Posts Tagged ‘Cleveland Cavaliers


The Cavs Fly High Over the Hawks

Whenever LeBron is playing there’s always a strong chance of seeing something incredible; last night’s Hawks/Cavs game featured two such plays! First comes his Highness himself, LeBron taking one hard to the hoop and slamming one down right before the buzzer for the half.

Then late in the 4th quarter noted handgun owner Delonte West drives over the outstretched arms of Josh Smith to score 2 points the fun way. Fortunately, this explosion from Delonte doesn’t require police involvement.


LeBron Teabags Allen Iverson

As the teams were warming up before Wednesday’s Cavaliers/76’ers game LeBron James wanted to pay his respects to one of the best players in NBA history, Allen Iverson. And what better way to show your deference than to place your balls over his face?

That’s how the Caesers greeted one another right?

Maybe that was  just Caligula…


LeBron Smacks Roy’s Shot Into 2010

As the Cavaliers closed out their win Friday night against a Blazers team that has been ravaged with injuries, LeBron James brought just a bit more pain Portland’s way with an awe-inspiring block against Brandon Roy.

That man can jump really really high.


The Cavs Show They Can be Warriors Too

Considering most of the roster is way too young for The Warriors movie I’m going to assume that this Warriors-inspired intro was Shaq’s idea. Say what you want, but seeing Zydrunas Ilgauskas in that wig is one of the scarier things I’ve ever been exposed to.


LeBron Can Do Anything

LeBron James is an athletic freak, we can all agree on this; he still insists that he could play NFL football now, much to the chagrin of Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey. During a recent Cavs practice the team lightened things up a bit by playing some casual football on the court. Afterwards, just goofing around LeBron launches the football from the baseline and goes nothing but net. Is there ANYTHING he can’t do on a basketball court?


Dwyane Wade Makes Varejao Rethink His Entire Life

On one end of the court LeBron James went in for a dunk only to see it get blocked by Miami’s Jermaine O’Neal and then on the other end Dwyane Wade drives HARD to the hole and makes Anderson Varejao look absolutely silly. Wade doesn’t dunk on just Varejao, I think everyone Varejao has ever known felt the reverberations from that; his third-grade teacher, his piano teacher, his dog all felt small after this one.


When Shaq Says Jump, You Say How High

71644779KH002_shaq_china_10_35_10_AMFrom‘s Cavaliers notebook comes this gem:

Before the game, rookie guard Danny Green was busy making a baton on the orders of O’Neal. He constructed it with two tennis balls and a piece of plastic wrapped in athletic tape. Asked why he was doing it, Green didn’t even look up and answered, “Shaq told me to, I don’t know why and I’m not going to ask.”

No matter what he’s doing, the Big Diesel always manages to entertain.



We Are All Witnesses (That LeBron Could Have Swine Flu)

We-are-all-witnesses--lebron-james-546521_1024_768Having already come down with the flu, LeBron James and several of his Cavs teammates are being treated by the team for swine flu as a precaution. While the test results haven’t come back, the team has opted to err on the side of caution.

After spending the day in bed LeBron told reporters, “I think I’m over it now. If you get sick, then I wasn’t.”

While he wasn’t happy to be sick, LeBron was glad that it at least took place during the pre-season, “If it’s going to happen, now is the best time,” he said. “I don’t want anyone to get sick. But if this is the time the flu bug is going to hit our team, I’m glad it’s happening now.”

Fortunately, LeBron’s teammates are handling the loss of their superstar maturely, “People are always messing with you, ” LeBron said, “When you come back around they’re like, ‘Oh, you’ve got the cooties.’ They don’t want to be around you.”



Don’t Stop Believing

During the end of the channel 5’s newscast on Friday night the news team seemed despondent, the Cavs were about to go down 2-0 to the Orlando Magic and it looked like Cleveland’s hopes for a title were being dashed in an instant. Someone forgot to remind the folks at channel 5 that LeBron wasn’t done.

I love the reaction of the woman anchor who clearly is not that into sports but has gotten into the excitement even though she has little idea what’s going on. Then there is the male anchor who says,”Someone took the shot” Hey newscaster guy, his name is LeBron, he’s the most recognizable athlete in Cleveland history. Learn it.


Cavs Fan Alone in the Ocean

1263_12429991225Two and a half years ago, Patrick DiLalla left Maine in a small boat named the “Plumbelly,” since then, he’s been sailing the world almost completely by himself. The Cleveland native was joined by his brother Charlie after Patrick’s trip across the Atlantic, sailing around the Caribbean. Being huge Cavaliers fans, Charlie brought along a satellite radio so they could listen to the playoff games together.

Charlie says it was a real comfort and delight to be able to listen to their hometown broadcaster thousands of miles away in the middle of the ocean, especially when you’re in a small boat in rough seas.

After traveling 600 miles with his brother, Charlie had to go back to work, but he left the radio for Patrick to enjoy. Now, as Patrick finishes his journey back to where it started in Maine, he can listen to his hometown broadcaster call the games as, presumably, LeBron takes the first step to truly becoming King.

Consider me jealous of his worldwide sailing tour.



Paul Pierce Doesn’t Like Your Laundry

The Celtics scored a big victory over the Cavaliers last week, maintaining their dominance of the Eastern Conference and reminding the Cavs just who the defending champs were. After the game, a visibly fired up Paul Pierce started hi-fiving all the fans sitting courtside, except of course for the little kid wearing his LeBron jersey. I love it.



Something Seems Fishy

Cleveland Cavalier Ben Wallace is out for several days after suffering multiple lacerations in his arm from glass shards after playing with a football. Maybe I’m mistaken, I always thought footballs were made out of pigskin, not you know, glass, so I wonder what the true story is here. Sure, Wallace MIGHT have run into a glass door or something, but he really shouldn’t be diving and running crazy for a football, he’s a professional basketball player on one of the top teams in the league, he needs to be focused on whats happening no?


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May 2023