Saturday, October 22, 2011
This Sunday, the bus pictured above will be the early-morning home of one Scott Raab as the Esquire writer and author of a soon-to-be-released book on LeBron James mingles with Clevelanders who wish to bicker and/or bond. Raab and Company will be at the west end of Cleveland’s Muni lot, right off of the shoreway exit.  Stop by before the Browns game, if only for a few minutes in passing.  
Go Browns. Go Cavs. Go Cleveland.

This Sunday, the bus pictured above will be the early-morning home of one Scott Raab as the Esquire writer and author of a soon-to-be-released book on LeBron James mingles with Clevelanders who wish to bicker and/or bond. Raab and Company will be at the west end of Cleveland’s Muni lot, right off of the shoreway exit.  Stop by before the Browns game, if only for a few minutes in passing.  

Go Browns. Go Cavs. Go Cleveland.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I was LeBron’d by the Cavs. I told them I’ll drive Alex [Jensen] to Cleveland in March and pay his salary, but I couldn’t lose him now, not when he was in with three recruits and four days before the season. Rick Majerus on the Cleveland Cavaliers and the timing of their hiring of his lead assistant coach at Saint Louis University, to which Jensen replied, “The timing of it was unfortunate, but it was a job I could not pass up.”  (via Tom Reed)
Esquire rolls with a not-so-flattering image of LeBron James for it’s excerpt of Scott Raab’s upcoming book on said NBA small forward.

Esquire rolls with a not-so-flattering image of LeBron James for it’s excerpt of Scott Raab’s upcoming book on said NBA small forward.

Monday, October 17, 2011
No matter what [LeBron] James and the Miami Heat accomplish in the future — even if they end up making [Dan] Gilbert eat his infamous words guaranteeing a Cavs title before there’s a single parade held for the Heat — Gilbert’s business victory has already been assured. James has left the Cavaliers, but his seven seasons with the team played a valuable role in likely making sure Gilbert will become a permanent fixture on the Forbes 400 list — where he currently ranks 293rd at $1.5 billion, higher than at any time when James was an employee. Brian Windhorst on Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and his various business ventures (ESPN)
I think LeBron [James] has a better chance of making the NFL and being an impact player than Michael Jordan had of making it in Double-A baseball. I’d pay money to see him run routes. There’s no doubt, physically, that he has the skills - he’s is the greatest athlete I’ve ever seen, but there’s more than just the physical contact he’d worry about in a hypothetical transition. He’s [also] the mentally weakest person I’ve ever seen. Former Ohio State/Cleveland Browns linebacker Chris Spielman, via Columbus, Ohio radio - on LeBron James’ continual tease about playing in the NFL.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Ohio State men’s basketball team held their media day today. On top of providing some soundbites, the Buckeyes showed off their very own colorway of the LeBron 9s. 
More pics can be found over at Sole Collector

The Ohio State men’s basketball team held their media day today. On top of providing some soundbites, the Buckeyes showed off their very own colorway of the LeBron 9s. 

More pics can be found over at Sole Collector

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
sbnation:

LeBron James Wants To Play In The NFL During The NBA Lockout?

"All hype, creating a story where there isn’t one, over-exposed to the point where every meaningless comment on Twitter is blown up in bold letters and discussed ad nasueam—no athlete personifies the current media landscape quite like LeBron James."

sbnation:

LeBron James Wants To Play In The NFL During The NBA Lockout?

"All hype, creating a story where there isn’t one, over-exposed to the point where every meaningless comment on Twitter is blown up in bold letters and discussed ad nasueam—no athlete personifies the current media landscape quite like LeBron James."

Monday, October 10, 2011
LeBron’s new shoe - the latest being dubbed “The Cannon” - will cost a cool $170.  It’s only a matter of time before he tips the $200 price point, right? 
Also: “The Cannon will first be released exclusively in Miami as a sign of appreciation and respect for LeBron’s South Florida fans and community.”  
Did Cleveland ever get a respect-based shoe?
(photo via Nike Basketball)

LeBron’s new shoe - the latest being dubbed “The Cannon” - will cost a cool $170.  It’s only a matter of time before he tips the $200 price point, right? 

Also: “The Cannon will first be released exclusively in Miami as a sign of appreciation and respect for LeBron’s South Florida fans and community.”  

Did Cleveland ever get a respect-based shoe?

(photo via Nike Basketball)

Friday, October 7, 2011
It’s also important to note that there’s something pretty foul about Gilbert making money off any NBA athletes while the Cavaliers refuse to let their players into the arena or practice facilities. As an owner, Gilbert is part of a group focused on keeping players from making money so they break and accept a deal that favors their employers. While the union gets paid during the lockout for any licensing agreement, Gilbert seems to want to have it both ways — pushing players to the brink with a hard-line stance and making money off them nonetheless — in situations like this one. How can he claim that players are making too much money to keep the NBA afloat when he’s perfectly willing to deal with them otherwise? […] It’s tempting to call his stances contradictory, except they’re both tied together by the desire to make money. Gilbert and the other owners are actually perfectly consistent. It’s their claims towards any sort of morality that feel off, not their business decisions. Is Dan Gilbert in the wrong for profiting from NBA players via Fathead? Y!’s Eric Freeman discusses this very point over at Ball Don’t Lie.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
"Our defensive backs were allowed to jam him at the line of scrimmage," said St. V’s running back Sae’Von Fitzgerald. "But he took no contact after that. Coach [Dan Borman] said we shouldn’t tackle him."
(via Cleveland Fox 8)

"Our defensive backs were allowed to jam him at the line of scrimmage," said St. V’s running back Sae’Von Fitzgerald. "But he took no contact after that. Coach [Dan Borman] said we shouldn’t tackle him."

(via Cleveland Fox 8)