Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • Cavaliers Select Kay Felder with 54th Pick

    Fear The Sword "The Cleveland Cavaliers didn't have a draft pick heading into the 2016 NBA Draft. That didn't stop the Cavs from being active, however, and they went searching for a 2nd round pick, eventually agreeing to buy the 54th pick from the Atlanta Hawks, and drafting Kay Felder, the point guard from..." June 26

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • Kevin Love: James Jones is 'the best teammate I ever had'

    Sportsnaut "Kevin Love took to his Instagram page Sunday morning to give a heartfelt tribute to “the best teammate I ever had,” James Jones. Much criticized during the past two years with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Love attributes his ability to stay grounded to Jones’ guiding hand. He also made it clear..." June 26

  • Report: Kevin Love declined Team USA invite for Rio Olympics

    The Score "Fresh off the first NBA title in franchise history, the Cleveland Cavaliers had the opportunity to send two players to this summer's Olympics. One of them opted to stay home. While Kyrie Irving is manning the point for Team USA in Rio, teammate Kevin Love will be resting up after the longest..." June 26

  • Kyrie Irving, Harrison Barnes accept U.S. invites, fill out roster

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has accepted an invitation to play for Team USA in this summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, league sources told ESPN on Saturday. Sources told ESPN that Irving, after deliberating all week following the Cavaliers' championship run, has informed USA..." June 25

  • Cleveland Police Reunited 45 Lost Kids With Their Parents After The Cavs’ Parade

    Uproxx "The Cleveland Cavaliers celebrated their championship with one of the more epic parades we’ve seen in a long time. It’s been more than five decades since Cleveland drank championship champagne. Needless to say the city went crazy, arguably too crazy. One underreported fact about the parade was..." June 25

  • LeBron James Offers Rookie Dejounte Murray Words of Encouragement, Throws Shade at Cavaliers

    Complex "While getting selected by the San Antonio Spurs in this year's draft is fantastic landing spot, Dejounte Murray didn't expect to slide as far as he did. After averaging 16.1 points and 4.5 assists last season at Washington, Murray was projected to be taken "10 spots earlier," instead of 29th..." June 25

  • Ben Simmons says he told LeBron he was excited to guard him, then LeBron flashed his trophy

    USA Today "Ben Simmons was a guest on The Dan Patrick Show on Friday after being picked No. 1 by the 76ers in the NBA Draft, and he revealed an amazing story about his most recent conversation with NBA champion and Finals MVP LeBron James. Simmons said he talked to James on Thursday night at his draft get..." June 25

  • Barack Obama To Tyronn Lue: "Tell J.R. And Everyone To Put On A Shirt"

    Deadspin "J.R. Smith’s shirtlessness has inspired takes from everyone in the NBA-adjacent universe, from cranky old former baseball players to every publication on the internet, and today the president of the United States of America weighed in. He ended his congratulatory call with Tyronn Lue with a..." June 24

  • LeBron James will not play for Team USA in Rio Olympics

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James informed USA Basketball that he would not participate in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August, citing the glut of court time he's logged through six consecutive trips to the Finals. James' agent Rich Paul informed Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo Thursday of..." June 23

  • LeBron James to get less than elsewhere with 1-year Cavs deal

    ESPN "LeBron James stands to make less money on a one-year contract re-signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers than he could earn by going to the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks or Miami Heat. It's an example of the "unintended consequences" that commissioner Adam Silver has discussed of the..." June 23

  • Charles Barkley says LeBron James will never crack his top five

    Fox Sports "Charles Barkley had a lot of nice things to say about LeBron James on Wednesday night, but he still doesn't think the Cleveland star is one of the NBA's five best players of all time. In fact, he says there's no way James (or anyone else) is going to crack his top five of Michael Jordan, Oscar..." June 23

  • NBA Finals Fight Victim -- 'Fighting for His Life' ... Pushed By 'Rival Fan'

    TMZ "The 21-year-old fan who was pushed off an upper level deck at Oracle Arena during Game 7 of the NBA Finals is in intensive care and fighting for his life ... this according to his father. The victim is Salvator Bimbo -- a Golden State Warriors fan who traveled from L.A. to see the game with..." June 23

