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TV20, We Are Cleveland!
By: Jordan Allen, Intern
With the number one overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft the Cleveland Cavaliers chose Anthony Bennett from UNLV. The choice was followed by “boos” from the packed Quicken Loans Arena. But the “boos” were completely appropriate after Bennett’s performance throughout the 2013-14 NBA season. Anthony Bennett averaged 4.2 points per game with 3.0 rebounds per game. Is this a joke? No, but picking Anthony Bennett number one was the joke, a joke that raises many questions about the Cavaliers front office.
Passing up players such as Victor Oladipo and the rookie of the year Michael Carter Williams will make you wonder who the Cavaliers will pass up this time. The cavs entered the draft lottery with a 1.7 percent chance at getting the number one pick for the 2014 NBA draft. Surprisingly we got the pick! Some think there was some behind the scene payments made and some think God has a miracle in store for the Cavaliers organization.
Will the Cavaliers take Andrew Wiggins who’s been compared heavily to Lebron James? Maybe they’ll take a chance with Jabari Parker, a product of Duke University who’s heavily compared to Carmelo Anthony. This draft class is filled with talent but who knows what the Cavaliers front office is thinking at this moment. Will we trade the pick? Will we take the most talented player? Will we take another Anthony Bennett? The big decision is yet to come.
By: Catrina Leone
Spring is finally here! It may not feel like it today, but it is on its way. April is a month for warm weather, more sunshine and of course, baseball! Cleveland is the sports town, from the Indians, Cavs and Browns to the Gladiators, we have the best teams. It would only be fitting to have two home openers on the same day: The Indians vs. Minnesota, as well as the Cleveland Gladiators vs. Pittsburgh Power.
Let’s start with the Indians, who had an amazing season last year (and can definitely do it again this year) As I mentioned before, nothing says Spring like baseball, Tribe baseball. Fans are patiently awaiting the start of the season, with only 11 days remaining until the big game. No surprise though that it is sold out! The game sold out in 15 minutes, marking the 22nd consecutive home opener sellout and the 21st at Progressive Field, which opened 20 years ago in 1994. One thing remains throughout the past 20 years, we sure have some die-hard fans in our city!
Since the Indians in 2009 moved the initial on-sale date to Spring, opening day sellouts have become official on March 30th (2009), April 8th (2010), March 24th (2011), March 15th (2012) and February 25th (2013). This year, the initial on-sale date was pushed a week later than last year’s. I’m sure there are still fans wishing to attend opening day, which you can still do by becoming a Season Ticket holder. Season ticket holders will once again save over 40% on average of Single-Game ticket purchasers in 2014.
Single-Game tickets remain available for other 2014 games, which include: May 3 vs. Chicago; May 31st, vs. Oakland, June 3rd vs. Boston, June 21st vs. Detroit, July 5 vs. Kansas City, and July 8th vs. New York. This season is already looking like a great one, all there is to say is, ROLL TRIBE:)
If you have been able to contain your excitement this long, the Cleveland Gladiators’ home opener is also April 4th! This game is against the Pittsburgh Power, who the Gladiators hope to rally to stop. These two teams both finished 4-14 last year, but this season opener provides an opportunity for one of those squads to gain some hope that 2014 might be better.
It did not always appear like the case, but the Cleveland Gladiators were able to take full advantage of that chance. Quarterback Chris Dieker accounted for 9 total touchdowns, as the Gladiators overcame a 17-point-quarter deficit to get a 63-53 victory against the Pittsburgh Power earlier in the month. Chris stated, “With it being a road victory, especially being here in Pittsburgh, it is big for us. The guys all played great-defenseive, offensive line, wide receivers. People really stepped up today and it was exciting to see.”
Dieker, now in his second season with the franchise, doesn’t know what the rest of the season will bring, but he couldn’t be happier with the early results. The Gladiators are off to a great start as well, April 4th is going to be a big day for sports in Cleveland, so of course, Christian Patterson will be there to get the scoop, stay tuned to TV20 for more on sports, as well as other stories in our area.
TV20 Sports Report:
By: Andre’ Price
Cleveland Cavaliers’ star point guard Kyrie Irving has been named to his second consecutive NBA All Star game. Last year, Irving debuted as an All Star in Houston where he showcased his talents at one of the world’s top basketball forums. In an event filled weekend, he competed in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, won the 3 point shootout on Saturday, and poured in 15 points on 6 of 11 shooting, 3 rebounds, and 4 assists in his 24 minutes of play as a reserve on the NBA’s Eastern All Star team Sunday.
“This was the best weekend for me,” Kyrie declared, “It was the best experience of my life so far.” (Per Mary Schmitt Boyer, The Plain Dealer)
Irving is second in votes, trailing only Miami Heat’s Dwayne Wade, in the race for the starting backcourt. Irving trails Wade by about roughly 60,000 votes. The injured Chicago Bulls’ point guard Derrick Rose is in third place trailing Irving by about 300,000 votes.
Despite a rough start the Cleveland Cavaliers are not going unnoticed. In the official 2014 NBA All-Star ballot released in November, four Cavs’ players appeared: Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson, Anderson Varejao, and Andrew Bynum. This is the first time Thompson’s name has appeared on the ballot and although it is a long shot that he will be selected, this is definitely a confidence booster for the young forward. His play and efficiency is better than ever right now for the Cavs and fans should be excited to witness his continuous growth in the upcoming seasons. As we all know, Bynum was traded last week for Luol Deng. Despite the trade the Cavs still remain on the Eastern ballot with four players. The newest Cavaliers’ player is 11th in voting for front court players among the East.
As a die-hard Cavs fan, I am definitely excited to see our team be recognized. This is great for the city and the team’s confidence. Voting for players concludes January 20th so we still have time to assure Irving’s starting spot and potentially sneak another play onto the official roster as a reserved. Starters will be announced January 23rd and reserves on Jan.30, all on TNT. So Cleveland, we have less than a week to vote!