Sports Columnist Terry Pluto from Cleveland.com and the Cleveland Plain Dealer spoke with Sam Bourquin and Jay Brophy Monday to recap the Cavaliers' sweep over the Pacers in Indianapolis.

 

For the full interview with Terry, Sam, and Jay, click here.

 

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Brian Dulik of the Medina Gazette spoke with Sam Bourquin about the Cavaliers taking a commanding 3-0 lead over the Indiana Pacers Thursday night. 

 

Brian also discussed the report of Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor turning down a contract extension with the club.

 

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Sam Amico from NEOSports Insiders and Fox Sports Ohio joined Sam and Brad to talk about the Cavaliers as they prepare for Game #3 against the Pacers tonight.

They play tonight on 1590 WAKR. Pregame starts at 6:30 with the tip-off at 7pm.

 

For the full interview with Sam and Brad click here, and for more on Amico's take on the Cavs and the NBA, click here. 

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:24

AUDIO Telich: Big 3 Effort In Game #2

John Telich from Fox 8 Sports discussed Game #2 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.

He also discussed some of the issues going on with the Indiana Pacers and what to expect in Game #3 in Indianapolis Thursday.

For the full interview, click here. 

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Chris Broussard from FS1 broke down the NBA Playoffs and the Cavs/Pacers series with Sam and Brad as they broadcasted live from Quicken Loans Arena.

 

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Sam Bourquin spoke with ESPN Cavs beat writer Dave McMenamin and ESPN basketball writer Brian Windhorst to talk about the new book "Return of the King" as it takes a behind-the-curtain look at the Cavs' championship run, as

well as the catalyst of that triumph, Akron's own LeBron James.

For more on Return of the King, click right here.

 

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Thursday, 13 April 2017 16:07

AUDIO Eddie White Previews Cavs & Pacers

Eddie White, host of Pacers Overtime spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers playoff series starting Saturday.

 

The full interview can be heard here. Don't forget Sam and Brad will have a special edition of their show from the Q starting at noon.

 

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Terry Pluto from the Cleveland Plain Dealer joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to discuss the Cleveland Cavaliers as they have limped down the stretch, losing to the Atlanta Hawks Sunday in overtime.

 The Cavs take on the Miami Heat tonight, minus the Big Three of LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving, who will be resting for this game.

 Terry stuck around  to talk about the Indians as they get ready for the home opener Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox. Sam, Jasen, and Brad will be broadcasting live from Progressive Field beginning at 10am.

 

 

 

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Friday, 07 April 2017 15:12

AUDIO Casey Stern Talks NBA, Cavaliers

NBA TV Host Casey Stern joined Sam and Brad on a "Feel Good Friday" to talk about the NBA season winding down and the Cavaliers as they face the Atlanta Hawks tonight and Sunday night.

You can catch both games on 1590 WAKR.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Boston sports reporter Mike Petraglia from WEEI Radio in Boston discussed the big matchup tonight between the Celtics and the Cavaliers.

That game will be heard on 1590 WAKR. Tip time is 8pm with pregame at 7:30pm 

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Brian Dulik, Sports Columnist of the Medina Gazette spoke with Sam and Brad about the Cavaliers as they face the Orlando Magic tonight at the Q.

The game can be heard on 1590 WAKR.

 

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Sam and Brad spoke with Campy Russell after the Cavaliers' overtime win Sunday over the Indiana Pacers. The Cavs are wrapping up the regular season and will take on the Orlando Magic on Tuesday.

 

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Cavaliers play-by-play announcer for FOX Sports Ohio Fred McLeod spoke with Sam and Brad live at the Q Friday ahead of Cavs and Sixers tonight.

 

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Vince Cellini of NBA TV spoke with Sam and Brad Thursday to talk about the Cavaliers' struggles and their upcoming matchup with Chicago tonight.

 

For the full interview, you can click here.

 

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Sam and Brad spoke with Cleveland Cavaliers beat writer Rick Noland to talk about the Cavaliers' tough loss to the Denver Nuggets last night.

 

For the full interview, click here.

The Cavaliers play the Charlotte Hornets Friday.

 

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The NBA is none to happy about the Cavs' Big Three taking a rest day against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.

