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Jeff Schudel: Mission accomplished - LeBron James delivers a championship for Cavaliers, Cleveland

There is nothing left for LeBron James to do. He came home with a mission after winning two championships with the Miami Heat, and, exhausted beyond description, delivered a championship to his home town.The drought, 52 years long, ended at 10:37 p.m. June 19.Quicken Loans Arena erupted and broke into "We are the Champions" by Queen when the game clock read 0:00 and Cleveland 93, Golden State 89.

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Channeling disrespect, daunting deficit, history leaves Cavaliers' LeBron James emotionally spent

OAKLAND, Calif.: The burden of history was heavy, so it was no wonder that LeBron James’ tears came so quickly. He dropped to the court, his head in his hands, and cried before the celebration began. He wept during an embrace with Kevin Love, the first teammate he found after the Cavaliers captured Cleveland’s first championship since the 1964 Cleveland Browns. He broke down as he cradled the trophy on the victory stand in Oracle Arena, his sons LeBron Jr. and Bryce at his side on Father’s Day. The latter will be the lasting image I will take from the Cavaliers’ 93-89 triumph...

Akron Beacon Journal

Marla Ridenour: Channeling disrespect, daunting deficit, history leaves Cavaliers’ LeBron James emotionally spent

OAKLAND, Calif.: The burden of history was heavy, so it was no wonder that LeBron James’ tears came so quickly.He dropped to the court, his head in his hands, and cried before the celebration began.He wept during an embrace with Kevin Love, the first teammate he found after the Cavaliers captured Cleveland’s first championship since the 1964 Cleveland Browns.He broke down as he cradled the trophy on the victory stand in Oracle Arena, his sons LeBron Jr. and Bryce at his side on Father’s Day.The latter will be the lasting image I will take from the Cavaliers’ 93-89 triumph over the...

San Francisco Chronicle

Go with the Warriors, and don’t ask why

With all due acknowledgement to LeBron James, the injuries and the creeping specter of doubt, I like the bigger picture: When you’ve passionately followed a team all year, from press row or a big-screen TV or the radio accompaniment to an evening’s chores, you know certain things. The Warriors have built something as sturdy as Mount Rushmore, but it’s nothing you can touch, or capture in a photograph. The 73-win regular season will always mean something profoundly significant, just for how it made people feel, month after month. Right before he headed to the locker room, ejected...

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Promotion honors Akron's LeBron James, Stephen Curry

AKRON >> Newborns at the Ohio hospital where LeBron James and Stephen Curry were born will get some special gifts during the NBA finals as those stars face off.Akron-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is giving care packages to parents of children born in Akron-area hospitals through June 19.

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With healthy roster, Big Three clicking, LeBron hopes to lead Cavs to promised land

TORONTO: The last time the Cavaliers celebrated a trip to the NBA Finals, Kyrie Irving was in a knee brace and Kevin Love was in a sling. LeBron James was the only healthy member of the Big Three, but even he had battled injury problems throughout the season. All of that has changed now. The Cavs survived the first three rounds of the playoffs with little more than nicks and scrapes and will enter Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday with a fully healthy roster. That has all three stars excited at the possibilities after James acknowledged that despite it being his first year back in Cleveland,...

Akron Beacon Journal

Marla Ridenour: A man on a mission, LeBron James carries Cavaliers to closeout victory, return to NBA Finals

TORONTO: LeBron James wanted a closeout so badly, wanted a few days rest so badly, wants a championship so badly that he put the Cavaliers on his back.It wasn’t the virtual one-man show of last year’s NBA Finals, when he carried an injury-wracked team to Game 6 before falling.But in the first half of Friday’s Game 6 in the Eastern Conference finals, James dominated the Toronto Raptors. He played to what would have been exhaustion for a mere mortal, on the court for all but 1:14 of the first 36 minutes and totaling 41 minutes for the game. He committed a foul with 3:07 remaining so he...

Kobe Bryant, LeBron James Meet For Final Time

Kobe Bryant and LeBron James battled it out on the court for the final time. There was no shortage of excitement in the rivalry game, with the Cavs beating the Lakers 120-108. Rachel Holt takes a look at what LeBron had to say about Kobe after the game.

Kobe Bryant's Advice To LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant has a bit of advice for the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James and their task to beat the Golden State Warriors. Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the World!

The Juice: Kobe, LeBron over the years

Ethan Skolnick on the relationship between LeBron James and Kobe Bryant and how it has changed over the years.