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Cleveland Cavaliers News - Fear The Links - 10/6/10

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As the Cavaliers pull away for a win in the exhibition opener, Jamario Moon looks comfortable in a new locker and a new offense.

Byron Scott went missing before Tuesday night's preseason opener against the Charlotte Bobcats at The Q.

As the players showered and dressed Tuesday night following their 87-72 preseason victory over the Charlotte Bobcats at Quicken Loans Arena, the Cavaliers saw a familiar face in the locker room. - Cavaliers have something to prove
The symbolic moment of Cavaliers training camp came Monday afternoon when a television crew from ABC's Extreme Makeover interviewed coach Byron Scott. - Scott pushing hard to teach Cavs new system
Byron Scott went easy on the Cavaliers on Sunday. They worked on some defense, scrimmaged for a bit, shot free throws and went home to watch football. All told, it was about a two-hour practice.

Cavs win preseason opener 87-72 -
Their chance for a championship might have dimmed, but basketball is not dead at Quicken Loans Arena.

Cleveland Cavaliers unveil new Team Shop at Quicken Loans Arena - Cleveland Business News - Northeast Ohio and Cleveland - Crain's Cleveland Business
If you've ever endured the nightmare that was the Cavaliers Team Shop a half-hour before a LeBron James-era home game, you'll appreciate the new home for Cavs gear.

Nuggets hire former Cavs assistant -
The Denver Nuggets have hired Melvin Hunt as an assistant coach.

Preseason games have meaning for Celtics guard Delonte West
The date in the middle of November has already been circled on a calendar in his home.

The Miami Heat are LeBron James' team now - ESPN
LeBron James doesn't need his own team. One thing that's been lost in all the condemnation, all the censure, all the "LeBron's an egomaniac''-driven derision these past few months is that the two-time MVP sacrificed individual stardom for a team goal.

John Wall put his stamp on the Wizards in a preseason debut - ESPN
He repeatedly zoomed from rim to rim. He tossed up a memorably high feed to JaVale McGee on a long-range lob play that had better hang time than some punts. He even knocked in a couple of deep jumpers.

Report: Mike Ilitch to purchase Detroit Pistons - ESPN
The Detroit Pistons have found a new owner and he knows Motor City sports.

Rehab next for Chicago Bulls' Carlos Boozer after hand surgery - ESPN Chicago
Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer underwent surgery Tuesday morning to repair a broken right pinkie.

GMs picking against LeBron James - TrueHoop Blog - ESPN
Every preseason, the GM Survey offers insight into the thinking of executives around the league.

Wade cedes Heat throne to King James - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
Pat Riley made sure Dwyane Wade(notes) would go last in pregame introductions, that the longest, loudest cheers would still be for the captain. When posing for pictures, the Miami Heat would flank LeBron James(notes) and Chris Bosh(notes) to the captain’s sides. It’s still my house, Wade would say. I’ve just got new roommates now.

Video: Kobe: I can beat LeBron one-on-one 'in my sleep' - Ball Don't Lie - NBA  - Yahoo! Sports
Speaking to a group of journalists and children over in London, England on Saturday (ignore the "May 2nd, 2010" declaration that begins the video), Lakers guard Kobe Bryant(notes) didn't hesitate when asked whether he or LeBron James(notes) would prevail in a one-on-one game.

Arenas pulls plug on comedy routine - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
After all the years of being Agent Zero, the prankster, the joker, the class clown skipping games to dodge paternity suits or whatever he felt like on that particular day, Gilbert Arenas(notes) needs to grow up, stop changing personas and find a way to save his career.