Tuesday, 10 October 2017 17:36

AUDIO Sam Amico Discusses Cavs' Chemistry

Sam Amico from AmicoHoops.net spoke with Sam and Brad Tuesday about the new-look Cavs, their chemistry, and Dwyane Wade being named a starter moving forward.

 

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Monday, 25 September 2017 18:40

AUDIO LeBron Salutes NFL For Solidarity

Akron's own LeBron James spoke at Cleveland Cavaliers Media Day Monday to address some of the social issues going on in our society, and with that he addressed the NFL for its various signs of solidarity Sunday. 

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New Cleveland Cavalier Jae Crowder spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about his transition from Boston to Cleveland.

The Cavs open up with Boston and Jae says he can't wait to "kick their ass."

The teams meet October 17.

 

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Monday, 25 September 2017 16:37

AUDIO Frye: We're Going For Kyrie's Throat

Cavaliers forward Channing Frye joined the Sam and Brad Show from Cavs Media Day Monday to discuss the season, including the opener against the Boston Celtics.

Frye didn't mince words when talking about former Cavalier Kyrie Irving.

 

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Kevin Kleps from Crain's Cleveland Business spoke with Sam and Brad Tuesday to talk about the mult-million dollar renovations at the Quicken Loans Arena being taken off the table.

 

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Fox 8 sportscaster John Telich spoke with Sam Bourquin on Wednesday to talk about the Kyrie Irving/Isaiah Thomas trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics. 

The two teams open up the NBA season at the Q October 17. 

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After six seasons, four all-star game appearances, three NBA Finals visits, and one championship, Kyrie Irving is now a member of the Boston Celtics.

John Michael, the play-by-play voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers, talked to the Ray Horner Morning Show about the Irving trade, with brought Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, and a future first round draft pick to town. Michael talked about the value the Cavs received from the pick, in that it addresses the need for another scoring point guard, a solid defender, and a pick for the future.

The voice of the Cavs also shared his thoughts on the falling out between Irving and LeBron James, how that relationship was beyond repair and needed a fix. Michael also addressed rumors on a potential buyout for Dwayne Wade with the Chicago Bulls, with many believing the aging shooting guard would head to Cleveland.

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Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

Koby Altman Introduced As Cavs' GM

The Cavaliers' offeseason has been anything but dull, and new General Manager Koby Altman addressed some of the pressing matters in Cleveland inlcuding Kyrie Irving's trade demands.

Altman was formally introduced at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon at Cleveland Clinic Courts. He has been with the Cleveland Cavaliers front office for the past five years, most recently as the Assistant GM.

Cavaliers' majority owner Dan Gilbert said he feels very confident in Koby's ability to take over in his new role.

"Koby's a special guy," Gilbert explained. "He knows basketball and he's a relationship guy, he's both book smart and street smart."

Altman takes over for the departed David Griffin, who served as the GM in Cleveland since the 2014-15 season.

Koby says despite reports of unrest within the organization, between players, etc,  things are fine in Cleveland. 

"This thing is not broken, we are a very successful organization, and we're going to continue to drive for that success," he said.

 

 

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Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

AUDIO Sam Amico Talks Kyrie, Cavaliers

Brad Russell spoke with Sam Amico from Amico Hoops and Fox Sports Ohio to talk about the latest with Kyrie Irving and what direction the Cavs will go in as far as his possible replacement at point guard.

 

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Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

AUDIO Kyrie Irving Requests Trade What's Next?

Brian Dulik from the Medina Gazette spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about Kyrie Irving asking the Cleveland Cavaliers for a trade.

 

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Sam Amico from Amico Hoops and FoxSports Ohio joined the Sam and Brad Show Thursday to talk about his recent article  discussing the Cavaliers' GM search and how Zydrunas Ilgauskas would be a good fit in the front office of the Wine and Gold.

Ilgauskas played for the Cavaliers from 1996-2010 and is the all time franchise leader in rebounds, blocked shots, and games played.

