Thanks to all the Cavs fans.

Cav Crowd

NOTE: Today on NNR Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports and I discussed the Browns Minicamp and Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

I wanted to say thanks to all the Cavs fans all over the country. Those that attended the game can be proud of the support you gave the team. You were wonderful in both volume and energy.

Those that cheered outside the Q can be proud of the way that they treated Golden State fans and handled the injuries and loss of the title. There were few if any arrests, no burning cars, or ransacked businesses. You all showed the rest of the country how to act even in a loss.

Things will be different next year.

That is what I think. Tell us what you think by commenting here or tweeting me @NNRonDSN.

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Is LeBron the best NBA player EVER? Maybe!

LeBron (2)

NOTE: NOTE: On NNR Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports and I talked about game 1 of the NBA finals.

The Cavs’ “big 3” has turned into LeBron James and a bunch of “guys.” The injury to Kyrie Irving was a serious blow to the title hopes of the team but was not unexpected by Cavs fans. Despite a world of talent, there is an injury history that makes fans wonder when and not if Irving will be gone for the season.

Irving played a hand full of games at his only season at Duke before being hurt. In his rookie year he played in only 51 games due to injuries. In his second year he got into 59 games again due to injury. So his injuries in the 2014-15 season were not a shock to us. Nor was the injury to C Anderson Varejao who went down again this season. Andy has been healthy in only 2 of his 11 seasons with the Cavs.

Now James faces a very high scoring Warriors team with what is left on the roster. Paying the big 3 limited the amount of money that the Cavs had to provide a solid bench. Bench scoring … Read more at FryingPanSports

The Hawks gave the Warriors THE game plan.


On NNR Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports and I analyzed the depth chart of the Browns. There will be no shows until Thursday the 28th. Paul Banks of the Washington Times will be my guest to talk Browns and Cavs. Have a great Memorial Day and thanks for listening.

The Cavs won the game last night with both hands tied behind their back. But the Warriors were watching and they saw exactly how to beat the Cavs in the finals.

All the Warriors have to do is flood the lane. With LeBron James playing on one foot and without Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving the Caves were shooting everything from way outside. While they made a few of those, there were a lot of misses. Because James was hobbled and Irving was out, there was no one else that was able to penetrate. The Cavs D did well keeping the Hawk shooters under pressure but it will be harder to do the same against the Warriors.

Mainly due to injuries and the Hawk D, the Cavs were forced to shoot from outside. If the Cavs are going to win the title, J.R. Smith and the other “non-big 3” players are … Read more at FryingPanSports