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • Richard Jefferson tells raucous Cavaliers crowd that he's not retiring

    USA Today "Cleveland Cavaliers veteran forward Richard Jefferson announced his retirement after the team's historic Game 7 NBA Finals win against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night. Not so fast. During the Cavs' championship parade on Wednesday afternoon, Jefferson told the crowd — who showered..." June 23

  • Kevin Love Brought a Swimsuit Model to the Cavaliers Championship Parade

    The Big Lead "Kevin Love is dating Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Bock. Bock rode with Love during the Cavaliers championship parade through Cleveland. After the Cavs won the title, Bock posted a selfie of her and Love on Twitter. Since there’s nothing online about the couple, it would be awesome to..." June 22

  • LeBron James to return to Cavs to defend title in 2016-17

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Not that it should come as a surprise, but LeBron James fully intends to return to the Cavs to defend the NBA championship they just won next season. "I love it here. I love being here. I love my teammates," James told, moments before he boarded a float at The Q for the Cavs'..." June 22

  • Tyronn Lue on Kevin Love's future in Cleveland: 'Oh, he's going to be here'

    Fox Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers are still in the honeymoon phase of winning an NBA championship, but it won't be long before tough questions need to be asked about next season. It appears as though Richard Jefferson is set to retire, and other moves will need to be made with free agency and the draft..." June 22

  • Cavs Expected To Listen To Kevin Love Trade Offers

    Real GM Basketball "The Cleveland Cavaliers will receive trade calls this offseason about Kevin Love and they're expected to at least listen. "This team did not fit particularly well for playing Golden State, and that's my fault," David Griffin said. "But against the East, we were historically good. Now that we've..." June 22

  • Oddsmakers have Cavaliers as clear favorites to re-sign LeBron

    The Score "It seems highly unlikely that LeBron James would leave the Cleveland Cavaliers this offseason after bringing the franchise and title-deprived city an NBA championship, but as an unrestricted free agent should he opt out of his deal, the option to do so will be there. Las Vegas oddsmakers have..." June 21

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21

  • LeBron James Is Back On Social Media And Has A Message For All The Haters

    Uproxx "LeBron James has just achieved the greatest victory of his life. He knows it, too In an Instagram post the day after winning the 2016 NBA Finals with his Cleveland Cavaliers — and his third Finals MVP trophy, to boot — James addressed all the skeptics who thought his reign over the league was..." June 21

  • Jim Brown to bask in championship parade, says LeBron deserves statue

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns legend Jim Brown cannot wait to celebrate with the Cavaliers during their championship parade Wednesday in downtown Cleveland, where the iconic running back says LeBron James should be immortalized with a statue after spearheading the end of the city’s infamous title drought. “I’m happy..." June 21

  • LeBron James leaning toward skipping Olympics

    Yahoo! Sports "In the aftermath of a grueling NBA Finals, LeBron James is leaning toward not competing at the Olympics in Rio this summer, league sources told The Vertical. While James has not informed USA Basketball of his decision, team officials are operating with the expectation that it is unlikely James..." June 21

  • Stephen A. Smith says LeBron James could still go to Lakers, Heat

    Larry Brown Sports "Now that LeBron James has fulfilled his promise by delivering an NBA championship to the city of Cleveland, is he more or less likely to remain with the Cavaliers for the rest of his career? This may come as a shock, but ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith is wasting no time stoking the LeBron free agency..." June 21

  • Cavs top Warriors, bring long-awaited title to Cleveland

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- LeBron James was unanimously selected as the best player in the 2016 NBA Finals. But when it came time to being the hero of the biggest game of the series, Kyrie Irving seized that moment and wore that crown. Irving buried a 3-pointer over regular-season Most..." June 20

  • Cavaliers inspired by replica NBA Finals trophy cut into puzzle

    ESPN "The Cavaliers had two trophies in their locker room Sunday night: the Larry O'Brien Trophy and a replica of it that served as a secret motivational tool throughout Cleveland's run to an NBA title. Earlier in the season, veteran James Jones came up with an idea of a rallying point for the Cavs'..." June 20