 

The full interview can be heard here.

 

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Known for her dazzling play on the field for the Akron Racers, star outfielder A.J. Andrews is featured in this year's edition of ESPN the Magazine's "Body Issue" that is due to hit the newsstands Friday, July 7th. 

Andrews, coming off of a Gold Glove award in her first season with the Racers, is a Florida-native who played her college softball at LSU. She is the first ever female to win a Gold Glove award and she took home the 2016 Golden Spikes award for stealing a league-leading 15 bases. 

This year's edition of the "Body Issue" features former Ohio State Buckeye Ezekiel Elliot on the cover. Elliot currenly plays running back for the Dallas Cowboys. 

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love appeared in the issue two years ago. 

 

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Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders spoke with Sam Bourquin on Monday to talk about the Cavaliers' free agent signing of Jose Calderon and the re-signing of Kyle Korver.

 

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Former NBA player, coach, and Basketball Hall of Famer Larry Brown joined the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday to talk about  how former Pistons guard Chauncey Billups would fare as an executive with the Cavaliers.

Billups has been offered a role with the Cavaliers. Nothing has come as of yet, but both sides are continuing to talk.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 16:03

AUDIO Still No GM For Cavaliers

CBS Sports NBA Writer James Herbert joined the Sam and Brad Show Tuesday to talk about the Cavaliers' ongoing search for a GM and the latest on Carmelo Anthony possibly seeking a buyout.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Rick Noland, Cavaliers beat writer for the Medina Gazette spoke with Brad Russell on a Feel Good Friday to talk about the team still on the lookout for a General Manager after the departure of David Griffin.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Brad caught up with Sam Amico of AmicoHoops.net to discuss the front office situation of the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 09:45

AUDIO: John Michael On Cavs GM Search

Exactly one year after the Cleveland Cavaliers hoisted up the Larry O’Brien trophy, the Cleveland Cavaliers are on the lookout for a new general manager. David Griffin, the now-former GM of the Cavs, has parted ways with the organization, eleven days before his contract was to expire.

What is next? Who is next? Why did this happen? John Michael, the radio voice of the Cavs, answered some of those questions on the Ray Horner Morning Show. Michael admitted the timing of this parting of ways was a bit puzzling, since the NBA Draft and free agency are right around the corner. As far as a replacement, Michael believes a new GM could be named “sooner rather than later.”

Back to Griffin, Michael felt the former Cavs executive was a “player’s GM” who stressed team chemistry. Griffin helped transform the team in just three short years through the acquisitions of JR Smith, Iman Shumpert, Timofey Mozgov, and others. Michael also thought Griffin did a good job based on the little flexibility the team had.

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 15:58

AUDIO Cavs Fall Short, Look To Regroup

Tom Withers from the Associated Press joined the Sam and Brad Show Tuesday to recap the Cavaliers season as they lost the NBA Finals series 4-1 to the Golden State Warriors.

 

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Rick Noland of the Medina Gazette joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday ahead of Game #5 between the Cavaliers and Warriors tonight.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Former NBA veteran Eddie Johnson and Sirius XM Radio Host Eddie Johnson joined Sam and Brad Friday ahead of Game #4 between the Cavaliers and Warriors.

 

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Greg Papa from 95.7 The Game in the Bay Area joined Sam and Brad live on site at the Q ahead of the Cavaliers and Warriors in Game #4 of the NBA Finals.

 

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Thursday, 08 June 2017 16:19

AUDIO Russell: Do Or Die For Game #4

FoxSports Ohio's Campy Russell joined the guys on Thursday to talk about the Cavs' deflating Game #3 loss in the NBA Finals against the Warriors.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Rafael  Hernandez Brito spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of Game #3 between the Cavs and Warriors in the NBA Finals.

