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My Latest At SLAM with Dion Waiters – The Journey Begins

My latest at SLAM is a feature on Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters. I spoke with Waiters this week about his summer, Coach Blatt, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, growing up in Philadelphia and his overall excitement for the upcoming year.

The article link is below along with an excerpt.

SLAM – The Journey Begins: Dion Waiters is ready for the next chapter of Cavaliers basketball

“As LeBron James makes his return to Northeast Ohio, Waiters is also preparing to be part of something special in Cleveland. The possibility of playing next to the world’s best player became increasingly real for Waiters when his phone rang early last month. But he didn’t ultimately know where James would end up until he read his decision on July 11.

“We’ve talked,” Waiters said of his new teammate. “I actually talked with LeBron before he made his decision. He called me and just told me to be ready. Be ready. I talked to him four or five days before he made his decision. He just got on the phone and said I haven’t made my mind up yet but be ready.

I told him that I’m already working hard. I’ll be ready. And he said, I know, I know you are. Then a few days later I read the letter. I was just really excited for the city of Cleveland. I think the city, more than anybody, deserves this. They deserve to have LeBron coming back. I think the excitement is really back in Cleveland and I’m looking forward to being a part of that.”’

Read More: http://www.slamonline.com/nba/dion-waiters-the-journey-begins/

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Brendan Bowers

About Brendan Bowers

I am the founding editor of StepienRules.com. I am also a content strategist and social media manager with Electronic Merchant Systems in Cleveland. My work has been published in SLAM Magazine, KICKS Magazine, The Locker Room Magazine, Cleveland.com, BleacherReport.com, InsideFacebook.com and elsewhere. I've also written a lot of articles that have been published here.

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