Cavs beat writer Joe Gabriele from Cavs.com joined Sam and Brad Monday to discuss the issue.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Friday, 17 March 2017 16:59

AUDIO Campy Russell Talking Wine & Gold

Fox Sports Ohio's own Campy Russell spoke with Sam and Brad on a Feel Good Friday to talk about the Cavs' win from last night and how Kevin Love's return helps the Wine and Gold.

Love missed some time recovering from knee surgery.

 

The full interview can be heard here. 

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Jason Lloyd, NBA Reporter from The Athletic, formerly of the Akron Beacon Journal, joined Sam and Brad Tuesday to talk about the tibia injury to Andrew Bogut and where the Cavs go from here.

 

The full interview with Jason can be heard right here.

 

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Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell spoke with Chris Broussard from FS1 to talk about the Cleveland Cavaliers as they get closer to the close of the regular season. 

Chris talked about the challenges posed to head coach Ty Lue in terms of managing minutes and lineup combinations. 

 

 

For the full interview with Chris and the guys, click here. 

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Cleveland Cavaliers beat writer Joe Vardon spoke with Sam and Brad Friday to talk about the Wine and Gold and what moves they may or may not make to solidfy their spot as one of the premier teams in the league.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Sam and Brad spoke with Rafael Hernandez Brito, bilingual play-by-play voice of the Cavaliers on Thursday to talk NBA and the game against the Knicks tonight.

 

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Thursday, 23 February 2017 15:46

AUDIO Tony Williams Breaks Down Knicks/Cavs

Knicks beat writer Tony Williams from Metro New York spoke with Sam and Brad as they broadcast live from Quicken Loans Arena ahead of the Cavaliers and New York Knicks.

 

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NBA.com and NBA TV's Lang Whitaker spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about the calm before the storm as the NBA Trade Deadline looms Thursday at 4pm Eastern.

He says if anyone's positioned themselves to make a big move,  it's the Boston Celtics, who could be in play for Indiana's Paul George.

As far as our hometown Cleveland Cavaliers,  Iman Shumpert could be on the move, but Lang says they need all their parts for another run at the Larry O'Brien Trophy.

  

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 09:56

AUDIO: John Michael Previews Cavs Second Half

The Cleveland Cavaliers are at the halfway point in the season. Technically, they are more than halfway, but now that the all-star break is over, the team is focused on getting healthy for the playoffs.

John Michael, the play-by-play voice of the Cavaliers, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the bumps in the road and the silver linings. Those bumps have come from injuries, first to JR Smith and now to Kevin Love. As far as Smith, Michael believes he is still a ways away from returning to the lineup.

The silver linings, according to Michael, are the additions of Kyle Korver and Derrick Williams, who have stabilized the rotation. Still, the Cavs may make some type of signing, with a veteran backup point guard being a top need.

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John Michael, play-by-play voice of the Cavaliers Radio Network spoke with Sam and Brad to talk Cavaliers as the majority of the team will get some rest for the All-Star Break.

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017 16:03

AUDIO Fred McLeod Talking Wine & Gold

Cavaliers play-by-play man Fred McLeod from Fox Sports Ohio spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about the team's workmanlike win over Minnesota Tuesday and their game tonight against the Indiana Pacers.

  

 The full interview can be heard below.

 

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 11:21

Kevin Love Out 6 Weeks

After leaving Saturday night's game with a then undisclosed knee injury, an MRI has revealed that Cavs All Star Power Forward Kevin Love required surgery. 

In a statement released Tuesday, the team said that Love underwent arthroscopic surgery to "remove a loose body" from his left knee. The surgery was performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City by Dr. David Altchek with Dr. James Rosneck of the Cleveland Clinic present. 

Post-surgery recovery, according to the team, is estimated at about 6 weeks. The Cavs say they'll update his status as appropriate. 

The Cavs have recently made room on the roster by trading Center Chris "Birdman" Andersen. They did acquire former second-overall pick Derrick Williams who has been playing well at Power Forward for the team. 

The Cavs take on the Timberwolves, Love's former team, on Tuesday night in Minnesota and then the Pacers at the Q in Cleveland Wednesday night, before the All Star break. 

 

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Thursday, 26 January 2017 18:44

AUDIO Joe Gabriele Talks Cavs, Struggles

Cavs.com beat writer Joe Gabriele joined Sam and Brad to talk about the Wine and Gold's struggles as of late.

