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SLAM: Cavs Players Describe David Blatt’s Offense in Two Words or Less

I published my latest article at SLAM this past Friday. After Mike Miller described David Blatt’s offense as “borderline genius”, I reached out to Brendan Haywood, Shawn Marion and rookie Joe Harris for their impressions thus far. An excerpt from that article is as follows. Their descriptions of Blatt’s offense are below. Brendan Haywood: “Spurs-esque” Shawn […]


James Jones: The way you lead is you get out there and compete

I spoke with 2x NBA champion James Jones for my latest at SLAM Magazine. I asked Jones how he, as a veteran, is able to move past the spectacle of Cavs media day and help set the tone for training camp. He offered some valuable insight and description of both his approach, as well as his […]


SLAM Magazine: Tristan Thompson For The 216

I wrote an article on Tristan Thompson for SLAM Magazine today. An excerpt and link is below. SLAM – For The 216: This past weekend, Thompson linked up with teammate LeBron James and All-NBA point guard Chris Paul for a workout session at UCLA. While there, he was able to observe some of the work […]

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Ball Don’t Lie accurately describes current climate in Cleveland

Ben Rohrbach of Yahoo!’s Ball Don’t Lie posted an article on Tuesday highlighting the Northeast Ohio weddings who recently incorporated the LeBron James chalk toss into their nuptial celebration. Congratulations to the Perk’s and the Lawver’s, by the way, who may very well spend their one year anniversaries at an NBA Championship parade on Prospect next summer. […]

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Cavs Blogger Travels To Ferguson To Help Protestors

If you only know Jack Sanders from his Cavs-centric @WayneEmbrysKids Twitter account, maybe you think he’s crazy in a fun sort of way. If you only know Jack Sanders as Cleveland Jackson, and read his work here, maybe you’d agree with me in considering him one of the most talented writers anywhere on the internet. […]

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Cleveland’s Brian Kortovich goes 1-on-1 with LeBron James in movie Trainwreck

“Trainwreck” is a major motion picture featuring Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James. That’s how I first heard about it. I’ve since learned that the movie—which is currently being filmed—is directed by Judd Apatow and stars Amy Shumer, Bill Hader and a long list of other Hollywood talent. While the comedy’s plot has been kept under wraps, […]

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Chet Mason’s 5th Annual Hoop For Hunger Charity Game In Cleveland

The last time I caught up with Chet Mason was at his free inner-city youth basketball camp the day after LeBron James announced his decision to return to Northeast Ohio. Now, the overseas pro who starred at Cleveland South while winning Ohio’s Mr. Basketball is giving back to his community again with a charity basketball event […]


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 […]

Looking back at all that’s changed since Cavs last beat the Brooklyn Nets

April 16, 2014 was an extremely regular Wednesday in Northeast Ohio. Jason Kidd was in town but his drink-spill-trick didn’t travel. He wouldn’t be wasting strategic gems like that in this contest. Instead, he rolled out a starting lineup that featured a player named Jorge Gutierrez at point guard. Gutierrez began the season as a member […]

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Talking Summer League and LeBron James with Overseas Pro Dru Joyce III

The Dru Joyce Summer League has featured some of the area’s best local basketball talent since it began in 2010. Two years ago, reigning rookie of the year Kyrie Irving came through to compete against Northeast Ohio’s finest and I was there to see it. This year, former NBA veteran and Cleveland basketball legend Earl […]

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Five Biggest Takeaways From Cleveland Cavaliers Summer League

The Cleveland Cavaliers concluded Las Vegas Summer League on Friday with a 95-90 victory over the Miami Heat. Steven Gray scored 17 points and Dwight Powell grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Cavaliers in each category. Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett did not play, while Matthew Dellavedova prepped for the FIBA World Championships in Australia. […]