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Kent State University head football coach Darell Hazell breaks down film to show how good Cleveland Browns' first-round pick Trent Richardson will be, during a meeting at the M.A.C. Center football offices in Kent, Ohio. Richardson played against the Flashes last year. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal)
Alabama running back Trent Richardson (3) runs over Kent State linebacker Luke Batton (30) for a touchdown during the first half of a Sept. 3, 2011 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Kent State University head football coach Darell Hazell (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal)
Alabama running back Trent Richardson (3) drags Kent State defensive back Calvin Tiggle (8) for a first down during the second half Sept. 3, 2011 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
INDEPENDENCE: By the time Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors celebrated their championship in the visiting locker room at Quicken Loans Arena last spring, Kyrie Irving was on crutches and Kevin Love’s left shoulder was in a sling.