Comeback Lebron The Cavs Cle

Author: Terry Pluto
Publisher: Gray Publishers
ISBN: 9781938441882
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LeBron James came home on a mission: Lead the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals and give Cleveland fans their first title in 52 years. Could he restore his reputation, revive the franchise, and reward the fans? Down 3 games to 1 in the 2016 Finals, he and the Cavs launched an epic comeback and delivered glory. Cleveland's top sportswriter tells how.

The Comeback Lebron The Cavs Cleveveland

Author: Terry Pluto
Publisher: Gray & Company, Publishers
ISBN: 1938441893
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This epic homecoming tale recounts one of the greatest sports stories in Cleveland history — how LeBron James and the Cavaliers took fans on a roller coaster ride from despair to hope and, finally, to glory as the 2016 NBA champions. Fans felt gut-punched in 2010 when local hero and MVP LeBron James announced he was leaving the Cavaliers and Northeast Ohio for Miami. The Cavs nose-dived in the standings and struggled to recover. Then, in June 2014, LeBron announced he was coming home. And he had a mission: Lead the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals and give Cleveland its first championship in 52 years. But would LeBron’s return be enough to restore his reputation, revive the franchise, and reward long-suffering Cleveland fans? Award-winning sportswriter Terry Pluto tells how it all happened. How LeBron won back fans with a heartfelt message — and savvy PR . . . How the Cavs’ front office crafted a championship-caliber team with a big three of James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love and a bench stocked not only with talent but character and chemistry . . . How LeBron’s added experience from four seasons and two titles in Miami prepared him for this second chance in Cleveland . . . How the Cavaliers reached the 2016 NBA Finals to face a Golden State Warriors team, led by MVP Stephen Curry, that had just set an NBA record for wins and had vanquished the Cavs in the Finals the previous season . . . How LeBron and the Cavs, down a historically hopeless three games to one, sparked an unprecedented come-from-behind surge (symbolized by LeBron’s superhuman block in Game 7) to stun Golden State and bring home the NBA Championship . . . And how the ecstatic fans joined the team in a joyful celebration that brought more than a million people together in downtown Cleveland. Pluto tells it all with insightful analysis, extensive front-office details, and a deep empathy for the fans.

Lebron James

Author: Ryan Nagelhout
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1534560297
Size: 78.89 MB
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LeBron James overcame adversity to become a superstar athlete while he was still in high school. After joining the NBA, he won multiple championships and awards, and he is widely considered one of the best basketball players in history. Sports fans will be interested to learn about James’s early life and the challenges he overcame throughout his career. Full-color photographs and a timeline of important dates highlight James’s rise to success.

Return Of The King

Author: Brian Windhorst
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1538759683
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Now a New York Times bestseller! The inside story of LeBron James's return and ultimate triumph in Cleveland. What really happened when LeBron James stunned the NBA by leaving a potential dynasty in Miami to come home to play with the Cleveland Cavaliers? How did the Cavs use secret meetings to put together the deal to add star Kevin Love? Who really made the controversial decision to fire coach David Blatt when the team was in first place? Where did the greatest comeback in NBA history truly begin-and end? RETURN OF THE KING takes you onto the private planes, inside the locker-room conversations, and into the middle of the intense huddles where one of the greatest stories in basketball history took place, resulting in the Cavs winning the 2016 NBA title after trailing the Golden State Warriors three games to one. You'll hear from all the characters involved: the players, the executives, the agents, and the owners as they reveal stories never before told. Get the background on all the controversies, the rivalries, and the bad blood from two reporters who were there for every day, plot twist, and social media snafu as they take you through the fascinating ride that culminated in a heart-stopping Game Seven.

The Franchise Lebron James And The Remaking Of The Cleveland Cavaliers

Author: Terry Pluto
Publisher: Gray & Company, Publishers
ISBN: 1938441605
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"Not your typical sports biography . . . Take[s] the reader behind the scenes in the Cavaliers’ front office, revealing how championship contenders are built" — Library Journal Two award-winning sports journalists give an in-depth look at how a team and a city were rebuilt around superstar LeBron James. When the Cleveland Cavaliers drew the top pick in the 2003 NBA draft, an entire city buzzed with excitement. After all, how often does a LeBron James come along? Especially for Cleveland, a midmarket Rust Belt city without a sports championship in forty years. Especially for the Cavaliers, a long-struggling team that had never reached the NBA finals. Soon, everyone had something riding on LeBron—billionaire team owner Dan Gilbert looking for a return on his investment . . . teammates eager for a championship ring . . . the league in need of the next Michael Jordan to promote . . . the shoe company with its multimillion-dollar endorsement deal . . . even popcorn vendors in the stands of Quicken Loans Arena and servers waiting restaurant tables in a downtown that now booms every game night. Terry Pluto and Brian Windhorst tell the converging stories of a struggling franchise that had to get worse in order to get better and a highly touted teenage phenom, the local kid who became their future. This book will fascinate any basketball fan who wants the inside story of how LeBron James became the young superstar shouldering the weight of an entire NBA franchise. Chock full of facts and analysis.

