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Cleveland Cavs star Kevin Love admits battle with panic attacks

Mar 07, 2018 - 2:49 PM

In an essay on The Players' Tribune website, Love says his first panic attack was on November 5, when he was forced to exit early during a defeat to the Atlanta Hawks

Wizards hold off revamped Cavs; Sixers edge Bulls

Feb 23, 2018 - 5:12 PM

Lebron James became the seventh player in NBA history with 11,000 career baskets, scoring Cleveland's last 14 points in defeat

FUTILE. In this file photo, LeBron James sinks a basket during the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, February 18, 2018 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  Robyn Beck / AFP

ESPN: LeBron James 'would listen' to Warriors pitch if they can create cap space

Feb 02, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Reactions to this report have largely been negative, as this would mean that the defending champ Golden State would boast a 4-All Star starting lineup that houses 7 of the last 9 MVP Awards

IS HE OR ISN'T HE. In this file photo LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers leaves the floor after a 125-114 loss to the Detroit Pistons on January 30, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors seek redemption as Cavs go for NBA Finals repeat

Jun 01, 2017 - 10:29 AM

It obviously still hurts a lot It kills you But we learned from it says Klay Thompson

REVENGE OR REPEAT. Stephen Curry (L) and the Golden State Warriors will try to expel the ghosts of blowing a 3-1 series lead last season. File photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs coach doesn't blame LeBron after loss to Celtics

May 23, 2017 - 1:23 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue believes the entire team not just LeBron James is to blame for the Celtics Game 3 victory

LOOK: Embattled Oakley attends Knicks game in Cleveland

Feb 24, 2017 - 1:14 PM

Charles Oakley sits next to Cavs owner Dan Gilbert two weeks after being thrown out of Madison Square Garden

OAK ON THE PINE. Charles Oakley may not feel too welcomed at The Garden, but he felt right at home alongside Cavs owner Dan Gilbert. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Reigning NBA champs Cleveland Cavs open preseason with win over Magic

Oct 06, 2016 - 2:49 PM

The Cavs lead by as many as 31 points despite Kyrie Irving taking the night off

PRESEASON. Markel Brown of the Cleveland Cavs makes a move under the basketball against the Orlando Magic. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James set for return to Manila

Sep 01, 2016 - 12:47 PM

UPDATED LeBron is coming off a superb NBA season where he led the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first title in franchise history

Record-setting Warriors aim for back-to-back titles

Apr 15, 2016 - 1:58 PM

The Golden State Warriors know their regular season record will mean little if they don t win their second straight NBA title

PLAYING FOR KEEPS. Stephen Curry and the Warriors allayed concerns that their quest for 73 wins would leave them game-weary. Photo by Monica M. Davey/EPA

LeBron passes Duncan on NBA scoring list in win over Boston

Mar 06, 2016 - 3:29 PM

LeBron James is now number 14 on the all time scoring list

ANOTHER MILESTONE. LeBron James has now scored 10 or more points in 700 straight regular season games. File photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

No mercy for Kobe Bryant in Cleveland farewell

Feb 11, 2016 - 3:06 PM

Bryant finishes with 17 points on 5 of 16 shooting in his final game in Cleveland

Kobe Bryant and the Lakers take a loss due to big games from Kyrie Irving and LeBron James. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Barack Obama catches Chicago Bulls season opener

Oct 28, 2015 - 1:47 PM

The US president also posed for photos with fans at halftime

PRESIDENTIAL SEATS. U.S. President Barack Obama was in attendance as the Chicago Bulls won their home opener against Cleveland Cavs. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

Rose, Bulls outduel LeBron, Cavs on NBA opening day

Oct 28, 2015 - 1:37 PM

A masked Derrick Rose finishes with 18 points and 5 assists as the Bulls spoil opening day for the defending Eastern Conference champions

ROSE BLOSSOMS. A masked Derrick Rose soars to the basket in an opening day win over Cleveland. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

LeBron James defends Dellavedova over dirty play outcry

May 26, 2015 - 5:18 AM

Despite accusations against Matthew Dellavedova for his incidents with Hawks players Kyle Korver and Al Horford LeBron says his Cavs teammate is just playing aggressive basketball

THUNDER DOWN UNDER. Matthew Delladova has drawn criticism for his playing style, which some feel jeopardizes the health of opposing players intentionally. Photo by David Maxwell/EPA

