Tag Archives: Dwyane Wade

Cavaliers beat Heat, Lebron wants a new number

Lebron James scored 34 points including the final eight points over the last 2:42. Dwyane Wade had 36 but wasn’t enough to rally his team from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter.

The two superstars did not disappoint. James was 8-for-20 from the floor, and 16-of-18 from the stripe, and a game-high seven assists, and four rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot. Wade’s matched James almost in every category, going 9-for-21 from the floor and 15-for-21 from the line en route to a game-high 36 points.

Mo Williams made five 3-pointers and scored 25 points for the Cavs. J.J. Hickson, making his third consecutive start, had a career-high 18 points.

Over the last three wins, Mo Williams is shooting a scorching .614 from the floor. Over the past two games, Mo has gone 9-for-12 from long-distance.

This was a high energy game that included many highlights. The main one was a dunk by Wade on Anderson Varejao which you can watch on the above video. Give Varjao a lot of credit for trying to block Wade. Lebron said that dunk might make the NBA’s all-time top ten.

Later, Varejao and Wade drew a double technical for a heated exchange moments after the dunk.

“It’s like being in the backyard with your big brother or little brother,” smiled James. “You don’t want him to get the upper edge. You don’t want them bragging and talking about it all week.”

“We knew because of D-Wade it was going to be a high-energy game,” said the Cavs’ Shaquille O’Neal, who scored 14 points in a return to his former home court. “It’s very, very exciting watching him and LeBron going back and forth.”

Lebron_James_Back_JerseyLebron James is planning on switching jersey numbers after this season from number 23 to number 6. Also, James wants to lead a movement to get every player who wears No. 23 in the league to give it up as a tribute to Jordan.

“I just think what Michael Jordan has done for the game has to be recognized some way soon,” James said. “There would be no LeBron James, no Kobe Bryant, no Dwyane Wade if there wasn’t Michael Jordan first. He can’t get the logo, and if he can’t, something has to be done. I feel like no NBA player should wear 23. I’m starting a petition, and I’ve got to get everyone in the NBA to sign it. Now, if I’m not going to wear No. 23, then nobody else should be able to wear it.”

Shaquille O’Neal ready to share the spotlight

At the team’s annual media event that was held at the Cleveland Clinic Courts Monday in Independence, the Cavaliers newest and biggest off season addition, Shaquille O’Neal did his best with the media to put his role in perspective alongside Lebron James.

“I’m 37 years old; it isn’t my time anymore,” O’Neal said. “I had my time, and I did what I did. I’m not one of those players that always thinks it is his time. It would not be advantageous for me to take 30 shots a game when you have a guy like [LeBron]. We’ll get him the ball and let him do what he does, and when he drops it off to me, I’ll do my job.”

“It is [LeBron’s] team, and he’s going to have the ball the most, and it is our job to make him look good,” O’Neal said. “I don’t have to say it, every team that has a great 1-2 punch with a guard and a big man, the guard has always been that guy and the big man has been the other guy. At this point in my career, I accept that.”

O’Neal won three championships alongside Kobe Bryant with the Lakers. He won one championship when he played for the Miami Heat alongside Dwyane Wade. Now his mission is to win his fifth championship, but this time will try to win it alongside Lebron for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Lebron is very excited about the possibility to have Shaq on his team:

“I never thought I’d play with Shaq,” James said. “I dreamed about it. I dreamed about playing with other Hall of Famers. This is great for the city, for the team and for me.”

“When you have a 1-2 punch like that, then they have to double-team somebody,” said James. “Now, we have another guy they have to double-team.”

Where Will Amazing Happen This Year?

LeBron James: Where Will Amazing Happen This Year?

With the 2009 NBA Playoffs almost around the corner, the NBA released 14 different commercials that capture some of the amazing plays of the 2008 playoffs. These commercials are in black and white and meant to capture viewers emotions with the caption “Where Will Amazing Happen This Year”.

I keep watching these commercials over and over and I love most of them. However, as a Cavaliers fan, my favorite is Lebron Jame’s dunk on Kevin Garnett during the 2008 Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Which one is your favorite?

Manu Ginobili

[youtube width=”400″ height=”215″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVjQLhH5OSw[/youtube]

LeBron James dunk on Kevin Garnett (Eastern Conference Semifinals 2008)
[youtube width=”400″ height=”215″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYa5u-lPS8c[/youtube]

Kobe Bryant’s shot vs Phoenix Suns (2007):
[youtube width=”400″ height=”215″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac4HOTcbf2o[/youtube]

Chris Paul’s shot vs Spurs:
[youtube width=”400″ height=”215″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHI3lGRipEI[/youtube]

Kevin Garnett dunk against the Pistons (Eastern Conference final 2008)
[youtube width=”400″ height=”215″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEmtB2y_6OY[/youtube]

Paul Pierce dunk against the Cavaliers (Eastern Conference Semifinals 2008)
[youtube width=”400″ height=”215″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eIMPyAFD0o[/youtube]

Joe Johnson 3-point shot against the Celtics (First round playoffs 2008)
[youtube width=”400″ height=”215″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4frVnKRNR5U[/youtube]

Tayshaun Prince blocked Reggie Miller shot 2004
[youtube width=”400″ height=”215″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-u5VK-zS2o[/youtube]

Dwyane Wade shot against the Pistons
[youtube width=”400″ height=”215″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeArg1v4Hck[/youtube]

Tim Duncan shot against the Phoenix Suns
[youtube width=”400″ height=”215″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5d_9k7AjuY[/youtube]

Carmelo Anthony dunk against the Spurs (2008 Playoffs)
[youtube width=”400″ height=”215″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCAgUnTOoqQ[/youtube]

Andrei Kirilenko dunk on the Rockets
[youtube width=”400″ height=”215″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwnukimHW7k[/youtube]

Yao Ming shot against the Utah Jazz
[youtube width=”400″ height=”215″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVhvFb5ls0M[/youtube]

Richard Hamilton shot against the Celtics
[youtube width=”400″ height=”215″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKaEhG7K-fw[/youtube]