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Cavs' Blatt Has Earned Some Respect

Terry Pluto, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cavs in It, Believe They Can Win It

Bud Shaw, Cleveland Plain Dealer

LeBron Nears Ultimate Homecoming

Michael Rosenberg, Sports Illustrated

Manziel Leaning on LeBron

Mary Kay Cabot, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Few players in today's NBA know how difficult it is to win a championship more than LeBron James. He's 2-3 in his Finals appearances and gets another chance next week winner the ...(full article)

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- "LeBron came home, and I left home to come here." Those words from David Blatt stuck with me. The Cavaliers coach thinking about LeBron James and his team after ...(full article)

The last time the Cavaliers did this, won an Eastern Conference finals, they surprised themselves. Not this time. Not even close. It showed then in how they handled the clincher an...(full article)

CLEVELAND—The best basketball player in the world stood by his locker, wearing only a towel, with a bottle of champagne in one hand and childlike glee on his face. This was the s...(full article)

Browns safety Donte Whitner revealed Tuesday that LeBron James' righthand man and business partner Maverick Carter has taken the lead in helping Johnny Manziel stay on the straig...(full article)

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