Have you accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?! It is a cause that has caused a social media storm and has swept the nation. Many people from celebrities, athletes, politicians, etc have taken on the ice cold water, all for a greater cause. We here at TV20, also took part, along with Cleveland Police, Fire, EMS, local officials, and other fellow City of Cleveland employee’s. In addition to taking the challenge, people are also encouraged to donate to the ALS Foundation. TV20 did that as well! In addition, we raised 500 dollars!
After the Miami Heat fell to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals, LeBron James realized that he has a lot of thinking to do in regards to his future. The real question that all Cleveland fans want answered is, will there be a homecoming for the King? James has until June 30, 2014 to opt out of his current contract with the Heat. Depending on his decision, whether it be to stay in Miami or sign a contract with another team, the NBA will be affected.
However, Cleveland fans are getting a jolt of confidence due to the social media. An Instagram post from Lebron’s wife, Savannah, captioned “Home Sweet Home, the countdown is real” sounds like the James family is set on coming back to the Land.
Rumor also has it that Lebron’s children are already enrolled in Akron schools. If these rumors are true, there is a good possibility that the King might want to reclaim his throne. However, James being the exceptional player that he is, has the ability to sign with any team that he would like to. In the meantime, the Cavaliers should focus on their first round pick along with building their team with a plethora of young, talented players rather then rely on the decision by James. A homecoming for the King would be a splendid feature for the City of Cleveland, but only time will tell.
It seems a though Browns quarterback, Johnny Manziel, has been all the talk within the past month. It’s funny because the talk has not been focused on his career as the Brown’s potential starting quarterback, but rather about his extracurricular activities. Yes he was court-side at the 2nd NBA Finals game sporting a Cavs snapback, yes he was in LA the weekend prior partying with Drake, but no, he has not gotten in any trouble that jeopardizes his career as a professional football player. Manziel seems to be getting his work done when it needs to be done, moving from 3rd string quarterback to 2nd string while also taking some snaps with the first team offense during 11 on 11’s.
In this 2014 season, The Indians have been stellar, to say the least, at home, but what about on the road? The road is where teams either make or break it, especially in the great sport of baseball. However, the Tribe has come up with a way to start winning on the road, beating the Texas Rangers back-to-back this past weekend. This puts the Tribe above .500 for the first time since April 9th when they were 5-4. With a somewhat disappointing record on the road still, improving to 12-20, Cleveland is finding a way to move up the ladder in the AL Central, only being 2.5 games behind Detroit now.
Tune in to TV20 to check out the Summer In The City Restaurant Special today at 9:30am, 4:30pm and 10:30pm! We’ll take a look at just a few of the many fantastic Cleveland restaurants you can enjoy!
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As most know, Lebron James has been a phenom since early in his high school career. With this reputation of being the best player in the league, many endorsements come with that status. In essence, Powerade took advantage of this and decided to sponsor Lebron James, which obviously encourages him to drink Powerade. However, where was this in Thursday night’s Game 1 of the NBA Finals? James left the fourth quarter with cramps, only with four minutes left. James could have easily been the deciding factor within those four vital minutes.