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LeBron Keeps Promise And Brings Championship To Cleveland

By: Kiersten Ehr

On June 19th, 2016, history was made and brought to Cleveland, Ohio.

You could say one man was behind it, LeBron James. The “King” of the NBA. If you don’t know who LeBron James is, well you probably haven’t watched any NBA games since 2003 when he was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers directly out of high school.

The Gist Of It

The Cleveland Cavaliers won the 2016 NBA Championship defeating the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Sunday’s  Game 7.

What you should take away from this defeat:

  • No team had ever rallied from a 3-1 deficit to win the NBA finals — until Sunday night (Cavs were the underdog in this series)
  • Cavaliers first championship in franchise history
  • City of Cleveland’s first major sports title since 1964
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Screenshot from Twitter

The “King” At His Best

  • Who will argue that Game 7 wasn’t LeBron’s biggest game of his career?
    LeBron James reminded NBA fans that he’s LeBron and he’s currently trying to catch up to Michael Jordan who had six NBA Championships (Chicago Bulls: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998) in his career. LeBron is half way there with three championships.
  • LeBron was named the Finals MVP after scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds, and racking up 11 assists.
    According to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver the vote was unanimous. LeBron had his moment while he kissed the court, and shed tears of happiness with his fellow teammates.

    LeBron Back At Home

Just for a quick recap, LeBron James was drafted with the 1st overall pick in the NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003. James stayed in his hometown with the Cavs until 2010 when he decided to sign with Dwayne Wade and the Miami Heat organization. In 2010  LeBron faced criticism for leaving the Cavaliers and his hometown of Cleveland. While playing for the Miami Heat he won two NBA Championships back-to-back (2012, 2013).

Cavaliers Came Back For Revenge

  • A year ago the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors were in the same place fighting for the NBA Championship
  • The Warriors had their first title since 1975 as they won in six games (4–2)  in the 2015 Finals over the Cavs (Warriors’ first title in 40 years and their fourth in franchise history)
  • Cavaliers defeated the Warriors in the 2016 Finals despite the fact that Golden State set the record for the most wins in a regular season with a 73-9 record

Scores From 2016 NBA Finals

  • Game 1 – Warriors 104-89 Cavs
  • Game 2- Warriors 110-77 Cavs
  • Game 3- Cavs 120-90 Warriors
  • Game 4- Warriors 108- 97 Cavs
  • Game 5- Cavs 112-97 Warriors
  • Game 6- Cavs 115-101 Warriors
  • Game 7- Cavs 93-89 Warriors (Cleveland won 4-3 in series)

LeBron James reported today prior to the Cavs’ championship parade that he has no plans to leave the Cavaliers.

According to cleveland.com, LeBron James said, “I love it here. I love being here. I love my teammates. I’ve got no plans to go nowhere at this point.”

The Future For LeBron

  • LeBron can become a free agent if he decides to not exercise the one-year, $24 million player’s option in his contract
  • James can decide to decline the option on June 29th to get a raise from the Cavs …James can make $30 million next season under a new contract
  • Free agents can begin negotiating with teams starting July 1st and can sign July 7th

“This is the happiest time in my life right now,” James said.

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Courtesy of ESPN.com

Since the NBA Finals are over fans can look forward to the 2016 NBA Draft Thursday, June23 at 7:00 PM CT on ESPN. Let the regular season countdown begin!

Until The Next Time,
Your SportsChic
~Kiersten Ehr~
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Enjoy your summer 🙂


Lebron James Makes History With Fifth Consecutive NBA Finals Appearance

By: Kiersten Ehr

He did it again people. The rockstar some call- one of the many famous faces of the NBA (National Basketball Association) has proven his talent in the playoffs. 

