Daily News - August 13, 2014

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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James scheduled to return to Miami on Christmas Day: Report
Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- NBA fans will be receiving a special gift on Christmas Day as LeBron James will reportedly make his return to Miami for the first time since signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers as a free agent.

The full schedule will officially be released during a special on NBA TV Wednesday at 6 p.m., but ESPN's Marc Stein reports that one of the marquee games on Dec. 25 will be between James and his old teammates in South Beach. It was four years ago when James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade formed an NBA superteam that led to an unforgettable run. James won two titles in his four years with Miami - making the NBA Finals each season." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Cleveland Cavaliers: championship contention bodes well in efforts to sign Shawn Marion
Author: Bob Finnan
Publication: The News-Herald

"If it’s about getting the most money, the Cavaliers will not be signing forward Shawn Marion.

However, it sounds like the unrestricted free agent is looking for a chance at another NBA championship, and that’s where the Cavaliers might factor into the equation.

The 36-year-old visited with the Pacers on Aug. 11.

Pacers president Larry Bird said during a news conference Aug. 12 that Marion told him he wants to play for a championship contender." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

NBA Unveils 2014-15 Schedule Wednesday
Author: Sekou Smith
Publication: NBA.com

"HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — LeBron James has everyone in Cleveland, and many around the league, thinking about a title chase for the Cavaliers.

We shall see. But whatever the Cavs do this season, chances are pretty good we’ll be able to see much of it live on TV.

LeBron and the new-look Cavs figure to be a prime-time fixture on NBA broadcast outlets during the 2014-15 regular season. NBA TV will unveil the entire regular-season national television schedule Wednesday on the NBA 2014-15 Schedule Release Special at 6 p.m. ET." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Lighter Is Better For LeBron, ‘Melo
Author: Sekou Smith
Publication: NBA.com

"HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Forget the massive, muscle-bound LeBron James you’ve known for years.

He’s gone.

He’s been replaced by a sleeker and more fit model for the return to Cleveland.

LeBron is one of several NBA superstars, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade help headline the list, in the midst of physical transformations that will help sustain their careers. Sure, these guys are already at the top of the athlete food chain. But they are taking it to the next level from a fitness and nutritional standpoint, yet another sign that today’s stars are in tune with their bodies in games, due in large part to advances in the science and technology of the day, in ways that their predecessors never were." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

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