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. […]


Kevin Love is tall and lean and, standing on the podium and holding up a Cavaliers jersey number 0, he is even taller.  It’s kind of weird sitting in the press conference and watching him in a three piece suit walking to the front of a group of writers and reporters and a cadre of […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]


Cleveland appears to be looming as the center of the basketball world and home to the front runner candidates to be the next champions of the NBA.  After the last four years of writing about the transient glories in otherwise humbling and humiliating losing seasons, it’s almost inconceivable that the sentence prior to this could […]

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 […]

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 […]


Mary Schmitt-Boyer wrote my favorite basketball book with Wayne Embry. It’s called “Inside Game” and it’s an autobiography of Embry about his entire life. It reads like his unabridged and uncensored feelings about being hired as the GM of the Cavs, and then what his entire tenure was like, right up to his firing. It’s […]

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. […]