeBron James Returning to Cleveland

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Like most people, I was a skeptic during the season when folks talked about LeBron James returning to the Cavs next season after he opts out of his contract with Miami and becomes an unrestricted free agent. It just seemed too absurd of a notion. But I am starting to believe that the possibility exists, however remote. Just for kicks, let’s throw out a few “What ifs …” What if the Miami Heat lose to the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference finals? Or

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Tweet of the Day: Usher Hoping for Second First Impression

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Could the “Chosen One” return to his home team?   With the NBA Draft Lottery out of the way, all news can focus on the future—immediate and long-term—for the Cleveland Cavaliers. They appear to be exploring all options, with reports surfacing that Kansas Jayhawks center Joel Embiid, barring medical clearance coming off of back surgery, sits atop the Cavaliers’ draft board to recent rumblings that Cleveland has expressed interest in Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star power forward Kevin Love. With a core

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PODCAST: Michael Scotto on the NBA Draft, Playoffs and Coaching Jobs

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The Cleveland Cavaliers hit the jackpot by leaving the NBA Draft Lottery with the No. 1 overall pick for the third time in four years. What’s even more amazing than winning the lottery in three of four years? How about the fact that Cleveland’s “human luck charm,” Nick Gilbert, wasn’t in attendance as Joe Kotoch points out in his latest mock draft. Will the No. 1 pick be enough to make a possible trade for Kevin Love and entice LeBron James to

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Paul George Has Concussion, Must Complete NBA Protocol

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Paul George has a concussion and cannot play again until cleared by the NBA’s protocol. Indiana’s best all-around player, George took a knee to the head from Miami’s Dwyane Wade in the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s Game 2 loss. According to the Pacers, he showed no signs of a concussion when he was examined by the team’s medical staff immediately after the play. George was aware of his surroundings and told the staff he felt no dizziness, nausea or vision issues. However,

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Sheridan: Can Cavs Use No. 1 Pick to Lure LeBron Back?

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So, we all come out of the NBA draft lottery knowing more about Mallory Edens than we do about the future of the Cleveland Cavaliers. And that is not really a bad thing. The young Ms. Edens is a viral commodity today, and we should expect that she will have no problem getting a prom date as she finishes her final month of 12th grade and makes every red-blooded American male become a Milwaukee Bucks fan. Can’t remember this much commotion

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Cleveland Cavaliers win NBA Draft lottery again, Will This Year Bring A Better Result?

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NEW YORK – There were simultaneous senses of shock, joy, exuberance and disgust Tuesday night at Times Square Studios in Manhattan where the Cleveland Cavaliers drew the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft Lottery for the second straight year and the third time in four years. Cleveland had the ninth best odds to claim the top pick and, percentages be damned, landed numero uno again. “It was incredible,” said Cavs general manager David Griffin. “When Cleveland didn’t pop up at nine,

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SH Blog: Heat/Pacers look to make Game 2 adjustments; NBA Draft Lottery could determine future of several teams

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Tuesday night is one of the few night’s during the NBA calendar year that is equal parts about the present as it is about the future. What more could we ask for? The Miami Heat have their backs against the wall as they try to even up their Eastern Conference Finals series in Indianapolis. But just before the Heat and Pacers tip, the NBA will hold its annual Draft Lottery to determine the first 14 picks in this June’s draft. Unlike the 2013

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Sheridan: After 49 Points and One Unexplained Flop, Heat Season has Begun

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BROOKLYN — No explanation was provided by LeBron James, and no outrage was expressed after Joe Johnson accused the King of flopping on Johnson’s final offensive possession. LeBron was asked about it, but the questioner made the always fatal journalistic mistake of asking a two-part question. Part one was about the flop. That was the tough question, the one everyone wanted answered. The second question was completely benign, and that was the one James answered. Memo to aspiring  journalists: NEVER ask a

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