 

The Cavs face Brooklyn on Friday. You can catch the game on 1590 WAKR.

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Thursday, 26 January 2017 15:15

AUDIO J. Mike: "Griff Will Make Move"

John Michael, play-by-play voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers Radio Network spoke with Sam and Brad Thursday to talk about the Cavs' struggles as of late.

He says he's confident  Cavs General Manager David Griffin will make a move before the trade deadline.

For the full interview, click here.

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Cavaliers beat writer Joe Vardon from Cleveland.com joined the Sam and Brad Show ahead of Cavaliers and Kings, a game you can hear on 1590 WAKR.

Could the Cavs be making another championship-garnering move soon? 

We shall see.

 

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 16:32

AUDIO DeMarcus Cousins? Yay Or Nay?

Lots of rumors floating around about our Cleveland Cavaliers. Sam and Brad discuss if Sacramento Kings' big man Demarcus Cousins would be a good fit for the Wine and Gold.

 

For the full segment, click here.

 

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Play-by-play voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers Radio Network John Michael caught up with Sam and Brad on a Feel Good Friday to talk about the Cavs as they look towards their clash with the San Antonio Spurs Saturday.

 

The Cavs picked up a win last night over the Suns 118-103 at the Q. For the full interview, listen here.

 

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Thursday, 19 January 2017 16:28

AUDIO FSO's Clifton Talking Cavaliers

FoxSportsOhio Cavaliers' Sideline reporter Allie Clifton spoke with Sam and Brad to talk a little Wine and Gold heading into tonight's game with the Suns and the Saturday matchup with the Spurs.

 

The Cavs and Suns tip things off at the Q at 7pm tonight. You can catch the action on 1590 WAKR and Allie on FoxSportsOhio.

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His long NBA head coaching career began a few miles up the road in Richfield, Ohio. Now, he spent a few minutes speaking in his old stomping grounds.

George Karl, long-time head coach in the NBA, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss his new and controversial book, Furious George. Karl reflected on his coaching career, which included stops in Golden State, Seattle, Milwaukee, Denver, Sacramento, and of course Cleveland. He also talked about working his way up the coaching ranks, and touched on the Cavaliers’ championship run in 2016.

Karl is one of nine coaches who have won over 1,000 games in their coaching careers, finishing with 1,175. He wrapped up his career in 2016 with the Sacramento Kings.

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Tuesday, 17 January 2017 15:01

AUDIO Cavs' Thumped In Oakland, Head Home

Sam and Brad offered their take on the Cavaliers' loss at the hands of Golden State last night in the Oracle, saying they needed to show more fight against their rivals.

 

Cavs' beat writer from Cleveland Scene Chris Parker also joined in on the conversation as well, saying the game meant more to the Warriors than it did to the Cavaliers.

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Sports columnist Brian Dulik from the Medina Gazette spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of the Warriors and Cavaliers tonight.

 

For the full interview, click here. 

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Campy Russell from FoxSports Ohio joined Sam and Brad to break down the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors as well as discuss the budding rivalry between the two teams.

 

The game can be heard at 8pm on 1590 WAKR. The full interview can be heard here.  

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Chris Parker from Cleveland Scene spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the Cavs' loss to the Jazz in Utah last night.

Parker also addressed the travel problems the Cavaliers and Blazers have experienced heading to the Pacific Northwest due to the inclement weather. 

 

The game is scheduled to tip off at 10:30pm. For the full interview, click here.

 

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017 16:04

AUDIO Jason Lloyd Talking Cavaliers, Korver

Cavaliers beat writer Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal spoke with Sam and Brad Tuesday about the Cleveland Cavaliers, their matchup with the Jazz tonight in Salt Lake City, and the addition of Kyle Korver to the lineup.

 

For the full interview, click here. 

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Monday, 09 January 2017 18:19

AUDIO Brad Sellers Talking Wine & Gold

Brad Sellers, News 5 Cavaliers Analyst, also analyst on the Cavaliers Radio Network spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell Monday after their win over the Phoenix Suns Sunday night. 

