Comeback Lebron The Cavs Cle

Author: Terry Pluto
Publisher: Gray Publishers
ISBN: 9781938441882
Size: 52.20 MB
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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
Size: 27.97 MB
Format: PDF
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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: 15.65 MB
Format: PDF
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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.

100 Things Cavaliers Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Bob Finnan
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633196593
Size: 20.80 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Return Of The King

Author: Brian Windhorst
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1538759683
Size: 78.79 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

All In

Author: Vince McKee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1683580753
Size: 19.54 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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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!

Cleveland Is King

Author: Brendan Bowers
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633197166
Size: 38.29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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All In. The moment that LeBron James declared his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014, there was no doubt the franchise was all in on ending the city of Cleveland's over half-century drought without a major sports championship. From the mid-season coaching change to a 3-1 NBA Finals deficit, the Cavs were determined to overcome any obstacle to capture the first NBA title in franchise history. Unlike in 2015 when they were decimated by injuries, they stayed largely healthy in the 2016 playoffs and torched the Pistons, Hawks, and Raptors on their way to a Finals rematch versus Stephen Curry and the record-breaking Warriors. Packed with unmatched analysis and dynamic color photography, Cleveland Is King takes fans through the Cavaliers historic and improbable journey, from Tyronn Lue taking over as coach during the season, to LeBron shaping the team in his image, to the team rallying from the brink of elimination in dramatic fashion to steal the championship in Oakland. This commemorative edition also includes in-depth profiles of King James, Finals hero Kyrie Irving, big man Kevin Love, and more key players in the Cleveland's extraordinary championship run.

King James Brings The Land A Crown

Author: Chris Parker
ISBN: 9780998162416
Size: 66.21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

5 Minute Basketball Stories

Author: Sarah Howden
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9781443456722
Size: 52.88 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Go courtside with the biggest stars and greatest games! 5-Minute Basketball Stories is an action-packed collection of twelve tales about today’s superstars, NBA legends, and the best basketball games of all time. From incredible game-winning dunks, to jaw-dropping world records, to edge-of-your-seat comebacks—each story is perfect for reading aloud in five minutes. Ideal for young fans and future stars, 5-Minute Basketball Stories includes: · Steph Curry overcoming doubts to score 17 points in five minutes of overtime · Kevin Durant setting a Guinness World Record in India along with over 3,000 kids · LeBron James clinching the NBA Championship for the Cleveland Cavaliers for the first time ever · Steve Nash surprising opponents with his fast “seven seconds or less” playing style that changed basketball · James Naismith using two peach baskets and a couple ladders to invent the world’s fastest-growing sport · Michael Jordan making his legendary “Last Shot” in a must-win game for the Chicago Bulls · Candace Parker picking up basketball at age 13 to become the best WNBA player of all time · The US Dream Team of the world’s best basketball players learning from a shocking loss to win Olympic Gold in 1992 Plus Yao Ming, Andrew Wiggins and Shaquille O’Neal and more…

Men At Work

Author: Detroit Free Press
Size: 65.80 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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