During the season, NBA.com editors Darren Misener, Martin Sumners and Jim Reilly will be keeping you updated on all the best news and content from around the 30 team sites in the Conference Call Blog. East, Week 1 | West, Week 1 | East, Week 2 | West, Week 2 | East, Week 3 | West, Week 3 | East, Week 4 | West, Week 4 | East, Week 5 | West, Week 5

Martin C. Sumners

Cavs Nation
The NFL has Raider Nation and MLB has Red Sox Nation, and now the NBA has Cavs Nation. If you bleed wine and gold you are a rich alcoholic or a potential member.

Clevelanders can tune into Newsradio WTAM 1100 while those outside of northeast Ohio can catch the live weekly radio show or archived editions of Cavs head coach on the air on the Mike Brown Radio Show.

The Optimist is in Canada but not to take the Cavs Nation international but to report on the Cavs traveling to Toronto. While there, the Optimist hangs out with, in his words, “probably the greatest road dog in the entire organization.”

On Sunday, the Cavs lost the rematch in Boston to the Celtics, but the newest Cavalier, Demetris Nichols, returned for the first time as an NBA player to his hometown. Cavs television play-by-play man Fred McLeod blogs about the rook’s homecoming

Cavs.com also has a feature on one of the team’s longest tenured member Ira Newble, focusing on his versatility of playing the 2, 3, 4 and maybe the 5.


Fall into the GAP
Celtics radio voice Sean Grande is having fun calling Celtics games this year having fallen into the GAP with Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce.

Progress in ATL
Lang Whitaker, executive editor of Slam Magazine and a Hawks fan can’t be sure if the light at the end of the tunnel is a train.

It's A Numbers Game
HEAT.com takes a look at what's behind the jersey number players wear in Ain't Nothing But A Number.

Duhon’s Court
Chis Duhon continuing his relief efforts for those devastated by Hurricane Katrina will make a personal donation of $100,000 to construct basketball courts in New Orleans and his hometown of Slidell, La.

Inexact Science
Mark Champion of Pistons.com takes a look at past NBA drafts that reveal even the great basketball minds make mistakes.

Vince & Grover
Vince Carter knows the way to Sesame St. and hangs out with Grover.

The New Three J’s
Pacers fans blog about the core of the team who happen to have a first name that begins with the letter “J”: coach Jim O’ Brien, point guard Jamaal Tinsley and center Jermaine O’Neal.

Homeboy Returns
Milwaukee area Homestead High grad and son of former Bucks coach George Karl, Coby Karl, returns to Milwaukee as a Laker.

Mo’ Better Evans
Nick Adams of Magic.com profiles the newest Magic player Maurice Evans.

The Pearl
In Conference Call East Week 4 we wrote about the retiring of Earl Monroe’s jersey. Now, check out the section dedicated to The Pearl.