Author Archives: David Friedman

Cavs Upgrade With Parker for Pavlovic “Swap”

This summer, the Cavs essentially traded Ben Wallace for Shaquille O’Neal and swapped Sasha Pavlovic for Anthony Parker; technically, the Cavs shipped Wallace and Pavlovic to Phoenix in exchange for O’Neal and then signed Parker as a free agent. I

Cavs’ 2009 Season Provided Reasons for Hope, Reasons for Concern

The Cleveland Cavaliers produced the best regular season in franchise history in 2008-09 but the joy and excitement generated by a league-best 66-16 record were tempered by the 4-2 loss to the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference Finals. Were

LeBron James’ Magnificent Playoff Run is One for the Ages

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers fell six wins short of their ultimate goal but that should not obscure the fact that James put together one of the greatest individual performances in playoff history. He became the only player to

Resilient Magic Rally From 16 Point Deficit to Stun Cavaliers, 107-106

LeBron James authored one of the epochal single game performances in NBA playoff history–49 points on 20-30 field goal shooting, eight assists, six rebounds, three blocked shots, two steals–but the Orlando Magic erased a 16 point lead to steal homecourt

Playoff-Tested Cavs Well Equipped to Deal With Magic

Although the Cleveland Cavaliers posted the best regular season record in the NBA and swept through the first two rounds of the playoffs in record-setting fashion, some people believe that the Orlando Magic will pose a very difficult challenge for

Road Warrior LeBron Takes Over “Highlight Factory”

Philips Arena in Atlanta has become known as the “Highlight Factory” thanks to the aerial artistry of the young, high-flying Hawks but on Saturday night LeBron James swooped in and made the “Highlight Factory” his personal showcase. James dropped 47

James Dazzles as Cavs Rout Hawks

On Tuesday night, NBA Commissioner David Stern presented the 2009 MVP trophy to LeBron James in front of a sellout crowd of 20,562 adoring fans at Quicken Loans Arena–and then James spent the rest of the evening showing why he

Cavs’ Defense and Depth Will be Too Much for Hawks

Sweeping the Detroit Pistons earned the Cleveland Cavaliers more than a week to rest their bodies and prepare their minds for the second round. The Atlanta Hawks beat the visiting Miami Heat 91-78 in game seven on Sunday and will