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LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers focused on new challenge: 'We're not satisfied with winning one championship'
That part of the Cavs' process begins Tuesday afternoon. The message from the team is simple: Last year was an incredible ride that will never be forgotten, but it's a new season.
"I'm glad I still have that edge and still have it today," Irving said. "I will carry on into the season. That rage that I talked about last year and inner desire to win and being a winner is something I strive to be with all my great teammates."
David Griffin: Cleveland Cavaliers have made an 'incredibly competitive and aggressive offer' to re-sign J.R. Smith
The team's starting shooting guard was also missing as the reigning NBA champions gathered inside Cleveland Clinic Courts for media day, the official start of the team's quest for a repeat.
Cleveland Browns take steps forward in loss and Cody Kessler is 'conservative, unremarkable' in debut: National Perspective
This time, it wasn't a questionable penalty or an interception that derailed the Browns' chances.
Mo Williams' return gives Cleveland Cavaliers more clarity at unsettled point guard spot: Chris Fedor
"Coming back. One more year," veteran Mo Williams tweeted late Wednesday night, confirming his intentions to delay retirement and providing the Cavs more comfort with their depth chart.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have the highest projection in the Eastern Conference, listed at 56.5, which is a few wins above the new-look Boston Celtics, a team expected to take another step forward after a 48-win season last year.
James, a well-known NFL fan and member of the Los Angeles community after buying a $21 million mansion last November, hung out on the sidelines with his family and Rams owner Stan Kroenke while wearing the team's throwback colors, sporting a gold hat, white shirt and blue shorts.
Cleveland Browns in midst of one of worst seasons ever and Corey Coleman looks like a star-in-the-making: National Perspective
The Browns made a blunder (a blocked extra point that the Ravens returned for two points), McCown got battered to the point where his immediate future as starter is in question and the Ravens rallied, outscoring the Browns, 25-0, in the final 49 minutes.
Smith's tweet came late Thursday night after Revis gave up an 84-yard touchdown to Buffalo Bills speedster Maquise Goodwin in the first quarter of Thursday's primetime game.
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Browns passing on Carson Wentz could become franchise's second-biggest mistake: National Perspective
Not only did they lose the opener, becoming the only team to lose by double digits Sunday, but the league's most quarterback-needy organization was forced to watch what could have been up close.
The ring features the Cavaliers' familiar "C" logo -- the team's alternate trademark and the logo on the chest of their black sleeved jerseys that were worn on the road during Game 5 and Game 7 of the NBA Finals -- wrapped around the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have invited former Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Markel Brown to training camp, which begins at the end of this month.
It seems unlikely that the deep-into-the-luxury-tax Cleveland Cavaliers would make another off-season signing, boosting the salary cap even more. But point guard is an uneasy position after some off-season losses.