  • Champion Cavs drink it all in after lifting Cleveland's title drought

    ESPN "As his last on-court television interview of the night wrapped up, LeBron James walked off the finally silent Oracle Arena floor where he'd put up a triple-double in the clinching Game 7. He made a long, winding trek through barren concrete tunnels until he reached the Oakland Raiders' locker..." June 20

  • Cavs Fans Apparently Purchasing "Bye Ayesha" Shirts in Droves

    The Big Lead "Ayesha Curry’s tweets garnered a lot of attention during these NBA Finals. The two biggest instances came when she mocked LeBron’s “high road” presser before Game 5, and when she accused the NBA of being rigged after her husband fouled out of Game 6. At that point, at least two variations of a..." June 20

  • NBA Finals Game 7 Most Watched Game Ever On ABC As Cavs Win First Title

    Deadline "The Cleveland Cavaliers claimed their very first NBA championship last night in what was a nail-bitting 93-89 of a Game 7 against the Golden State Warriors. But the real winner was ABC, which drew its biggest audience ever for an NBA game. With the LeBron James-led Cavs’ 100th playoff win, the..." June 20

  • Triple H unveils WWE championship belt for Cavs

    CBS Sports "In their journey to become NBA champions, wrestling culture has become a rather noticeable aspect of the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James wore an Undertaker shirt to a Finals practice and then he wore an Ultimate Warrior shirt upon landing in Cleveland on Monday. Then there's Kevin Love, who..." June 20

  • LeBron James reveals the 'secret motivation' that fueled his epic NBA Finals run

    Fox Sports "That motivation wasn't enough to lift the Cavs to a championship in 2015-16, of course. But with his full complement of teammates behind him and the Warriors reeling -- and with a little help from that "secret motivation" -- LeBron finally did it. It doesn't yet seem real, but the Cavaliers are..." June 20

  • Scott Van Pelt subtly crushes Skip Bayless over LeBron trolling

    Larry Brown Sports "There were plenty of people who could not wait to unload on Skip Bayless after LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers shocked the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night, including several of the “First Take” host’s coworkers. One of them was Scott Van Pelt. While some ripped Bayless on Twitter..." June 20

  • Rihanna throws shade at Curry on Instagram

    The Score "With the 73-win Golden State Warriors falling short in their bid to become NBA champions for a second straight season, it was inevitable that someone was going to take shots and kick the team while its down. Singer-songwriter Rihanna took to Instagram to throw some serious shade at back-to-back..." June 20

  • President Obama stayed on Air Force One after landing to watch end of Game 7

    CBS Sports "With Draymond Green putting together an uncanny performance, the Warriors bombing away from long range, the Cavs responding to Golden State's runs and LeBron James being LeBron James, Game 7 of the NBA Finals is already an instant classic. Sunday's game was so enthralling that even President..." June 20

  • Cavs Partying Up In Las Vegas Celebrating NBA Championship

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers are the 2016 NBA Champions and not long after winning the title, the Cavs went to celebrate. Before going back home to Cleveland, the team stopped by Las Vegas to celebrate their championship at XS nightclub in Las Vegas. One player you KNOW will have fun and enjoy..." June 20

  • Richard Jefferson retires immediately after winning the NBA Championship

    Believe The Hype "On the eve of his 36th birthday and only moments after winning his first NBA Championship, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson announced his retirement from basketball. “Don’t talk to me right now about basketball, why are you talking to me about basketball?” Jefferson said to Fox..." June 20

  • An emotional J.R. Smith breaks down after Cavs win NBA championship

    USA Today "Cleveland Cavaliers veteran guard J.R. Smith won the first championship of his 12-year NBA career on Sunday night, and — as was apparent from the moment the final buzzer sounded — it's a monumental accomplishment that he certainly isn't taking for granted. Smith immediately broke down into..." June 20

