Daily News - August 15, 2014

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Cleveland’s Brian Kortovich Goes 1-On-1 With LeBron James In Movie Trainwreck
Author: Brendan Bowers
Publication: Stepien Rules

“Trainwreck” is a major motion picture featuring Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James. That’s how I first heard about it. I’ve since learned that the movie—which is currently being filmed—is directed by Judd Apatow and stars Amy Shumer, Bill Hader and a long list of other Hollywood talent.

While the comedy’s plot has been kept under wraps, there is one scene where James plays Hader’s character in a game of one-on-one. But even though we’ll see Hader trading buckets with King James when the film is released during the summer of 2015, it’s actually Cleveland-native Brian Kortovich who is acting out the basketball action opposite LeBron." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Ticket prices on the secondary market skyrocketing for LeBron's first game against the Knicks
Author: Michael Baldwin
Publication: News Net 5

"CLEVELAND - If you're buying a ticket from a broker on the secondary market, expect to pay a pretty penny to see LeBron James back on the court in Cleveland.

Depending on your seat, it could cost anywhere from $300 to $5000.

That’s per ticket by-the-way.

And a far cry from last year's prices when tickets for the first Cav’s game went for as little as $30 to $200, brokers say." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Where USA basketball goes next with Demarcus Cousins potentially out
Author: Jeremy Woo
Publication: Sports Illustrated

"CHICAGO -- Battered, depleted but far from broken, USA Basketball opened training camp Thursday afternoon, continuing preparations for the World Championships in Spain at the end of the month. Although roster spots remain up for grabs leading into Saturday night’s friendly with Brazil, the team offered a peek at the current setup, holding a full, though brief, eight-minute scrimmage with referees and a stopping clock. As the team moves on from the departure of Kevin Durant and eyes the gold medal, here’s what we’ve learned.

Boogie down

The latest stroke of bad luck for Team USA came early in the scrimmage, when DeMarcus Cousins suffered a right knee injury, taking a knock in a knee-to-knee collision near midcourt and spending a couple minutes on the ground. The Sacramento Kings center limped off the court with the help of trainers, and was officially ruled out for the Brazil game by USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo. He underwent a precautionary MRI, which revealed no structural damage, according to USA Basketball team physician Dr. Lisa Callahan in a released statement. Cousins is listed as day-to-day." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

LeBron James and Cavaliers Tickets Are Biggest Road Draw On NBA Schedule
Author: Jesse Lawrence
Publication: Forbes.com

"LeBron James changed the landscape of the NBA when he decided to return to Cleveland and rejoin the Cavaliers. With the NBA schedule just released, he’s already changed the landscape of the secondary ticket market. As Cleveland Cavaliers tickets start to flood the secondary market, many of the most expensive games come with James and the Cavs as the visiting team.

As expected, Cleveland’s first trip to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat is one of the most expensive games on the secondary market. Miami Heat tickets on Christmas Day have an average price of $765.03 with a get-in price of $187. Cleveland will play one other game in Miami on March 16 with an average price currently close to the Christmas Day game. The game has an average price of $719.52 with a get-in price of $175.

Miami won’t be the only city where there will be a premium to see the Cavaliers. New York Knicks tickets for both games against the Cavs at Madison Square Garden have a secondary market average price above $600. Last season, James’ visit to New York with the Heat was the most expensive regular season game of the year. That was aided greatly by the date of the game being the night before the Super Bowl at nearby MetLife Stadium." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

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