100 Things Cavaliers Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Bob Finnan
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633196593
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Only real Cavaliers fans know what truly went into the LeBron James' "Decision," the best place to grab a burger before tipoff, or which player once left a pregame huddle to buy a hot dog from a concession stand. 100 Things Cavaliers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of Cleveland basketball. Whether you're a die-hard fan from the days of Bill Fitch or a new supporter of James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love, this book contains everything Cavs fans should know, see, and do in their lifetime.

All In

Author: Vince McKee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1683580753
Size: 57.56 MB
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The Cleveland Cavaliers franchise has been in existence for more than forty-five years, and it hasn’t been an easy ride for the team or their fans, with many ups and downs along the way. They had seen the “Miracle in Richfield” in 1976, “The Shot” by Michael Jordan to knock them out of the playoffs in 1989, the arrival of “The Chosen One,” LeBron James, in 2003, and a trip to the NBA Finals in 2007, but never a title. All In: The Story of LeBron James annd the 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers takes readers on the rollercoaster ride from LeBron coming back to Cleveland, to their 2015 NBA Finals appearance, through the unforgettable 2015–16 season that gave the city of Cleveland their first major sports championship in fifty-two years. Author Vince McKee brings to life all the drama on and off the court, including how the team was built, why coach David Blatt was fired and replaced by Tyronn Lue midway through the season, and every big game and play along the way, straight through to the dramatic 2016 NBA Finals and epic comeback against the seemingly unbeatable Golden State Warriors. LeBron James finally earned his long-awaited redemption, Kevin Love made his presence felt under the boards, Kyrie Irving took to the NBA’s biggest stage and made it his own under the brightest of lights, and J. R. Smith, Tristan Thompson, Richard Jefferson, and Iman Shumpert all made key contributions. All In is a must-have for all Cleveland sports fans!

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress
Publisher:
ISBN:
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

The Nba Playoffs

Author: Matt Doeden
Publisher: Millbrook Press ™
ISBN: 1541552393
Size: 20.81 MB
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Do you know: • Which team won the first NBA championship? • Why Michael Jordan felt awful during one of his greatest playoff performances? • How the Golden State Warriors built a playoff dynasty? Read about the incredible playoff games that basketball fans will never forget. Clutch performances and shocking finishes have helped make the NBA playoffs one of the most thrilling spectacles in sports. The biggest moments, from buzzer-beaters to last-second defensive plays, are all here in vivid detail.

King James Brings The Land A Crown

Author: Chris Parker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780998162409
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King James Brings The Land a Crown chronicles Cleveland's victorious journey back to that summit led by this generation's greatest sports icon in search of his storybook ending. In one move James went from Judas to Galahad, bringing home the golden cup to a hollowed-out industrial city desperate for sports sunshine after decades of acid rain. As told by Chris Parker, a seasoned freelance writer turned Cleveland beat reporter who followed the team for two years for the Cleveland Scene, King James Brings The Land a Crown is a travelogue of the ups and downs of their historic season. A diehard basketball fan, and long-time Cleveland, Ohio resident, Parker cut his journalistic teeth in feature writing penned over 3,000 articles for magazines and weeklies around the country. He brings a special flair, interview acumen, and journalistic rigor often absent from sports reporting. The book features a rich pastiche of play-by-play vignettes, coach and player quotes, strategic basketball analysis and deeper insight into how the Cavaliers overcame their inconsistency to stage the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history against a team that had just completed the best regular season ever. The story winds over 320 pages from opening night in Chicago with President Obama in attendance, through the season's 82 games to a game-by-game ride through the playoffs. You'll read about Love's one-on-one games with his dad, how Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson brought the team together, how players build, hone and polish go-to moves, and of course an in-depth examination of Tyronn Lue's value to the team and the circumstances of David Blatt's firing. It includes a beat-by-beat review of that Finals game for the ages, Game 7, that's almost like hearing it on the radio. There are also 16 pages of color photos including shots of James and Carmelo Anthony competing in high school, Kyrie Irving's game-winning three and LeBron's incredibly block on Andre Iguodala.