SH Blog: Basketball world awaits Decision II

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Fandom has to hurt for the joy to be most fulfilling — you have to care, you have to risk suffering — and LeBron James has now pushed all of South Florida and Northeast Ohio right to the edge of that cliff. Exactly four years after The Decision, the basketball world still awaits The Decision II. And with LeBron James finally set to meet face-to-face with Pat Riley and the Miami Heat on Wednesday in Las Vegas, we finally may be close to

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PODCAST: LeBron James to the Cavs?

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Lots of responses to my sourced story on there being a 90 percent chance that LeBron James signs with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Boggles my mind that people are shocked, given that LeBron is an unrestricted free agent. But people are shocked. That’s what makes July the best month in the NBA. Get a grip (sorry to steal your line, Pat Riley) by repeating to yourself this phrase: “LeBron James is an unrestricted free agent.” Here is more on LeBron-to-Cavs possibility, in interview with Spence Checketts

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May: LeBron to Cleveland Ain’t Gonna Happen

Can we please put an end to the LeBron-to-Cleveland story? That’s all it is, a story, an unlikely narrative that might be appealing on the surface – the Prodigal Son Returns – but falls apart under the narrowest scrutiny. I say it ain’t gonna happen. Why would the best player in the game, in the prime of his career, sign with a team that can’t win? Why would the best player in the game, in the prime of his career, sign with a

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PODCAST: How is Cleveland reacting to possibility of LeBron return?

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Some very smart journalists and sports talk radio hosts have been downright dismissive of the possibility of LeBron James returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. What part of “unrestricted free agent” did they not get? The LeBron story is front and center today because of the possibility that he might return to the Cavs. A plugged in source told me he believes that chances of Decision II being known as Redemption Night are about 75 percent. Naturally, this has folks in Miami in

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PODCAST: LeBron James returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers?

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LeBron James met in person with the Cleveland Cavaliers over the weekend. On Sunday night, the infamous Dan Gilbert rant from 2010 disappeared from the Cavs Web site. This morning, I reported that James’ inner circle — from his wife to his business manager to his best friends — are unanimous in their belief that James should return to the Cleveland Cavaliers as a free agent. Pat Riley and the Miami Heat will get another chance to sell James on their vision and

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Earl Monroe says Carmelo Anthony “has unfinished business” with Knicks

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The pursuit of free agent Carmelo Anthony has reached a fever pitch on both coasts, with the Knicks and Lakers both having reportedly offered max contracts to the superstar scorer in hopes of luring Anthony to their respective franchises. But the money should not be the top motivating factor in Anthony’s decision, according to New York Knicks legend Earl “The Pearl” Monroe. “Everyone’s throwing a lot of money at him,” Monroe told SheridanHoops in a one-on-one interview Monday morning. “It should be about

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Poll: Where will LeBron James end up?

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Paging Jim Gray, paging Jim Gray. Another decision is near, and we will bring out the capital ‘D’ if you agree to make the announcement on TV along with LeBron, who can recycle his purple checked shirt just for old time’s sake. The chances of James returning to the Miami Heat have diminished since free agency began, in large part because James wants to be paid a max salary — which leaves little wiggle room for Pat Riley to make the necessary

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Tweet of the Day: Brazillian Star Soccer Player Neymar Seriously Injured

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Amid a flurry of NBA free agency rumors and transactions, there was devastating news from the 2014 FIFA World Cup Friday. Brazilian National Team forward Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, generally known simply as Neymar, was injured during the host nation’s quarterfinal match against Colombia. Colombian full back Juan Camilo Zuniga collided with Neymar in the 88th minute, driving his knee into the Brazillian star’s back while jumping to head the ball away. The collision was beyond painful—for the host team, their

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