INDEPENDENCE: When he introduced Kevin Love to Cleveland on Tuesday, Cavs General Manager David Griffin called it a culmination of 18 months of trade negotiations. Truthfully, however, the genesis to this moment dates back even further, to the bus rides and countless locker room discussions at the 2012 London Olympics.
It wasn’t long after LeBron James announced he was returning to the Cavaliers that team officials began looking at ways to reduce the load James is forced to carry. The answer delivered himself to Cleveland over the weekend.
LeBron James’ first game back with the Cavaliers will be nationally televised on Oct. 30 at home against Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks, the league announced Wednesday as part of the 2014-15 schedule release.
With as many as 30,000 expected at the LeBron James homecoming event at 7:15 p.m. Friday at the University of Akron’s InfoCision Stadium, Beacon Journal reporters Doug Livingston, Katie Nix and Jason Lloyd are sending frequent updates as the evening progresses.