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated
  • Whether you are a fan of Lebron or you are tired of seeing him in the media- get used to it. He is a well talented player in his prime. Remember Michael Jordan in the 90’s with 6x Championships, and a 6x Finals MVP? Well Lebron is looking for his chance to add to his success. He is no where close to surpassing Jordan, but he’s still only 30 years old. After last year in the finals with the San Antonio Spurs victory- he is looking for his next ring.
    Lebron James:
  • Drafted right out of high school– 2003/ Round 1/ Pick 1st overall to the Cavaliers
  • NBA Champion (20122013)
  • NBA Finals MVP (20122013)
Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated

The Cleveland Cavaliers won 118-88 over the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday- LeBron James and James Jones will become the 1st players since the 1960s Celtics to make five straight Finals appearances.  —history right here—-

The Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks was a four-game sweep to win the Eastern Conference Finals. This wasn’t a surprise to most NBA fans and Sports Analysts, ex. Charles Barkley…

Fact: James and Jones were members of the Miami Heat franchise when they made four straight Finals appearances from 2011 through 2014, winning two, The duo then signed with Cleveland in the off-season- James returning to his first team he was drafted with in his career. This season the Miami Heat did not make the NBA playoffs (37-35 record).

Fact: This is Cleveland’s first NBA Finals trip since 2007.

Stat: In 13 postseason games this year, James has averaged 27.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and 8.4 assists. Jones has averaged 4.8 points and 1.5 rebounds.

Photo Credit: Cleveland.com

The NBA Finals will start once the Western Conference finals finishes between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors. Game 5 is tonight at 8:00 p.m. CT on ESPN.

Til the next time, 

Why I love March Madness

My passion is to bring attention to all sports- here is my take on March Madness.

Bring the ACTION. 

March 19-April 4th. This is when the ‘action’ begins. In my mind the perfect pump up music for pre-game jamming is Skrillex. You can listen to this song while reading my blog. Just click the link below.

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Photo credit: NCAA March Madness

Let me explain what March Madness is all about and why people crave this month to watch and devour the love for college basketball. March Madness showcases the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Men’s and Women’s Division one (D1) college basketball to fight for the national championship trophy.

What is a bracket? How do I make one? 

A bracket or a March Madness pool is a form of sports betting used on the annual NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship each March in the United States. A bracket is a type of form that can be made on-line or printed out to predict the outcome of each game during the March Madness tournament. Friends, family or groups of people who like friendly competing can share together for bragging rights or for money.

I have my bracket filled out- I’m currently competing against my co-workers at KTSW Sports in a non betting competition. It’s a fun way to be interactive with friends and at the same time keep up with all the games in the tournament. I think it’s a great way to watch and follow all the games for my bracket predictions. 

 To make a bracket you can create one during the tournament by going to these websites:

I simply made my bracket through ESPN since my Sports Director sent me that link. Any site will be easily accessible to make your very own bracket.

Why I love the madness:

March Madness is so great because anyone can watch the games, follow the teams, join in on the conversation, make a bracket and talk to friends or family and even co-workers about the hype. Games are basically on every night and it’s a great escape to cheer on the underdog school or cheer on the team that is predicted to win.

A ‘Cinderella’ team? 

Yes, a team can be called a ‘Cinderella’ or ‘Cinderella Story.’ Oddly said this is referred to when a team achieves far greater success than predicted. What I like to call an underdog team. Cinderella stories and teams will gain media attention as the team moves further along in the competition. While researching online I looked up that ‘Cinderella’ teams can also be called a surprise package, surprise packet, or a fairy-tale run. But I think the media favorite term is Cinderella since it’s easy to remember and honestly just fun to say.

Info to know: 

Today is March 21st, and the tournament is currently in the round of 32 and the winners of this round will head into the sweet 16- which has 16 teams left, since the games are single elimination. While filling out a bracket on the side of each team name there will be a number. This number will be the ranking of the team heading into the tournament. Obviously #1 will be a far greater ranking than #16 or etc.

Join the action. Join the fun. It may seem like a foreign language to some but it’s easy and everyone can do it. More women are making brackets and I encourage all females to add to the contribution of March Madness. This is not just for males but for alumni and fans of sports. Even if you don’t care for basketball- still watch some games that have Cinderella teams and you won’t be disappointed.

Happy bracketing! Let the ‘madness’ begin!

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(My March Madness predictions) I predict Wisconsin to win it all