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Nov 14, 2017
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These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! LeBron dons ‘all good’ hat after Kanter scuffle – via espn.com November 14 02:51 AM Knicks center Enes Kanter blasted Cavaliers star LeBron James for his comments about Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina after New York’s loss to Cleveland on Monday night: “Whatever happens, I got my teammates’ back.” Shares The NYC subway passenger who pushed LeBron James’ phone away tells his side of the story – via ftw.usatoday.com November 13 04:30 PM The man who went viral...
Fear The Sword Nov 13, 2017
LeBron James says Dennis Smith Jr. comments were a shot at Phil Jackson

LeBron James says Dennis Smith Jr. comments were a shot at Phil Jackson

LeBron has not moved on, apparently. LeBron James made waves after the Cavaliers win against the Mavericks, saying that Dennis Smith Jr. should have been drafted by the Knicks. "The Knicks passed on a really good one, and Dallas got the diamond in the rough," James said after his Cleveland Cavaliers' 111-104 win Saturday night over the Mavericks. "He should be a Knick. That's going to make some headlines, but he should be a Knick. Dallas is definitely, I know they're excited that he didn't go there." This of course, led many to surmise that this was a shot at former Knicks President Phil...
Fear The Sword Nov 12, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers playbook: How a Jae Crowder screen freed LeBron James in crunch time

Cleveland Cavaliers playbook: How a Jae Crowder screen freed LeBron James in crunch time

Crowder help a create the one mismatch Dallas wanted to avoid at all costs. Last night was not LeBron James’ best game. He never seemed in rhythm, at least until late when the Cavs turned over the offense to him. The Cavs were able to make this work, however, and leaned on old staples to get LeBron easier looks. All game, the Cavs sought mismatches for LeBron and tried to get Wesley Matthews switched off him. Late, the Cavs used Jae Crowder — who was being defended by Dirk Nowitzki, the last person in the world Dallas would want on LeBron — to screen Matthews. They did with almost...
Silver Screen and Roll Nov 12, 2017
Watch Lonzo Ball become the youngest player in NBA history to mess around and get a triple-double

Watch Lonzo Ball become the youngest player in NBA history to mess around and get a triple-double

Move over, LeBron. Lonzo Ball broke a record once set by LeBron James during the 2004-05 season, becoming the youngest player in NBA history to notch a triple-double. Ball, 20 years and 15 days old, beat James’ record by just five days. Lonzo tallied up 19 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds, but the Los Angeles Lakers would go on to lose the game despite the rookie guard’s sensational all-around game. Sit back and enjoy an easy Sunday with the highlight reel of the Lakers’ dynamic guard stacking stats: Anyone who’s been watching Ball this season knows this is the kind of game...
Posting and Toasting Nov 12, 2017
LeBron James thinks the Knicks should have drafted Dennis Smith. Enes Kanter disagrees

LeBron James thinks the Knicks should have drafted Dennis Smith. Enes Kanter disagrees

Or does he? The best player in the history of basketball decided to needle the Knicks about taking Frank Ntilikina over Dennis Smith Jr in the draft this past off-season. For why though? “The Knicks passed on a really good one… He should be a Knick.” - LeBron on Mavs’ rookie Dennis Smith Jr. (via @townbrad) pic.twitter.com/ulpXV9r7zM— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 12, 2017 Call me crazy but there is something in the way Lebron knowingly smiles. Maybe he realizes a there’s a reporter that will pop a bones over this nugget and he just wants to see them cream...
Fear The Sword Nov 12, 2017
Cavaliers may have interest in Greg Monroe

Cavaliers may have interest in Greg Monroe

Monroe may not be long for Phoenix. If there’s one thing we know about the Cleveland Cavaliers, it’s that they aren’t a team that’s shy about making trades. If things aren’t working, the team will review all options available to upgrade their roster. Maximizing what is left of LeBron James’ prime and giving him reason to stay has always been a priority. So when a player becomes available on the trade market, the Cavs will inevitably take a look at what it costs to bring them over. With the Phoenix Suns looking to tank, they have little interest in retaining Greg Monroe. In his...
Fear The Sword Nov 12, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers at Dallas Mavericks player grades

Cleveland Cavaliers at Dallas Mavericks player grades

Kevin Love leads the way. Here are grades for the Cavs’ win over the Mavericks. As always, share yours below. LeBron James: B LeBron wasn’t bad by any means — he had 19 points and 10 rebounds after all — but he wasn’t necessarily good either. He seemed out of rhythm and didn’t really make his mark on the game until the fourth quarter. Luckily, the Cavs didn’t need him to save them on Saturday. Kevin Love: A The Cavs went away from Love late, but he was otherwise excellent everywhere on the floor. He scored on a night where LeBron was off, rebounded well and fought on...
Fear The Sword Nov 11, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers at Dallas Mavericks gamethread

Cleveland Cavaliers at Dallas Mavericks gamethread

Will the Cavs pick up a win against one the league’s worst teams? This will definitely not be a game where the Cavs don’t play hard, right? Who: Cleveland Cavaliers at Dallas Mavericks When: 8:30 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Ohio Cleveland Cavaliers expected starting lineup: Derrick Rose, J.R. Smith, LeBron James, Jae Crowder, Kevin Love Dallas Mavericks starting lineup: Yogi Ferrell, Dennis Smith Jr., Wesley Matthews, Harrison Barnes, Dirk Nowitzki Cavaliers injuries: Derrick Rose (TBD - ankle sprain/soreness), Isaiah Thomas (OUT - hip), Tristan Thompson (OUT - calf) Mavericks starting...
Fear The Sword Nov 10, 2017
Isaiah Thomas thinks he’ll adjust to LeBron James quickly

