As people trickle into the area that surrounds Quicken Loans Arena, the feeling of pent-up euphoria ready to be unleashed for the Cleveland Cavaliers is evident.



Smartphones come out to snap pictures and video of setup for Kendrick Lamar and recently announced appearance of Imagination Dragons.



Bomb sniffing dogs draw the aroma from trucks and vans parked near the curb at The Q and the scalpers shout the familiar refrain:  “Who’s got tickets?  Who needs tickets?”  Apparently more than five hours before game time is never too soon to do business.   And, no, they’re not particularly happy.



A couple of chaps from Lorain have just set up for business on Huron and things are slow.  They’re not particularly happy either.



In this new sports world where things have turned topsy-turvy, the Cavs have the hottest ticket in the NBA courtesy of the return of Akron’s LeBron James, but this time he brought friends in the person of forwards Kevin Love and Shawn Marion and sharpshooter Mike Miller.



One enterprising ticket broker isn’t feeling the love, however, because at that moment in time pickings are slim.



With tickets listed as high as $10,000 on FlashSeats.com, a secondary ticket market for those with ducats to sell online, Clint, a scalper from Lorain who declined to give his last name, lamented the fact that some are being left out of the celebration.



“It hurts poor black people,” he said. “It leaves out people who supported this team when they were losing.”



But Clint acknowledges his motives aren’t completely altruistic. 



“I have to feed my family,” he said of his attempt to make some money.