  • The curse is over: Cavaliers win NBA title, 93-89 over Golden State

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It happened on the road at Oracle Arena. It's not a dream. Most considered it an impossible feat. No team in 32 tries had ever come all the way back from being down 3-1 to win the NBA Finals. Now, it's 1-32. The Cleveland Cavaliers completed the unimaginable on Sunday nigh, a 93-89 Game 7..." June 20

  • LeBron James completes his legacy, breaks Cleveland's 52-year curse

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James' legacy is complete. He made the Cavaliers, the city of Cleveland, champions. Behind James' historic, jaw-dropping triple-double and his third Finals MVP, the Cavs completed the greatest comeback in NBA history, capturing Game 7 from the Golden State Warriors 93-89 for the..." June 20

  • Will a Game 7 victory be enough to silence LeBron's haters?

    The Score "Last June, during the Cleveland Cavaliers' six-game loss in the NBA Finals to these very same Golden State Warriors, an article by Ken Berger of CBS painstakingly detailed the recovery regimen LeBron James underwent on cross-country flights during the Finals. The story was simple - James had..." June 19

  • Cavs fan designs 'Bye Ayesha' shirts

    The Score "Stephen Curry's wife, Ayesha, may have deleted her tweet accusing the NBA of being "rigged," but the internet never forgets. One Cleveland Cavaliers fan is trying to capitalize on the controversial tweet by creating "Bye Ayesha" shirts, a play on the popular "Bye Felicia" meme. " June 19

  • LeBron James wore Kermit sipping on tea hat to press conference

    Sportsnaut "Heading into Game 7 of the NBA Finals — one of the biggest game of his life — LeBron James is as cool as the other side of the pillow. As described by Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon-Journal, James appeared “very loose today, smiling and cracking jokes from the podium” during his Saturday press..." June 19

  • Cavs' LeBron James focused on winning Game 7, not MVP debate

    ESPN "If the Cleveland Cavaliers lose Game 7 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, many believe Cavs star LeBron James would still be named the series MVP. James leads all players in the Finals in points, assists, steals and blocks, and he is tied with Cavaliers center..." June 19

  • LeBron James should feel bitter about Stephen Curry's rise

    SB Nation "In the latter stages of the fourth quarter of Game 6, Stephen Curry drove to the paint with LeBron James on his back. Sensing the King’s presence, Curry stopped right under the hoop and faked the layup, hoping that James would jump. Instead, James didn’t bite, dwarfing Curry as he waited for the..." June 19

  • Tyronn Lue expects a big game from Kevin Love in Game 7

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cavaliers forward Kevin Love has been a shell of himself during the NBA Finals, but his head coach has faith that his power forward will turn it around Sunday in Game 7 against the Golden State Warriors. "He's going to have a big game for us tomorrow, I believe," Tyronn Lue said on Saturday..." June 19

  • Magic Johnson's Tweets Have Been the Worst Thing About the NBA Finals

    Complex "If you don’t follow Magic Johnson on Twitter, you may not know that the team who scores the most points in basketball wins the game. Johnson has become notorious for tweeting the most obvious sports related observations that a fourth grader could recite, chiming in on everything from his..." June 19

  • LeBron upset he's never won Defensive Player of the Year

    The Score "Once in a while, LeBron James offers up some pretty candid honesty. Saturday's media availability ahead of Game 7 of the NBA Finals was one of those times. When asked about the defensive aspect of his dominating play during the Finals, James said he feels slighted that he's never won a..." June 18

  • James on Love's struggles: 'If we win, it doesn't matter'

    The Score "Regardless of whether the Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA championship on Sunday night, much speculation will turn to Kevin Love this summer. Yet, while the power forward's struggles in the Finals are a more extreme microcosm of the fact he's never consistently fit in with these Cavs, LeBron James..." June 18

  • Curry says he may need the best performance of career in Game 7

    Fox Sports "NBA MVP Stephen Curry says it could take the best game of his career for the Golden State Warriors to beat Cleveland in Monday’s winner-take-all title showdown. The Cavaliers have won the past two games after trailing 3-1 in the best-of-seven series to force a decisive seventh game at Oakland,..." June 18