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57-25, 1st in Central
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Cruz appreciative of support from LeBron (0:45)
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LeBron moves up in select group

Two months into the Cavaliers' reign as NBA world champions, it's a good time to look back on how LeBron James compares to the league's other greats in terms of regular-season and postseason hardware.

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Cavs should again be class of East

Kevin Pelton writes that ESPN's real plus-minus shows the Cavaliers still atop the Eastern Conference following next season. That should be with a tad fewer wins, though. Projected W-L records for 2016-17 (Insider)

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Cavs' ceremony or Indians playoff game?

October 25th will have the Cavs' championship ring ceremony and a potential Game 1 of the World Series for the Tribe. The Really Big Show is split on what they would go to.

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Usher recalls triumphant Cavaliers win (1:48)

With 28th pick in draft, Cavs would ...

Chad Ford notes that Cleveland could use a big body down low. Indiana sophomore Thomas Bryant, all 6-foot-10 and 245 pounds of him, would do nicely. Mock Draft 1.0 (Insider)

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Irving is in need of a turnaround?

That might seem odd given Kyrie Irving just became the fourth NBA player to win an NBA title and Olympic gold medal in the same year. Bradford Doolittle has done the math, which includes all of a 2015-16 season that began with Irving rehabbing from surgery. Top bounce-back players for 2016-17 (Insider)

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Where does LeBron rank in Olympic history?

LeBron James is second in career Olympic points for Team USA, winning golds in 2008 and '12 after the disappointment of 2004. Kevin Pelton has computed where James ranks among the world's Olympic men's basketball players. Best Olympic players ever (Insider)

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LeBron opened the floodgates

Stephen A. Smith thinks that LeBron James is forced to say positive things about Kevin Durant's move to Golden State because he did the same thing leaving Cleveland to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami.

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LeBron's past requires him to support Durant's move (1:02)
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James: To 'own a team would be awesome'

LeBron James sits down with Rachel Nichols to talk about his dream of becoming an owner of a franchise where he could learn how to put a winning team together, hire advisors and negotiate contract deals with players.

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Iverson talks favorite players and more

Among the topics that Allen Iverson discussed with rapper Jadakiss in a recent interview was his five favorite players. The upcoming Basketball Hall of Fame inductee included LeBron James, hardly a surprise, and listed Kyrie Irving among the "finalists" for his fifth spot. AI's five faves

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Coach K brought W's back to Team USA

A win for Team USA in Sunday's Rio gold-medal game vs. Serbia would be a record 76th straight for the national team. All of them under Mike Krzyzewski, which is no coincidence to Marc Stein. Pride restored to Team USA

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Reviewing LeBron's legacy (in progress)

LeBron James will begin his 14th NBA season this fall following his third NBA title. He told Rachel Nichols in ESPN's Sunday Conversation that his skills aren't yet headed down the far side of a veteran athlete's hill. Sunday Conversation

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Kyrie Irving seeks rare double

If Team USA beats Serbia in Sunday's Rio gold-medal game, ESPN Stats & Info notes the Cavaliers guard will become the fourth player to claim an NBA title and an Olympic gold in the same year:

  • 1992: Michael Jordan, Bulls
  • 1992, '96: Scottie Pippen, Bulls
  • 2012: LeBron James, Heat

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James: To 'own a team would be awesome' (0:51)
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LeBron refuses to go 'downhill...still climbing' (5:18)
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Will Kyrie Irving take charge again?

When Team USA edged Serbia 94-91 on Aug. 12 in group play, Irving scored a team-high 15 points going 5-for-8 from the floor and playing almost 30 of the game's 40 minutes. The teams will meet again on Sunday in Rio to play for the gold medal.

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LeBron chasing the ghost of MJ (0:39)
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LeBron leaves door open for potential Team USA return (0:26)

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.38th
Rebounds Per Game44.59th
Assists Per Game22.713th
Points Allowed98.34th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-165725.695
2014-155329.646
2013-143349.402
2012-132458.293
2011-122145.318

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