Isaiah Thomas thinks he’ll adjust to LeBron James quickly

The Cavaliers injured point guard never lacks for confidence. Playing alongside LeBron James normally carries an adjustment period with it. He owns the offense more than almost any player in the league, and ultimately, it’s his way or the highway. Kevin Love, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and plenty of role players have had to learn how to best complement the best player in the world. Isaiah Thomas, rarely lacking in confidence, thinks he’ll acclimate just fine. Via Cleveland.com: "It's definitely going to be an adjustment period but me being older, me knowing the game a little bit more and...
Fear The Sword Nov 10, 2017
Fear the Links: What lies ahead for LeBron James

Fear the Links: What lies ahead for LeBron James

That and more in today’s links. Happy Friday, everyone, Here are today’s links. ICYMI from Fear the Sword: Turnovers and rebounds doomed the Cavs against the Rockets, Cavs-Rockets player grades, a Locked on Cavs recap of Cavs-Rockets, Dwyane Wade is thriving since moving to the bench, from our friends at Ridiculous Upside, a Q&A with Kendrick Perkins At The Athletic, Jason Lloyd goes into LeBron James’ future, how he’s helped players get paid and a whole lot more. This story is well worth your time. Also at The Athletic: David Zavac on Derrick Rose. At The Step Back, Jeff Siegel...
Fear The Sword Nov 10, 2017
LeBron James is interested in owning the Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James is interested in owning the Cleveland Cavaliers

It all depends on Dan Gilbert’s willingness to sell. What LeBron James is going to do in the future will always be a point of interest for people. Whether it be his choices as a free agent, business ventures, or his career beyond his playing days, there will always be speculation surrounding him as a result of his status and influence. While many have speculated that LeBron is on the verge of distancing himself from the Cleveland Cavaliers organization, in an interview with Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, he expressed his interest in owning an NBA team. Specifically, the Cleveland...
Fear The Sword Nov 10, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Houston Rockets player grades

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Houston Rockets player grades

Past Jeff Green and LeBron James, there wasn’t many positive things in this game. Here are player grades for the Cavs’ road loss against the Rockets. As always, share yours below. LeBron James: B James was the Cavaliers’ best player again, adding 33 points, seven assists and four rebounds, but the nine turnovers was really costly. LeBron has to stop giving the other team extra possessions — especially with Cleveland’s leaky defense. Jeff Green: A+ Green was the reason the Cavaliers even were in this game, scoring 16 of Cleveland’s 20 points in one stretch during the second...
Fear The Sword Nov 9, 2017
Final Score: Turnovers, rebounds doom Cavs in 117-113 loss to Rockets

Final Score: Turnovers, rebounds doom Cavs in 117-113 loss to Rockets

After trailing by as many as 18, the Cavs made it into an affair. For a stretch in the first half, in trailing by as many as 18, the Cavaliers looked out of it and on their way to another ugly loss. The Cavs were able to come back and make a game of it behind big nights from Jeff Green and LeBron James. However, they ultimately fell 117-113 on Thursday night in Houston. James lead the Cavs with 33 points to go along with seven assists and a season-high nine turnovers. Green added 27 points for Cleveland, including 20 in the second quarter when the Cavs fought to get back into the game....
Blazersedge Nov 9, 2017
What would the Blazers’ hypothetical pitch to LeBron James Look Like?

What would the Blazers’ hypothetical pitch to LeBron James Look Like?

Bleach Report emphasizes fan love in Portland’s pitch to LeBron. Let’s just note this off the bat: LeBron James is not coming to the Portland Trail Blazers. He has Hollywood aspirations, and unless he’s interested in directing a “Goonies“ reboot, Oregon probably can’t match up with California. He also likes to win championships, moving from the Cavaliers to the Heat to do so, and then back to the Cavs again to win another. The Blazers have been a consistent first-round exit. That being said, every Blazers fan would probably take LeBron right now on this team. Max Rappaport of...
Fear The Sword Nov 9, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Houston Rockets gamethread

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Houston Rockets gamethread

How will the Cavs do against one of the league’s best teams? The Cavs kick off a two game Texas swing tonight in Houston. How will they fair against one of the league’s best teams? Who: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Houston Rockets When: 8 p.m. TV: TNT Cleveland Cavaliers expected starting lineup: Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith, LeBron James, Jae Crowder, Kevin Love Houston Rockets expected starting lineup: James Harden, Eric Gordon, Trevor Ariza, Ryan Anderson, Clint Capela Cavs injuries: Derrick Rose (OUT - ankle), Tristan Thompson (OUT - calf), Isaiah Thomas (OUT - hip) Rockets injuries:...
Fear The Sword Nov 8, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers ‘Mood’ t-shirt

Cleveland Cavaliers ‘Mood’ t-shirt

Cop our latest partnership with BreakingT. It’s time for your next Cavs t-shirt. Based on LeBron James’ first social media moment of the year that was definitely, 100 percent not about Kyrie Irving, Fear the Sword presents our latest collab with BreakingT: Here’s the key shirt details: Gold and white print on a super-comfortable heather wine tee. Premium, lightweight blended crewneck (60% cotton/40% polyester). Durable, yet ultra-soft. Unisex sizing with a snug fit. Men should size up; women should size down. Designed and screened in the USA. The...

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