After missing two games during the series while battling through left knee tendinitis, Kyrie Irving returned for Game 4 against Atlanta, helped clinch the East crown and left no doubt about his NBA Finals availability.
Kyrie Irving couldn't fully appreciate James' genius until they came together in July and he learned what was required to build a foundation of greatness.
Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has two NBA Finals MVP's in his trophy case, but the oddsmakers in Las Vegas believe another player is most likely to take home the hardware this year.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have advanced to the NBA Finals for the second time in franchise history. Even before knowing the opponent would be Golden State, TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley was confident sharing his prediction.
Early-season lessons prepared the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James' halftime message gets answered: Fedor's five observations
The Cleveland Cavaliers didn't need another triple-double from LeBron James or a late offensive rebound by Tristan Thompson to beat the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.
Cleveland.com's Chris Fedor, Joe Vardon and Chris Haynes recapped the series-clinching win against the Hawks during the postgame show.
The news was revealed about 30 minutes before Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals began: Kyrie Irving had been medically cleared to play for the first time since the series opener.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are on to the NBA Finals after a 118-88 smashing of the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.
Kevin Love, who had surgery to repair a dislocated left shoulder at the end of April, has been cleared to travel with the team for the remainder of the postseason.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks: Chris Haynes, Joe Vardon and Chris Fedor preview Game 4 (video)
Following shootaround, Chris Fedor, Joe Vardon and Chris Haynes previewed Game 4, talked about whether they think Irving will play, the team's mindset heading into a third close out game and whether Al Horford should have been suspended for the game following his flagrant 2 foul in Game 3.
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will be gracing one of three regional covers for Sports Illustrated this coming week.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have a chance to advance to the NBA Finals with a win against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night. Tipoff is at 8:30 p.m. and the game will be shown on TNT.
LeBron James fights through cramps, Matthew Dellavedova makes another podium appearance: Fedor's five observations
It took overtime, some late-game magic from LeBron James and a gritty effort, but the Cleveland Cavaliers moved one step closer to an NBA Finals appearance.
Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson proves to be Eastern Conference finals Game 3 difference maker
As LeBron James was still in the backcourt, not returning on defense following a costly turnover late in the fourth quarter, Tristan Thompson bailed him out.
Get live updates and analysis as cleveland.com's reporters bring you the latest on Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Cavs and Hawks.