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Thursday, 15 December 2016 21:14

AUDIO: Terry Pluto Talks Cavs, New Book

Terry Pluto's new book The Comeback: LeBron, the Cavs, and Cleveland is on bookstore shelves now. It chronicles the departure and return of LeBron James and the run to the 2016 NBA championship. Pluto joined Jasen to talk about the book and some of the lesser-known stories about the Cavaliers.

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Rick Noland, Cavaliers beat writer for the Medina Gazette, spoke with Sam Bourquin Tuesday to talk about the Wine and Gold as they head to face Milwaukee tonight.

 

Game time is set for 8pm with a 7:30pm pregame on 1590 WAKR.

For the full interview, click here.

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Tuesday, 22 November 2016 18:08

AUDIO John Michael Discusses Surging Cavs

Cavaliers Radio Network play-by-play man John Michael spoke with Brad Russell Tuesday ahead of their game with Portland on Wednesday.

 

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Monday, 21 November 2016 19:53

AUDIO Terry Pluto Discusses New Cavs Book

Terry Pluto, longtime sports reporter and columnist joined Sam Bourquin in the studio and talked about his new book,  The Comeback: LeBron, The Cavs, and Cleveland.

 

For the extended version of the interview, click below. For more information on Terry and his book, visit here.

 

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016 18:49

AUDIO Bob Finnan Discusses New Cavs Book

From Stepian to Gilbert. From Carr to King James.  Former Cavaliers beat writer and author Bob Finnan spoke with Sam Bourquin Tuesday to talk about his new book, "100 Things Cavaliers Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die."

 

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Thursday, 10 November 2016 15:38

President Welcomes World Champion Cavs

The Cleveland Cavaliers went to the White House on Thursday afternoon, and got congratulations on their NBA championship from President Obama.

On the White House East Lawn, the President listed some of the key highlights of the Cavaliers' Game 7 win over the Golden State Warriors.

"There was the block, what LeBron has said was the defining play of his career, the shot by Kyrie, putting the Cavs up five, the stop by Kevin Love," he recalled.

And President Obama said he knows the championship ended Cleveland's tortured sports history.

"The city that throughout sports history has been through a lot," the President said, listing some of the more infamous local sports moments, "the Fumble, the Drive, Jordan over Ehlo, a whole lot more...but through it all, Cleveland was always Believeland, and that's why...and that's why the Cavs have always given back to their fans and the community that's been loyal to them."

President Obama mentioned, among other things Cavaliers team members have done for the community, LeBron James sponsoring University of Akron scholarships for Akron school students.

The President got an "Obama / 16" Cavaliers jersey from Kevin Love.

The president says the Cavaliers were already a championship team before last year, and that Cleveland should be proud of them.

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Former Cavalier great and Director of Alumni Relations Campy Russell joined Sammy B from the Q ahead of the ring and championship banner ceremony prior to the Knicks and Cavs at 7:30pm.

 

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016 18:12

AUDIO Cavs Lift Curtain, Repeat In Mind

The promise has been delivered, now it's time for the Cavaliers to deliver once again this 2016-17 season.

Radio play-by-play voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers John Michael dropped by the "Q" to pay a visit to Sam and Aaron ahead of tip-off between the Wine and Gold and the Knicks.

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016 17:45

AUDIO Gilbert: Special Night For Cleveland

David Gilbert, the President and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and Destination Cleveland joined Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell to talk about the biggest night in Cleveland Sports history tonight as the Cavaliers raise their championship banner and the Indians and Cubs start Game 1 of the World Series.

 

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Sure, the World Series is one of the most major events in professional sports. But next door to Progressive Field, the Cleveland Cavaliers will be receiving some shiny jewelry.

John Michael, the play-by-play voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers, called into the Ray Horner Morning Show to preview the first of 82 Cavs games in the 2016-2017 season. Michael looked at the impact from the bench, which added some new faces in Chris “Birdman” Andersen and Mike Dunleavy. The Cavs’ voice also looked at the team’s championship rival, the Golden State Warriors, as well as LeBron James’s impact in his third year back in wine and gold.

Michael also talked about the ceremony itself, in which the Cavaliers will wear their championship rings and the banner will be raised to the rafters. Tipoff is set to start at 7:30 PM. 1590 WAKR is Akron’s home of the Cavs, and you can hear them live on nights when there is no World Series game played.

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