Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • History Tells Us To Always Pick Against Stephen A. Smith In The NBA Finals

    Dime Magazine "Stephen A. Smith‘s record in picking recent NBA Finals winners is, quite frankly, preposterous. The crab rangoon king has had a tough time picking NBA Finals winners in recent memory, missing on the last seven seasons. As the 2017 version of Cavaliers/Warriors gets set for tipoff next week,..." May 26

  • Khloe Kardashian called out Cavs fan who mentioned ‘curse’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kardashian sisters have developed a reputation for having a negative influence on the careers of the pro athletes they date, and it seems like Khloe Kardashian is bothered by the notion. According to some recent gossip, Khloe is itching to get married to Tristan Thompson, but the Cleveland..." May 26

  • Playoffs Could Have Fewest Games In Expanded Format Era, Bring Down Cap

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Playoffs will have one of the fewest number of game since the first round was expanded from a five-game series to a seven-game series in 2003. Depending on the length of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, there will be anywhere between 78 games..." May 26

  • Paul Pierce thinks LeBron James is nowhere near Michael Jordan

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James may have surpassed Michael Jordan on Thursday as the NBA’s all-time leading playoff scorer, but Paul Pierce apparently feels that means very little in the grand scheme of things. Pierce was watching “Undisputed” on FS1 Friday morning, and he was stunned to hear host Nick Wright..." May 26

  • LeBron James Finally Admits He's Going Bald

    TMZ "After years of denial, LeBron James is FINALLY coming to terms with hair loss. LBJ was praising his idol, Michael Jordan, after passing MJ on the all-time NBA playoff scoring list on Thursday -- when he brought up the topic that his headband couldn't hide. Bron had been trying to cover up..." May 26

  • Celtics find motivation in East finals loss to Cavaliers

    ESPN "While trying to savor a rewarding season in which they won 53 games, earned the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and advanced to the Eastern Conference finals, members of the Boston Celtics acknowledged the gap that still exists with the Cleveland Cavaliers in their quest to elevate to a true..." May 26

  • LeBron James defers on Warriors thoughts: 'It's too stressful'

    ESPN "As they celebrated defending their Eastern Conference title Thursday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers weren't ready to focus on defending their NBA championship. Despite going through the East playoffs at 12-1 and appearing destined for a rematch against the Golden State Warriors for months, the..." May 26

  • Warriors favorites over Cavaliers, according to Vegas

    CBS Sports "The NBA Finals are set and shocking nobody it's going to the Warriors taking on the Cavaliers for the third year in a row. The Warriors won it in round one, but Cleveland pulled off an upset storming down from a 3-1 deficit to win the rematch. With a score to settle between the two this is the..." May 26

  • LeBron James never believed he could get to Michael Jordan’s level

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James is four wins away from capturing another NBA title, which would give him four in his career before his 33rd birthday. You know how old Michael Jordan was when he won his fourth championship? You guessed it — 33. The comparisons between LeBron and Jordan are becoming more justified..." May 26

  • LeBron James calls Warriors a ‘juggernaut’

    Yardbarker "The Cleveland Cavaliers knocked the Boston Celtics out of the playoffs, but LeBron James knows there is still a very difficult road ahead. After winning Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals 135-103 on Thursday night, James was interviewed by TNT and said his team would enjoy the victory for..." May 26

  • Cavs, Warriors become 1st teams to meet in 3 consecutive NBA Finals

    Fox News Sports "Here they go again. For the third straight year, it's Cleveland and Golden State in the NBA Finals. The 2016 champions versus the 2015 champions . The first "threematch" — rematch of a rematch — in league history. It's the matchup most expected, the matchup most predicted, and probably the..." May 26

  • LeBron James passes Michael Jordan as No. 1 all-time postseason scorer

    CBS Sports "The storied career of LeBron James continues. Always compared to Michael Jordan throughout his career, LeBron has just definitely proved he's better than MJ... at least in one category. During Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday night, LeBron passed Michael Jordan to become..." May 26

  • Brown: Lue thinking Celtics harder to guard than Warriors is 'cute'

    Pro Basketball Talk "Celtics’ coach Brad Steven is already one of the best in the NBA. His out of time out plays are brilliant, and his Boston team’s flow of ball and player movement is among the best in the league. It’s those things that were giving the Cavaliers trouble in the first half of Game 4 Tuesday, and..." May 25