 

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Wednesday, 07 June 2017 20:23

AUDIO Pluto: It All Starts With Defense

Terry Pluto from Cleveland.com and Cleveland Plain Dealer joined Sam and Brad live on site to join the guys ahead of Game #3 of the NBA Finals at the Q.

 

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Sam Amico from Amico Hoops joined the Sam and Brad Show Tuesday ahead of Game #3 between the Cavs and Warriors at the Q Wednesday.

He said the role players have to have more of an impact if they are to win on Wednesday.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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A local Akron City Schools teacher is standing up for Akron's own super hero, LeBron James, after his Los Angeles-area home was vandalized last week before the start of the NBA Finals in Oakland. 

Jennifer Pennington, an English as a Second Language teacher at Jennings CLC says tells the Jasen Sokol Show that when she heard that someone had spray-painted a racial slur across the outer gate of LeBron's west coast home, she wanted to get the message out that this word shouldn't be used to describe LeBron or anyone for that matter. 

"I just kept thinking about it and thinking about it," Pennington said, "and I thought I just want to do this; I want to put some signs up and I want to respond." 

And respond she did, with homemade signs that read "Hero" and "Humanitarian" and "Role Model" and more. She pulled up to LeBron's Bath Township home, and with the OK of the security working the property, she put them up outside along the street. 

There's been no response from LeBron, who is back home ahead of the NBA Finals Game 3 at Quicken Loans Arena Wednesday against the Warriors; but there's no doubt he's heard about it as Sports Illustrated was one of the first news outlets to run with the story.

The Cavs are down two games to none to the Warriors in the Finals. Game 3 tips off just after 9 p.m. Wednesday night on 1590 WAKR. 

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Sports reporter and anchor for News 5 Hakem Dermish spoke with Sam and Brad Monday to discuss the Cavaliers loss to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night, 132-113.

The Cavs are down 0-2 and will head back to Cleveland for Game #3 on Wednesday. 

 

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Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell about the Cavs and where they go from here after last night's tough loss to the Golden State Warriors.

Game #2 of the NBA Finals is Sunday right here on 1590 WAKR.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Thursday, 01 June 2017 17:12

AUDIO "Mr. Cavalier" Breaks Down Finals

It's finally here.  The NBA Finals starts tonight at 9pm and the Cavaliers and Warriors are ready to hit the hardwood for the Larry O'Brien trophy.

"Mr. Cavalier" Austin Carr from Fox Sports Ohio joined the Sam and Brad Show Thursday to break down the series and Game 1 tonight. 

Catch the game here on 1590 WAKR with pregame beginning at 8:30pm.

 

For the full interview, click here. 

 

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017 18:27

AUDIO Elmore Smith Discusses NBA Finals

Cavalier legend Elmore Smith joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year.

 

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Kelli Johnson from NBC Sports Bay Area joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the latest edition of the Cavaliers and Warriors squaring off in the NBA Finals.

 

For the full interview, click here. 

 

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Former NBA veteran, Cleveland Cavalier, and Golden State Warrior Antawn Jamison spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of the NBA Finals, discussing how LeBron James has grown as a player heading into his seventh straight NBA Finals.

 

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Sam and Brad spoke with NBA Analyst from Amico Hoops and FoxSports Ohio Sam Amico to preview the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers for the third consecutive year.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Digital Writer from NBA.com John Schuhmann discussed the upcoming NBA Finals between the Cavaliers and Warriors next Thursday.

The Cavs defeated the Boston Celtics on Thursday in the Eastern Conference Finals to earn a third consecutive trip to the championship series. 

 

For the full interview, click here. 

 

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Former Cavalier great and current FoxSports Ohio basketball analyst and current Director of Alumni Relations Campy Russell joined Sam and Brad Thursday to talk about the game between the Cavs and Celtics tonight in Boston.

 

For the full interview, click here.

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NBA TV's Matt Winer discussed tonight's Game #4 between the Celtics and the Cavaliers tonight.

He says LeBron and company are going to come in with a vengance after Sunday's loss in Game #3.

