Cleveland Cavaliers

A snowplow prepares the field in Buffalo (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images); a young Toronto Maple Leafs fan looks stunned following a 9-2 defeat (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

4 Sports Cities That Have It Worse Than NYC

Think you have it rough? Here are four locales whose fans would surely trade places in a heartbeat.

11/20/2014

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - NOVEMBER 5: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on from the bench during their game against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena on November 5, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jumping Off The LeBron James Bandwagon

LeBron didn’t just join the Cleveland Cavaliers. He came to save the world, so to speak, to bring financial and spiritual lubricant to the Rust Belt, an area of America that has been lost to the the meat-hook realities of economics.

11/07/2014

Joakim Noah #13 of the Chicago Bulls handles the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers during a game at the United Center  on October 31, 2014 in Chicago. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

After Loss To Knicks, Cavs Beat Bulls In Overtime

LeBron James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls 114-108 in overtime on Friday night.

10/31/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images) shoots against the Cleveland Cavaliers in LeBron James' homecoming at Quicken Loans Arena on October 30, 2014. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Sorry, LeBron! Knicks Bounce Back In Big Way To Spoil James’ Homecoming

Cleveland, after waiting months to celebrate LeBron James’ return with a rip-roaring party, was in a state of shock following a 95-90 loss to the Knicks on Thursday night.

10/31/2014

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Boomer & Carton: Knicks Put Scare In Cavs; Opening A Frightening Football Friday

Carmelo and the Knickerbockers were up to the task and left Ohio with a 95-90 win, more than enough to get Craigie’s juices flowing.

WFAN–10/31/2014

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers waves to the crowd as he leaves the court following the Cavaliers' 107-98 victory over the Chicago Bulls at the Jerome Schottenstein Center on October 20, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

LeBron On Opener Vs. Knicks: ‘Probably One Of The Biggest Sporting Events Ever’

“None of us should take this moment for granted,” a relaxed James said. “This is probably one of the biggest sporting events ever. I don’t feel it, but I know it is.”

10/30/2014

Kirk Hinrich of the Chicago Bulls drives around J.R. Smith during the first quarter against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on October 29, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Phil Jackson Says Knicks ‘Not Ready For Showtime’ After Opening Night Dud

“Embarrassed? No, I am not embarrassed,” Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said. “We will get better. I believe that.” But it’s not about to get any easier.

10/30/2014

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5 Best Teams In NBA Heading Into 2014-2015 Season

The NBA season is just two weeks away. Let’s break down who the five best teams in the NBA are.

10/15/2014

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5 Reasons To Be Excited For The NBA Season

Last season was plagued by injuries to the league’s most noted stars, but this offseason proved to be full of action: the draft, big announcements, players sporting new jerseys, coaching changes and the controversies – just to name a few.

10/03/2014

Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Melo Claims He Compelled LeBron To Go Home To Cleveland

Did LeBron James return to Cleveland because he was inspired by Carmelo Anthony? That’s what Anthony thinks. And if you are confused by that, the Knicks’ star says there’s a simple explanation.

09/09/2014

LeBron James (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

NBA Schedule: LeBron James, Cavs Open Against Knicks

Other highlights include Jason Kidd’s first visit to Brooklyn since leaving the Nets to coach Milwaukee on Nov. 19.

08/14/2014

Kevin Love #42 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during a game against the Golden State Warriors on April 14, 2014 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: LeBron Is Cavalier In Cleveland

You’ve seen the sardonic messages splashed all over social media. Everyone is calling LeBron James the best GM in the NBA, based largely on his ability to wrench Kevin Love from Minnesota, which instantly imbues the Cavaliers with three All-Stars.

08/08/2014

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5 Favorites To Win 2015 NBA Title

With Kevin Love headed to Cleveland, let’s take a look at the 5 favorites to win the 2015 NBA title.

08/07/2014

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Top 5 NBA Starting Lineups After The Kevin Love Trade

Kevin Love has finally been traded. With the deal in place, let’s take a look at the top five starting lineups in the NBA…

08/07/2014

Billboards light up signaling the return of LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers after a short 'detour' on July 11, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (credit: David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: LeBron’s Summer Of Love

Since this has become LeBron’s summer of love we can turn this into a campy double-entendre, with the lights squarely on Kevin Love, who is supposedly LeBron’s 7-foot bridge to bringing the Larry O’Brien Trophy to Cleveland.

07/18/2014

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