  • Klay Thompson thinks about avenging Finals loss to Cavs 'every day'

    CSN Bay Area "In case you have been living under a rock ... last year, the Warriors became the first team in NBA history to lose in the Finals after taking a 3-1 series lead. After sweeping the Spurs in the Western Conference Finals, Klay Thompson was asked how much he thought about returning to the Finals..." May 25

  • LeBron James calls his pursuit of Michael Jordan a 'personal goal'

    ESPN "With LeBron James needing 28 points to pass Michael Jordan (5,987 points) for first place on the all-time postseason scoring list, the Cleveland Cavaliers star elaborated on his personal pursuit of Jordan's legacy. "It's just a personal goal of mine," James said Thursday before Cavs shootaround..." May 25

  • Khloe Kardashian Responds to 'Cavs Curse' Accusation With Vicious Clapback

    Complex "If you come at famous people on Twitter, regardless of how many followers they have, every once in awhile there's a chance they'll see your tweet and be like "Oh man, fuck this dude." Such was the case on whatever day today is, when someone calling himself "Quavo Hendrix" @'ed Khloe Kardashian,..." May 25

  • Will next season’s Celtics be any closer to NBA Finals or is LeBron too big an obstacle?

    Yardbarker "The plan is sound and it might still bear fruit. The season will probably officially end for the Boston Celtics Thursday night. Realistically, it was over before the Eastern Conference Finals with the Cleveland Cavaliers started. Even the most hardcore, Larry Bird-jersey wearing Southie zealot had..." May 25

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods slipped again and sold Cavs NBA Finals merchandise early

    The Comeback "On Tuesday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 112-99 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, clinching a trip to the NBA Finals. Well, some of that is true – Cleveland did win the game by that score, but since they lost Game 3, they won’t be able to advance to the Finals..." May 25

  • Why Scottie Pippen says there's no comparing LeBron James and Michael Jordan

    CBS Sports "With LeBron James and the Cavaliers dominating the Eastern Conference and seemingly headed back to yet another appearance in the NBA Finals, the hot-topic debate on your local radio station is the same as the national radio station and television network: Has LeBron James surpassed Michael..." May 25

  • Lue: Thomas-less Celtics are harder than Warriors to prepare for

    Fox Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers are one win away from their third consecutive trip to the NBA Finals and another rematch with the Golden State Warriors. Many believe it will be the ultimate test for these two star-studded teams, but when it comes to Xs and Os, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue thinks the Boston..." May 24

  • Kyrie Irving Proved He's Ready to Take the Throne

    Complex "In a Game 4 matchup against the Boston Celtics where LeBron James faced unprecedented foul trouble that forced him to sit for much of the first half, Kyrie Irving was the king of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The game was teetering on the edge for the Cavs, as they trailed by as many as 16 points..." May 24

  • LeBron shows us, yet again, how dumb we look not putting him in MVP talk

    CBS Sports "In his quest to topple Michael Jordan as GOAT of the NBA, LeBron James has broken and cast aside a multitude of worthy opponents. He has helped relegate the postseason success and therefore the careers of would-be Eastern Conference stars like Paul George, Paul Millsap, Kyle Lowry, DeMar..." May 24

  • LeBron May Have Been Sick During the Marcus Smart Fluke Game

    The Big Lead "LeBron James looked off during game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Boston Celtics upset the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron finished the game with 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting to go with 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 turnovers. It was so bad he might have dropped an entire spot in the..." May 24

  • LeBron James commits 4 fouls in first half for first time in his career

    Fanrag Sports "Though the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics 112-99 to take a 3-1 edge in the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday night, Game 4 could have gone the other way because of the following statistic. Tuesday night was the first time in any NBA game LeBron James committed four fouls in..." May 24

  • J.R. Smith takes daughter Dakota, born premature, home from NICU for first time

    Pro Basketball Talk "Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith‘s daughter Dakota received some good news on Tuesday. The 5-month-old Dakota had spent her entire life at the NICU at a local hospital, but before the Cavaliers took on the Boston Celtics Smith was able to take Dakota home for the first time. The news came..." May 24

  • Security Increased At Cavs vs. Celtics Game After Manchester Attack

    TMZ "Cleveland police are boosting security for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals as a result of the terror attack at Manchester Arena, TMZ Sports has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us there will be more uniformed and undercover officers than usual at Tuesday's game against the Celtics..." May 23

  • LeBron 'focused on the present, not the past' ahead of Game 4

    ESPN "LeBron James had little interest in rehashing his 11-point performance in the Cleveland Cavaliers' Game 3 loss to the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, the morning of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. "Past it," James said after Cavs shootaround. "I'm focused on Game 4. We know what we did..." May 23

  • Where Can Carmelo Anthony Go?

