(New York Times) – When LeBron James announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in July, fans celebrated by hanging banners, getting drunk and digging old jerseys out of purgatory. They ran into the streets, honked horns and hugged strangers. And some of them started trying to figure out just how much money was about to rain down on Cleveland.
According to one estimate, the return of the “king,” as James is known, will add $500 million a year to the city’s economy. “When people say this is just about an athlete making money, there’s more to it than that,” said Edward FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County executive, at a news conference devoted to the anticipated windfall. “Other people will make a living.”
Kevin Ding, BLEACHER REPORT CLEVELAND (BleacherReport.com)— For everything that didn’t happen for Kevin Love in Minnesota, starting and ending with the lack of winning, most people remained believers. In Boston, they believed he could soak up the Celtics’ winning mystique and lunch-pail history, and be […read more]
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert felt he made a big mistake when he fired Mike Brown as his coach in 2010. That didn’t stop him from doing it again. Brown’s second shot with the Cavs ended Monday after one just one season […read more]
[Miami Herald] Tens of thousands of fans celebrated the second straight Miami Heat championship parade outside the AmericanAirlines Arena. Inside, the team partied as well, and talked about making history. The Afterparty, 2:30 p.m. After a franchise-record 66 wins, a 27-game winning streak, and a […read more]