For the full interview, click here.

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John Telich from Fox 8 Sports spoke with Sam and Brad Monday to talk about the Cavaliers' loss to the Boston Celtics Sunday night.

The Cavs will face the Celtics Tuesday at 8:30pm. You can listen to the game on 1590 WAKR and listen to Sam and Brad as they broadcast from the Q from 2pm-8pm.

 

The full interview can be heard here. 

 

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Sports Anchor/reporter Hakem Dermish from News 5 joined Sam and Brad to talk Cavs and Celtics in Game #2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

 

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Sam Amico from Amico Hoops and FSO spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell ahead of tonight's game between the Cavaliers and the Celtics.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Sports anchor and reporter Josh Brogadir from WCVB in Boston spoke with Sam and Brad Tuesday to talk Celtics as they prepare for the Cavaliers in Game #1 Wednesday.

 

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Tom Withers, who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, and all Cleveland teams for the Associated Press spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell to talk about the Eastern Conference Finals between the Celtics and the Cavaliers.

 

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Former legendary Cleveland Cavaliers Radio Network play-by-play man Joe Tait joined the Sam and Brad Show on  his 80th birthday Monday.

Tait called the Cavaliers from 1970-2010-11 with the execption of two seasons and did some other great broadcasting as well throughout the years.

Tait said LeBron James, one of the league's all-time greats, will play as long as he wants to as long as he can play at a high level.

"It's been fascinating as far as a human being and to see him develop and play at the level he's played at," Tait said. "He's one of the best, one of the best ever."

 

For the full interview click right here.

 

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Former Cavaliers coach and NBA Hall of Famer Lenny Wilkens joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Cavs, their getting ready for the next round, and a possible collision course with Golden State for the Finals.

 

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Thursday, 11 May 2017 06:18

NBA Finals Schedule Set

The NBA Finals schedule is up for your planning purposes -- the only thing left now is filling in the blanks of who and where.

The championship round starts Thursday, June 1st then the 4th, 7th, 9th and 12th, 15th and 18th if it goes beyond four games. The Cavs have to get past the winner of the Boston-Washington series first.

Game 1-City 1: Thursday, June 1
Game 2-City 1: Sunday, June 4
Game 3-City 2: Wednesday, June 7
Game 4-City 2: Friday, June 9
Game 5-City 1: Monday, June 12*
Game 6-City 2: Thursday, June 15*
Game 7-City 1: Sunday, June 18*
*If necessary

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FS1's Chris Broussard joined the Sam and Brad Show Tuesday to talk about the NBA playoffs and how the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors could be on a collision course to meet in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year.

 

Chris also discussed the ongoing isssue with one-and-done prospects in the NBA and what it means for the league as well as the players.

The conversation stems from the ESPN 30 for 30 on John Calipari and his players at the University of Kentucky entitled "One and Not Done."

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Former Cleveland Cavalier, Canton McKinley Bulldog, and Michigan State Spartan guard Eric Snow spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the Cavs' dominant playoff run.

 

The full interview can be heard here.

 

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Sean Deveney, NBA Writer for the Sporting News discussed the Cavaliers' sweep of the Toronto Raptors and what they can expect in the Eastern Conference Finals from either the Celtics or the Wizards.

 

The full interview with Sean, Sam, and Brad can be heard here.

 

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Sam and Brad caught up with Spencer Davies from Basketball Insiders, Sports Time Ohio, and Fox Sports Ohio to discuss the Game #3 between the Cavaliers and Raptors.

 

The Cavaliers have a 2-0 series lead on the Raptors and will look to push it to 3-0 tonight on 1590 WAKR. Game time set for 7pm and pregame set for 6:30pm. 

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Brian Dulik of the Medina Gazette spoke with Sam and Brad to discuss the Cavaliers taking a 2-0 lead over the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

The Raptors and Cavs will square off in Game#3 Friday at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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