    Complex "It's going to be an interesting summer for Carmelo Anthony no matter what ends up happening to the Knicks star. There's the potential of a divorce hanging over his head (check the gossip pages), and Melo knows Knicks team president Phil Jackson wants nothing to do with the future Hall of Famer..." May 23

  • For LeBron James, His Playoff History Repeats Itself

    The Sports Fan Journal "Did you think LeBron James would go unscathed with little to no drama during this year’s playoff run? If you did, you’re not the only one. Given Cleveland’s 10-0 start to the postseason, it appeared that James and the Cavs were going to dance through opponents until the real fun began in June..." May 23

  • J.R. Smith challenges LeBron James ahead of Game 4 against Celtics

    Sportress of Blogitude "LeBron James arguably had one of the worst postseason performances in his storied career during Sunday’s 111-108 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. And one of James’ Cleveland Cavaliers teammates is challenging him to rise above his disappointing performance and..." May 23

  • Barkley Stays Dumb with the Rings Debate: "If Lebron can beat the Warriors, I might put him on Kobe's level"

    The Big Lead "Charles Barkley is great television, but if you listen to the words actually coming out of his mouth, it’s mostly buffoonery. Barkley relentlessly bashes the Warriors as soft jump shooters; somebody at TNT needs to show him the offensive and defensive stats from the teams he played on in the 80s..." May 23

  • Warriors owner: We were better than Cavs last year

    Yardbarker "Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob just gave the Cleveland Cavaliers some bulletin board material for the NBA Finals. After his Warriors swept the San Antonio Spurs to reach their third consecutive finals, Lacob said he wants the Cavs again because he feels the Warriors were the better team..." May 23

  • Warriors owner wants Cavs again: 'We have some unfinished business'

    Bleacher Report "The Golden State Warriors finished their Western Conference Finals sweep of the San Antonio Spurs on Monday with a 129-115 victory, but owner Joe Lacob was already looking ahead to a potential Finals rematch. "I don't care who we play, but my preference is Cleveland," he said, per Marc J...." May 23

  • Cavaliers Need to Trade LeBron James and Build Around Tristan Thompson

    The Big Lead "Tristan Thompson carried the Cavaliers with 18 points on just 4 field goal attempts on Sunday. He led Cleveland with 13 rebounds, including 6 offensive boards. After Thompson’s huge game and LeBron James’ disappearing act, it’s time to ask if the Cleveland Cavaliers should trade LeBron James for..." May 22

  • Tyronn Lue seems to think Marcus Smart’s big game was fluke

    Larry Brown Sports "Marcus Smart put together a monster game for the Boston Celtics in their upset win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night. Smart led the Celtics with 27 points on 8-for-14 shooting. He was 7 of 10 on 3-pointers, which represents a huge..." May 22

  • Kyrie Irving: Cavs were served ‘slice of humble pie’

    Larry Brown Sports "There’s been a common theme among some of the Cleveland Cavaliers following their Game 3 loss to the Boston Celtics on Sunday night. The Cavs were up by 21 points in the third quarter and allowed the Celtics to get back in the game and eventually win it by three points. Cleveland was up 2-0 in..." May 22

  • LeBron James Exchanges Words With Heckler and Reporter After Frustrating Game Against Celtics

    Complex "LeBron James had a tough time against the Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night. He only scored 11 points during the game—and didn’t score a single point in the fourth quarter—as the Celtics overcame a 21-point lead at one point to win 111-108 on a buzzer beater from..." May 22

  • Cavs' Lue: LeBron is human, he's going to have a night like this

    ESPN "Of LeBron James' many attributes, one that was easily taken for granted over the past seven or so years is the perception that he is immune to having bad playoff games. He had one Sunday night, a dud that opened the door for the Boston Celtics to score the most improbable victory of the..." May 22

