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How can the Cavs get LeBron to come back?

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Yesterday we asked “Can the Cavs get LeBron James to come home?” Prior to answering, I had to answer a few questions. Check out the article below.

The question today is what are the alternatives to trading for Kevin Love in blind faith that he will stay and LeBron James will come?

Sign Chris Bosh (Mia).

LeBron is currently discussing a reunion with Bosh and Dwayne Wade in Miami. Wade is a has been. He disappeared in the finals against the Spurs. The Cavs have Kyrie Irving who is younger, more athletic and effective than Wade. Irving also distributes the ball which is something that did not happen in Miami. Bosh would start allowing PF Tristan Thompson to provide scoring and rebounding off the bench. The combination of Bosh and Irving is much better than Bosh and Wade. It might be enough to get LeBron’s interest.

Sign C Marcin Gortat (Wash)

There are not many better centers than Gortat. He fills a hole and allows Thompson to stay at PF. The addition would help LeBron with rebounding and scoring. Gortat is a 13 point 10 rebound a game guy. That would allow the Cavs to trade or bring Anderson Varejao off the bench.

Sign SG Lance Stephenson (Ind) and trade or bench SG Dion Waiters.

Waiters and Irving do not communicate effectively. Unless head coach David Blatt can get them to play together the best alternative is to bring in a quality FA like Stephenson and trade Waiters. While his attitude lowers his trade value, someone will jump at a 16 point per night guy.

If the Cavs can’t get LeBron to come back, they could still bring in a vet SF like Trevor Ariza (Wash) who can provide 13 points and 9 rebounds a game. Is he LeBron 2? No but he would help ease SG/SF Andrew Wiggins into the lineup. He will become the Cavs SF but Ariza would be a nice pickup until he does.

That is what I think. Tell us what you think or tweet me @NNRonDSN.

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Five Sports Stars Who Refused to Let Age get in the Way

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American goalkeeper Kasey Keller will retire this month at the end of the current MLS season at the ripe old age of 41. The Seattle Sounders stopper and former Leicester City and Tottenham player has already been honoured in bizarre fashion with a corn maze tribute at a Seattle farm and is one of a select band of top performers to extend his sporting career into his 40s. We look at five more athletes who refused to let the sands of time stop them in their tracks.

Stanley Matthews

Stanley Matthews was admired as one of the greatest players to grace the game of football, but he also raised the bar when it comes to competing well beyond the usual age limits, having incredibly played his last competitive game at the age of 70. He also played at the highest level of English football until he was 50, becoming the oldest to play in the top tier of the English league in the process and went on to become the oldest player to represent England when he played for the national team against Denmark at the grand old age of 52.

Brad Friedel

Brad Friedel’s family didn’t need to worry about 40th birthday ideas when he hit the milestone age in May. The veteran ‘keeper was gifted a lucrative two-year contract with Premier League side Tottenham Hotspurs, after turning down shorter term offers from former club Aston Villa among others. The USA international continues the theme of evergreen American goalkeepers and will be nudging 42 when his current contract expires. Don’t bet against him continuing beyond that either.

Michael Jordan

Not content with becoming one of the most famous sportsmen of all time, basketball icon Michael Jordan kept everyone guessing by retiring not once, not twice, but three times. His first retirement in 1993 shocked the basketball world when he announced he was quitting the game at the age of 30 after bagging three straight N.B.A. titles with the Chicago Bulls. A rather underwhelming career in the baseball minor leagues followed before he returned to basketball and the Bulls in 1995. His second retirement came in 1999 at the respectable age of 35, but he refused to leave it there and returned to professional play with the Washington Wizards in 2001, going on to become the first 40-year-old to hit 43 points in an N.B.A. game shortly before he retired for (probably) the final time in 2003.

John Whittemore

Leaving all the others trailing, Californian sportsman Whittemore was hailed as the world’s oldest athlete when he threw the javelin and discus at a Masters Track competition in 2004 at the almost unbelievable age of 104, just six weeks before turning 105. He sadly passed away just six months later but not without securing his place in sporting folklore.

Martina Navratilova

The Czech-born, American based tennis star wrote herself into the record books with 167 career titles, including becoming the oldest ever Grand Slam winner by picking up the mixed doubles titles at Wimbledon and the Australian open aged 46. She continued to add milestones becoming the oldest player to win a professional singles match by winning her opening round at Wimbledon a year later and finished in style by beating her own record and winning the mixed doubles title at the US Open in 2006 aged 49. Sadly she was narrowly pipped to winning ITV series I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out if Here in 2008 by squeaky-voiced Eastender Joe Swash.
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If you are caught with a gun in Washington D.C., you had better be an NBA player.

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Wizard PG Gilbert Arenas got just 1 month in a half way house for gun possession in WDC. The usual penalty for someone that is not in either of the categories above is 3 months in jail.

Arenas brought 4 guns into the locker room and reportedly “threatened” reserve guard Javaris Crittenton in an argument over gambling debts. Arenas also will be on probation for 2 years, will have to do community service of 400 hours, and has to pay a fine of 5K to be paid to the Victims of Crime fund. Crittenton, who pulled a gun of his own, is also on probation from pleading guilty for a misdemeanor. Both players have been suspended indefinitely by the league.

There were several factors Judge Robert E. Morin sited in making his sentencing decision. Most important was that none of the guns were “found” to have been loaded. I can’t help but wonder how hard the police looked to see if there were bullets in them. The other factors were that according to Morin Arenas has no history of violence; no one was hurt; neither man pointed a gun at the other; Arenas legally owned the weapons in Virginia; and he took responsibility, cooperating in a police investigation and pleading guilty to a felony less than a month after the confrontation. Morin also sighted Arenas’ charitable contributions to the community as a reason to give the player a break.

This was not the first time Arenas has been charged with a gun violation. He served probation in California 7 years ago for a violation of gun transportation laws there.

If the gun laws are going to exist despite the 2nd Amendment, then both players should have received jail time. There is nothing that makes either of these two boneheads worthy of special consideration. Justice unevenly applied is justice denied. Throw the guys in jail and let them suffer what any one of us would for the same criminal act.

That’s what I think. Tell me what you think.

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