Cavs advance, but Kevin Love suffers dislocated shoulder

Apr 27, 2015 - 6:39 AM

Early in the first quarter Love was tangled with Celtics big Kelly Olynyk for a loose ball and in the process dislocated his left shoulder

Kevin Love rushed to the locker room after his shoulder was dislocated. Photo by David Maxwell/EPA

Pacers snap Cleveland's win streak with come-from-behind victory

Feb 07, 2015 - 2:12 PM

Former Cleveland guard C J Miles scored 26 points 16 of them in the fourth quarter as Indiana snapped the Cavaliers 12 game winning streak with a 103 99 come from behind triumph

Kyrie Irving reacts with disappointment after his team fell one game short of tying the franchise's record win streak. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

NBA wRap: Curry breaks Magic hearts with game-winner

Dec 03, 2014 - 4:57 PM

Kevin Durant makes his NBA return the Mavs and Bulls need an extra 10 minutes to decide a winner while Curry needs just a few seconds to break hearts

LITTLE BIG MAN. Stephen Curry of Golden State was clutch against Orlando. File photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

NBA Preview: Which team will take the East?

Oct 20, 2014 - 3:57 AM

LeBron James return to Cleveland has shifted the league s attention back to Ohio but Chicago Washington and Miami all have reasons to feel confident about the upcoming season

RUNNING OF THE BULLS. Most figure that Cleveland will own the East but Chicago is looking potent with the return of Derrick Rose. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

Was Kyrie Irving's FIBA breakout a portent of things to come?

Sep 22, 2014 - 1:17 PM

The biggest buzz about Kyrie Irving before the FIBA World Cup was that he was teaming up with LeBron James and Kevin Love Afterwards people are talking about his own performance

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION. Kyrie Irving showed he was ready for primetime by leading Team USA to victory at the FIBA World Cup. Photo from

Olympic bonding with LeBron helped Cavs land Kevin Love

Aug 27, 2014 - 6:02 AM

Kevin Love s camaraderie with LeBron James during their time as US gold medal teammates at the 2012 London Olympics helped convince Love to join him on the Cleveland Cavaliers

NOTHING BUT LOVE. Kevin Love and LeBron James, see here winning gold at the 2012 Olympics, will be teammates once more in Cleveland. Photo by Friso Gentsch/EPA

It’s official - Kevin Love joins the Cleveland Cavs

Aug 24, 2014 - 3:28 AM

The trade to unite star power forward Kevin Love with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving was completed on Saturday creating another Big Three in Cleveland

BIG TROUBLE. Kevin Love will fortify the front court in Cleveland as the Cavs become an immediate title contender. Photo by Craig Lassig/EPA

Kevin Love to Cleveland deal to be finalized Saturday

Aug 23, 2014 - 1:28 AM

The deal to send NBA star Kevin Love to join LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in Cleveland is expected to be completed by Saturday

NOTHING BUT LOVE. Kevin Love and LeBron James, see here winning gold at the 2012 Olympics, will be teammates once more in Cleveland. Photo by Friso Gentsch/EPA

LeBron James will return to 23 jersey with Cavaliers

Jul 28, 2014 - 3:12 AM

NBA superstar LeBron James confirms that he will return to the number 23 jersey he wore in his first stint with Cleveland

THROWBACK. LeBron James says he will revert back to his original jersey number 23 when he returns to the Cleveland Cavaliers this year. Photo by David Maxwell/EPA

NBA: Cavs fire coach Mike Brown

May 13, 2014 - 10:34 AM

Mike Brown s second run with the Cavs is over after just a single season

BROWN OUT. Mike Brown walks onto the court during a game in January. Photo by David Maxwell/EPA

NBA: Luol Deng wins Citizenship Award

Apr 16, 2014 - 6:26 AM

Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player Luol Deng was honored Tuesday with the NBA s J Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award

CITIZEN DENG. Luol Deng (L) of the Cleveland Cavaliers Luol Deng drives to the basket against Dallas Mavericks player Samuel Dalembert during a game in January. Photo by David Maxwell/EPA

Holding Court - Who will make the cut down the NBA Playoff stretch?

Mar 19, 2014 - 4:44 PM

With 15 games to go in the NBA regular season the playoff picture is becoming clearer Columnist Bert Ramirez analyzes the scene

AGAINST THE ODDS. Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony looks none too pleased as he waits out a game against the Grizzlies. Despite a 27-40 slate, the Knicks aren't out of reach to make the playoffs. Photo by Mike Brown/EPA