  • Why you shouldn’t overreact to LeBron’s head-scratching Game 3 performance

    Fox Sports "I can see it now: "What's the matter with LeBron?" will quickly turn into "You see, this is why he's not as good as Jordan" which will spark a reprise of "LeBron isn't a clutch player" — that wonderfully lame argument of a few years back. LeBron James had 11 points and six turnovers in the..." May 22

  • Cavs are playing like the perfect team during perfect playoff run

    ESPN "Before the Eastern Conference finals began --- hours before the Boston Celtics fell behind by as many as 28 points in their Game 1 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers and days before Boston trailed by as many as 50 in Cleveland's Game 2 romp -- Celtics coach Brad Stevens offered some pretty heady..." May 22

  • LeBron James on Game 3 Disappearance vs. Celtics: 'I Didn't Have It'

    Bleacher Report "The Boston Celtics' best player was unable to take the floor, and the Cleveland Cavaliers just needed theirs to show up. With point guard Isaiah Thomas out with a hip injury, the Celtics' 2-0 hole in the Eastern Conference Finals seemed ever deeper heading into Sunday's Game 3, especially in..." May 22

  • Cavs-Celtics Not Quite As Interesting As Highly Speculative Tabloid Story on Kylie/Khloe/Tristan Triangle

    The Big Lead "The Cavs have beaten the Celtics by a combined 57 points. Boston’s best player, Isaiah Thomas, is out for the remainder of the series. The Celtics have less than zero answer for LeBron James. While it remains fascinating to watch LeBron just assert his will over other humans, who are among the..." May 21

  • LeBron James on Isaiah Thomas injury: ‘We hate that Isaiah got hurt’

    Sportsnaut "LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are currently steamrolling the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. But they aren’t happy at all that their opponent will be without star point guard Isaiah Thomas the rest of the way. Thomas aggravated a hip injury in Game 2 that he..." May 21

  • LeBron James wins J. Walter Kennedy citizenship award from pro basketball writers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James won the J. Walter Kennedy citizenship award from the writers who cover the NBA, given each season to a player, coach or trainer who "shows outstanding service and dedication to the community." The award is named after the NBA's second commissioner. James was announced as the..." May 21

  • Eastern Conference Finals ticket prices plummet after Isaiah Thomas ruled out

    Larry Brown Sports "The white flag has all but been raised in the Eastern Conference Finals series between the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers. ESPN’s Darren Rovell reports on Saturday that ticket prices for Games 3 and 4 in Cleveland are plummeting with orders virtually on halt from Boston fans and..." May 21

  • Rockets, Wizards almost certainly would've tested Cavs, Warriors more than this

    CBS Sports "The Warriors and Cavaliers were always going to meet in the Finals. We knew this last June when the buzzer sounded on Game 7. We knew this in July when Kevin Durant signed with Golden State. We knew it in preseason. We knew it on Christmas, at the trade deadline, at the end of the season, and..." May 21

  • Al Horford’s sister crushed on Twitter for saying LeBron James hand-picked his team

    Yardbarker "The Boston Celtics took a 44-point L to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night that was probably only rivaled in magnitude by the L that Anna Horford, the sister of Celtics big man Al Horford, took on Twitter afterwards. As the Game 2 Eastern Conference Finals showdown began to get seriously..." May 21

  • Is Kylie Jenner Trying To Steal Tristan Thompson From Khloe Kardashian?

    NESN "Kylie Jenner shouldn’t go where she’s suspected of trying to venture. The reality television star is accused of trying to steal her sister Khloe Kardashian’s boyfriend, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson, Radar Online reported Tuesday, citing an insider. Jenner’s preferred method of..." May 20

  • Khloe Willing to Buy Her Own Ring & Pay For Wedding If Tristan Thompson Marries Her & Cavs Warning Him Against It

    Mid Day "American television actress Khloe Kardashian is in a real hurry to get married to her NBA star boyfriend Tristan Thompson even though he has made pleas for her to take their relationship slower. However, it looks like Kardashian (32) is going to use money to lure Thompson down the..." May 20

  • LaVar Ball Has a Strong, Uninformed Opinion About Kyrie Irving's Family

    The Big Lead "LaVar Ball made the rounds at FS1 earlier this week. That included a stop at The Herd with Colin Cowherd where he had a heated confrontation with Kristine Leahy. He also appeared on Undisputed where he responded to Kyrie Irving who had said he needed to let “Lonzo be Lonzo.” Not only does Kyrie..." May 20