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1st stop: Cleveland(Boston Herald)
It is just the first game of 82 in the regular season, with more to come in the playoffs. After this evening’s game is done, there still will be 3,888 minutes left in the currently scheduled season - and that’s not counting the overtime.
Cavaliers open about rivalry(Boston Globe)
The Cavaliers harbor no hard feelings, just respect for their newest Eastern Conference rival, the Celtics. Not even the brutal seven-game playoff series two years ago and the near brawl last week during an exhibition game could spark any ill feelings toward the Celtics.
Odds are against Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James joining New York Knicks(NY Daily News)
A Las Vegas bookmaker has installed the Cleveland Cavaliers as a 2-5 favorite to re-sign James, who can become an .unrestricted free agent on July 1. According to Bodog.com, the odds of James joining the Knicks next summer are 9-4.
Shaquille O'Neal didn't book serious off-season study time(LA Times)
In between hosting his reality show and entertaining his 2.4 million followers on Twitter, Shaquille O'Neal apparently had little spare time during the off-season to learn the playbook of his new team, the Cleveland Cavaliers.